SR Dir Distribution Management - Large Corp

Job Level:  Professional

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Area of Expertise:  Sales & Distribution
Unit:  Allianz Commercial
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Compan
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  18788

The Impact You Will Have

Reporting to the Regional Head of Large Corporate Distribution NA, you will join the team as Director, Distribution Manager.  You will be primely responsible for pipelining and relationship management with major brokers and independently driving the broker administration process.  You will also be tasked with building relationships and business pipelines with global and mid-market brokers, improving communication of AGCS risk appetite to broking partners.


Some of your specific responsibilities include:

Proactively manage the business development process and strengthen local and regional (broking/leadership/executive) relationships with key distribution partners:

  • Scheduling and chairing regular development meetings and capability pitches with assigned brokers in order to facilitate a flow of high-quality (in-appetite) new business prospects.
  • Facilitate broker’s understanding of AGCS underwriting appetites and capabilities and act as point of access to AGCS for broker enquiries
  • Utilize a systematic and disciplined engagement approach to increase AGCS profile and promote AGCS as preferred insurer amongst key broker partners 
  • Strategically align AGCS underwriters, leaders, products, and services based on the broker’s regional/local structure & hierarchies, organizational charts, industry vertical and/or product specialties, and other key contacts.
  • Manage all broker matters via the AGCS CRM platform (Salesforce).
  • Successfully increase AGCS’s "Size of Wallet", meeting New/Upsell and Cross Sell targets as per local and regional sales plans for key brokerages
  • Achieve new business, growth, retention, and profitability ratios per North American and Regional broker sales plan for assigned brokers
  • Proactively engage in dialogue with brokers to identify and deliver Upsell and Cross Sell opportunities; develop, maintain, and execute pipelining activity where applicable to improve submission and quote ratio of agreed target lists
  • Collaborate with Strategic Relationship Leaders to develop and manage top-down and bottom-up strategic planning to facilitate local/regional execution.
  • Monthly deep-dive analysis of portfolio to provide insight & develop expertise, ensure on-going execution of plan, and facilitate directional steering per corporate and local business plans.
  • Proactively manage internal relationships
  • Collaborate with product leadership and underwriters to prioritize joint activity, engagement, and visibility to ensure delivery of business goals.
  • Through regular dialogue with various lines of business, facilitate and enhance AGCS offering to key broking partners.  
  • Support and execute Marketing initiatives as appropriate, such as Net Promoter Score, segmentation, product development, development of value proposition, contribution to broker sales plan, etc.


What You’ll Bring to the Role

  • 7+ years of experience and a proven track record of Underwriting or Development role in industrial / specialty insurance business. Specialized knowledge in various Lines of Business and existing, relevant broker relationships preferred.
  • Significant experience of delivering in an analytical role (sales environment, controlling roles or similar). Robust knowledge in at least one trade sector
  • Significant demonstrable experience of fostering long term, profitable relationships at senior level in broker and client organizations
  • Successful track record of prospecting new clients in industrial / specialty insurance segment. Experience with Multi-national Insurance and MGU/MGA “Programs” Business preferred
  • Experience working in complex, global matrix organization a plus
  • Advanced ability to analyze data and implement tools and methodologies to develop market, competitor, and client insight
  • Advanced knowledge of medium risks and specialty risk insurance. Ability to utilize experience to implement best practice in channel management
  • Ability to define value proposition and client differentiation strategies in various sales situations
  • Ability to articulate businesses on the AGCS multi-line offering and benefits
  • Degree preferred, in e.g., Economics, Business Administration, Risk Management, Finance, etc


The annualized base pay range for this role is $109,375 – 185,767. The annual base salary range represents a nationwide market range. The actual salary for this position may be above and will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate. The base pay is just one component of the AGCS total compensation package.  As part of our comprehensive compensation and highly rated benefits programs, employees are also eligible for annual performance-based cash incentive awards.

What’s in it for you?

Let’s care about everything that makes you, you

We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong.  We offer a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working.  Please feel free to discuss flexible working arrangements with us.


Let’s care for your financial wellbeing

We believe in rewarding performance with a great compensation and benefits package (details vary by location), including a generous bonus scheme and pension.


Let’s care for your opportunities to progress

From career development and digital learning programs to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered.


Let’s care for life’s twists and turns

From our support for flexible working and health, to helping people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach.  We’ve got your back.


Let’s care for our society and our planet

With opportunities to be engaged in shaping a future that is safe, inclusive and sustainable, we care for the tomorrows of our people, our industry and our clients.


Care to join us?


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a global corporate insurance carrier and part of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.  Learn more about us by clicking here.


Allianz is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.  Diversity of thinking is an important part of our company culture.


People with disabilities:
We want to give all our candidates the best opportunity to succeed.  If you need any adjustments to be made during the application and selection process, please email

Recruitment Agencies: 
AGCS has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly. AGCS does not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters.  Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired.  When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact managers directly.






Nearest Major Market: Chicago