Account Manager-Direct Writer

  • Sentry
  • NY, United States

Job Description


Sentry is looking for a high performing and driven sales professional to join our Direct-Writing Sales force. You must be skilled at building strong and profitable relationships in defined niche markets. Sentry offers a unique career opportunity that goes beyond commercial insurance sales. Our highly trained Account Managers offer a full complement of specialized insurance, 401K, and life insurance products which are designed uniquely for the specific industries we serve. 

As an Sentry Account Manager, you’ll market our business property and casualty insurance, retirement plans, and business life insurance to our target market accounts. Our Account Managers build long-lasting relationships to protect the assets, employees and longevity of the businesses they serve. Our Account Managers provide the specialized expertise our customers need to properly protect their businesses, employees and financial futures.

Sentry offers everything you need to carve out a Sales career filled with success and purpose including:

  • High earning potential plus a variety of monthly and annual incentives and recognition trips.
  • Outstanding benefits and a 401(k)-program matching dollar for dollar up to 8%
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • Outstanding training and support
  • An industry-leading line of products and services

This is your chance to combine a rewarding career in our New York territory including  the Albany region.  Apply today.

  • Sell directly to niche market accounts to increase premium volume
  • Retain profitable business by providing effective, quality service to policyholders
  • Build and maintain quality relationships with businesses
  • Work directly with Underwriting, Claims, Loss Control, Audit, Customer Service and other key partners
  • Call on and pursue all niche market opportunities assigned to your geographic territory
  • Leverage current customers and relationships for new growth and sales opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 0-2 years of related sales experience
  • Exceptional sales and interpersonal relationship skills
  • A self-disciplined individual that can thrive in a remote work environment
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, communicate effectively and remain organized
  • Strong analytical and math skills
  • Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record with a valid driver’s license and ability to meet travel requirements
  • Required to have primary residence within your sales territory

We take great pride in making Forbes’ list of America’s Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.  At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation.  Below are some benefits and perks that you’ll receive.

  • To best support our associates and our culture, Sentry is happy to offer flexibility through a scheduled work from home (Monday and Friday)/in office days (Tuesday through Thursday) after we begin to return to the office.
  • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
  • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts to ease taxes on health spending.
  • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
  • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
  • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).

If you are interested in joining Sentry’s team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you’ll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.


All of us at Sentry—more than 4,000 associates—have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We’re proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.


Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.


Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we’re one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We’re rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.


Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.


It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.


Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Irma Pastrana

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