Independent Agent Consultant

<p><strong>A career at The Auto Club Group (ACG) can be satisfying, exciting and rewarding. By aligning your professional development with our business objectives, ACG can help you attain your career goals &mdash; and make a difference. Get started by choosing the career that&rsquo;s right for you.</strong></p>

Central Iowa / Greater Des Moines Area, IA

The Auto Club Group

AAA was founded over 100 years ago for the purpose of lobbying for driver and passenger rights, fair laws and safer vehicles — all to better promote the love of the open road and the adventure of driving. Since then, AAA has grown to over 50 million members strong, while providing valuable membership services such as roadside assistance. Additionally, AAA has broadened its horizons to include all types of travel-related services, as well as offer a variety of insurance and financial products and services. Today’s AAA is a national federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Whether you’re traveling around the world or to the corner grocery store, planning a honeymoon or weekend road trip, learning to drive or in need of a battery boost, the best way to begin your journey is with AAA.

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.&nbsp;<br /> <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"><strong style="font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Work Environment:</u></strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 300;">Works in a temperature controlled office environment.&nbsp; Extensive (up to 70% of work time) travel by automobile and plane with exposure to road/air hazards and temperature extremes.</p> The Auto Club Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits packages including a base salary with performance based incentives; medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), generous time off, a complimentary AAA Membership and much more!
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Provide business support to Territory Sales Managers and Independent Agents in assigned regions including the acquisition of profitable new business premiums.&nbsp;</li> <li>Develop project/department objectives, requirements and plans as projects are initiated.&nbsp;</li> <li>Monitor financial activities and prepare reports summarizing data and making recommendations as appropriate.&nbsp;</li> <li>Develop, implement and maintain a support environment and strategy for the IA channel including all aspects of IA support.&nbsp;</li> <li>Support adherence to corporate policies, practices and state regulations to ensure compliance guidelines are met.&nbsp;</li> <li>Analyze and evaluate alternative and innovative recommendations that result in effective business/ technology solutions.</li> <li>Maintain project documentation and provide updates to management on a periodic basis.&nbsp;</li> <li>Research and analyze sales markets/territories in order to assist in determining effective sales strategies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Provide underwriting support to independent agents including on-site file review, underwriting new business applications, etc. Provide support to membership promotional campaigns to ensure meeting sales goals.&nbsp;</li> <li>Identify agency issues (e.g. underwriting, processing, training, etc.) and concerns and develop recommendations/implementing corrective action plans.&nbsp;</li> <li>Analyze competitor pricing and recommends pricing/product changes to ensure product sales growth and increased profit margins.&nbsp;</li> <li>Act in a lead role for the installation process, ensuring agents are kept current regarding company products and procedures.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;"><strong style="font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Preferred Qualifications:</u></strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Education:</u></p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Finance, Marketing, or a related field</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Obtain State licensure in Property &amp; Casualty insurance sales</li> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Possession of insurance industry designations (e.g. IIA, CLU, CIC, CPCU)</li> </ul> <p style="font-weight: 300;"><u style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Experience in/with:</u></p> <ul style="font-weight: 300;"> <li style="font-style: inherit;">Coordinating a business technology solution</li> </ul> <p><strong><u><span style="font-size: medium;">Required Qualifications (these are the minimum requirements to qualify):</span></u></strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">High School Diploma or equivalent</span></li> </ul> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">Experience:</span></div> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Gathering, researching and analyzing data and making recommendations</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Preparing reports and recommendations to all levels of management</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Representing department on task forces and meetings</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Completing and monitoring financial projections for assigned projects</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size: medium;">Knowledge and Skills:</span> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">Knowledge:</span> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Insurance distribution channels</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Independent agency distribution channel</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">State regulations pertaining to insurance sales</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Insurance products and services</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Organization and planning</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Coordination and control of major projects</span></li> </ul> <div><span style="font-size: medium;">Ability to:</span></div> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Analyze sales markets/territories, develop forecasting models and provide data for management review</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Prepare reports</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Train agents on sales systems and processes</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Educate agents on available agency resources</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Write business proposals/business plans</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Utilize PC and associated software applications (e.g. Microsoft office)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Identify and resolve problems</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Demonstrate effective written communication skills to include preparation of proposals, reports and technical writing.&nbsp; (A writing sample may be required at time of interview.)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: medium;">Willingness and ability to travel extensively</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Important Note:</strong>&nbsp;The above statements describe the principal and essential functions, but not all functions that may be inherent in the job.&nbsp; This job requires the ability to perform duties contained in the job description for this position, including, but not limited to, the above requirements.&nbsp; Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants, as needed, to enable them to fulfill these requirements.</span></div>