Commercial Account Handler / Client Service Advisor – Corporate Risks (Manchester, UK) Permanent and FTC Opportunities
Aon are currently recruiting a Client Service Advisor to join our team in Manchester.
Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
Aon is an equal opportunities employer. Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.
About the Role
As a Client Service Advisor some of your key responsibilities will involve;
To work with Client Managers to ensure the highest level of service to each assigned Client in line with the agreed SoSA and Client Promise Plan
- Liaise with Client Managers to fully understand the Client’s business and insurance requirements
- Contribute to the formulation of the Service Plan, Reports, Presentations and any other client documents etc., as required including visits to Clients
- Communicate terms of settlement to Client, ensure premiums are debited (and allocated appropriately where necessary) and assist with maintenance of credit control standards
Comply with regulatory and other standards as directed by line management
- Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company
- Understand and comply with ICOB rules, Sarbannes-Oxley, BiPar and Aon business procedures
- Take ownership of problems and their resolution, seeking assistance where necessary
- Update Aon systems (such as working documents, GRIP) per agreed parameters
Identify improvements in Client risk & insurance programme design
- Identify potential improvements in programme design for Clients and make recommendations to Client Manager
- Implement recommended changes for Clients, if required
Negotiate renewal terms, Mid Term adjustments and cover extensions
- Come fully prepared for the internal renewal strategy meeting
- Undertake negotiations with insurers as agreed, marketing & negotiating terms with the Aon Facilities as required – fully support the broking function to achieve optimum solution for the client
- Preparation of comprehensive marketing presentations and the renewal report, working with the Broking Managers to prepare full cover comparisons as required
- Establish and develop effective working relationships with Insurers and where appropriate, differentiating with the Client; the cover, service and industry knowledge that a specific Insurer could deliver to them
- Co-ordinate global programmes and effectively communicate with the global network and Global Risks
- Provide ongoing communication with the client following queries/alterations and ensure Client Manager is kept appraised of developments
Professionally represent Aon, demonstrating an understanding of corporate objectives.
- To be seen by colleagues as someone who is supportive and helpful
- To continually improve personal knowledge through appropriate training and implement appropriately
- Ensure contract certainty is delivered. Act as an escalation point for colleagues in relation to contract certainty queries, mentors others as appropriate
Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.
As an Account Handler/ Client Service Advisor your skills and qualifications will ideally include;
- Insurance experience across the core lines of commercial - Property, Casualty, Fleet
- Knowledge / experience managing public sector risks would be an advantage.
- Global placement/technical ability would be an advantage
- Understanding the insurance market dynamics.
- Strong technical knowledge in all major and pecuniary classes
- Good influencing, listening and communication skills Adaptable, focussed and self-disciplined – driven to achieve results
- Ability to positively engage clients
- Ability to work efficiently within a structured process
- Relevant technical commercial insurance knowledge
- Demonstrate good communication, decision making and problem solving skills
- Ability to co-ordinate activities within a cross-functional team
- Ability to use insurance industry IT systems to efficiently deliver client service
- Ability to appropriately engage with relevant outsourced parties
- Compliance with regulatory and business procedures
- ACII or equivalent, preferred
Salary and Benefits
This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.