Commercial Insurance New Business Development Executive

  • Date Posted: 15/05/2019
  • Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive & based on experience
  • Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.00pm
  • Location: Twickenham
  • Benefits: Sales Bonus, Company Car, Income Protection, 5% Pension, PMI +
  • Division: Commercial Division

Experienced, innovative and tech savvy Commercial New Business Development Executive, with proven ability to bring in new business, sought by forward-thinking, award-winning Independent Insurance Broker for a rewarding, challenging and exciting role in Twickenham.

Playing an integral part in the Commercial Team in Twickenham, you will have a solid knowledge of all Commercial Lines as well as considerable New Business Development and Client Management experience. 

You’ll be a proactive New Business producer, able to demonstrate a specialist-level understanding of business innovation and the future risks to be insured, as well as having proven experience of building and growing your own book of business.

You’ll thrive on making a difference to a company, be a professional and convincing communicator, and enjoy being challenged in role that gives you balance and reward in equal measures.  In return we can offer you an excellent remuneration package, combined with a professional, fun and relaxed working environment.

We welcome all the usual things; professionalism, accuracy and technical ability, but what we really look out for is personality, team fit and someone who could make a really positive difference to the team and to the wider company. 

The Role

This promises to be an interesting and varied role building and growing business with all classes of Commercial Insurance from a broad spectrum of clients including; Motor Trade, Construction, Manufacturing, Charities and Global Businesses.  You will bring expert knowledge of Property/ Business Interruption, Personal Indemnity, Liabilities and Cyber & Crime and be confident in providing a positive client experience at all times.

On a day to day basis, you will manage your own book of business of Commercial Clients whilst also building a strong pipeline to grow your portfolio organically, so it’s essential that you have intuitive people skills, as well as a strong Business Development acumen in order to generate new business and cross/upsell leads.  

You’ll also be required to maintain strategic relationships with our insurance partners and liaise with other specialist teams within the Commercial structure including Credit, Risk Management and Healthcare, so a knowledge of these areas would be advantageous.

You will also act as a point of technical reference to the wider company, with the possibility of providing informal internal training in the future. 

Whilst you will be based in Twickenham, your clients will be based around the UK, so there will naturally be an element of travel involved in this role.  It’s therefore essential that you are able to offer a degree of flexibility around your core hours. 

What you’ll bring

  • Exceptional technical understanding of Commercial products (Property Owners, Fleet, Construction, Manufacturing etc.)
  • Demonstrable Sales and Client Management skills
  • Organisation, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Passion, energy and a strong Sales & Business Development ethos
  • Effective, confident & considerate communication and an ability to adapt your communication style accordingly
  • Intuitive thinking and convictive decision making
  • IT/ Tech savvy and ideally, experience of using Acturis
  • Educated to a minimum A Level standard, with GCSE/ O Level passes in English Language and Maths
  • Have a Cert CII under your belt with the desire to continue studying towards DIP and ACII.

The Package

You will be offered a generous remuneration package (determined by your skills and ability), with some seriously good benefits including: Sales Bonus Structure, Company Car (or Car Allowance), 5% Pension Contribution, Income Protection and fully funded Cert CII studies up to ACII level. 

Why Choose Sutton Winson?

We are a people-centric company.  To prove this, we:

  • Are Investors in People Gold Award holders
  • Have recently achieved Chartered status
  • Were voted one of the Top 5 Independent Insurance Brokers to Work for in 2016
  • Won a Training award at the Insurance Age Broker Awards 2018!

Our delivery of high quality, bespoke services is backed by our core values: Passionate, Expert, Straightforward and Ethical and we look for people who can demonstrate these consistently.  We work hard to recruit the right people who can make a real difference and just as hard to help them to develop their skills and knowledge.

We also want our people to be at the top of their game, so we encourage commitment to regular training and development through online learning, peer mentoring, lunch & learn sessions and external training.

Work. Life. Balance.

Our bright, open-plan office in Twickenham is based in the town centre, 5-10 minutes’ walk from the mainline station and bus routes.   Client Managers are offered free on-site parking.

We offer a daily dress down in-office policy and provide free unlimited coffee, tea and filtered water  & fresh fruit.

Whilst we demand excellence, we also have fun, celebrating our successes throughout the year and encouraging collaborative working through team building events, parties, team lunches and Corporate Social Responsibility activities. 

A role with Sutton Winson will offer you the chance to learn and develop, progress and succeed and to work with a great bunch of people in a relaxed, family-friendly and supportive environment.

If you think Sutton Winson could be your next career move, apply today and let us know what you could bring.

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Friendly but professional group of people, everyone seems very proud to say they work here and takes pride in their work. 

Olivia Blanco

Client Executive, Commercial

Great place to work. Good atmosphere. Awesome staff. 

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Client Handler, Employee Benefits (New Business)

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