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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Answer Financial Inc. Knoxville, TN

Company
Answer Financial Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29269472
Location
Knoxville, TN
Job Type
Regular
AJE Ref #
575972847

JOB DESCRIPTION

Answer Financial, an Allstate company, is one of the largest independent personal lines agency operations in the nation, providing auto and home insurance products directly to consumers through a broad network of marketing partners.

Answer Financial is driven by innovation and technology, and focused on delivering great value to thousands of customers every day. We pioneered real-time online insurance quotes comparison, and continue to aggressively innovate and expand into new technologies and exciting product offerings to better serve our customers.

The Director of Carrier Relations will collaborate with insurance companies in order to provide process improvement, profitability, and related product education to Answer Financial sales agents.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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Evaluate policies in force and loss data to identify adverse trends.
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Initiate action plans to drive key company objectives such as, improving policy persistency, and achieving contingency targets.
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Ensure efficient integration between carrier and company systems and platforms.
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Leverage internal and external data source to identify various performance trends including: Win rate, conversion, and market share.
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Monitor industry trends and its impact on core company objectives.
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Provide supervision and direction to the Carrier Relations Department team.
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Collaborate with the Marketing and Business Development teams to identify insurance product offering needs.
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Develop and negotiate contracts with insurance companies and other related product providers.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

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5 years direct experience with 3 years in a management role required.
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Deep knowledge of the property & casualty insurance industry with 5 years related experience.
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Effectively build and sustain productive and working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
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Demonstrated strong analytical skills with the ability to diagnose and resolve problems.
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Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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Passion for product management and retention improvement.
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Advanced level use of computer applications to include Excel/Word/Outlook/Access/Powerpoint.

EDUCATION:

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Bachelor's degree required
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Master's degree preferred

We offer you a competitive compensation package that includes day one benefits, company matched 401(k), generous paid time off, and much more.