Acorn International Network is a young, dynamic and highly respected insurance advocacy, buying and consulting firm. We are intensely focused on filling in “value gaps” for our clients insurance programme by being their trusted advocates, buyers and consultants. With on-going expansion plans we always welcome existing experienced insurance and risk management professionals as well as specialists from other industries. Come and grow in knowledge, skills and experience through healthy exchange and sharing.

Existing Insurance and Risk Management Professionals

Gain more applied knowledge and skills with us as we work as a team to complement and draw on our long and varied experiences.

You will also broaden your business skills and network.

Other Industry Professional and/or PMET, Specialists

If you are someone who has a deep understanding of the industry you have been working, have a strong network within that industry but are somehow not getting the satisfaction and career advancement that you aspire for, come and join us because we are a company with a strong emphasis on helping our clients with their industry specific risk management and insurance buying needs and we believe that your industry experience and network make you suited to provide industry specific solutions.

Entrepreneurs in Insurance and Risk Management

If you always think and act as an owner but are being treated just as an employee and believe that you make a real contribution to profit, come and talk to us about your dreams and business plans and see if we can open up opportunities for you.

We offer new Sales Consultants the most progressive compensation structure and solid account management support. You would be mentored by senior managers and partners of the firm.

The Commercial Insurance Sales Executive is Responsible for:

  • Network, prospect and make cold calls in order to produce new business and grow your book of business
  • Effectively utilize the pipeline management and other sales tools to maximize the effectiveness of your prospecting efforts
  • Partner with other producers to team sell, where doing so increases the likelihood of closing a sale
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal departments in order to effectively cross-sell new and existing clients
  • Actively pursue account rounding opportunities and referrals from existing accounts
  • Act as business partner for clients and provide risk management and strategic planning advice
  • Maintain proactive client relationships in order to renew existing business
  • Initiate, monitor, and actively participate in the renewal process to assure the best results for clients, present renewals to clients
  • Partner with Account Managers to obtain quotes as needed for specific contracts
  • Remain current on industry trends, market changes and risk alternatives; Develop and maintain solid relationships with insurance carriers and wholesalers

Qualifications:

  • Solid track record of sales success
  • Poly or university degree preferred
  • Certificate in General Insurance is required
  • Strong sales aptitude
  • Disciplined, well organized, and self motivated
  • Willingness to make prospecting calls and network to develop new business
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills including, MS Word, Excel and Access
  • Skill in reading documents written in standard English text including contracts, proposals, and procedure manuals
  • Skill in writing grammatically correct business correspondence such as letters, e-mails, memorandum
  • Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with managers and support staff members
  • Ability to establish and maintain helpful and cooperative working relationships with all clients and carriers
  • Willing to learn

Please send your resume to acorn.career@acornint.com

We offer Client Service Associates the opportunity to work with and learn under a highly experienced team of professionals who are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients.The Commercial Insurance Account Manager is Responsible for:

  • Leading the day to day client service delivery efforts on specified accounts, including: counseling clients on interim insurance coverage changes and claim reporting, fielding phone calls and creating email and other client correspondence, completing policy changes and ensuring they are invoiced appropriately
  • Reviewing contracts and agreements as requested by clients in coordination with Producer / Account Executive and make coverage recommendations that ensure compliance with specific contracts or agreements
  • Resolving carrier and client service issues and assisting clients with claim reporting and resolution
  • Consulting with clients and Account Executives to develop appropriate new account coverage, marketing and placement strategies utilizing internal and external resources as necessary
  • Leading and executing the new business marketing and placement processes
  • Managing the execution of all aspects of the client account renewal process
  • Reviewing and analyzing policies upon receipt from carriers, coordinate with Assistant Account Manager and carriers for processing of any necessary changes or corrections and ensure policies are delivered to clients with an appropriate policy summary
  • Ensuring timely issuance and accuracy of billing, premium allocations, premium finance agreements, etc.
  • Ensuring file documentation is consistent with the organization’s standard policies and practices
  • Reviewing all account receivable statements and partner with Account Executive in resolving collection items and / or accounting system errors
  • Developing and maintain effective working relationships with carriers’ underwriters, marketing representatives and wholesalers in order to ensure effective issue resolution and optimal coverage terms and pricing for specified clients
  • Keeping abreast of industry information, new product offerings, coverage changes and technology changes in an effort to continuously improve your knowledge
  • Executing all other tasks assigned on a regular or periodic basis

Qualifications:

  • Poly diploma, university degree preferred
  • Certificate in General Insurance is required
  • Minimum 5-7 years of progressive insurance experience (brokerage experience preferred)
  • Insurance designations a plus
  • Knowledge of insurance products and coverage
  • Ability to carry out complex tasks with many concrete and abstract variables
  • Ability to develop meaningful insurance carrier relationships, which in turn will translate into high quality insurance broking results.
  • Knowledge of rating and auditing procedures, coverage and industry operations to effectively manage and maintain business.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills

Please send your resume to acorn.career@acornint.com