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Senior Business Development Specialist – Risk Placement Services, Inc – Rolling Meadows, IL

Risk Placement Services, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest specialty wholesale insurance brokerage firms. We work with top-rated carriers to design robust coverage for our clients. Our employees are fueled by a culture built around teamwork, creativity and responsiveness.

Position Summary:

The Business Development Specialist is responsible for working with Producers, to identify and research prospective clients, follow up on sales calls, maintain and update a prospect database and try to drive interest. They may refer new business to Producers, or may close sales themselves. The primary responsibility of Business Development Specialists is to identify new business opportunities-typically complex in nature, determine appropriate products/services to offer, and provide pre-sales support for Producers. Business Development Specialists Senior have a strong working knowledge of potential clients and the insurance brokerage business and have seasoned selling skills. Have ability to reach executive-level contacts within customer organizations.

Additional Considerations:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 or more years related experience required
  • Appropriate insurance licensing


  • Professional certifications such as CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist), CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) or ARM (Associate in Risk Management)

Work Traits:

  • Act independently with minimal direction
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written

U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.
  • Unrestricted work authorization to work in the U.S. For U.S. employment opportunities, Risk Placement Services, Inc. hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H, or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. RPS will require proof of work authorization.
  • Willing to execute RPS’ Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement which requires, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure.

RPS offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.

Risk Placement Services believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, gender, gender identity / expression, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Risk Placement Services will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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