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Insurance Placement Specialist


MO - Des Peres, MO - St. Louis

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General Description: This position is responsible for independently managing the marketing/placement of new account opportunities (small business) with partner insurance carriers. Responsible for providing support to Select Commercial producers as a resource for negotiating carrier coverages and terms, preparation of proposals, and finalizing the placement/binding process.       


  • Responsible for establishing/maintaining a relationship with production team; obtaining pertinent information via the producer to obtain a quotation.
  • Responsible for negotiating and selling the opportunity to carrier partners for interest; quote online via carrier rating tools or submit to underwriter.  Collaborating with Team Lead when necessary. 
  • Responsible for completion of marketing summary outlining terms, rates, commission, bind order documents, and carrier responses including reason for declination.
  • Responsible for binding coverage with underwriters and finalizing the marketing process.
  • Responsible for complete and accurate documentation in agency management systems, marketing file of each account handled.
  • Required to perform essential functions; meeting service standards and best practices developed by USI.
  • Additional projects and duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3-7 years’ experience in Commercial Property & Casualty; a comprehensive understanding of all Property & Casualty insurance coverages, placement, underwriting and rating concepts.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal instruction, strong business acumen, and a high degree of frequency.
  • Ability to creatively and proactively problem solve and negotiate.
  • Sets priorities and manages workflow to ensure efficient, timely, and accurate work.
  • Informed regarding industry and new product information, legislation, coverages and technology to continuously improve knowledge and performance.
  • Knowledge of agency management system, workflow procedures, underwriting, sales and service processes.
  • Proficient in Word and Excel.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must hold state Property & Casualty insurance license or willing to obtain one within an agreed upon timeframe.
  • Maintain a cordial and effective relationship with production team, co-workers, carriers, vendors, and other business contacts; ability to work in a team environment.
  • Effective interactions/communications with others; cooperating purposefully and providing information, guidance, as needed, to achieve the business goals of USI.



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