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National General Insurance

National General Insurance

Inside Sales Agent Trainee

2 locations
Hillsboro, OR
Winston-Salem, NC
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Looking to progress your current sales career? Do you want to work in a fast-paced, dynamic sales environment with real opportunity for career growth and advancement? Do you thrive in a performance driven environment where your results are directly recognized and rewarded?

    National General Insurance is the fastest growing Property & Casualty (P&C) insurer in the United States and is recognized for our experienced leaders, entrepreneurial culture, and energetic environment. NatGen is searching for enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated Inside Sales Agents to join our growing team. Prior sales experience is not necessary but the motivation and passion for being a successful salesperson is a must! We offer a multi-tiered and in-depth paid training program to provide you with all the tools you need to be successful in our inbound sales center environment. Training covers the Property & Casualty insurance industry, National General Products and Systems, and proven sales techniques to empower you for success.

    Start Dates Available

    • Licensed or Unlicensed: Monday, July 1st, 2019
    • Licensed or Unlicensed: Monday, July 8th, 2019
    • Licensed or Unlicensed: Monday, July 15th, 2019
    • New Employee Orientation: Friday, July 19th, 2019
    • Insurance licensing classes: Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    • New Hires with valid P&C license only: Monday, August 5th, 2019

    What makes National General Insurance unique?

    • Ability to sell a multitude of industry-leading products from our partner carriers
    • Entrepreneurial, performance-based and results-focused culture
    • Company paid training
    • Above market compensation plan with unlimited earning potential
    • Plentiful, highly-converting qualified leads
    • Internal advancement opportunities – grow with us!
      • Agent, Senior Agent, Executive Agent
      • Team Lead, New Hire Team Lead, Site Leader, Affinity Account Manager
    • Sales contests, prizes, and competitions
    • Fun and relaxed work environment including arcade games and ping pong

    PRIMARY PURPOSE:

    Responsible for creating a positive relationship with prospective customers by providing Property & Casualty product quotes and selling policies to customers based on their needs. This position may also participate in cross-training and necessary licensing to support the selling of Accident and Health products.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

    • Responsible for using various systems to track, gather information and answer customer inquiries
    • Identify customer needs and work to meet those needs using sales tools and techniques
    • Provide appropriate educational information
    • Working in a team-oriented environment
    • Meeting key performance metrics such as sales, productivity and quality requirements
    • Strive to sell the NatGen Insurance product that meets the customer's need or other products when appropriate
    • Perform other duties as requested, including attending required meetings
  • Qualifications

    MINIMUM SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
    • Complete new hire technical training program
    • Active and valid Property and Casualty license or ability to acquire as part of our training program within 60 days of hire
    • Ability to be qualified by Department of Insurance to be appointed as a licensed sales agent by multiple insurance carriers – which may include additional criminal background and credit checks as required by the Department of Insurance
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
    • Demonstrates adequate/accurate typing speed while talking to the customer
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge of auto policies and procedures
    • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of underwriting guidelines
    • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of billing guidelines
    • Demonstrate professional phone etiquette
    • Demonstrate proficiency with sales systems
    • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Must perform well in high-energy, dynamic and team-oriented environments
    • High degree of initiative, mature judgment, and discretion

    DESIRED SKILLS:

    • Associates or Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent customer service experience
    • Prior experience working with the public in a customer service or sales environment
    • Demonstrates the ability to make the “Human Connection” and empathize with the customers
    • Demonstrates the ability to negotiate in order to adequately sell the brand and product
    • Demonstrates basic math skills
    • Demonstrates strong attention to detail, organization skills, and timeliness in order to meet customer service expectations
    • Demonstrates the ability to think analytically
    • Demonstrates a high degree of dependability and motivation
    • Bilingual
  • Compensation
    _Compensation_ Our high performing first-year sales agents earn an average of $60,000 to $70,000 per year with hourly base pay and uncapped commissions and incentives.  Second and third-year agents’ average yearly earnings of up to $85,000.  Top agents earn $115,000+! - Don’t have your Property and Casualty license? – We’ll pay for you to get your P&C license! - Already have a General Lines Property & Casualty license? – Receive a $700 bonus for being licensed! - Signing bonuses? – Complete our Training program and receive up to $2,100 in signing and training bonuses!
  • Industry
    Insurance
  • Locations
    Winston-Salem, NC • Hillsboro, OR
  • Fun Fact
    We're a company of many niche businesses where you can grow and thrive in many different disciplines.
  • About Us
    National General is a leading insurance carrier which has been in the industry since 1939. Through subsidiaries and other affiliated companies, National General offers homeowners, flood, personal and commercial auto, RV, motorcycle, life, accident and supplemental health insurance products. National General Insurance is a thriving company committed to ensuring that our employees achieve their personal best. Our employees are advancing their careers at a best-in-class insurance provider that is an industry leader in innovation. We give employees resources which enable them to take charge of their own future success.