Business Lines Territory Manager
Owns and manages an assigned territory, driving profitable premium growth to achieve financial and operational goals. Under limited to moderate supervision, manages broad and diverse agency partnerships, handles 200+ agency storefronts potentially over multiple states, and optimizes territory performance. Creates, implements and executes territory and agency strategies to achieve goals using all company programs, tools and resources while collaborating with internal business partners. Conducts agency outreach primarily virtually, via audio or video conferences, supplemented by email and other digital media.
Line of business emphasis on business lines, working across a wide breadth of commercial products, coverages and market appetite. Works closely with agents and brokers to drive flow of small commercial business. Balances engagement with agents and brokers to secure larger targeted accounts and managing account pipeline end-to-end. Manages renewal processes and works across multiple underwriting segments.
1. Owns and manages assigned territory driving profitable growth to achieve financial and operational targets.
2. Leads territory and agency management processes across multiple territories (e.g. Agency prospecting, business planning, engagement, training, compensation, plant optimization, etc).
3. Builds and cultivates mutually beneficial agency partnerships virtually with agency ownership, management and frontline staff. Establishes position as a trusted advisor while delivering product, underwriting philosophy, appetite and system training, support retention and new business development to increase depth and maximize agency revenue.
4. Using agency analysis, insights, internal partner feedback and local marketplace expertise creates and executes high-quality agency strategies to achieve direct written premium, profit and new business goals. Plans include strategic and tactical components and are aligned withkey Personal Lines or Business Lines business strategies including carrier consolidation (book transfer), agency plant expansion, agency marketing & service programs and new product/program rollout support.
5. Under limited to moderate supervision, drives and ensures quality of new business flow, appropriate book mix, and overall risk management of both individual agency books and overall assigned territory. Provides appetite and target market clarity, identifies and addresses profit or quality of business concerns to ensure profitability across territory.
6. Collaborates, influences and supports internal business partners (underwriting/product management/claims/risk control) to identify and capitalize on opportunities, solve problems, share key competitor and industry intel and provide voice of our agent/customer. Collaborates with Personal Lines (PL) or Business Lines (BL) counterparts to effectively partner with shared agency assignments.
7. Strategically utilizes internal and external programs and tools designed to support the Independent Agent channel and Territory Manager agency management including all marketing and development programs, new business development tools and internal production/profitability data and analysis.
8. Provides guidance on agency initiatives and contributes ideas for continuous improvement. 9. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor`s Degree or equivalent industry experience.
- Minimum six years of progressively more responsible insurance sales work experience.
- Advanced knowledge of company services, products, marketing techniques, insurance contracts, risk funding and rating plans, and industry trends.
- Proven track record of revenue growth and sales success in a prior role.
- Proven success in developing and building partnerships, decision making and problem solving.
- Advanced knowledge of the business including production management, claims, loss prevention, underwriting, administration, sales operations and agency business operations. Highly effective written and oral communication skills, including presentation, persuasion, timing, tact and negotiation skills.
- High degree of customer focus, interpersonal relationship skills and problem solving.
- Strong time management and team orientation skills.
- Well versed understanding of marketing principles.
- Must be licensed by the state if required.
- Ability to travel daily with occasional overnight travel.
- Appropriate driving record required to operate a company vehicle.
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