SSIA - Director of First Impressions

South Shore Insurance Companies
Job Description
South Shore Insurance Agency is currently seeking to fill the position of Director of First Impressions. SSIA is a locally owned and operated independent insurance agency serving the personal and small business insurance needs of customers along the Gulf Coast. Our team is made up of a group of Account Executives and Customer Service Representatives who focus on providing the best in customer satisfaction and competitive insurance products insureds are seeking.

The candidate for this position should be team oriented, but a self-starter, and present themselves with integrity and professionalism, be a clear communicator with a customer-focused orientation. This candidate will be willing to learn new skills quickly and thoroughly with the goal of advancement and both personal and professional growth. Dependability and initiative are key focuses of the strong candidate.

Hours:                    Full time (40 hours per week); Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm CT.
Location:               Corporate Office in Foley AL
Training:                All training will occur in a paid, full-time work environment with specific goals set during the training period. All employment will begin with a 90-day trial period.
Benefits:                Salary $14-18/hour (DOE) with full benefits package available including health insurance, paid holidays and leave
Department:         Retail Agency
Reports to:            Retail Agency Account Manager
The duties and responsibilities of this job are subject to change and employees will be required to perform the new duties and responsibilities.
 
Purpose
The Director of First Impressions acts as the face of the agency to customers and provides a superior customer service experience. Performs routine and moderately complex clerical, administrative and support functions. 

Responsibilities / Duties
  • Process retail agency communication to provide customer service and obtain information on account questions
  • Process, prepare and submit applications to retail agents to bind new and renewal business
  • Process and complete new and renewal business binding within company management system, AMS360
  • Process and complete endorsements (policy changes) and cancellations, following guidelines presented in training
  • Support the retail team by completing additional tasks as needed, including but not limited to inspection report processing and policy auditing
  • Organize and work with detailed records, maintaining updated files for each insured
  • Maintain exemplary customer service rapport by quickly and effectively addressing any needs
Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties)
 
Education
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Experience
One to two years customer service experience; education may be substituted for required experience. Working knowledge of Windows PC, Microsoft Word and Excel are required.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to convey technical information and prepare written correspondence in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to respond to inquiries in a timely and professional manner
  • Requires excellent service and communication skills and ability to effectively interact with others
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to plan, control and coordinate activities
  • Ability to develop an understanding of and follow business practices
  • Ability to develop alternative recommendations to issues within area of functional responsibility
  • Ability to work in a team environment and positively influence others by actions and example
 Physical Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the physical ability to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  Specific abilities include:
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use fingers and hands repetitively
  • Ability to look at and read computer monitors for extended periods
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions as defined per Company policy
 
EEOC Statement
South Shore Insurance Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SSIA, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
South Shore Insurance Companies expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of South Shore Insurance Companies employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
To Apply
Send resume and supporting documents to mindy@southshoreinsurance.com or fax to 251.923.4464. A copy of the SSI Companies’ Team Member Handbook will be supplied to candidates.
 
All employees are expected to support South Shore Insurance Companies Values by performing their jobs in a manner that is Ethical, Respectful, High Performing, Forward Looking, and a Responsible Partner.
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