Client Relationship Consultant

Job Description

Job Summary

The Client Relationship Consultant is a sales position with a primary responsibility to attract new corporate and individual relationships to Walsh Duffield. The position also requires the associate to manage the client relationship by delivering risk management solutions with support from the Walsh Duffield service and sales team.

In order to be successful, the Consultant will need to acquire risk management expertise within one or more of the agencies core areas: Commercial, Personal Lines, and Employee Benefits. The position will require continuous learning through industry, carrier, and agency resources.

The Consultant will be expected to spend a majority of their time cultivating new relationships by networking and using agency provided tools to generate opportunities. The Consultant will create and execute a strong business plan using an agency-guided sales process.

The Walsh Duffield Consultant training program will include concentrations in product knowledge, sales skills, and agency systems. A personal training plan will be developed and scheduled in advance and will encompass exposure to all agency core areas. Training will be conducted by Walsh Duffield associates and Carrier relationships.

Essential Functions

  • Create and execute a detailed business plan with mutually agreed upon goals.
  • Generate new business by leveraging existing relationships, prospecting, conducting market analysis and cold calling potential customers.
  • Develop a good understanding of and adherence to the agency’s sales process.
  • Make formal presentations to prospects.
  • Establish a consultive relationship with key client decision-makers.
  • Manage client service plan with Walsh Duffield service team.
  • Maintain agency sales and client CRM systems.
  • Keep informed of industry developments through review of trade press and by attending insurance carrier training meetings on new products, etc.
  • Represent the organization in a manner which is consistent with agency values and a level of excellence.
  • Adhere to the stated expectations of the E&O Plus Quality Management Program

Additional Responsibilities

As a Sales Associate, major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by agency management.
  • Adhere to client service standards of the division and agency.
  • Participate in training and seminar courses.
  • Follow guidelines outlined in WD employee manual.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field of study, preferred, and current, applicable, and quality references.
  • Relevant work or internship experience in sales or a related field, preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • All Property & Casualty insurance licenses and/or Life & Health License required by the Department of Insurance.
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Effective presentation skills supported by excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and initiative.

Reports to/Department

Sales Manager/Group Benefits/Commercial Lines/Personal Lines

FLSA Job Classification

Exempt (Full-Time)

ADA Requirements

Walsh Duffield complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit while using hands to use a computer or other technologies. The employee frequently is required to see, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually light.

This job description is intended to describe the normal level of work required by the person performing the work.  The principal duties outlined are the essential responsibilities and duties.  Other duties may be assigned as needs rise, or as required.

This description is not intended as a contract and is subject to change.  Any written contractual agreements supersede this job description.  All requirements may be modified to accommodate physically or mentally challenged staff members reasonably.

Walsh Duffield Cos., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from diverse candidates, including those with disabilities.