Allstate Outbound Sales Specialist in Irving, Texas

Outbound Sales Specialist

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Job ID :

113467

Location :

Irving, TX US

Level :

Entry Level Professional

Job Category :

Sales

Description :

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Job Description

This position is part of Allstate Brand Operations (ABO). The Sales Specialist is responsible for handling transferred sales leads and some customer service calls to facilitate the growth of Allstate’s book of business by improving the customer experience, increasing customer retention, and meeting sales performance goals. Selling is the primary function of this position but delivering effortless customer experience is a critical component. All sales calls will use warm leads, no cold calls. This position is a licensed individual (Property & Casualty). If you are not licensed that is ok! Allstate pays for licensing training and your license!

  • Deliver exceptional customer experience in all interactions with the customer

  • Provides an exceptional sales experience to prospects through outbound calls in order to meet sales targets and performance goals

  • Sells new business policies for Auto, Property Personal Lines, and selected specialty lines (motorcycle, renters, boat, PUPs, etc.)

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of specific company products and services in order to portray confidence and credibility to customers while matching customer needs to Allstate products and service

  • Proactively identify and act on cross-selling opportunities in order to increase household penetration and improve customer retention, applying effective selling and influencing techniques

  • Ability to interact with multiple on-line systems while speaking with customers is required

  • Demonstrate the ability to handle situations which may require adaptation of response according to customer response. Ability to appropriately handle inbound customer inquiries and calls and leverage the opportunity to cross-sell to enhance customer retention probability

  • Requires extensive knowledge of the organization, products and services and may require advance problem solving and sophisticated sales techniques

  • Ability to assess customer needs and suggest and promote alternative products or services

  • Increase customer retention by speaking with as many customers as possible while improving the customer experience

  • Requires ability to navigate a computerized data entry system and respond to a predicative dialer system

  • Seek referrals for potential customers and prospects through conversations with Allstate’s existing customer base

  • Develop subject matter expertise and remain current on new marketing campaigns

  • Meet monthly goals and standards that align with Company growth strategies

  • Home Based work opportunities may exist for employees with consistent performance and attendance behaviors

Job Qualifications

  • Requires Property and Casualty license to be obtained immediately after hire (training provided)

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)

  • Strong PC skills

  • Ability to interact with multiple online systems while speaking with the customer is required

  • Ability to evaluate customer needs while matching to Allstate products and services

  • 1-2 years sales experience or college degree

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Be flexible regarding changes needed to service the customer

Schedule/Compensation

Schedule:

Transition Schedule (approx. 8 weeks): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12:30pm - 9:00pm / Saturday 9:00am- 5:30pm / Off Days Sunday and Thursday

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 12:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: Off – Rotating 1 of every 3 (9am-5:30pm CST)

Compensation:

  • Salary: $17.50 hourly / $36,400 annually (paid bi-weekly) plus an additional 10% shift differential for working closing shift and 10% bilingual differential

  • Monthly Sales Bonus available based on performance

  • $1,000 bonus paid after 6 months of employment if hired with an active General Lines Property & Casualty License (license bonus does not apply to Allstate re-hires)

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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