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Job title: Account Executive - Large Commercial Accounts

Job Description:

The Crichton Group has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Executive to lead account retention efforts and development of a specified book of large and complex agency accounts. The primary focus of this position is to deliver excellent service to clients by building and maintaining relationships, coordinating service needs, and serving as a strategic risk advisor.

Primary Responsibilities:

*Assist or replace the Producer in all aspects of servicing existing clients and maintaining relationships with key decision makers

*Functions as a high level strategic partner to the client.

*Fosters an environment of innovation and identifies ways to apply innovation.

*Works independently to drive account retention.

*Maintains regular contact with accounts/clients in order to actively problem solve/address issues, field questions and understand coverage needs for renewal purposes.

*Remain familiar with industry trends and market conditions and communicate these to clients when appropriate.

*Conduct account analysis and risk reviews to ensure the adequacy of the client's program design

*Develop a service plan tailored to client's needs and coordinate the services of other departments (Account Management Team, Loss Control, Claims, etc.)

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • An experienced insurance service professional with 5+ years as a senior Account Manager or Producer required
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Insurance, Marketing or Finance preferred or more of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Active Tennessee P&C license
  • CIC or CRM preferred
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Suite of Products, Sagitta or similar AMS)

Personal Behaviors or Characteristics:

  • Builds Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Client Focused
  • Collaborates Effectively
  • Adaptable
  • Communicates Effectively – verbally and in written form
  • Coaches and Develops Others
  • Business Savvy – TCG's business and client's
  • Accountable
  • Formal Presentation Skills
  • Negotiates Effectively
  • Embraces and Encourages Change
  • Builds Networks
  • Innovates
  • Demonstrates ability to make decisions and creatively solve problems
  • Manages Conflict Effectively
  • Delegates Effectively
  • Influences Others
  • Leads Strategically

The Crichton Group is one of Tennessee's largest independent agencies and we were just selected as one of the Insurance Journal's Best Places to Work! This position will offer excellent pay, bonus and benefits in an environment that supports work/life balance and overall employee happiness. Where could your career take you??

If interested, please email resume to HR Director Carey Elzey at celzey@thecrichtongroup.com.
Posted on: 10/27/2016



Job Title: Intern

Job Description:

The Crichton Internship Program will provide a meaningful, hands-on work experience across the agency through a rotational program designed to broaden your skills and enhance your knowledge in preparation for success in the industry post-graduation. You will attend client meetings with producers and have opportunities to work with professionals in the Risk Management, Loss Control, Claims, Marketing and Employee Benefits departments.

The Crichton Internship Program is designed to help you match your interests to a real job. Come see why The Crichton Group is truly one of the best places to work in Nashville! Pay is $12 an hour. For additional information, please click here.




Posted on: 11/1/2019
Job Title: Producer

Job Description:

The Producer sells new business and renews accounts in keeping with agency and individual goals. Provides service in support of sales duties and builds relationships with clients. Identifies and solicits sales prospects from various sources/referrals. Carries the agency’s reputation and professional manner of conducting business into dealings with clients, agency personnel and companies represented.

For complete job description, please click here. If interested, please email resume to HR Director Carey Elzey at celzey@thecrichtongroup.com.




Posted on: 11/1/2019
Job Title: Account Manager - Commercial Lines

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Commercial Lines Account Manager. This position is responsible for management, servicing and retention of commercial lines accounts with over $25,000 in revenue and utilizing risk control services. Supports clients as the primary contact and provider of day-to-day service, meeting service and delivery standards for clients assigned. Manages accounts from application through renewal. Provides direction to Account Manager Assistants and support to Producers and Account Executives. Uses discretion and judgment in determining coverage needs for clients and in carrier and client negotiations.

Client and Carrier Relations - 35%

Establishes and builds customer and carrier relationships. Responds to client coverage inquiries, reviews contracts and agreements for insurance coverage compliance, addresses coverage issues, maintains accurate and complete client documentation, liaison between clients and carriers to resolve service issues and policy interpretation, critically analyzes and compares insurance plans to determine suitability. Supports Producers in policy review and delivery, meeting with clients as necessary.

Renewals/Marketing - 45%

Remarkets renewals with carriers including gathering information and reviewing applications and submissions for accuracy and completeness. Negotiates terms, pricing and conditions with carriers. Works with Producers and/or the Account Executives (when needed) to provide renewal information on a timely basis. Prepares summaries of insurance, schedules and proposals, provides support in identifying client insurance needs, gaps in coverage and loss exposure. Recommends appropriate insurance coverage, binds coverage, manages timely production and delivery of renewal policies.

New Business/Marketing - 15%

Collaborates with and supports Producers and Account Executives in marketing business including developing marketing strategy, meeting with prospects, gathering information and reviewing applications for accuracy and completeness and marketing new business with carriers. Prepares proposals, binds insurance, manages timely production and delivery of policies and endorsements in order to develop new business.

Billing and Collections - 5%
Contacts clients regarding outstanding receivables, invoices clients, reviews and maintains accounting history, correcting any discrepancies as needed in order to maximize agency profitability.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Some college preferred
  • CIC and/or CRM designation preferred
  • Property & Casualty Insurance License required

Work experience:

  • Previous experience with insurance industry servicing commercial lines P&C business
  • Minimum 3-5 years working knowledge of large commercial P&C insurance accounts

Skills & behaviors:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and perform well under pressure
  • Detail orientation with ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Decision making and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and data
  • Manages workflow between clients, carriers and internal contacts
  • Time management and follow through
  • Works independently with minimum supervision
If interested, please email resume to HR Director Carey Elzey at celzey@thecrichtongroup.com.



Posted on: 11/1/2019