Compeer Financial is seeking collaborative, innovative and dynamic professionals to be a part of our Top Workplace culture! Tell me more about this opportunity. Position Overview: This position markets and sells Compeer Financial's livestock insurance products to clients and prospective clients. The Insurance Officer will focus on either large dairies or large livestock operations. Generates new business in agricultural risk services with new and existing clients and builds strong relationships with clients and prospects. Combines industry, agricultural and business knowledge with the in-depth understanding of the client's operation to provide innovative and workable alternatives to solve problems the client and prospective client face. Frequently meets clients "on the farm" to discuss insurance products. Collaborates with the team and provides livestock insurance expertise throughout the organization. Essential Functions: *Aggressively markets livestock insurance products and expertise, by building relationships with clients, prospects and influencers which lead to new business and referrals. *Partners with internal livestock lending specialists and dairy consultants to collaborate on livestock insurance sales. *Maintains client relationships through frequent interactions and periodic sales calls. *Delivers "value added" insurance services to the client. *Maintains prospect files, establishes ongoing prospecting plans and activities, and meets sales goals for Compeer's insurance business. *Works to achieve the objectives set for new business development within the designated marketplace. *Acts as an important business resource who consistently provides new ideas and useful information that can be used to manage the client's operation more effectively and efficiently. *Completes required documentation including applications, other required reports and claims for clients. *Reviews coverage selection with clients throughout the year to ensure reporting of any potential claims. *Monitors and ensures timely settlement of claims for clients and Approved Insurance Providers. *Collaborates with Approved Insurance Provider underwriters in providing services and addressing concerns. *Maintains a comprehensive understanding of the livestock industry the position is focused on and livestock insurance products available through Compeer Financial. as well as all related FCS eligibility regulations. *Remains current on product details and program changes. *Agricultural business resource to clients, builds on industry knowledge, including the areas of new farm technology, animal husbandry and other specific agricultural basic knowledge pertinent to the geographical region, territory and industry. Minimum Qualifications and Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: *Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, economics, agriculture or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. *3-5 years of sales experience in insurance or financial industries. Prefer experience working with livestock crop insurance. *Current state insurance license to sell livestock insurance preferred. *General knowledge of livestock insurance programs and information, grain marketing, finance and macroeconomics. *General knowledge of accounting principles and practices. *General knowledge of Compeer's insurance products and services, as well as credit operations. *General knowledge of farm production methods, farm products, and farm business management/finance. *Knowledge of finance, macroeconomics and competitive products and services. *Analytical and problem solving skills. *Effective negotiating and selling skills. *Computer skills including MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.) and other related accounting applications. *Strong organizational skills. Who is Compeer Financial? Compeer Financial exists to champion
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