You will be challenged, rewarded, and valued for your unique experience, background and perspective. Join a team where hard work pays off and original thinking is celebrated. As you build your future at Westfield Insurance, you will quickly learn that protecting our customer’s future by delivering on our promise to help restore lives and rebuild businesses when the unexpected happens is at the heart of what we do. Building relationships and caring about people has been part of our culture since 1848. Be a part of a team that recognizes and appreciates those who take initiative, know how to elevate an idea and can innovate and seek opportunity in a changing world.
Graduate Development Program – Risk Services Representative
Starting Salary: $48,500
When it’s time to start, advance, or change your career, proper guidance and direction are essential. At Westfield Insurance, we invest heavily in preparing you for a career within the insurance industry.
The Graduate Development Program (GDP) prepares recent college graduates, experienced professionals looking for a change of industry, and veterans for an exciting career at Westfield. The GDP combines a variety of learning techniques, including:
Classroom-based training on insurance-related topics, critical thinking, marketing, collaboration, and customer service.
Observation and practice elements are included to increase exposure to the business unit and to complete assigned research topics.
Self-study eLearning to support project work and individual development.
Team-building activities with peers.
Networking with leaders across the organization.
Coaching and mentoring throughout the program from experienced employees.
The GDP training will take place in our home office in Westfield Center, OH.
Risk Services is not your typical desk job. It is a flexible and fast past environment where you make a difference by helping businesses protect their workers, safeguard the public, prevent loss of valuable resources, and maintain operations in a crisis. It allows you to work one on one with customers in various industries to understand their needs; share insight into key risk exposures they face; and support them in implementing leading edge risk management practices to reach desired objectives. You could be interacting with a contractor in the morning, a poultry processing facility that afternoon and a large hotel chain later in the week. The feedback from this interaction is shared with Westfield underwriting to assist in risk selection, account pricing and retention.
This position offers opportunities to:
Partner with underwriters to assess the scope of risk a business presents and craft an approach to help acquire and retain valuable customers.
Meet one-on-one with Westfield customers at their place of business or job site to gain insight about operations, exposures and controls.
Develop and oversee relationships with Westfield customers to help them improve capabilities in managing the key risk issues they face.
Interact with regional and national insurance agents to bring awareness to comprehensive services capabilities and the risk services value.
Be part of team to identify and find solutions that prevent accidents, mitigate loss, and improve the bottom line for Westfield and our customers.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
If you are selected and then once you start in your GDP role, this position requires that you successfully complete a combination of AINS General Insurance Exams within 3 attempts.
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
Insurance or business-related degree.
Relevant internship experience.
Engagement in activities that demonstrate leadership potential.
Ability to operate various types of computer equipment and software programs.
Ability to communicate via the telephone.
Ability to travel, as required, potentially both inter and intra state.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Ability to relocate if deemed necessary by the business unit.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.
Westfield offers a Total Rewards program that focuses on compensation, benefits and wellness, and includes perks like 401(k), pension plan, annual incentive, education reimbursement, flex-time, onsite fitness center and casual dress. Work-life balance, recognition, and learning and career development are all part of a rewarding career with Westfield Insurance.
We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.
Westfield will be admired as a leading personal and commercial lines property-casualty insurance company enabled by an exceptional team known for expertise and caring. We will be distinguished by excellence in commercial insurance, and customers will choose us for our insight about risk and the value we deliver.