AVP Commercial Lines

Torrance, CA 90501

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Commercial Lines Job Number: 7181

Job Description

Assistant Vice President needed for a well-established Commercial Lines Department in a Torrance, CA agency.
Join a collaborative and client focused agency where you’ll be the primary expert for all things Commercial Lines! This role will assist the current VP in the day-to-day operations of the agency, including but not limited to:
  • Managing a book of up to 10 large Commercial clients
  • Assisting top Account Managers with marketing strategies for new and renewal business
  • Step in as Acting Supervisor in absence of VP including timecards, PTO approval, and disciplining in accordance to company policy
  • Prepare and give presentations to clients to go over coverages, make suggestions, and act as a resource for all things insurance
  • Coordinate with the VP to implement new policies and procedures
  • Performance evaluations
  • Build and maintain relationships with carrier representative, outside vendors, internal staff, clients, and other team members
  • Analyze loss ratios and coordinate with VP and Loss Control Consultants to develop and implement business plans and strategies for P&C Department to maintain profitability and retention goals
  • Provide support to Producers by marketing, preparing proposals, and giving presentations
  • HOURS: Full-Time Hours, Monday to Friday
  • DURATION: Direct Hire
  • WORKSITE: Onsite at the Torrance office during training, and hybrid once up and running. Must be willing to come in office 3x per week.
  • PAY: $130,000 - $160,000/Year depending on experience
    • For $145,000+, you must have 5+ years of staff management experience and current designations (CIC, CPCU, CRM, AAI, etc.)
  • BENEFITS: As a valued member of the team, this client offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • 4 medical options, including PPO/HSA with Anthem Blue Cross and HSA with sterling HSA
  • Employer annual contribution to HSA: $1000 single/$2000 family (pro-rated)
  • Employee contribution for Medical, Dental, and Vision: 18% for employee only, 35% of dependent premium
  • Dental: Principal POS plan with $2000 max coverage
  • Life/AD&D: Flat $20,000 coverage
  • Voluntary Life: Up to $300,000 coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • LTD: 60% up to $6000 monthly benefit
  • Voluntary benefits available with AFLAC: Cancer, Accident, Critical illness, Hospital, and more
  • 401k with employer matching (eligibility after 1 year of employment)

To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Insurance Designations with equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 10 years, recent, P&C Insurance experience within an independent agency working on mid to large market, generalized risks
  • Strong knowledge of Commercial Lines policies including Workers' Comp, CL Auto, Umbrella/Excess, Professional Liability, General Liability, Property, etc.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Proficiency with AMS 360 & MS Office Suite
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Current CA P&C License
  • This role may require periodic travel to client and carrier meetings, as well as industry events, which may require the AVP to drive their own vehicle or a rental vehicle. An acceptable Motor Vehicle Report at the time of hire and periodically thereafter along with maintenance of minimum acceptable insurance coverage will be required.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available. W2 only

Meet Your Recruiter

Dallas Pietak
Account Manager

Dallas joined SDI Staffing in 2021. She brings with her nearly 10 years' Account Management experience in Personal and Commercial Lines. As an Account Manager at SDI Staffing, Dallas is able to use her Insurance experience in helping both employees and employers build long-lasting relationships. She is also an active member of the Association of Insurance Professionals (San Diego Chapter) and has obtained her Certified Staffing Professional designation (CSP).

  • Certified Staffing Professional (CSP)
  • Employment Committee Chair San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals (SDAIP)

When she’s not acting as a career match-maker, Dallas enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her Shih-Tzu.

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