Sr. Placement Specialist-FINEX

Willis Towers Watson Chicago, IL
The Senior Placement Specialist serves as the primary liaison between insurers and clients. This person is responsible for managing major client relationships, deploying placement expertise and helping to drive revenue growth within the assigned office. This individual will ultimately be serving in a senior role on major accounts to advise clients/strategize/provide expertise on difficult-to-place business. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing policy contract reviews and negotiating competitive terms and conditions as it is both a client and market facing role. Individual will also assist in establishing a placement strategy for the region and act as a thought leader and contribute to business growth objectives. Opportunity to act as a mentor to Jr. Brokers and Brokers on smaller accounts. Client facing and has a high complexity book of business ($1.5M+) encompassing large accounts.

The Role

Corporate Risk & Broking

We know how companies can unlock potential through effective risk management. Our clients rely on us to craft strategies to quantify, mitigate and transfer risk, taking advantage of our specialist industry experience and unparalleled market know-how. The result is a new way of embracing risk that drives superior results.


* Serve in a senior role on major accounts

* Maintain a significant book of business

* Advise clients/strategize/provide expertise on complex business

* Place large, complex programs into the marketplace

* Perform policy contract reviews; negotiate competitive terms and conditions

* Background in placing D&O and E&O for financial institution clients

* Contribute to business growth objectives (e.g., participate in RFP responses/presentations, attend proactive sales meetings, place new business opportunities)

* Act as a thought leader (e.g., contribute to FINEX content, attend industry conferences as a Willis representative)

* Put together professional and well thought out presentations and documents.

* Identify and engage appropriate local resources for clients

* Assist in establishing placement strategy for region

* Participate in continuing education to maintain licensure


* 8+ years of experience in underwriting or broking

* Insurance broker's P&C license required

* Technical knowledge of insurance contracts/structure

* Knowledge and understanding of global marketplace

* Knowledge of and experience working with D&O, EPL and Fiduciary Liability

* Enhanced client service skills

* Ability to provide expert, in-depth advice to client resulting in overall client satisfaction

* Skilled at interfacing with customers

* Strong presentation skills

* Develop new partner markets where needed locally and support nationally based relationships with carriers and clients

* Proficient in excel and PowerPoint

* Analytically minded

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutionscompany that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth.With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees servingmore than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk,optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protectand strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows usto see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – thedynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlockpotential. Learn more at

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