The Commercial Agent department is a high performing and fast paced team - and we're currently looking for high performers to join our ranks. 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! This role is based in East London.
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.
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
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
Discretion, judgment and high levels of trust
Completed Matric or National Senior Certificate
Must have your own reliable transport
Valid code B driver’s license
3-5 years external sales experience
The Commercial Agent: Face to Face Distribution will report directly to a Regional Sales Manager (Eastern Cape) and will work closely with the wider Face to Face Distribution
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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.