Business Development Advisor - Winnipeg, MB | Peace Hills Insurance | | 18/04/16
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Business Development Advisor full-time

Location: Winnipeg, MB
Company Name: Peace Hills Insurance ()
Category: Business Dev/Sales
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Peace Hills Insurance is a growing Canadian insurance company specializing in property and casualty insurance.  We have over 200 employees with branch offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  We are dedicated to providing the best customer service available.  Peace Hills Insurance prides itself on being a flexible, positive and rewarding place to work.

Company culture is what sets aside Peace Hills Insurance from our competitors. Our personality is reflected in our mission statement, corporate values and business ethics.


We currently have a challenging and exciting opportunity for a Business Development Advisor in our Winnipeg Branch.  Reporting to the ROC Branch Manager, the successful candidate will contribute to the achievement of a profitable and growing portfolio of business by effectively promoting the company.  The territory for this position is Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Territories.  The successful candidate can be based out of Winnipeg.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contact, screen and handle new appointments
  • Train and educate brokers on products, policies/procedures, technological changes and underwriting guidelines
  • Accountable for acquiring new business, maintaining and growing existing business and providing advisory and strategic partnership to our Brokers
  • Participate in regular broker audits and follow up with required course of action
  • Gather market and competitive information and report same
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokerage force, including regular broker visits
  • Participate in the development and implementation of marketing/business development plans
  • Represent the company by attending industry functions
  • Communicate and review monthly broker production and profit performance
  • Respond to broker enquiries and provide advice/guidance in developing and executing sales initiatives for company products
  • Act as a liaison between brokerage force and company personnel
  • Various other duties, administrative or otherwise, as required

Other Duties

  • Occasional underwriting advice for all business lines
  • Planning/organizing company events (Golf tournaments/broker receptions)
  • Occasional risk inspections

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years related insurance experience
  • Must have Business Development/ B2B sales experience
  • CIP/FCIP designation or working towards
  • Familiarity of underwriting, including a minimum of 3 years in Commercial Lines
  • Proven knowledge of policy wordings and rating guidelines
  • Insight into current market and industry trends
  • Willing and able to travel, including overnight stays
  • Ability to work independently and highly self motivated
  • Strong relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Strong business management capabilities (business plans, marketing plans, metrics)
  • Strategic thinker
  • Well developed interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft
  • Post-secondary education would be an asset

Working at Peace Hills

Peace Hills understands that by reducing work-life struggles, individuals can enjoy a healthier lifestyle while improving productivity at work.  Just a few of the ways we do this:

  • offering a compressed work week which allows for a day off every four weeks
  • 3 additional personal days (I Feel too Good to Work Days)
  • generous vacation entitlement

Along with a competitive base pay, our total compensation package includes:

  • a comprehensive benefit package including a Wellness spending account
  • company and employee performance driven bonuses
  • defined contribution pension plan with 100% employer matching
  • partial insurance reimbursement on your personal automobile and home insurance policies
  • educational assistance and designation bonuses

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates shortlisted will be contacted.

By applying to this position you are confirming you possess either a Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit

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