Commercial Agent (Central Region) - Outsurance, Free State

  • Free State
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Insurance
  • Posted by Outsurance on Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Reference: Commercial Agent (Central Region)
  • Apply before Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 16 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Outsurance

The OUTsurance is a high performing and fast-paced Organization - and we're currently looking for high performers to join our Commercial Agent team. If you are such an individual and you want to get out what you put in, this could be your opportunity to do just that!

  • Completed Matric or National Senior Certificate

  • 60 FAIS credits/Full Isurance Qualifications (depending on Dofa)

  • For applicants that have been working in a financial services industry prior to December 2010, preference will be given to applicants with their Financial Services Board Regulatory Exams (RE1) completed. Applicants without prior financial services sales experience will not be prejudiced by this requirement.

  • If you worked in the financial services industry prior to December 2011, selling and providing financial advice to clients. You would need to have completed the 30 FAIS credits necessary for personal lines or 60 FAIS credits for commercial insurance

  • Must have your own reliable transport

  • Valid code B driver’s license

  • 2 years insurance external sales experience

Our business product offering has grown significantly over the years which has led to the development of the face to face distribution channel. To facilitate this model the positions of Commercial Agents (Face to Face) have emerged.

The incumbent of this newly created position will be responsible for growing and developing the business insurance portfolio.

The key outputs for this role are as follows:

  • New Business sales

  • Client service and management

  • High level performance

The Commercial Agent: Face to Face Distribution must align themselves with the OUTsurance culture and values of Awesome Service, Passionate, Honest, Human, Dynamic and Recognition.


  • Build your own insurance portfolio by:

  • Being able to prospect for new clients through networking, Cold calling and door – door canvasing for new business

  • Effective communication with both internal stakeholders and clients.

  • Conduct a comprehensive risk evaluation for the client.

  • Providing solutions to clients by selling OUTsurance short term products aligned to the needs of the client.

  • Drafting, tracking and measurement of your personal business plan.

  • Providing on-going service and support to your individual client base (amendments, renewals, claims etc.).

  • Retention of existing business including renewal discussion in line with FAIS

  • Developing internal/external relationships with clients.

  • Continuous building of your client base hence securing future income.

  • Keeping abreast with the commercial insurance market changes and developments.

  • Achieving/Exceeding targets consistently

  • Providing feedback to line management when requested.

  • Attending all weekly and adhoc team meetings.

  • Working closely with internal stakeholders that is, underwriting/actuarial, claims as well as surveying.

  • Adhering to all quality standards and measures in place.

Competencies :

  • Self-starter

  • Communication (verbal and written) in English

  • Numerical & mathematical skills

  • Team supervisory skills

  • Confident and enthusiastic self-starter who can take initiative

  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team - balances team and individual responsibility, provides and accepts feedback

  • Analytical skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Relationship management skills

  • Presentation and facilitation skills

  • Resilience - Ability to work well under pressure in dynamic environment

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Influential, concise, rational and practical communicator

  • Creative flair and innovative thinker

  • Relationship management

  • Discretion, judgment and high levels of trust

Reporting Lines:

The Commercial Agent: Face to Face Distribution will report directly to the Regional Manager and will work closely with the wider Face to Face Distribution

Additional Information:

In accordance with OUTsurance Insurance Company Ltd Employment Equity goals, preference will be given to individuals who meet the job requirements and are from the various designated groups.

Apply before Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 16 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About Outsurance

OUTsurance Insurance Company was 'brought to life' by Willem Roos, Howard Aron and René Otto in early February 1998. OUTsurance is a member of the Rand Merchant Insurance Holdings (RMI) Group and an approved financial services provider.

We're leaders in the short-term insurance market offering car and home insurance directly to South Africans. In 2003 Business OUTsurance launched to cater for the unique business insurance needs of all types and sizes of businesses. In August 2010 we expanded into the life insurance market by offering comprehensive death, disability and critical illness cover as a fully-fledged life insurer too.

Internationally, OUTsurance Namibia has been operating in the personal short-term insurance market since July 2007 and in November 2008 Youi, our sister company in Australia, launched with world-class online quoting functionality offering car and home insurance.

OUTsurance is vibrant, successful and values orientated with an awesome culture. We are growing fast which means ongoing career and growth opportunities.