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Commercial Account Executive

Posted 15 days ago

  • Southampton, Hampshire
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  • External
  • Expired - 2 months ago
Commercial Account Executive (R0006861)
Southampton, England From day one, our mission has been to create an independent business with a unique culture – one that is controlled by the people who work for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people has always been key to our success.People come to Howden for lots of different reasons, but they stay for the same one: our culture. That’s what sets us apart, and why we nurture and retain the best talent in the market. Whatever your priorities – work/life balance, career progression, sustainability, volunteering - you’ll find like-minded people driving change at Howden.With a no limits approach, we can rise to any challenge. Whatever the question, the concern, or the risk, we can get the right people in a room and find the right answer. Our collective power is also helping us to change the insurance narrative – doing right by our clients while using insurance as a tool to build resilience for individuals, businesses and communities. From pro bono work to insuring COVID-19 vaccine development to de-risking the carbon market, we’re using our skills, knowledge, and networks to make a difference and speed positive change in the world around us.We are actively looking for a Commercial Account Executive to join our Howden Consumer & Local Commercial team. Our local Commercial team have grown rapidly over the last 14 years’, and we now have over 200 people within the team across the UK. In this role you will be responsible for building rapport with new and existing clients, who could range from sole traders, through to the MD/CEO of a large organisation, and working closely with the Branch Manager to achieve objectives.About you:You will have experience winning new business and building long lasting relationships with B2B clients.You must have a passion for developing business through marketing, community engagement, networking, client meetings, just to name a few – the stronger our presence in the market, the more successful you will be.You will be tenacious and have a business curiosity, as this will allow you to identify and explore new business opportunities to drive the best possible outcome for our clientsYou are willing to learn, as every day will be different. This is a great opportunity to progress your career as a Commercial Account Executive and become further your professional qualifications.You are consultative, have the ability to question effectively and will be an active listener, you will take the time to fully understand client requirements and be able to advise on products and solutions – always identifying opportunities, but more importantly, looking for a ‘path to yes’Rewards:We believe that great work and dedication should be rewarded, that’s why we offer:22 days holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing through length of serviceA set of core benefits, designed with your health and financial protection in mind:Life Assurance up to 4x salary, protecting your loved ones in case the worst should happenIncome protection, guaranteeing an income for up to 5 years in the event of an illness or injuryContributory pension scheme – 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution, rising to 5% & 5% in April 2025Access to a Healthcare Cashplan, which gives you access to a variety of health related benefitsAccess to a host of lifestyle and financial benefits that you can choose from:Discounts on gym membership across the UKSalary sacrifice schemes – Travel Insurance, Cycle to Work, Car leasing, Technology purchaseAccess to discounted personal health policies – Critical illness, private medical, dental plansA range of insurance products available commission free, including home, motor, travel and specialist vehiclesAccess to hundreds of high-street retailer discountsOur Culture: People FirstWe’ve travelled far since opening our first office in 1994. Back then we were local experts – based in London, with direct access to the world’s biggest insurance market. We’re still locals, and we still deliver the right advice and the right insurance to our clients. But now, we’re local all over the world. With 15,000 global colleagues and a partner network spanning more than 100 territories, we are the largest independent insurance broker in the world. But our values haven’t changed since day one, when we set out to create a company grounded in:Aligned external investorsThe trust and integrity born of friendshipExpertiseOur focus on being a people-first business has always been at the very heart of Howden. Our vision was to create an independent business with a unique culture; one that would survive and thrive as a business controlled by the people working for it. Our employee ownership model sets us apart in the market. It’s created a culture of collaboration and innovation, where we’re driven to think bigger and empowered to challenge convention.Our flat structure and entrepreneurial spirit help us attract the best people and empower them to be the best version of themselves. And when we bring in and nurture great talent, more follows. That makes us better – and that’s better for everyone.Diversity & InclusionAt Howden we consider our people our chief competitive advantage and as such we treat colleagues, candidates, clients, and business partners with equality, fairness and respect, regardless of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or family circumstances.
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