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Overview: We are currently seeking a sales professional that would feel comfortable selling to senior level executives and business owners. This is a B2B market using a highly consultative sales approach. You will target CEO’s, CFO’s, Risk Managers and other high-level executives. IF you can’t see yourself in a consultative selling environment, with a proposal in the 50k-250k range, this position is not for you.
Our Firm: Strategic Insurance Services is fiercely independent risk management and insurance consulting firm located in St Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida. Our commitment to our core values of integrity, excellence and service is what drives us to serve our community each day.
Compensation: We prefer candidates that want to make $100k but not overnight. This is not a get rich quick opportunity. First year commissions can average $60k based on the right skill set. Compensation includes generous, competitive commissions, IRA with Matching, Gym Membership, Health Insurance Reimbursement, & Pension opportunity.
Experience: We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate success in a B2B environment. IF you have not developed your own prospects in the past and are not comfortable with generating your own prospects in the future, this is NOT the career for you.
Education/Training– In addition to your sales experience, an undergraduate degree is a minimum education level for this position. First class training, support, company partnerships and prospects will be provided.
Strategic Insurance Services- About Us
We are a Trusted Choice Agency serving the insurance needs of Floridians since 2006. We are a locally owned agency operating in Clearwater, FL. We are a licensed insurance agency with 75 years of experience. Our clients depend on us to provide the ULTIMATE Peace of Mind knowing their insurance protection needs are being met. We are very good at what we do. See for yourself by reading our reviews on social media.
We are an agency that partners with over 65 different insurance companies. As a Trusted Advisor, we represent our clients (NOT the company) and work on our client’s behalf. âShopping the market saving them BOTH time and money â GUARANTEEING they are getting the best VALUE for their insurance dollar.
We have 13 outstanding team members. We are a top producing personal lines and commercials lines Agency. We have the ULTIMATE sales and service Team Culture with a never-ending team focus on profitable growth and employee development. We never stop marketing and promoting our agency.
Our culture is one of teamwork and is EXTREMELY fast-paced yet results based. Strategic offers an environment in which we all strive to grow and get better every day, both professionally and personally. If you do not like to be challenged to grow and get better than this will not be a good fit for you.
Why you would want to Work here…
This is where you need to be REAL honest with yourself and think about whether this is the right job for you. The most critical skill you need to demonstrate is that you are NOT just interested in punching a clock and getting a paycheck- but you strive to continue developing your skills and your career while making a positive contribution to a business team and the community we serve. You understand the challenges of operating a small business and welcome them as valuable learning and growing opportunities. YOU understand what it is to be a HARD worker. Also, all applicants will undergo mandatory background and reference checks. We hate surprises.
So are you still here and reading? Great. We’ve got lots more to say to you…
You need to be computer literate and be a quick learner. You MUST be professional in appearance, including how you speak and how you act. You must have drive and moxie and be able to effectively communicate with others.
It matters. A lot. You are outgoing and confident and you exude energy and enthusiasm. If you have ever been described as shy, quiet or introverted, this is really NOT the job for you. You enjoy people, you enjoy talking to and helping people and you have a knack for motivating and inspiring them with your positive attitude. You are articulate. You have a good sense of humour and a cooperative attitude. You show patience, kindness and respect for others. You are ethical and honest even when no one is watching. You are punctual. You are able to take constructive criticism and correction without getting defensive or feeling “hurt” and discouraged. You look for solutions, NOT for excuses. You are an avid learner and extremely resourceful in finding solutions. You are a problem solver, NOT a problem reporter.
Your Work Ethic
Since we will be paying you to work this section is extremely important. You enjoy working and are grateful for opportunities to use your talents and skills to make a positive influence and earn a living. You don’t view your job as interruption of your life but as a natural part of your life.
You understand you are NOT getting paid just for being at work but for how you spend your time at work (i.e., the value you bring to the business). You understand that the reason the business exists is to make a profit and ALL who work here (team members and owners) must make that their foremost priority. Otherwise, the business will not be able to pay or keep employees.
You are scrupulous about using the time you are getting paid, for the purposes of the business, and NOT for the purposes of your personal life (checking emails, texting, surfing the internet, Facebook, Twitter, answering cell calls, etc.). Finally, you understand the risks a small business owner faces everyday that the business is open, and are cooperative with the decisions that he makes, whether they suit you or not.
We do NOT mean to be harsh, but it is what it is. We truly bust our tails at Strategic Insurance. We need someone who will be able to keep up with us. We don’t have the time nor do we enjoy micro-managing you. We will clearly set out expectations and remind you if you forget and if you fail to meet them. We want you to be part of our family and not just a worker here. We want to give you autonomy, and we want to let you be free to do the work that you are getting paid to do and that you ENJOY doing.
Finally, Our “We Will NOT Tolerate List”
So these are the FACTS OF LIFE at Strategic Insurance. If you are still reading and have not been scared off by the AWESOME challenge and demands of our rapidly growing and insanely fast-paced Insurance protection team – then carefully follow the instructions below to “raise your hand” and let us know who you are. Remember, when our insurance agency runs a “Help Wanted” advertisement for any position, we are SWAMPED with people applying so you need to put your best foot forward.
How to Apply- Please EMAIL your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org: Put in the subject: “your next all-star team member“. In addition to your resume attach a 1 page Word document 500 words or less and describe the person (present, past, dead, living) you most admire and why?