Hub International Director of Operations-Personal Lines Insurance in Chicago, Illinois

Personal Lines Operations Manager

This position leads and manages the operational functioning and development of the transactional personal lines department. Oversees the day-to-day functions of the department and assists with the operational and market facing duties of the department, as listed below:

  • Meets regional Operational standards as outlined by HUB Corporate.

  • Manages service support supervisors and functions within the department.

  • Interacts with insurance carriers regarding carrier contracts, commissions, and strategic direction.

  • Stays abreast of insurance market changes, carrier appetite and underwriting guidelines.

  • Champions communication of goals, vision, and procedures developed by the leadership teams

  • Manages office environment and champions the creation and continuation of a culture of teamwork

  • Works with Operational Team Leaders, Accounting, Human Resources, and others to manage employees and implement regional projects and directives

  • Provides recommendations for hiring and assists with new hire onboarding process

  • Trains employees on duties, expectations, standards, policies and audits and reviews these areas regularly as set by standards; identifies/coordinates additional employee training as needed

  • Immediately and effectively addresses and resolves employee performance concerns utilizing Regional Human Resources and Operations resources as necessary

  • Directs employee workflow, workload and overall performance

  • Provides feedback to management and employees about service structure to improve performance and productivity

  • Coordinates time off within department or location to ensure service level and appropriate reporting of time off

  • Assures client service standards are being met

  • Creates and recommends new standards and any specialized processes or standards based on business needs

  • Assists in monitoring expenses and adherence to budget numbers for location or department

  • Conducts annual performance reviews for direct reports

  • Answers clients/employees questions in a timely manner

  • Answers phone inquiries and addresses problems

  • Other duties as assigned Required Skills

  • Ability to evaluate and make decisions, recognize potential hazards and observe appropriate precautions, understand and remember detailed instructions

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong ability to listen, discern, prioritize, and negotiate with clients and insurance carrier representatives based on a deep understanding of relevant issues

  • Competent use of standard office tools/software (e.g. MS Office)

Required Experience

  • Ten years of experience in Personal Lines account management

  • Five years of experience in setting operational procedures and department oversight, leading a staff of managers and representatives.

  • Property and Casualty producer’s license required

  • Advanced professional designation highly desirable (e.g. AAI, ARM, CIC, CPCU, GBA, RHU, REBC)

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Location: United States, Illinois, Chicago
Required Education: Bachelor's degree (4-year degree)
Required Experience: 5-7 years
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Date published: 30-May-2018
Department: Business Operations
Ref#: P2695_20180418

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