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Position Posted On:
11/1/2013
Employer:
Nationwide Insurance
Address:
1200 Locust
Des Moines, IA  50391-2014
Website:
http://www.nationwide.com
Job Title:
Direct Regional Sales Agent #15572
Job Type:
Business
Schedule:
Full Time
Hours Per Week:
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Position Start Date:
1/6/2014
Pay Rate:
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How To Apply:
www.nationwide.com/careers
Contact Name:
Kara Lindsey  
Email:
lindsek7@nationwide.com
Phone:
515-864-3537
Fax:
Job Description:
The start date for this class is January 6, 2014. JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, responsible for the sale of new multi line property/casualty insurance business via direct (inbound and/or outbound) telephone or internet contact with prospective customers in respective zone. Provides counseling regarding insurance needs and product availability. Provides quotes, determines eligibility, and binds coverage after collecting all related underwriting data and information. Performs outbound calls and follow-up work as required to close the sale. Specializes in personal lines (auto, home, boats, motorcycles, RV, umbrellas, flood) of business. Note: This job includes a multiple week training period where the associate is expected to achieve successful completion of training and assigned sales and quality standards. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Direct Sales Supervisor. CORE JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Handles incoming calls/emails from prospective personal lines customers for multiple lines of property/casualty business according to best practices. Performs outbound calls and follow-up work to close the sale. 2.Writes quality risk policies based on underwriting requirements; makes decisions by interpreting and using appropriate classification systems, rating plans, tiers, and selection standards; utilizes training and sales techniques to close the sale. 3.Answers questions, provides explanations, and makes recommendations to applicants regarding appropriate coverage for auto and/or property policies, limits, deductibles; considers customer needs as well as company guidelines. Determines and enters rating information into systems; provides quotation, and binds coverage within prescribed limits. 4.Completes necessary applications and forms; issues conditional contact/binder within authority. Follows up for necessary documents and payments in order to close the sale. 5.Assists and contributes to the team's current quotas/goals by meeting individual quotas/goals, as well as unit/team goals. 6.Maintains current understanding and proficiency in sales techniques and product offerings, keeps up to date with market conditions and competitors, and systems enhancements. Cross-trains on other products and lines of business. 7.Performs all other duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education: High school diploma or equivalent; undergraduate studies preferred. Continuing education as required by state(s). Prefer participation in professional insurance coursework. Certifications/Designations: State licensing as required for property/casualty products. Continuing education as required by state(s). Associates must obtain the required state licenses within the time period designated by the business unit. If an associate fails or is unable to obtain required licenses/registrations within the time period designated by the business unit, the associate will be ineligible to continue in the position. Experience: Typically two years related work experience in sales and customer service. Prefer experience in auto and/or homeowners insurance. Prefer exposure to multiple product property/casualty insurance telemarketing in call center environment. Knowledge: Knowledge of sales techniques, property/casualty insurance products, insurance processing systems and procedures, best practices, state regulations and customer service practices. Skills/Competencies: Possesses strong verbal and interpersonal skills to communicate technical insurance information to prospective customers and influence prospective customers to select Nationwide products. Ability to operate personal computer hardware/software in a WINDOWS environment. Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors. Staffing Exceptions to the above Minimum Job Requirements must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HRBP. JOB CONDITIONS: Overtime Eligibility: Eligible (non-exempt) Working Conditions: Requires the ability and availability to work in a call center environment including extended periods of sitting at a personal computer, use of a headset, non-standard work hours/shifts in a 24/7 environment including shifts, weekends and overtime as assigned.. ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities within this job, a valid credit check and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process. Job Evaluation Activity: 02/2013 EMT Job Family/Function: SLS/NSS #callcenterjobs
Job Qualifications:
The start date for this class is January 6, 2014. JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, responsible for the sale of new multi line property/casualty insurance business via direct (inbound and/or outbound) telephone or internet contact with prospective customers in respective zone. Provides counseling regarding insurance needs and product availability. Provides quotes, determines eligibility, and binds coverage after collecting all related underwriting data and information. Performs outbound calls and follow-up work as required to close the sale. Specializes in personal lines (auto, home, boats, motorcycles, RV, umbrellas, flood) of business. Note: This job includes a multiple week training period where the associate is expected to achieve successful completion of training and assigned sales and quality standards. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Direct Sales Supervisor. CORE JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Handles incoming calls/emails from prospective personal lines customers for multiple lines of property/casualty business according to best practices. Performs outbound calls and follow-up work to close the sale. 2.Writes quality risk policies based on underwriting requirements; makes decisions by interpreting and using appropriate classification systems, rating plans, tiers, and selection standards; utilizes training and sales techniques to close the sale. 3.Answers questions, provides explanations, and makes recommendations to applicants regarding appropriate coverage for auto and/or property policies, limits, deductibles; considers customer needs as well as company guidelines. Determines and enters rating information into systems; provides quotation, and binds coverage within prescribed limits. 4.Completes necessary applications and forms; issues conditional contact/binder within authority. Follows up for necessary documents and payments in order to close the sale. 5.Assists and contributes to the team's current quotas/goals by meeting individual quotas/goals, as well as unit/team goals. 6.Maintains current understanding and proficiency in sales techniques and product offerings, keeps up to date with market conditions and competitors, and systems enhancements. Cross-trains on other products and lines of business. 7.Performs all other duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education: High school diploma or equivalent; undergraduate studies preferred. Continuing education as required by state(s). Prefer participation in professional insurance coursework. Certifications/Designations: State licensing as required for property/casualty products. Continuing education as required by state(s). Associates must obtain the required state licenses within the time period designated by the business unit. If an associate fails or is unable to obtain required licenses/registrations within the time period designated by the business unit, the associate will be ineligible to continue in the position. Experience: Typically two years related work experience in sales and customer service. Prefer experience in auto and/or homeowners insurance. Prefer exposure to multiple product property/casualty insurance telemarketing in call center environment. Knowledge: Knowledge of sales techniques, property/casualty insurance products, insurance processing systems and procedures, best practices, state regulations and customer service practices. Skills/Competencies: Possesses strong verbal and interpersonal skills to communicate technical insurance information to prospective customers and influence prospective customers to select Nationwide products. Ability to operate personal computer hardware/software in a WINDOWS environment. Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors. Staffing Exceptions to the above Minimum Job Requirements must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HRBP. JOB CONDITIONS: Overtime Eligibility: Eligible (non-exempt) Working Conditions: Requires the ability and availability to work in a call center environment including extended periods of sitting at a personal computer, use of a headset, non-standard work hours/shifts in a 24/7 environment including shifts, weekends and overtime as assigned.. ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities within this job, a valid credit check and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process. Job Evaluation Activity: 02/2013 EMT Job Family/Function: SLS/NSS #callcenterjobs