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Director Insurance Carrier Relationships

Company: Assurant
Location: Arlington Heights
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Job Description:

The Director for Insurance Carrier Relationships is responsible for planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and coordinating the team that provides day-to-day interaction with insurance carriers.  The Director’s primary objectives are to cultivate and maintain carrier relations as it relates to outsourcing and lender placed insurance. 

Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with superiors, peers, subordinate managerial personnel, carriers’ representatives and their management team to develop short and long-term goals that are strategically aligned with the organization’s focus and vision.
  • Oversee the management of all aspects of existing carrier relationships with the intent of maintaining the relationship in a manner beneficial to Assurant and its clients.   
  • Develops and cultivates a strong working relationship with other functional areas within the company.  Understand their goals and objectives while balancing the priorities of all parties involved in order to meet the business objectives. Creates business cases and project plans to support the initiatives.  Leads implementation of approved migrations.  Ensures there is good communication and coordination with other functional units.
  • Develops, secures approval of, and administers, an operating budget for area(s) of responsibility.  Ensures all area(s) of responsibility’s projections and actual expenses meet budgeted objectives.  Assesses the short and long-term vendor staffing needs to handle functions under management.
  • Formulates procedures for carriers and secures appropriate approvals.  Develops and administers processes necessary to implement approved procedures. 
  • Develops, approves, and (when necessary) secures approval of policies designed to ensure the attainment of agreed upon goals in accordance with approved plans for area(s) of responsibility.  Ensures the development of procedures necessary to implement policy.  Provides the overall direction necessary to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective area services.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of an effective organization for area(s) of responsibility, including; a) efficient work flow patterns; b) established performance standards; c) effective delineation of duties and responsibilities; d) suitable staffing levels; e) appropriate management and supervision; and f) systems for timely communication of pertinent information.
  • Creates insurance carrier presentation materials, insurance carrier presentations
  • Serves as liaison with other organizational components; establishes and maintains the working rapport necessary to develop cooperation and effectively integrate area services into the company’s overall business fulfillment system.

Qualifications:

Location: This is a remote position

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field is preferred. 

Experience:  5 plus years of progressively more responsible experience and engagement working with homeowners insurance carriers.

Leadership

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinking and planning ability.
  • Ability to process complex time sensitive data and information from multiple sources, make decisions and communicate actions.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, concurrently.    Has professional presence, polish, and demeanor to engage with clients
  • Has ability to build relationships and influence with clients
  • Builds trust, respect and rapport through information exchange and mutual problem solving
  • Has ability to connect personally, demonstrate knowledge of client’s business and communicate our value
  • Creates profitable solutions
  • Navigates effectively through Assurant’s organization and utilizes tools, technologies and people to effectively deliver the client business solutions
  • Can drive change effectively
  • Collaborative
  • Can deliver on results
  • Set strategic vision

Insurance Carrier Expertise

  • Has done in-depth research and analysis on the client and competitors to know how to service the client
  • Knows our company well enough to know how revenue is generated for the client and ourselves
  • Probes in a consultative way for understanding of client’s needs and business drivers in order to create business solutions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the client's business issues and goals
  • Is a client-acknowledged subject matter expert

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team Player- has successfully demonstrated good business judgment in client and internal engagements
  • Is self-motivated
  • Has drive and passion
  • Inspires themselves and others
  • Is persistent and resilient
  • Maintains a positive mental attitude
  • See no barriers so easily overcomes “barriers”
  • Demonstrates comfortable confidents

Preferred Experience:

  • Must be able to work under deadlines, utilize analytical thinking, creative thinking, working on multiple projects simultaneously, making decisions based on incomplete information.
  • Must work effectively with a wide variety of company functions and individuals.
  • Must perform duties under deadline pressure in a fast-paced, high volume, office work environment.
  • Takes appropriate steps to ensure that access to and use of the protected information is limited to that needed to adequately perform their job responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Must perform effectively when changes in priorities, direction and resources occur.
  • This position may come in contact with protected information on an occasional or episodic basis.  The nature of this job requires the review of specific protected information for the purposes of performing the accountabilities of this position.
  • Can accept criticism from clients even when it is not deserving

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Keywords: Assurant, Arlington Heights , Director Insurance Carrier Relationships, Other , Arlington Heights, Illinois

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