Practice Director - Property&Casualty

Portland, Oregon
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Feb 16, 2017
Feb 20, 2017
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Woodruff-Sawyer&Co. is the type of place where talented individuals can make a big impact. We are passionate about what we do for our clients and we practice what we preach. We ve created an environment where our people can grow and succeed both personally and professionally. We are really looking for someone who thrives on being challenged and has a high level of intellectual curiosity. Our Portland office is looking for a Practice Director to join their growing and dynamic team. The Practice Director (PD) develops and manages a highly successful team while providing oversight of all operational aspects of the practice. The Practice Director assures the team s adherence to Woodruff-Sawyer s values, creating best practices to establish consistency in work processes and client deliverables. In addition, the individual partners effectively with Account Executives to align our services with our key differentiators and technology solutions.What you'll be doing: Oversee day to day Regional operations, contributing to strategic areas that impact the over-all growth and profit of the Region. Identify vital areas of improvement and coordinate with Senior Leaders throughout the company and within the Region to prioritize and implement key initiatives. Lead a high performance team that demonstrates trust, commitment, open communication, accountability and strong results: create strong camaraderie and team spirit; assist in building our brand as an employer of choice Manage the recruiting process in conjunction with HR; develop/implement initial new hire training plan and assure training is complete and effectively Effectively define and communicate team standards, roles and responsibilities; work with Practice Leader (PL) to provide ongoing communication and feedback; hold regular team meetings and provide specific, honest and tactful feedback. Oversee goal setting and performance management processes within established timeframes for assigned staff; effectively write and conduct reviews; manage salary and bonus recommendations Provide coaching, mentoring and training to maximize career development of team; establish and administer formal training/career development plans utilizing both internal and external resources to provide training Manage Practice budget, working with Practice Leader to align budget with priorities and key initiatives. What you should already have: Minimum of 8 years of industry and/or brokerage experience; demonstrated ability to resolve more complex client issues Minimum of 5 years of management experience; demonstrated ability to participate as a leader in the practice and experience driving solutions through influence and persuasion College degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills Excellent analytical, negotiation and organizational skills; ability to multi-task and shift focus as priorities change Previous supervisory, training and/or formal mentoring experience desirable; demonstrated ability to be a team builder Property&Casualty license required upon hire or within 3 months of obtaining position Valid Driver s license and reliable transportation required Ability to travel as required What you ll be getting from us: An opportunity for growth and development as a well-rounded professional The opportunity to work with sharp, motivated co-workers in a collaborative and entrepreneurial team A fun office and team-oriented environment A robust wellness program which includes onsite yoga, Pilates and massages Security for your future: Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP), 401K with company match and profit sharing Medical, Dental and Vision benefits for employees and families Life Insurance, short term and long term disability benefits Paid vacation, holiday and sick days Tuition reimbursement Access to an Employee Assistance Program Fun company and team outings