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Sales Agent I

Date: May 19, 2021

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92108

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

Working under close supervision, the Sales Agent I supports Wawanesa’s growth and profitability by generating new business.  This job is responsible for interfacing with potential customers either in a call center environment or in person, in order to sell insurance, explain various insurance policies, and help clients choose coverage that most appropriately fits their needs.


Join the Wawanesa team!
•  Starting pay $19.97 per hour with hourly incentive for bilingual candidates
•  Help obtaining your personal lines insurance license during our paid training program
•  Competitive bonus structure


Your training and regular schedule may be a split shift schedule:
•Monday through Friday, start time between 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and ending between 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
•Saturday and/or Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Job Responsibilities

  • Generate new business by interfacing with potential customers in person and over the phone to sell, upsell, and promote insurance services offered, and also answer future business inquiries.
  • Process new business from quote to policy issuance.
  • Review potential business in order to determine eligibility and approve coverage.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Provide superior customer service by establishing and maintaining customer relationships to facilitate future selling opportunities.
  • Achieve production sales goals in a fast-paced, high volume environment. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • College Degree or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Ability to negotiate to win/win results while focusing on the quality of the transaction.
  • Good decision making skills in complex and high pressure situations.
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to identify an issue, determine resolution and complete action as required.
  • Strong ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Good organizational & time management skills.
  • Sales, marketing, or customer service experience would be considered an asset.
  • Current Fire and Casualty Broker-Agent or Personal Lines Broker-Agent license would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of multiple personal lines insurance products, coverages, and insurance guidelines would be considered an asset.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Prior personal lines insurance sales experience and completion of insurance courses preferred.
  • Position requires the ability to lift up to 5 lbs on a daily basis.
  • Position requires medium mobility throughout the branch buildings to meet with external customers, perform vehicle inspections, and to meet with internal customers




Wawanesa General Insurance Company is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation to assist in the application process.  You may request reasonable accommodations by calling the Human Resources department at 858-874-5404 or emailing Human Resources at


Nearest Major Market: San Diego