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Career Opportunities at Brown & Brown Northwest

Brown & Brown Northwest Mountain | BBNW Portland, OR

At Brown & Brown NW, we are competitive to our people, through providing a place that cultivates new ideas, innovative creativity, relationships, and solutions to our industry. We value people who have energy and are collaborative, innovative, demonstrate leadership and have the ability to energize both the team and our customers to make a difference in their workplace and community.

 

Our desire is to attract and retain the best talent in our business. If you think you’d like to run with our team of athletes, please submit your resume via the contact listed with the position you are interested in. Note that only resumes for current positions will be accepted – unsolicited resumes will not be retained.

 

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

 

Every successful team thrives on diversity of talent, experience, character and work ethic. At Brown & Brown, our continued success depends on the full and effective recruitment and enhancement of the most qualified teammates. To be clear, Brown & Brown does not discriminate against teammates or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, absence of religious affiliation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, perception of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, gender orientation, marital status, service in our armed forces, veteran status in our armed forces, political activity or political party affiliation. Put simply, Brown & Brown, Inc. is a Meritocracy® – our people rise according to their merits. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity for all our teammates and applicants for employment.

 

Our equal employment opportunity philosophy, in accordance with federal, state and local law, applies to all aspects of employment with Brown & Brown including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer/promotion, compensation, benefits and termination. At Brown & Brown, we endeavor to treat our people fairly and in a fair-minded way, free of discriminatory practices, and make employment decisions on the basis of job-related qualifications, including personal merit, competence and potential for advancement.

Department: Personal Lines
Location: Portland, OR

Job Details

 

Position Summary: Personal Lines Senior Client Account Managers foster client satisfaction by helping to establish realistic client expectations by seeking client input and meeting service commitments on many time sensitive tasks in a professional and punctual manner. Senior Client Account Managers specialize in Private Client and High Net worth accounts and will work closely with our VIP clients.  In addition to these duties, the Senior Client Account Managers are the coaches and mentors to the Personal Lines department.

 

Primary/Essential Duties: Preform any other duties that may be assigned.

 

• Annual revenue (commission) generation by cross-selling, account rounding, and new business.

• Meet or exceed annual department retention goals.

• Provide high level consulting services to clients regarding their insurance coverages.

• Analyze client’s lost exposures and determine coverage needs.

• Issue certificates and binders after reviewing for accuracy on all policies, endorsements, audits, and other documents.

• Prepare proposals and meet with clients to present recommendations

• Assist clients with day-to-day questions, coverage changes, billing issues, etc.

• Generate documents and produce correspondence including summaries of insurance, schedules, and proposals.

• Take initial loss information and report claims to carrier in a timely manner

• Completes all policies and underwriting specifications on accounts; prepare all accompanying documentation and analysis.

• Update policy renewals and endorsements, account data, claims, and billing in agency management system, AMS.

• Develop and maintain relationships with clients and carriers through phone calls, personal meetings, seminars, etc.

• Keep current on marketplace changes and inform client as necessary.

• Maintain appropriate level of confidentially of information processed.

• Attend training sessions, courses, etc. to maintain up-to-date skills and licensing requirements.

• Duties are done independently or in a team environment.

• Other duties may be assigned

 

Competencies:

 

• Sustain in-depth knowledge of office practices and procedures.

• Prioritize work and manage time while remaining composed under extreme pressure or deadline.

• Efficiently deal with a variety of personalities inside and outside of the organization.

• Knowledge of records management systems and storage.

• Read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, insurance policies, and visual presentations (e.g. PowerPoint software, graphs, tables, charts, slides)

• Write routine reports and correspondences.

• Effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, teammate groups, and insurance carriers/vendors.

• Calculate basic math functions such as add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

• Compute rate, ratio, discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.

• Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

• Provide mentorship, training, and guidance to teammates.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

• Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent with minimum three (3) years of experience as a Personal Lines Agent or high school graduate with a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Personal Lines Agent, other combination of work and/or education will be considered.

 

• Expert knowledge and understanding of personal coverage, forms, and contract language.

• Familiarity with computerized rating programs.

• Basic understanding of company underwriting guidelines.

• Fluent with Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel.

• AMS360 experience or skills to learn software program at an accelerated ability.

