Marketing Representative
Founders Insurance Company - Des Plaines, IL

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Founders Insurance Company, a member of the Utica National Insurance Group and rated A- (Excellent) by A. M. Best, is seeking a Marketing Representative to market and service the Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin territory. A vehicle and technical equipment such as a laptop and cell phone are provided for this position.Founders specializes in the writing of automobile and homeowners insurance and commercial property and casualty coverages for the hospitality industry. We're looking for someone to maintain and grow our personal lines offerings and help to enhance our commercial lines business. Primary responsibilities include: Drive and monitor agent/product/territorial/state results, taking corrective action where necessary to ensure profitable growth goals are achieved Develop and execute territorial/state agency plans, emphasizing growth in those types of agencies where we are most profitable and located in areas offering us the greatest potential for profit Solicit prospective agents, consistent with territorial plans Complete and distribute visit reports for existing and prospective agents Evaluate prospective agencies, recommend appointments, and assist with their development to result in consistent, profitable production Utilize all available statistical tools, establish and monitor individual agency performance (i.e., production, profitability, loans, overrides, bonus), and initiate/drive corrective action where necessary Educate agencies/producers on product offerings, automation, forms and brochures, and Founders procedures Achieve territory, agency, product growth and loss ratio targets Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualified applicants will have a minimum 3-5 years experience as a marketing representative or underwriter. Knowledge of insurance applications and target market programs is necessary. Applicants must be target driven, analytical, have strong computer application skills, with excellent interpersonal skills, negotiating abilities and presentation skills. Travel is required approximately 75% of the time. Must have a valid drivers license with a good driving record.Founders offers full-time, regular employees medical, dental, life and disability insurance; paid holidays and vacations; 401(k) and profit sharing retirement plans; and flexible spending accounts. Qualified applicants may forward their resumes by mail, facsimile or e-mail to: Human Resources Department Founders Insurance Company 1645 East Birchwood Ave.Des Plaines, IL 60018FAX 847/