Ag Loss Control Specialist in Des Moines at Farm Bureau Financial Services

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Do you have substantial ag knowledge or an ag background? Are you a go-getter with high initiative, a positive attitude and strong loss control/risk management experience? Do you thrive in a work environment where you must multi-task and have strong organizational skills? Are you a self-starter and able to work with limited direction? If so, this Ag Loss Control Specialist position could be a great opportunity for you!

Who We Are: At Farm Bureau Financial Services, our client/members can feel confident knowing their family, home, cars and other property are protected. We value a culture where integrity, teamwork, passion, service, leadership and accountability are at the heart of every decision we make and every action we take. We're proud of our more than 80-year commitment to protecting the livelihoods and futures of our client/members and creating an atmosphere where our employees thrive.

What You'll Do: As an Ag Loss Control Specialist, you will work with our client members and agents primarily in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas to enhance member service, growth and improve loss ratio by providing consultative support, loss control resources and recommendations. You will conduct on-site surveys to investigate and analyze risk exposures and loss experience on farm/ag accounts and recommend solutions to assist client/members in avoiding or reducing loss. You will provide risk assessment and risk improvement consultation on accounts of various sizes selected by factors including premium, loss experience, exposures, and other criteria. In this role, you will also facilitate loss control training programs, workshops and/or seminars for client/members and agents. You will also participate in the development and research of innovative, distinctive, and cost-effective loss control services and tools. As an Ag Loss Control Specialist, you will be joining a small but mighty team, so you must be flexible as you will have other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

What It Takes to Join Our Team:

  • Substantial experience working with farm or agriculture operations, as well as prior insurance loss control or safety experience is required.
  • College degree or equivalent plus 5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Continued progress towards industry education and maintenance of designations is expected. ARM, CSP or other safety-related designation is a plus.
  • Advanced analytical, problem solving, and project management skills are required.
  • Must have high attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and a good work ethic.
  • Strong customer service and facilitation skills are required - including solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills are required to quickly learn our multiple systems.
  • Must be able to work under all kinds of weather conditions and perform safety and property inspections that may require moving over uneven terrain, climbing, and other physical tasks to fully appraise all physical aspects of property and buildings. May be required to infrequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a clean driving record according to Fleet Safety guidelines. A company vehicle is provided.
  • Ability to work independently, proactively and maintain flexible working hours, including frequent overnight travel. You will work out of your home office and the field, covering the states of Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. This position includes daily travel within your territory, as well as frequent overnight travel (50-75%). There will also may be limited travel within the other states we do business (AZ, MN, NM, SD & UT).
  • Must reside in Iowa (Des Moines area), Nebraska (Lincoln/Kearney area) or Kansas (Topeka/Lawrence/Manhattan area).

What We Offer You: When you're on our team, you get more than a great paycheck. You'll hear about career development and educational opportunities. We offer an enhanced 401K with a match, low cost health, dental, and vision benefits, and life and disability insurance options. We also offer paid time off, including holidays and volunteer time, as well as a company car and cell phone. Farm Bureau....where the grass really IS greener!

If you're interested in joining a company that appreciates employees, provides growth and professional development opportunities and offers great benefits, we invite you to apply today!