Sales Director Select

Overland Park, KS

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Responsible for the deployment, management, mentoring and development of an industry leading sales force. In cooperation with other Select leaders, creates and articulates a sales strategy that consistently provides a competitive edge in the marketplace. Builds organization capability in sales through effective tactical leadership of Select Accounts Sales resources and executing state of the art disciplines and skills. Consistently delivers on Select Accounts profit and revenue goals. Demonstrates a vision for sales success within our framework of corporate values.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Through Sales Executives, influence and drive effective Select-specific sales strategies leading to business success. Select, train, and develop effective Sales Executives capable of articulating our Vision and operating within our Values. Continual in-person coaching and mentoring of Sales Executives maintaining cutting edge sales techniques Scrutinize and proactively manage measures of point of sale success, sales plan effectiveness, and customer satisfaction Create an environment that fosters high performance, learning and initiative. Ensures use of a business development process that delivers high quality prospects to segment underwriters. Work with Sales Executives to develop annual and three-year Sales plans with defined goals and objectives that support segment-specific strategies. Demonstrates the ability to build partnerships with other business groups to identify and initiate multiple product solutions at the account level. Maintains an understanding of all Travelers products, services and solutions and initiates discussions with other businesses units as appropriate. Shares field intelligence about trends and competitive practices with peers, REs, DEs and RDDs to promote organization learning and opportunities Develop an annual Business Development Strategy for assigned territory. Direct and coordinate implementation of regional and national advertising and branding strategies. Exhibit superior knowledge of competitor products and capabilities along with general market trends. Work closely with Select Accounts staff to develop and implement growth strategy of individual segments. Functional knowledge of Commercial Lines products and services with broad-spectrum knowledge of corporate enterprise wide capabilities. Actively participate in management of key producer relationships within the Region, ensuring distribution channel alignment with business needs, coupled with effective administration of compensation programs. Support efforts of the corporate agency management team to manage key strategic distribution relationships with national brokers, regional brokers, Enterprise Elite, and other significant cross-enterprise distribution resources

Minimum Qualifications
7 years in a Sales Executive role and proven managerial experience required

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Strategic & tactical leadership. Management skills and discipline. Business acumen. Financial acumen. Strategic agility. Platform skills, including facilitation. Technical sales & marketing. Include superior knowledge of selling through intermediaries and distributors. Excellent sales skills and ability to coach and mentor same. Interpersonal and communication skills. E-knowledge of Microsoft and Lotus products. 10+ years insurance marketing or sales experience. 5+ years of proven managerial experience. 4 years college degree or business equivalent.

Licensing or Certificates
C.I.C. Preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.