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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.

Location: Vancouver, Washington

Overview:

Brown & Brown Northwest currently has an exciting career opportunity for a Technical Assistant (TA) in our Vancouver, Washington office.

The Technical Assistant (TA) will assist the Employee Benefits department with routine tasks while learning the insurance industry. Functions may include data entry/processing, preparing invoices and processing endorsements. A TA is expected to be actively engaged in learning activities such as in-house training courses, mentoring and industry certification in preparation to move into the Client Account Manager position in the future.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, an ability to multitask and prioritize, the willingness and desire to learn, and the drive to succeed in a team environment. Experience in the insurance industry is appreciated but not required.

Brown & Brown, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the U.S. We are a publicly traded company, listed on the NYSE as BRO and employ over 8,000 seasoned professionals. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, our offices are located across the United States and we are looking for ambitious professionals to join us!

There are no employees at Brown & Brown – only teammates. We strive to attract people who are competitive, driven, and disciplined. Built on meritocracy, our company culture rewards self-starters and those who are committed to always doing what is best for their customers. With Brown & Brown you will be introduced to a career with virtually unlimited possibilities and will have access to the training, mentoring and tools you need to succeed.

Responsibilities:

• Perform clerical tasks including data entry, filing and operating office machines
• Process applications, policies, billings, cancellations and endorsements
• Provide superior customer service that meets and exceeds department standards
• Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality for information processed
• Scan and attach all mail/correspondences related to clients in BenefitPoint
• Attend in-house educational sessions/classes as requested by leadership
• Obtain a current Life & Disability (Health) Insurance License for all required states within first 3 months of employment
• Other duties or special projects may be assigned

Required Skills:

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 high school graduate with a minimum of 1 year of office environment experience; other combination of work and/or education will be considered.
• Willingness and desire to increase knowledge of employee and individual benefits while pursuing an industry designation
• Fluent with Microsoft Windows, Office 365, Word and Excel
• AMS360 experience or skills to learn software program quickly
• Exceptional telephone demeanor
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
• Maintain a high level of confidentiality

To Apply for this Position:

Please forward your resume with the position you are applying to in the subject line to:

careers@bbnw.com

We offer a mentorship program and internal growth opportunities are encouraged.

Brown & Brown will provide a highly competitive compensation package. We also provide a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability, as well as 401K with company match and Employee Stock Purchase Program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.

Location: Portland, OR

Overview:

Brown & Brown Northwest currently has an exciting career opportunity for an Employee Benefits Leader in our Portland, Oregon office!

The Employee Benefits (EB) Department Leader’s primary responsibility is for the overall direction and leadership of the Employee Benefits department. Department Leaders advise and serve as a member of the leadership team in the development and execution of short term and long-term plans and budgets based on office goals, acquisitions, strategic planning, and growth objectives. In conjunction with Producers, the EB Department Leader also provides high level consulting services to our Client Account Managers and clients regarding their health and welfare plans. Department Leaders are responsible for servicing existing accounts while generating additional revenue through crossing-selling and account rounding activities.

There are no employees at Brown & Brown – only Teammates. We strive to attract people who are competitive, driven, and disciplined. Built on meritocracy, our company culture rewards self-starters and those who are committed to always doing what is best for their customers. With Brown & Brown you will be introduced to a career with virtually unlimited possibilities and will have access to the training, the mentoring and the tools you need to succeed.

Competencies:

• High level understanding of business office practices and procedures and monitor compliance within the organization across all teams
• Prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently
• Remain open to others’ ideas and exhibit willingness to try new things
• Speak clearly and persuasively in any situation and demonstrate presentation skills
• Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner by gathering and analyzing information skillfully and maintain confidentiality
• Adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands, and able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of department by managing workflow, evaluating progress, and addressing attendance issues
• Coach and mentor teammates with an unwavering commitment to revenue growth
• Oversight and ownership of EB Department results
• Advise clients on teammate communication strategies and conduct/oversee team meetings
• Develop and implement business strategies in collaboration with Profit Center Leader and manage strategic relationships with third parties
• Consults with Client Account Managers and reviews their clients’ current benefit plans and strategies to set objectives
• Foster and seek new relationships with clients and carriers through all means of communications such as through calls, personal meetings, seminars, etc.
• Keep current on marketplace changes and inform clients as necessary
• Other duties or special projects may be assigned

Required Skills:

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) with five (5) years of experience in the field of employee benefits administration, or high school graduate with at least seven (7) years of related experience; other combination of work and/or education will be considered
• In-depth knowledge and understanding of group health and welfare benefit plan coverages, current legislation, rules, laws, other regulations, insurance plans, underwriting principals, selection, pricing, rating, and premium calculation
• Familiarity with complex benefit issues and serving as a key contact for clients to resolve these issues
• BenefitPoint experience or sills to learn software at an accelerated ability
• Proficient with Microsoft products such as Outlook, Excel, and Office365

To Apply for this Position:

Please forward your resume with the position you are applying to in the subject line to:

careers@bbnw.com

We offer a mentorship program and internal growth opportunities are encouraged.

