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Broker / Placement Consultant

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: SADI01810

Closing date: 15th December 2021

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About the role

Due to substantial growth we are looking for a Placement Consultant within our National Intermediary Services (NIS) department.  The role will be centred around renewal of existing policies and involves the oversight and tactical placement of business to ensure retention and high quality outcome for the benefit of NFU Mutual customers.

You will manage the placement of commercial and mid-corporate renewals ranging from financial lines, casualty, marine and property risks, supporting our office network of Agents throughout the process.  You’ll liaise with insurance partners to obtain and negotiate appropriate terms and ensure they’re provided in line with our agreed criteria.

Another part of your role will be to attend meetings with our office network to discuss upcoming renewals and cross-selling opportunities.  As a subject matter expert, you may support our Agents in the field, accompanying them on client visits to provide information on the best placement of their insurances.

If you have experience and knowledge of the commercial insurance market, having operated in either a broker or insurer, and looking for a new and different challenge, this role could be for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and advise on client requirements for renewals including accompanied visits in the field where appropriate.

  • Initiate and authorise renewal quotes to deliver the best product and terms to meet clients’ need.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of objectives.

  • Advise and guide Agents, NFU Mutual functions, committees and project groups to share technical and market knowledge.

  • Train, coach, mentor and guide the NIS Team, Learning and Development Team, and Field Sales on placement of products to build technical expertise in a wide range of commercial insurance products.

  • Identify opportunities for product and pricing enhancements and negotiate and deliver agreed improvements designed to ensure NIS delivers the best products and maintains competitive advantage.

  • Deliver short term/ one off projects and activities as required by and to the standards and outcomes agreed with Line Manager.

About you

Ideally Dip CII qualified you will have trading experience either within an insurer or large broker in a market facing trading role.  Strong knowledge of the general commercial insurance market combined with technical expertise in commercial lines is key. Knowledge within Financial Lines, High Risk Liability, Complex Property and with London Market Placements desirable.  In terms of skills you will possess excellent negotiation and influencing combined with the ability to lead driving performance through others.

We will be keen to hear more about your experience in delivering results in a targeted insurance regulatory environment, your technical knowledge of commercial general insurance products and your understanding of trading in the marketplace.

  • Five GCSEs or equivalent.

  • A relevant professional qualification e.g. Dip CII desirable.

About the benefits and rewards

When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:  

  • Salary –to £45,000 dependent on experience 

  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5%) 

  • Contributory pension scheme (maximum of 12% company contribution)

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (additional holiday purchase scheme)

  • Employee discounts 

  • Gym subsidy  

  • Health and wellbeing plan

  • Discounted Insurance on a range of NFU Mutual Policies

NFU Mutual are happy to offer its employees informal homeworking. Our team is located in Stratford-upon-Avon and it would be expected that on average, 50% of your working time would be located from this office, with the remaining days home based should you wish. Due to COVID-19, our employees continue to work from home and a return to the office is being planned for later in the year.

About NFU Mutual

We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallop Exceptional Workplace 2021 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021. 

We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future.  

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.