Careers at The Richards Group

At The Richards Group, we approach our work with a sense of responsibility and a tremendous sense of pride. We're not just serving customers' needs; we're helping our neighbors and strengthening our communities. We've been a part of this area for over 135 years, protecting the things local people and businesses value most. We are a tight knit team and every position here is an integral part of our agency. We stress professionalism and productivity, because the efforts of all our employees have a direct impact on our mission - to be the premier provider of insurance and financial services in New England.

Recognized in 2016 and 2017 as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont, The Richards Group is an independent, full-service insurance and financial services agency who has been serving the communities of the tri-state region since 1867. We are always looking for highly motivated individuals who have excellent customer service and relationship building skills. The Richards Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

If you are interested in a job at The Richards Group, please complete an application and send it to jobs@therichardsgrp.com along with your resume and cover letter.


Current Open Positions


Commercial Lines Department Manager

Commercial Lines

The Richards Group
Brattleboro, vt

The Richards Group is a full-service insurance and financial services firm that provides comprehensive risk management, employee benefit and investment services. Recognized in 2016 & 2017 as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont, The Richards Group offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

We are currently seeking a Department Manager to lead our Commercial Lines service team. This position will be based in our Brattleboro VT branch location. At the core of the Department Manager role is the ability to support multiple teams of account managers, producers and support team members to ensure the insurance needs of clients are met in a timely and accurate manner. The agency is a large, regional firm that over the past decade has tripled in size and added multiple satellite offices.  Your attention to detail, relationship development, team building, technology utilization and account retention helps the agency continue on its upward trajectory. Under your careful tutelage employees will grow deeper in their insurance knowledge, pursue career goals and grow the business through enhancements in cross selling and referrals.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MUCH HAVE THE FOLLOWING SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Commercial Insurance Account Management Experience
  • An active Property & Casualty License
  • A minimum of 5 years' supervision and leadership experience
  • Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WHO ALSO HAVE THE FOLLOWING SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Commercial underwriting
  • Training & team development
  • Project management
  • Experience using AMS 360 or similar software programs

Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@therichardsgrp.com


Account Manager

Commercial Lines

The Richards Group
rutland & middlebury, vt

The Richards Group is currently seeking two Account Managers to join our Commercial Lines team. We have one opening in our Rutland Branch and another in our Middlebury Branch. We are looking for highly-motivated individuals who have excellent customer service and relationship building skills. The Richards Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the processing of a book of business for a producer(s) thus enabling the producer to be engaged in his/her principal activity of selling.

KEY REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS     

  • An active Property and Casualty License is preferred
  • Knowledge of AMS 360 is preferred
  • Experience working in a professional office environment
  • Detail-orientated & highly organized
  • Team player - works collaboratively with manager, colleagues and clients to accomplish production goals
  • Computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@therichardsgrp.com


Sales Producer

COMMERCIAL LINES

THE RICHARDS GROUP
RUTLAND & MIDDLEBURY, VT

The Richards Group is currently seeking a Sales Producer to join our Commercial Lines team in the Rutland & Middlebury region.

We are looking for highly-motivated individuals who have excellent customer service and relationship building skills. The Richards Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for managing a book of business, identifying client’s potential needs and seeking opportunities to sell/co-sell with colleagues in the Personal Lines, Employee Benefits and Retirement Plan business units.

KEY REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS     

  • 3 years of business to business sales experience is required
  • An active Property and Casualty License is preferred
  • Knowledge of AMS 360 is preferred
  • 1-3 years insurance sales experience is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Willingness and ability to travel by car throughout the region

Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@therichardsgrp.com


Accountant

finance and accounting

THE RICHARDS GROUP
BRATTLEBORO, VT

We are currently seeking an Accountant to support our Controller. This position will join our Finance and Accounting Department and be based in our Brattleboro VT branch location.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Accounting
  • Highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data
  • Highly skilled in use of Excel Spreadsheets
  • Must be a perfectionist by nature with no tolerance for financial errors
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent work habits and time management skills
  • Must work well under pressure and be deadline driven

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WHO ALSO HAVE THE FOLLOWING SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Payroll Administration and processing
  • Accounts Payables/Receivables
  • Project Management
  • Experience using AMS 360 or similar software programs

Please send cover letter and resume to:  jobs@therichardsgrp.com


Sales Assistant

COMMERCIAL LINES

THE RICHARDS GROUP
BRATTLEBORO, VT

The Richards Group is currently seeking a Sales Assistant to join our Commercial Lines team in Brattleboro, Vermont. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual who has excellent analytical skills and can work independently. The Richards Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for assisting our program coordinator with our client’s safety and compliance needs. Will also be assisting the sales department with internal processes and reporting, including policy rating and proposal generation.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WHO ALSO HAVE THE FOLLOWING SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Experience working in a professional office environment
  • Detail-orientated
  • Highly organized
  • Strong writing skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • High School diploma and equivalent

Please send cover letter and resume to:  jobs@therichardsgrp.com


Account Manager

PERSONAL LINES

THE RICHARDS GROUP
LUDLOW, VT

The Richards Group is currently seeking an Account Manager to join our Personal Lines division in Ludlow, Vermont. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has excellent customer service and relationship building skills. The Richards Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • New business development, sales and servicing
  • Pursue cross-line sales and additional coverages with existing clients
  • Rating/quoting on company systems

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a team player and work collaboratively with manager, colleagues and clients
  • Effective time management and organization skills
  • Computer & Math skills that are highly accurate and efficient
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Personal Lines Account Management Experience
  • An active Property & Casualty License
  • Experience using AMS 360 or similar software program

Conditions of Employment

  • Account Managers must attain a Property and Casualty License in the required time after starting with The Richards Group
  • All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check
  • The ability and willingness to travel to a different branch location for initial training is required

Please send cover letter and resume to:  jobs@therichardsgrp.com


Account Manager

employee benefits

THE RICHARDS GROUP
rutland, VT

The Richards Group is currently seeking an entry-level Account Manager to join our Employee Benefits team in Rutland, Vermont. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has excellent customer service and relationship building skills. The Richards Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Employee Benefit's team and their clients directly and indirectly to assure that there is repeated success, the clients are fully satisfied and identify client's new needs.

Key Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required.
  • Intermediate or higher level of proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer orientation required.
  • Good organizational and analytical skills required.

Conditions of Employment

  • Account Managers must attain a Life and Health Insurance License within 12-18 months of starting with The Richards Group
  • All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check

Please send cover letter and resume to:  jobs@therichardsgrp.com