Regional Executive (Lancaster,CA)

  • Sentry Insurance
  • Lancaster, CA, USA
  • Nov 05, 2017
Full time Insurance

Job Description

OVERVIEW

Sentry Insurance is looking for a results driven individual to lead Sentry s Regional Business unit s commercial lines expansion into the state of California. This position will be responsible for driving profitable growth through independent agents, including the recommendation of underwriting policies, procedures, and standards. The leader will also drive initial selection and management of underwriting & marketing staff as well as agency appointments.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

As the Regional Executive, you ll be responsible for positioning Sentry s commercial insurance products to drive premium growth, profit, and market share. This business segment is focused on full-touch underwriting of commercial lines with select group of appointed agents. In addition, you ll:

  • Find motivation in building our independent agency business from the ground up in this new territory
  • Create and execute strategies using regional knowledge based on a deep understanding of market dynamics, independent agencies, and local talent within California
  • Maintain knowledge of market trends, competitors products, and strategies
  • Create and execute business plans in the California region and ensure independent agencies and staff deliver on marketing strategies and production/profit goal
  • Maintain close contact with corporate marketing and underwriting functions to define target market segments, marketing requirements, and key business strategies
WHAT IT TAKES
  • Bachelors Degree required
  • 10+ years of previous field management experience specifically within standard commercial lines property and casualty insurance
  • Significant experience in commercial lines underwriting, preferably with CPCU & CIC designations
  • Exceptional communication, organization, analytical, and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of marketing techniques, trends, and concepts
  • Deep knowledge of the California marketplace, independent agencies and local talent
  • Ability to meet travel requirements of the position
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE

We offer an outstanding array of benefits for our associates, including:

  • Competitive base Compensation and attractive short term incentives
  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life benefits
  • Generous Paid-Time Off - including Company Holidays
  • 401k plan with a dollar-for-dollar match on your first six percent
  • Access to more than 100 certification, designation and licensing courses
  • Career advancement opportunities
HOW YOU LL APPLY

Sentry Insurance has an online employment application. In order to complete it, you need to apply for a specific position. We ask that you apply for one position at a time with us; so if you are interested in several positions, please determine the position in which you are most interested and apply for that position first. If you are not selected for your first choice, we invite you to apply for the next job in which you are interested.

If this is the first time you have applied for a position at Sentry, you will be asked to register. Returning applicants will only need to provide their email address and password.

WHO YOU LL WANT TO CONTACT

Apryl Marti

ABOUT SENTRY

Sentry Insurance is one of the largest and strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States, holding an A+ (superior) rating from A.M. Best. The company and its subsidiaries sell property and casualty insurance, life insurance, annuities and retirement programs for business and individuals throughout the country. Headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Sentry employs more than 4,000 associates in 41 states. A complete list of underwriting companies can be found at .

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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