Brown & Brown will provide a highly competitive compensation package. We also provide a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability, as well as 401K with company match and Employee Stock Purchase Program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.

Location: Portland, OR

Overview:

We are currently seeking an Office Assistant to join our team in Portland, Oregon!

Our Office Assistants are responsible for ensuring that BBNW’s office procedures with respect to mail, reception, licensing, parking and supplies are handled in a manner that facilitates customer service and supports internal processes and procedures.

The ideal candidate will be professional, have excellent communication skills, an ability to multitask and prioritize, the desire to provide exceptional customer service, and the drive to succeed in a team environment. Previous administrative experience preferred.

Brown & Brown, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the U.S. We are a publicly traded company, listed on the NYSE as BRO, and employ over 8,000 seasoned professionals. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, our offices are located across the United States and we are looking for ambitious professionals to join our team!

With over 75 years of proven success, Brown & Brown is one of the insurance industry’s most powerful and influential leaders. Through our four business segments (Retail, National Programs, Wholesale Brokerage, and Services), Brown & Brown provides risk management solutions to businesses, corporations, governmental institutions, professional organizations, trade associations, families, and individuals.

There are no employees at Brown & Brown – only Teammates. We strive to attract people who are competitive, driven, and disciplined. Built on meritocracy, our company culture rewards self-starters and those who are committed to always doing what is best for their customers. With Brown & Brown you will be introduced to a career with virtually unlimited possibilities and will have access to the training, the mentoring and the tools you need to succeed.

Responsibilities:

• Support processing and distribute daily mail for the office
• Cover switchboard during receptionist breaks/lunches or as needed
• Assist with bank deposit duties as assigned
• Ensure that break room and conference rooms are kept clean and well stocked
• Manage parking spreadsheet and parking assignments
• Contact building management on issues affecting security and facilities maintenance
• Monitor cost of supplies and recommend alternatives to management
• Order and distribute office supplies to all departments and keep supply room organized
• Order repairs of office equipment as needed
• Maintain highest level of confidentiality with information processed or viewed
• Other duties or special projects may be assigned

Required Skills:

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.

• High school diploma or equivalent; 1-2 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training
• Proficient with Microsoft products such as Outlook, Excel, and Office365
• Exceptional telephone demeanor
• Maintain a high level of confidentiality
• AMS360 experience, or skills to learn software program quickly• Basic understanding of insurance and business terminology is preferred

To Apply for this Position:

Please forward your resume with the position you are applying to in the subject line to:

careers@bbnw.com

We offer a mentorship program and internal growth opportunities are encouraged.

Brown & Brown will provide a highly competitive compensation package. We also provide a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability, as well as 401K with company match and Employee Stock Purchase Program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.

Department: Property & Casualty

Location: Portland, OR

Overview:

Brown & Brown, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the U.S. We are a publicly traded company, listed on the NYSE as BRO and employ over 8,000 seasoned professionals. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, our offices are located across the United States and we are looking for ambitious professionals to join our team!

With over 75 years of proven success, Brown & Brown is one of the insurance industry’s most powerful and influential leaders. Through our four business segments (Retail, National Programs, Wholesale Brokerage, and Services), Brown & Brown provides risk management solutions to businesses, corporations, governmental institutions, professional organizations, trade associations, families, and individuals.

There are no employees at Brown & Brown – only Teammates. We strive to attract people who are competitive, driven, and disciplined. Built on meritocracy, our company culture rewards self-starters and those who are committed to always doing what is best for their customers. With Brown & Brown you will be introduced to a career with virtually unlimited possibilities and will have access to the training, the mentoring and the tools you need to succeed.

A structured two-year program is designed to educate and prepare for a transition into a Producer role.  Other opportunities for advancement within the company will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Producers report to the Profit Center Leader, Vice President, or individual whose responsibility are in the sales and renewal of business and defined as “producer” by participation in the TOP GUN program.  Producers receive sales goals and objectives while operating within Brown & Brown quality control procedures. Compensation can consist of commission in addition to base salary, at the Profit Center’s discretion.  Business is primarily conducted outside of the physical location of the branch or office.