• Exceptional telephone demeanor.

• Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

•  Maintain a high level of confidentiality.

 

Certificates / Licenses: Must have and maintain a current Property & Casualty License for the State of Oregon and/or resident state. Enroll in CISR/CIC Designation Program when required by Management.

 

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the teammate is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The teammate is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms for at least eight (8) hours a day. The teammate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are those a teammate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but the pace can be very busy.  No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

 

Travel: Primarily local travel with other team members as a training tool.

Brown & Brown of Oregon, LLC
Location: Portland,OR

 

Job Summary:

 

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our structured two-year program designed to educate and prepare college graduates for a sales position within either the Commercial Property & Casualty or Employee Benefits Divisions of Brown & Brown Insurance. The Producer in Training is responsible for obtaining new business as well as managing existing accounts. The program will teach new Producers:

• Technical property and casualty & health insurance training
• In depth coverage analysis and policy review
• Insurance carrier marketing
• Outside sales and client consultation
• Business to business relationship development
• Account management and customer service.

 

Upon successful completion of the two-year program, the candidate will move into the Commercial Division as a Producer where he or she will focus on large commercial accounts. Additional opportunities for advancement within the company will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

 

Required Competencies:

• 4 Year College Degree
• Outgoing, sales-oriented personality
• Highly competitive with a strong desire to succeed
• Financially motivated, entrepreneurial spirit
• Detailed and analytical
• Works well in group environments
• Adheres to time lines in an orderly manner
• Excellent verbal / presentation skills

 

Salary Range: Negotiable
Relocation Expenses: Negotiable

 

To Apply for this Position Please Contact:

 

Danny Dichiara – Director of Sales
ddichiara@bbnw.com

 

Brown & Brown offers team members a comprehensive list of perks and benefits, including but not limited to: Training,  Health Benefits (including medical, dental, vision, disability, group life),  401k Plan, & Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Brown & Brown of Oregon, LLC.
Location: Portland,OR

 

Job Summary:

 

Brown & Brown of Oregon, LLC. is seeking an individual to work with a team of insurance consultants in the Commercial Lines division. This individual will be responsible for assisting and servicing a book of business, consisting of small to large business accounts. Other duties involve managing the client’s insurance program, include all endorsement activity, problem solving, routine coverage questions, rating, preparation of formal proposals, checking and booking policies. This position will provide training in all aspects of insurance services from applications to policy analysis.

 

Must enjoy working with customers, carriers and staff. The ideal candidate will have a background in handling inside service work or previous experience in customer relations.

 

Brown & Brown, Inc. is an independent insurance intermediary that through its licensed subsidiaries provides a variety of insurance products and services to corporate, public entity, institutional, trade, professional, association and individual clients. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, offices are located across the United States, with products and services offered through four major business divisions. We are listed on the NYSE as BRO. Our corporate culture is built on vision, speed, agility and strength that allows us to thrive in the very competitive insurance environment. This unique culture has enabled us to quickly chase down new opportunities, adapt our products and services to best meet market demands, and satisfy our many and varied clients. Our drive to be the best has made Brown & Brown one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the nation, with 75 years of continuous service.

 

Required Competencies:

 

• 2 or 4 Year College Degree
• Previous experience in similar setting
• Pleasant and friendly manner
• Enjoys talking with people
• Aptitude for working with computers
• Detailed and analytical
• High level of motivation
• Able to work as part of a team
• Results oriented

 

Salary Range: Negotiable
Relocation Expenses: Negotiable

 

To Apply for this Position Please Contact:

 

Danny Dichiara
ddichiara@bbnw.com

 

Brown & Brown offers team members a comprehensive list of perks and benefits, including but not limited to: Training, Health Benefits (including medical, dental, vision, disability, group life), 401k Plan, & Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Brown & Brown of Oregon, LLC
Location: Portland, OR

 

Job Summary:

 

Brown & Brown of Oregon, LLC is seeking an experienced Producers with a successful track record in writing new commercial insurance for clients in either Property & Casualty or Employee Benefits division.

 

Brown & Brown is one of the largest insurance agencies in the Northwest and the 6th largest insurance broker in the US. We are currently accepting applications for qualified producers who are looking to join our dynamic sales team. An ideal candidate will possess the following traits.

