Personal Lines Account Manager

Are you looking for a great place to work?

Do you strive for excellence in all that you do?

Do you want to work in a place where you can use your enthusiasm and passion for sales and customer service in an entrepreneurial and uncharted way?

Do you want to be mentored by a company that have been (multiple times) recognized as one of "Canada's Elite Brokers"?

Then think about us for this outstanding opportunity!

Us

Avant Insurance is a Manitoba success story!

Avant Insurance's origins go back to 1994 when the Leitch family first owned a commercial insurance brokerage. Since that time, we have cultivated relationships with the top insurers and the key people at those insurers to ensure our clients receive the best possible service. Our experience and reputation as top notch insurance brokers has allowed us to recruit some of the top minds in the insurance industry to work at Avant.

Founded in 2016, we are a Manitoba family owned commercial and VIP home insurance specialist. Concerned about the growing consolidation happening in the insurance industry, Cole Leitch and his father founded Avant Insurance in March 2016, recognizing a significant demand for a "100% independently owned Manitoba broker who specialized in commercial P&C insurance and surety." Since they ventured out on their own, their business has grown by more than 800% and has grown to a staff of 15.

President and CEO Cole Leitch, a recent winner of the Young Broker of the Year (2019) suggested the ultimate goal for the brokerage is to be "nimble enough to make changes as the market changes without too much bureaucracy." He finds it important to mentor and educate other brokers and help them thrive in the industry, which he considers one of his favorite parts of his job.

Cole's recognition for success also includes a national nomination for Young Gun of the Year in 2017 Insurance Business Awards and has been named to the Elite Brokers twice, in 2014 and 2016. Avant Insurance was nominated at the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Insurance Business Awards for top broker. We were also named a 5 Star Brokerage in Insurance Business Magazine in 2021. Avant was named one of the top Insurance Employers in Canada for 2021 by Insurance Business.

This position can be located at our Henderson Highway office or Bridgwater office.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • Commitment to empowering our employees in the workplace and community
  • Personal and business growth in a fast-paced team setting
  • Competitive compensation, group benefits package, company matching RRSP plan
  • Family-oriented environment

You

We have grown to the point that we need another superstar home insurance expert who can help us generate and maintain clients who are raving fans, and help take us to the next level.

Your success in this role is dependent on your insurance knowledge, your initiative to obtain and close leads, ability to build positive long-term relationships and successfully negotiate with insurers in the best interest of our clients.

The Job

  • Retention and growth of existing personal lines book of business
  • Develop positive relationships with customers and insurance partners for long-term success
  • Participate in team meetings, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
  • Negotiate with insurance companies in the best interest of our clients
  • Continuously deliver a superior level of customer service
  • Generate new business prospects and secure new client relationships
  • Identify leads, new markets, develop and promote programs
  • Achieve established personal goals and sales objectives

Qualifications:

  • Level 2 license, 2 years in personal lines insurance
  • Proven track record in personal lines account management
  • Experience with a TAM an asset
  • Demonstrated relationship building expertise
  • Confident, self-motivated, goal-oriented and organized
  • Superior customer service, communication skills and positive personality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a key member of a team and independently
  • Ability to travel within the city from time to time (Class 5 licence)

Type of Person Who Will Succeed in this Role:

  • Directive personality - solves problems in decisive manner
  • Positive and Outgoing - interacts in a socially engaging manner
  • Sense of urgency - with a high tolerance for ambiguity
  • Excellent presenter with the ability to effectively facilitate sessions and deliver powerful presentations
  • Diligent follow-up
  • Competitive nature - drive for bottom line results
  • Self starter - who is motivated by client satisfaction

Avant provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company's goals.

Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages. We provide a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today's challenging markets.

Next Steps

If you think this position may have potential for you, then send us your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, (briefly) outline the following 3 items (in 3 separate numbered paragraphs please):

  • Relevant qualifications and work experience
  • Why you are a good match for this role - Your approach to client service
  • Your desired remuneration (ball park)

Apply online here.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in us.

We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and believe strongly in diversity. Successful applicants will be required to show proof of Covid 19 Vaccination.

 


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