Responsibilities:

• Promote the growth of BBNW through the sale of new accounts.
• Develop and pursue cross-selling opportunities in concert with the Client Account Managers.
• Build, expand, and solidify relationships with the clients at all levels within the company and lead appropriate resources to address the client’s needs, including risk and the identification and resolutions of underwriting or policy issues.
• Obtain prospects and actively pursue and create interest by making telephone calls, writing letters, or through personal visits.
• Maintain and actively work a database of active prospects by identifying business needs and proposing company products and services.
• Monitor level of client service and assist with claim issues as needed.
• Handle and resolve client complaints and problems.
• Encourage and coordinate teamwork and communication among those who service clients.
• Set regularly scheduled meeting on a frequency that is appropriate for each client.
• Assist the Client Account Managers with the collection of receivables.
• Maintain good relations with carrier personnel.
• Keep current on marketplace changes and inform client as necessary.
• Become significantly involved and future develop expertise in declared sector or market area by networking and participating in professional development activities.

Required Skills:

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) in business or financial related field is preferred, other combination of work and/or education will be considered
• Must have, or obtain within 90 days, a Property & Casualty Agent License for all required states
• Basic understanding of insurance and business terminology
• Highly competitive with a strong desire to succeed
• Fluent with Microsoft Windows, Office 365, Word, and Excel
• AMS360 experience or skills to learn software program at an accelerated ability
• Exceptional telephone demeanor with above average empathy, able to read the subtleties of non-verbal communication, and respond accordingly
• Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
• Strong, consistent, and assertive communication skills
• Should be highly self-confident and able to rebound from rejection
• Maintain a high level of confidentiality with high energy and ability to work effectively at a fast pace

Please forward your resume with the position you are applying to in the subject line to:

careers@bbnw.com

We offer a mentorship program and internal growth opportunities are encouraged.

Brown & Brown will provide a highly competitive compensation package. We also provide a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability, as well as 401K with company match and Employee Stock Purchase Program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.

Department: Personal Lines

Location: Medford, OR

Overview:

Brown & Brown, Inc. is one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the U.S. We are a publicly traded company, listed on the NYSE as BRO and employ over 8,000 seasoned professionals. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, our offices are located across the United States and we are looking for ambitious professionals to join our team!

With over 75 years of proven success, Brown & Brown is one of the insurance industry’s most powerful and influential leaders. Through our four business segments (Retail, National Programs, Wholesale Brokerage, and Services), Brown & Brown provides risk management solutions to businesses, corporations, governmental institutions, professional organizations, trade associations, families, and individuals.

There are no employees at Brown & Brown – only Teammates. We strive to attract people who are competitive, driven, and disciplined. Built on meritocracy, our company culture rewards self-starters and those who are committed to always doing what is best for their customers. With Brown & Brown you will be introduced to a career with virtually unlimited possibilities and will have access to the training, the mentoring and the tools you need to succeed.

The Client Account Manager’s primary responsibility is servicing existing accounts while generating additional revenue through cross-selling, accounting rounding, and new business.  Client Account Managers provide high level consulting services for our clients’ personal insurance needs. Developing strong relationships with our clients and understanding their risk exposures, ensures our clients’ personal assets and their financial positions are protected.

Responsibilities:

• Analyze client’s lost exposures and determine coverage needs.
• Annual revenue (commission) generation through cross-selling, account rounding, and new business.
• Meet or exceed annual department retention goals.
• 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.
• Update and run account and policy information including claims in agency management system, AMS.
• 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.
• Prepare policy renewals and endorsements, account updating, and billing.
• 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 required training sessions, courses, etc. to develop and maintain up-to-date skills, licensing, and product knowledge.
• Duties are done independently or in a team environment.
• Other duties may be assigned.

Required Skills:

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 one (1) year of experience as a Personal Lines Agent or high school graduate with a minimum of four years’ experience as a Personal Lines Agent, other combination of work and/or education will be considered.
• Must have or obtain within the first six (6) months a Property & Casualty Agent License for all required states..
• Solid knowledge and understanding of personal lines coverage, forms, and contract language.
• Familiarity with computerized rating programs.
• Basic understanding of company underwriting guidelines.
• Fluent with Microsoft Windows, Office365, 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.

To Apply for this Position:

Please forward your resume with the position you are applying to in the subject line to:

careers@bbnw.com

We offer a mentorship program and internal growth opportunities are encouraged.

Brown & Brown will provide a highly competitive compensation package. We also provide a full benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability, as well as 401K with company match and Employee Stock Purchase Program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.