 

Responsibilities:

• Technical property and casualty or health insurance knowledge
• Ability to perform in depth coverage analysis and policy review
• Ability to create and maintain insurance carrier marketing relationships
• Outside sales and client consultation
• Business to business relationship development
• Ability to work effectively with account management and customer service teams
• Desire to join a larger, more capable firm to continue to grow personal book of business

 

Required Competencies:

• 3+ years of insurance sales experience
• 4 Year College Degree
• Outgoing, sales-oriented personality
• Highly competitive with a strong desire to succeed
• Financially motivated, entrepreneurial spirit
• Detailed and analytical
• Adheres to time lines in an orderly manner
• Excellent verbal / presentation skills

 

Salary Range: Negotiable
Relocation Expenses: Negotiable

 

To Apply for this Position Please Contact:

 

Danny DiChiara – Director of Sales
ddichiara@bbnw.com

 

Brown & Brown offers team members a comprehensive list of perks and benefits, including but not limited to: Health Benefits (including medical, dental, vision, disability, group life), 401k Plan, Education and Training, Business Expense Accounts & Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Brown & Brown of Oregon, LLC.
Location: Portland, OR

 

Job Summary:

 

Brown & Brown Northwest is seeking a Select Client Account Manager for their Portland office. The primary role of the Account Manager is to manage day-to-day service needs of the client. The secondary role of the Account Manager is to write new business accounts.  To perform these tasks, a Select Client Account Manager performs a variety of technical assignments and administrative duties in the areas of maintaining computer files, analyzing insurance contracts, marketing, insurance plan design, negotiation of costs for products and services, coordination of claims, loss control, accounting and audit services and research and analysis in various areas as needed. This position requires strong organizational and inter-personal skills, along with prior insurance experience. The selected individual fosters client satisfaction by helping to establish realistic client expectations, seeking client input, and meeting service commitments on many time sensitive tasks in a professional and punctual manner.

 

We are a merit based company where hard work and performance is recognized and rewarded. High performers for these positions tend to thrive in a fast-paced environment, be intuitive and possess generally good business instincts and critical thinking skills.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

• Assist clients in understanding their insurance policies/coverage’s and determine their individual service needs
• Analyze contracts for certificates of insurance, issue certificates and binders
• Review for accuracy on all policies, changes/endorsements, audits and other documents
• Assist in preparing proposals, graphs and service plans for clients
• Assist clients and carriers with day-to-day email, phone, fax and mail requests in areas of policies, endorsements, audits, accounting/billing, coordination of claims/loss control services
• Write new business
• Marketing process including preparation of all necessary applications and data necessary for a complete submission to underwriters
• Attend any required training sessions, courses, etc to maintain up to date skills and licensing requirements
• Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality
• Follows company policies and procedures
• Miscellaneous administrative tasks including back up of front desk receptionist and support of other teams as needed
• Duties are done independently or in team environment

 

Required Competencies:

 

• BA/BS Degree with one year of experience in the field of Property and Casualty insurance or High School graduate with minimum 2 years’ experience in the field of commercial insurance. Other combinations of work and/or education will be considered
• Must have a current Property and Casualty License
• Demonstrates clear knowledge of commercial insurance coverage and standard industry offerings
• Excellent inter-personal and relationship building abilities
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and/or projects simultaneously despite their complexity
• Capable of meeting deadlines
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Creativity and the ability to solve problems
• Results orientation with the drive to succeed
• Ability to mentor supporting staff, delegate, and administer their work
• Exceptional telephone demeanor
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

 

Preferred:

 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Financial related discipline is desired
• Minimum 3-5 years P&C experience required
• AMS360 experience is highly desired
• Proficient with MS Office Suite
• 1-3 year(s) experience in a similar position
• Resident State Insurance License

 

Salary Range: Negotiable
Relocation Expenses: Negotiable

 

To Apply for this Position Please Contact:

 

Danny DiChiara – Director of Sales
ddichiara@bbnw.com

 

Brown & Brown offers team members a comprehensive list of perks and benefits, including but not limited to: Health Benefits (including medical, dental, vision, disability, group life), 401k Plan, Education and Training, Business Expense Accounts & Employee Stock Ownership Plan.