Insurance Officer at Compeer Financial in Normal, Illinois

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

Compeer Financial is seeking collaborative, innovative and dynamic professionals to be a part of our Top Workplace culture!

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Position Overview:

This position markets and sells Compeer Financials insurance products to clients and prospective clients and generate new business in agricultural risk services with new and existing clients while building strong relationships with clients and prospects. Combines agricultural and business knowledge with the in-depth understanding of the client's operation to provide innovative and workable alternatives to solve problems the client and prospective client face. Frequently meets clients "on the farm" to discuss insurance products. Collaborates with the team and provides insurance expertise throughout the organization.

Essential Functions:
  • Aggressively market insurance products and expertise, by building relationships with clients, prospects and influencers which lead to new business and referrals.
  • Maintain client relationships through frequent interactions and periodic sales calls.
  • Deliver "value added" insurance services to the client.
  • Maintain prospect files, establish ongoing prospecting plans and activities, and meet sales goals for Compeer's insurance business.
  • Work to achieve the objectives set by the team for new business development within the designated marketplace.
  • Complete required documentation including applications, production reports, acreage reporting and claims for clients.
  • Review coverage selection with clients throughout the year to ensure reporting of any potential claims.
  • Monitor claims and ensures timely settlement of claims for clients and Approved Insurance Providers.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of crop insurance products available through Compeer Financial and all related FCS eligibility regulations.
  • Remain current on product details and program changes.
  • Agricultural business resource to clients, build on industry knowledge, including the areas of soil/crop management, fertilizers, seed hybrids, farm implements, new farm technology, animal husbandry and other specific agricultural basic knowledge pertinent to the geographical region or territory.
  • Effectively communicate risk management strategies that can be achieved through products to meet client needs.

Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, economics, agriculture or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • 3-5 years of sales experience in insurance or financial industries. Prefer experience working with crop insurance.
  • Current state insurance license to sell crop insurance preferred.
  • General knowledge of crop insurance programs and information, grain marketing, finance and macroeconomics.
  • General knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • General knowledge of Compeer's insurance products and services, as well as credit operations.
  • General knowledge of farm production methods, farm products, and farm business management/finance.
  • Knowledge of finance, macroeconomics and competitive products and services.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Effective negotiating and selling skills.
  • Computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.) and other related accounting applications.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong client service and interpersonal skills in dealing with both internal and external clients.
  • Oral and written communication skills, sufficient to exchange information effectively with peers, clients and leadership.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the organization's brand.

Who is Compeer Financial?
Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. By joining our team, you will help empower those in agriculture and rural communities to achieve their goals and expand their possibilities. We embrace business agility and innovative approaches to serving our clients and communities.

Why join our team?
  • Amazing team members who are passionate about serving agriculture and rural America.
  • Investment in our team members' education, growth and development.
  • Engagement in our communities through giving back and volunteerism.
  • Flexible, collaborative and dynamic work environment.
  • Great benefits:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
    • 401K (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)
    • Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays, volunteer time)

Find out why our team members choose Compeer Financial by watching this video .

How do I apply?
Qualified candidates, please apply online at .

Compeer Financial is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.