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Sales Supervisor in Independence, OH at The General® Insurance

Date Posted: 2/21/2019

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Job Description


Permanent General Companies, Inc., also known as “The General” is a leading non-standard auto insurance provider. Currently, we are seeking qualified applicants for an open Sales Supervisor position. 

We offer an employee-friendly and challenging work environment where the right candidate will learn and grow with the company.  We pride ourselves on teamwork and quality customer service.  If you do too, please check us out!

Permanent General offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance after one month of employment; health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts; tuition reimbursement, paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays), wellness initiatives, 401(k) participation with a matching contribution and much more! 


Reporting to the Manager of Retail Sales, the Sales Supervisor 

supervises members of the sales staff (may include members of sales support or sales agents);  monitors call volume and agent availability;  acts as a resource for sales staff regarding approvals for exceptions, interpretation of underwriting guidelines and customer problems/complaints; and monitors daily new business reports.

Other essential job responsibilities will include:

Conduct quarterly meetings with sales staff in order to facilitate communication and training regarding company policies and procedures and to discuss pertinent issues.

Provide formal performance feedback to staff in the form of individual performance objectives and annual performance evaluations according to established timelines.

Assist with the training of new sales staff members including system training and training regarding underwriting guidelines and acceptable risks. Assist in setting up their systems, phones and work areas.

Monitor incoming phone volume as it relates to phone availability among agents. Ensure that agents are logged into the phone system and available to take calls, especially during peak call periods.

Handle complaint calls from customers when the complexity or severity of the issue is beyond the scope of the agent or support staff member. Initiate steps necessary to correct problems and see issues through to satisfactory resolution.

Participate in sales meetings, seminars, contests and training activities to drive sales and stay current with market trends, regulations, products, underwriting guidelines and rate revisions.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum three years of auto insurance experience in the areas of sales or underwriting required. Supervisory experience preferred.

  • Property and Casualty License is required.

  • Proficiency with web-based applications along with excellent navigation skills are required.
  • The ability and willingness to contribute thoughtful ideas and suggestions for process improvement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are needed; excellent customer service skills are a must.
  • Requires the ability to perform basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), along with averages and percentages.



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