Insurance Agent - Insurance Sales

Farmers Insurance
New Haven
Feb 07, 2018
Mar 07, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Description & Benefits

We are currently offering qualified and ambitious entrepreneurs the opportunity to become Insurance Sales Business Owners! In this lucrative role, you will go into business for yourself, but not by yourself, as Farmers provides financial support for the first three years while you build your sales! You will also have access to industry-leading training - recognized by Corporate Exchange USA & Training Magazine as the "#1 Corporate Training Program" in the Insurance Industry - ensuring that you're prepared for the challenges of owning your own business.

Farmers Insurance is currently recruiting for three different career opportunities:

Retail Agency Owner Program:

  • Successful candidates will be well capitalized and have a strong business background
  • Turn-key system to quickly build and run a Farmers start-up Agency
  • Hire and manage staff to meet daily Agency operations including: sales, service and marketing for new business.
  • Commission match during first three years
  • Ability to sell economic interest in your business
  • Early achiever cash bonus program during first three years
  • Support with lead generation and Agency location start-up

Traditional Agency Owner Program:

  • Successful candidates will have some sales or management experience
  • Award-winning training provided by a training team in your region
  • Access to office space at one of our Agency Point development facilities.
  • Uncapped earning potential with a financial support package, commissions, renewals and bonus opportunities.
  • Successful candidates will market business, sell policies and provide excellent customer service to policyholders.
  • Early achiever cash bonus program during first three years

Agency Producer/Staff:

  • For individuals who would like to gain some experience before owning their own agency. Successful candidates must be able obtain Insurance Licenses.
  • Work directly with a Retail or Traditional Agent
  • Successful candidates will have the ability to solicit and sell insurance policies and provide customer service to policyholders.

Job Responsibilities

You will solicit new prospects, sell our products and services, and assist existing clients as necessary. You will also network within your community - attending networking events, sales conferences, and trade shows to market your business and target your preferred audience.

Additional responsibilities for the Sales Agency Owner position include:

  • Providing excellent customer service to policyholders
  • Educating customers on their options
  • Creating your own daily schedule
  • Obtaining insurance licenses and keeping them current
  • Staying abreast of evolving industry and product changes
  • Making staff hiring and firing decisions

Job Requirements

As an Insurance Sales Agency Owner, you must have strong organizational and time-management skills as well as exceptional interpersonal communication abilities. We are seeking individuals from any background who are willing to work hard and commit themselves to their own success; however, experience is sales, marketing and/or customer service is very beneficial.

Additional requirements of the Insurance Sales Agent include:

  • College degree preferred, but not required
  • A good credit history - no chapter 11 or 13 bankruptcies within the last 12 months. No chapter 7 bankruptcies within the last 3 years
  • A favorable criminal record

Other Opportunity Features

  • Health, Dental & Vision Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • Several options to transfer your Agency, including Family Rights and selling your book of business
  • Bonuses
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Luxury Trips
  • Continual Professional Development in Sales, Product, Marketing and Customer Service
Company Description Farmers Insurance was founded in 1928 and has since grown to be on of the country's largest home and auto carriers as well as the top specialty products carrier in the U.S. Farmers Insurance is one of the country's largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses and provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.