Sentry Insurance is seeking a self-motivated and results driven individual to fulfill an internal sales position for our Nonstandard Auto Division. In this entry level Market Development Specialist role, you’ll work with our independent insurance agents nationally, and in a defined territory, to facilitate the sales of our nonstandard auto insurance.
So make the right choice
—with great potential for growth, an outstanding 401(k) program and a schedule that offers you a balance between your work and life—choose the company with the strength and stability to offer it all.
Choose Sentry Insurance.
What You'll Do
The ideal candidate for the Market Development Specialist position will reside in or around the Madison, WI area. As a Market Development team member you will work closely with our Product Management and Sales teams to communicate key product initiatives nationwide. In addition you’ll:
Conduct phone and field agency sales activities within identified territories and assist with agency management responsibilities.
Conduct agent phone and field visits to support contests/initiatives and/or to introduce program changes.
Assist in identifying viable agent prospects in desired geographic locations utilizing the internet, phone books and agent organization membership listings. Make outbound calls as necessary to support this activity.
Develop new and enhance existing agent premium sources to achieve sales and premium objectives.
Implement plans and programs to contribute to the achievement of agency produced sales and premium objectives.
Develop rapport with agents to develop profitable business.
Assist and train agents on the use of electronic interface(s) with the company.
What it Takes
Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience with basic knowledge of insurance industry.
Sales training experience is a plus.
Highly motivated self starter with the drive to be a top performer.
Effective communication, organization, presentation and time-management skills.
Ability to work in a PC environment with basic knowledge of Microsoft products.
Ability to travel 25% of the time
Have a valid driver’s license as well as the ability to have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle report.
What You'll Receive
Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life
401 (K) plan with a
match on your first six percent
Comprehensive paid training
Generous Paid-Time Off
Pretax Dependant Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts
How You’ll Apply
Sentry Insurance has an online employment application. In order to complete it, you need to apply for a specific position. We ask that you apply for one position at a time with us; so if you are interested in several positions, please determine the position in which you are most interested and apply for that position first. If you are not selected for your first choice, we invite you to apply for the next job in which you are interested.
If this is the first time you have applied for a position at Sentry, you will be asked to register. Returning applicants will only need to provide their email address and password.
Who You’ll Want to Contact
Jeff Endres - HR Advisor
Sentry employees have been helping individuals and businesses build and protect their futures since 1904. Because of the trust placed in us, Sentry is one of the largest and strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States, and is rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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