• Crop Territory Director/Assistant Vice President

    Location US-KS-Lawrence
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/24/2019 3:02 PM)
    Job ID
    25891
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Crop
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Travel Percentage
    Up to 30%
  • Overview

    Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group’s member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.

     

    Great American has been an innovative leader in the crop insurance industry since it issued its first crop policy in 1925. Our Crop Insurance Division provides the tools you need in the form of specialized crop insurance coverages, which can insure your revenue stream even if elements outside your control go awry. That means even in the face of a worst-case scenario you will have the guaranteed income you need to keep your operation functioning properly.  We are looking to fill a Crop Territory Director/Assistant Vice President position in our Lawrence, KS office. The level will be based on experience.

     

    This position is responsible for the management and oversight of the Division’s marketing efforts, underwriting processes, and claim handling responsibilities for the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming to achieve the Division’s profitability and growth objectives.

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the delivery of services of the Underwriting, Marketing, Customer Service, Operations and / or Claims areas to support achieving production, service and profit goals for the department.
    • Ensures that effective business relationships with internal and external customers / coworkers are developed and maintained in order to attract and retain profitable business.
    • Has responsibility for developing productive agency plants / territories.
    • Ensures the provision of excellent customer service. Develops and monitors management reports on service levels, activity and customer experience. Develops methods to improve customer service and satisfaction.
    • May contribute to product development of new or enhanced insurance products / services and developing / executing strategic plans for entry into new markets.
    • Administers, applies insurance laws and regulations and administers, applies and may update underwriting rules and guidelines and rating manual rules.
    • Analyzes quality and quantity of risks underwritten and / or production, product sold, persistency and prepares reports to communicate this information.
    • Has responsibility for the appearance and maintenance of corporate facilities / offices in assigned territories. Coordinates with vendors, contractors and / or corporate Real Estate and Facilities for all routine maintenance, repairs or modifications.
    • Ensures the department or functional area meets policies and practices. Aligns unit with business objectives.
    • Participates in planning goals, plans strategies and operating methodologies. Ensures that the unit meets budget and performance targets.
    • Has responsibility for the performance, development and coaching of staff (hiring, firing, performance management, pay increases, etc.). Ensures new members of the team / unit receive training.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in agriculture or business administration.
    • 10 or more years of crop insurance experience.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
    • Prior supervisory or management experience required.
    • Must be able to work independently and provide leadership to the office.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

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