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Commercial Advisor


Job TitleCommercial Advisor
Job CategoryInsurance
LocationKwa-Zulu Natal
Employment TypePermanent
Bee statusInclude All
SalaryMarket Related
Min SalaryNot Set
Max SalaryNot Set
Expiry Date31st August 2024
Deadline Date31st July 2024
ExperienceNo Experience


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Our Client based in Durban are looking for candidates to assists in planning and implementing pursuit of strategic opportunities for Business Insurance, by cultivating client relationships or other commercial relationships and identifying new markets for Business Insurance products or services.


Business Development

Monitor and assess sales and market data for a specific geographic region and market segment; and produce reports that will assist management in formulating strategy and identifying areas in the market where business can be developed.

Customer Relationship Development / Prospecting

Develop and implement relationship management plans for complex potential customer accounts to identify and build relationships with relevant decision makers and influencers within the customer organisation and to enable effective two-way flow of information and resolution of issues.

Customer Needs Clarification

Set clear objectives for each sales call; develop and make presentations that are tailored to the known interests, needs, issues, and concerns of decision makers and influencers within the customer organisation; gather and analyse relevant information; and gain agreement to a statement of customer requirements.

Sell Customer Propositions

Use personal expertise to identify the complex standard products and/or services offered by the organisation that meet the customer's needs, together with quantities and product configurations. Present these to the customer with a clear rationale and at standard commercial terms, referring to senior colleagues where necessary to ask for concessions (e.g., price reduction) that gain the customer's agreement.

Sales Opportunities Creation

Develop a personal network within the business sector and represent the organisation at business sector events. Obtain market intelligence and enhance the visibility and reputation of the organisation, its products, and its services.


Customer Relationship Management / Account Management

Develop and implement a customer contact plan to communicate product launches and engage the customers in relevant sales campaigns. Act as first point of contact for customer queries and complaints and resolve these, referring complex issues to others and ensuring that the customer receives an appropriate response.


Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Data

Enter customer information that has been gathered through research and/or through direct customer contact into the customer relationship management system, to ensure that the organisation has quality data to enable effective customer retention and business development activities OR Ensure that team members maintain up-to-date customer relationship management data, identifying and resolving issues.


Operational Compliance

Maintain and renew a deep knowledge and understanding of the organisation's policies and procedures and of relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, and ensure own work adheres to required standards.


Personal Capability Building

Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation (CPD, Class of Business) where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an in[1]depth understanding of technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.


Customer Focus Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions. For example, keeps in contact with customers to ensure problems are resolved, or to improve customer service. Studies customer feedback and emerging customer needs and uses these to determine some creative new ideas.

Drives Results

Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. For example, holds self to high standards of performance; sets some challenging goals; wants to achieve meaningful results; pursues initiatives/efforts to successful completion and closure. Focuses on key goals, even during setbacks and obstacles.

Communicates Effectively

Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. For example, listens attentively and takes an interest. Keeps others well informed; conveys information clearly, concisely, and professionally when speaking or writing.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people. For example, takes time to build rapport in meetings; speaks about common interests and priorities; shows tact and sensitivity in difficult interpersonal situations. Maintains productive relationships with a wide variety of people and from a range of backgrounds.

Manages Complexity

Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, looks at complex issues from multiple angles; explores issues to uncover underlying issues and root causes; sees the main consequences and implications of different options.


Uses compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others. For example, positions and packages ideas so that they will resonate strongly with a wide variety of stakeholders. Uses strong logic and compelling evidence. Works with others to find creative win-win solutions; achieves consensus through compromise.


Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. For example, readily involves others to accomplish goals; stays in touch and shares information; discourages "us versus them" thinking; shows appreciation for others' ideas and input. Being Resilient Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations. For example, is calm and professional in difficult situations; continues to work toward objectives. Overcomes obstacles without becoming discouraged; draws lessons from failures. Recovers from setbacks and adversity.

Education Profile


Matric/SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential)

Full FAIS accreditation (150 credits)

(Essential) RE 5 (Essential)

RE 1 (Advantageous)

General Experience

3-6 years industry and commercial experience

Application Instructions

Please forward your CV to ronal@myfuturecareer.co.za. Should you not be contacted within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

Contact Details

Contact NameRonal
Contact Phone0720865442
Contact Emailronal@myfuturecareer.co.za

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