Business Development Support Officer

Join an agile, diverse and rapidly growing insurance disrupter, Enjoy a dynamic and collaborative culture, Open to location | Flexible working available inc.work from home.

Achmea Australia offers general insurance to rural clients in partnership with Rabobank Australia & New Zealand and has entered the Australian market with an innovative concept of general insurance for the rural market. Achmea Australia has a small, entrepreneurial team with high energy levels and a shared vision to do what it takes to succeed.

With over 200 years of experience as a mutual in the Netherlands and expansion into international markets, we help farmers prevent, manage and cover risk. Our purpose is to Keep farmers farming.

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced Business Development Support Officer Farm Insurance to join our growing team in the Sydney office. The role is required to assist the Regional Manager and the regions Risk Specialists to grow a portfolio of rural clients and develop new business opportunities while maintaining highly satisfied clients.

Main responsibilities of the role

Business Development

  • Support the Risk Specialists and Regional Manager with new business development
  • Help to determine the clients present and future needs, proposing suitable products, services and/or solutions in order to enhance client satisfaction and grow revenue for the organisation
  • Assist in promoting the organisations products and services to all identified targets in a selected area including current and new clients
  • Support the regional team to organise local events and marketing activities in consultation with the Achmea marketing team
  • Research and maintain awareness of competitor activities, and report back to the Risk Specialists to provide head office with valuable market insights as input for product development and enhancement
  • Perform risk analysis in conjunction with the Risk Specialist to assess client risk and mitigation
  • Ensure high client satisfaction at all times

Administrative Support

  • Complete all new business quotes to support Risk Specialists on farm visits with clients
  • Assist with Winter Crop 1-300 quoting and client support
  • Liaise with the claims department on claims relating to the regional client base
  • Assist with payment collection for the commercial team
  • CRM support and monitoring for regional teams
  • Provide back-up to regional team during periods of absence
  • Handle various operational functions as required
  • Ad-hoc admin tasks

To be successful in this role

We are looking for exceptional people who want a career within the rural insurance industry. To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Agriculture and/or Finance (desirable)
  • Certificate III level of the Australian Qualifications Framework
  • RG146 Certified
  • 1 3 years experience in the rural sector (preferably in the financial service industry)
  • Knowledge of the rural industry
  • Ability to develop knowledge of clients operations
  • Experience with farming or farming operations (highly regarded)
  • Excellent client focus and ability to develop long term relationships with a value add perspective
  • Willingness to learn and develop sales and marketing skills and meet targets
  • Ability to manage own work and competing priorities
  • Sound communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to show empathy and affinity with the rural sector

Employee benefits

We offer a dynamic culture with a strong vision and values and a unique product to offer our clients. You will have learning and development opportunities to grow your career as well as contribute back to the organisation in a positive way all whilst having fun. We also offer 5 weeks annual leave, paid salary continuance and life insurance.

We are proud of our culture, we work with a strong vision and values and we offer a unique product to our agricultural clients.

21/07/2020 $0 Tamworth & North West NSW 1 Sales
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