United Fire Group

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Marketing Representative - Western and Central Pennsylvania

Marketing Representative - Western and Central Pennsylvania

Job ID 
2018-1747
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-PA-Pittsburgh
US-PA-Harrisburg
Posted Date 
6/1/2018
Category 
Marketing
Travel 
75+%
Company Car Provided? 
Yes

More information about this job

Overview

Marketing Representative – Western and Central Pennsylvania

 

At United Fire Group we have accepted a challenge: To be the best at what we do and put the customer first. Right now the door is open for a performance-driven and team-oriented professional who accepts the same challenge.

 

JOB SUMMARY

United Fire Group is seeking a Marketing Representative to cover the western part of Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh and Harrisburg areas). Job duties include generating profitable production from the assigned territory by promoting products to existing agencies as well as prospecting, developing and appointing new agencies. In addition, the ideal candidate will assist agents in answering questions and promote a good image for the company and provide excellent customer service.

Responsibilities

Job Functions

 

  • Call on prospective agencies, investigate to determine acceptability and appoint new agencies within the State Marketing Plan. Promote growth and manage agencies in territory.
  • Choose site and timing of agency meetings. Work with team on topics to be covered.
  • Conduct Agency Reviews.
  • Work with accounting department as needed visit with agencies on past due accounts and direct bill issues. Work with agencies to ensure they maintain a current pay status if on agency bill.
  • Keep abreast of the regional competition and disseminate information. Gather materials that other companies use. Assist branch and corporate underwriting in developing products that we can use to compete with, meet or beat the competition.
  • Review territory and schedule route where necessary. Schedule appointments. Report on agency visits. Answer correspondence from company and agencies. Pre-plan for agency calls.
  • Serve as liaison between company and agency to resolve problems and promote a positive working relationship. Monitor agency performance to recognize problems and recommend solutions.
  • Inspect and evaluate prospective risks for agents. Make sales calls with agents to explain and promote products.
  • Promote and support our cross sell initiatives for bonds and life products.
  • Some overnight travel required.
  • Maintain a current driver’s license.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications

 

Four-year college degree preferred plus 5-10 years of property/casualty insurance related experience. Carrier marketing experience mandatory. Knowledge of insurance, marketing, underwriting, rating coverages and contracts, written and oral communication skills, human relations skills, general knowledge of other department functions within an insurance company including billing. Presentation and negotiation skills are also necessary.

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