Hit the ground running
We’re looking for a self-motivated employee benefits professional who thrives on working with clients to provide solutions, and we’re offering a head start on advancing your benefits career. Working both independently and with strong support from an experienced, knowledgeable team, our new Benefits Producer will manage a substantial existing book of business while attracting new clients.
What you’ll be doing
As an Employee Benefits Producer, your primary focus will be on driving new revenue by identifying, qualifying, developing and closing new opportunities with clients from small to midsize companies. You’ll cultivate relationships with sources of new business and meet with prospects to identify their needs, explain our insurance products and implement a sales strategy. You’ll also expand sales in existing accounts by introducing new products and services.
In your tool kit
Qualified candidates must have proven sales and people skills, possess a genuine desire to help others and demonstrate a commitment to education on the evolving economic and legal issues that affect the industry. Experience analyzing group health, dental, life and disability quotes and presenting benefit-plan options is preferred but not essential. Strong written and verbal communications skills are required, as is the ability to make informative and persuasive presentations. To be a successful Employee Benefits Producer, you must be flexible yet decisive and place a high value on customer service. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Employee Benefits Producers are required to write new business that meets or exceeds targets for premium volume, commission and number of accounts while adhering to agency service standards and timelines. Producers plan, lead and control their personal production levels and servicing in a manner consistent with agency goals for growth, mix of business and profitability.
Build on your success
To continue our growth and expand our services, Sylvia Group is seeking competitive, results-driven professionals for Insurance Producer jobs in the Boston area and SouthCoast region. The Producers we seek are thought leaders who understand what’s most important to clients: the business and personal risks, as well as the financial challenges, that impact their future. Ideal candidates have proven success in sales and are looking to further that success while working with a great support team and extensive in-house resources.
What you’ll be doing
Commercial Lines Producers forge new client relationships by designing programs that reduce the cost of risk and make clients more attractive to the insurance marketplace. By analyzing level of exposure and addressing gaps in coverage with your clients, you’ll serve as a trusted partner in developing solutions that drive down their long-term costs and help them meet their business objectives.
Personal Insurance Producers generate business by recognizing and addressing current and prospective clients’ needs and working together to find solutions that are right for them. Under the direction of the Sales Manager, you’ll be able to exercise your drive to work independently while enjoying the support of an outstanding team.
In your tool kit
An existing book of business, a strong commitment to industry education, advanced communication skills, networking and relationship building are essential to getting the job done. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, and demonstrate strong self-management skills and leadership qualities.
As a Producer, you'll pursue and close sales of new and existing accounts while retaining an assigned book of business. You'll be required to write new business that meets or exceeds targets for premium volume, commission and number of accounts while adhering to agency service standards and timelines. Producers plan, lead and control their personal production levels and servicing in a manner consistent with agency goals for growth, mix of business and profitability.
“When I needed assistance with my business insurance program, Jill White immediately responded – and, even more important, she listened. She understood the challenges I had with my former agent, and she and the Sylvia Group team designed a program specific to my restaurant’s needs. I’m confident that with Jill’s expertise and personal attention, Fay’s is in good hands. That gives me the peace of mind to focus on what my family and I do best: serve delicious food and provide great customer service while running a successful business.”
– Evelyn Bettencourt, Owner, Fay's Restaurant and Knotty Pine Fine New England Catering
“Thanks to John Beauregard and the professionals at Sylvia Group, our MassMEDIC membership has paid immediate dividends. Through the BIO Business Solutions® program, Primo Medical received a significant premium reduction on our Professional Liability policy. In addition, utilizing Chubb as our insurance provider and Sylvia Group as our broker, we’re confident that we have business partners who truly understand our insurance needs, provide outstanding loss control services and continue to work with us to lower our total cost of risk.”
– Christopher LaPlante, Chief Financial Officer, Primo Medical Group
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- Paul C. Abrantes, Executive Director, Advanced Eye Centers
“I love your staff. In the first three or four weeks after we moved over to Sylvia Group for our insurance, I have had more communication and attention from them than I had in the seven or eight years we were with our former agency! You have a great team.”
– Pat Cassan, Ocean Explorium
“I just wanted to take the time to recognize what a remarkable job Danielle Andre is doing. I cannot thank her enough for her time, her kindness and her willingness to make sure I’m comfortable with all the necessary changes that occurred from an insurance standpoint. As a whole, every Sylvia Group staff member has been friendly and knowledgeable, but Danielle has certainly gone above and beyond for me.”
– Shannon S., Personal Insurance client
“I so appreciate Julie Jennings' help with Medicare planning. It is a relief to be able to consult with a knowledgeable professional on insurance issues. I have no idea how people do this without such help.”
– Chris Black, Personal Insurance client
“Working with Sylvia Group over recent years has taken our insurance issues from 'groans and moans' to 'no problem.' Rose Lopes, our Account Manager, is one of the most responsive people I have ever worked with. She responds immediately to questions or special requests. It is such a pleasure to work with Rose, who does whatever it takes to find a solution to our needs. We are very pleased… She always has our interests in mind.”
– Lynne Foley, Director of Human Resources, Five Star Companies, Inc.
"Sylvia Group is by far the best insurance agency I have ever dealt with, both personally and in my business. They provide customer support that is not found in other agencies. For example, they take a personal interest in their clients, calls are always taken or returned immediately, and during reviews suggestions are made to offer the most cost effective and comprehensive coverage. When claims occur, they have always been there to facilitate the process. It has truly been a pleasure to have them represent me in my insurance needs."
- William N. Whelan, Chairman, Whelan Associates LLC