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Portage Mutual Insurance

Marketing Representative

Canada-Nova Scotia-Bedford

Posted 15 Days AgoMKT2018-1559932

Company Information

The Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Company was organized October 2, 1884, based on the underlying principles of security, integrity, hard work and personalized service. Over the years, we've made a lot of changes in the way we do business. We've expanded our products and services and built a reputation as one of the most responsive property and casualty insurers in Canada. But the underlying principles that guide our company -and the friendly, small town style of doing business- remain the same.

As a 100 per cent Canadian-owned mutual insurance Company, the success of Portage Mutual depends upon serving policyholders with fairness, and showing genuine concern for their security. We do this by providing reasonably priced, flexible insurance products and by supporting our brokers with exemplary service.

At Portage Mutual, we believe that doing business with integrity never goes out of style. It is as important today as it was when we began over 130 years ago, and it is part of what makes Portage Mutual customers so loyal.

Portage Mutual markets its products through independent brokers. These professionals are hand-picked because they display a commitment to excellence and expect the same in return. We believe this partnership approach results in better service and value for our policyholders. Local, independent brokers know your community and can help you select the insurance coverage that best suits your needs.

For Portage Mutual, the independent brokerage system means we must constantly prove ourselves by providing leading-edge products and service that earn our brokers' trust.

Portage Mutual is and has always been a completely Canadian-owned company. As such, we believe in contributing to the Canadian economy by investing the majority of our funds in Canadian investments, and by buying Canadian whenever possible. We hope you will do the same by choosing coverage from Portage Mutual. 

Job Description

Marketing Representative covering the Maritimes (NS, NB, & PEI) based out of the Bedford, NS office.

 Job requirements and responsibilities:

 -         Visit contracted brokers in the three Maritime provinces – travel is expected to be approx. 65% of the role

-          Discuss new products, rate changes, as well as promote company website, Portal, and eDocs

-          Need to have a strong understanding of the Portage Mutual product offerings and processes

-          Build quarterly visitation plan to be shared amongst the teams and management

-          Participate in Quarterly Broker Reviews

-          Provide broker training: review manuals and underwriting rules for new brokers or newly hired staff who may be unfamiliar with Portage.

-          Organize and book training seminars for new products or process changes

-          Provide ongoing refresher training sessions to make sure broker force is up to speed with changes in the organi8zation and industry

-          Assist brokers with website: how to sign on, add and delete users, and locate various documents and information

-          Participate in industry functions such as Golf, Bowling, Curling, CIP and CAIB graduations, Wine & Cheese, local soirees, broker open houses, etc.

-          Plan and organize annual broker convention: Booth set up, hospitality suite, attendees, etc.

-          Complete and review regular reports: Volume and Loss, Annual Comparisons, Net Gain, Broker results, broker visit reports, major loss reports

-          Need to be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and systems in general

-          Maintain broker profiles and current contracts

-          Deal with broker concerns re: underwriting, staff, claims, etc.

-          Meet with potential brokers

-          Maintain inventory for the marketing merchandise

-          Working on or completed CIP designation

-          Bilingual is an asset

-          Valid Driver License is required

Contact Information

Portage Mutual Insurance
Brian Houlihan
Branch Manager