Remote: Sales Operations-Sr Consultant
The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.
Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.
Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.Job Summary
The Sales Operations Senior Consultants supports the achievement of profitable growth by developing, implementing, and leading strategies, processes and programs in the Encompass Independent Agency channel. Influences agency behavioral changes through engagement and consultation with Independent Agency owners.
Achieve strategic objectives and business goals by effectively consulting with territory sales consultants and independent agencies. Assists with implementation of agency processes required to improve engagement and increase growth.
The IA Sales Operations Consultant is a remote opportunity and reports to a National Sales Manager. This is a fast-paced environment and your project management and consultation skills will be best utilized in the agile work.
Driving and Tracking Agency Results
Consults with agencies to drive results in order to meet business objectives
Performs daily call-outs to agents, following up on quote pursuit
Performs retention analysis and call-outs to agents, consulting on opportunities and addressing concerns
Provides insights to help inform effective regional, market and/or state specific sales programs to drive results
Ensures compliance with state, Encompass and/or Allstate rules, regulations, programs and guidelines
Effectively communicates with internal associates and agencies, presenting business cases to influence decision-making and business results
Works with regional territory sales consultants and cross-functional business partners to develop and implement market-specific sales tactics designed to achieve specific growth and profit goals and targeted business results
Consulting and Process Support
Assists regional territory sales consultants and independent agency staff with the implementation of consistent business processes, with a particular focus on engagement and growth
Provides observation, advice, input and tips and suggestions to improve processes where appropriate
Assists in the building of best practices for the successful operation of agency owners and leverages opportunities to share knowledge/best practices across agencies, sales leaders and home office staff
Maintains accurate and timely records of agency support through use of appropriate tracking tools
Contacts agencies directly to ensure adherence to Encompass processes and short-term initiatives. Examples include:
Performs any callouts to agents verifying and documenting agent licensing
Validates EZLynx credentials working with agent to resolve
Key Responsibilities (continued)
Communication & Relationship Management
Acts as an ambassador for Encompass with the agencies, and takes ownership of Encompass messages
Communicates Encompass messaging on all relevant topics, including business objectives, sales promotions and incentives, compensation and bonus structure, Allstate and Insurance Industry news
Customizes messaging for the specific agency, assesses the implications, and suggests necessary actions
Supports the sales leaders in communicating company business objectives (in the context of process implementation)
3-5 years business experience, leadership experience strongly preferred.
Experience in insurance or financial product management, sales management or general management
Bachelor's degree required; business or technical discipline preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively interact with and influence agency owners, principals and staff; and associates within the internal Encompass organization
Excellent communication skills; speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
Strong general management, analytical, planning and organizational skills
Relationship Management skills - Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit, defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team
Problem solving – Uses judgment by applying broad knowledge and experience when addressing issues
Planning and organizational skills - Can engage resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently
Strong knowledge of the Independent Agency insurance distribution channel, including industry competitors, major brokers and national industry associations
Sales skills - knowledge of all aspects of sales process and drivers (examples include: projections, goals, targets, shop, buy, cross-sell, retain, profitability, compliance, quality)
Ability to use Microsoft Office products, Allstate technology, a variety of prospecting and quoting systems and to conduct business from a remote location
Independent agency technology needs – Ability to integrate comparative rater, agency management systems, automated re-quoting systems and processes with corresponding Allstate systems
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.
As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.
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