Pre-Employment Application

Business Development Sales Representative
Houston, TX  

Kurtin Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., is seeking an aggressive Business Development Outside Sales Representative to join our energetic team. We are a full service insurance agency that provides comprehensive coverage to meet a variety of needs. This newly created position will work remotely and be responsible for generating leads, building a book of business and maintaining customer relationships.


This role is geared for a hunter, someone who is not afraid to make the calls and face-to-face visits essential to win the business. Though previous insurance sales experience is not necessary, a solid foothold in an industry where you have strong relationships with business owners that you can sell to will be critical to your success. The right Business Development Outside Sales Representative will have a minimum of 3 years outside business to business sales experience, strong presentation skills and the ability to capitalize on relevant opportunities.


We believe in fostering a culture of continued education, and not only will this be an exciting opportunity to be trained on the nuances of the insurance industry we ensure your compensation will reflect your hard work and investment in the business and in yourself. The ideal candidate is congenial, resilient, and is fueled by the desire to win every day. The autonomous nature of the role, mixed with our collaborative culture gives you the freedom and the support you need for success.


To the right Business Development Outside Sales Representative, we offer:

  • $40,000 - $50,000 salary based upon experience, plus commission with on target earnings of  $70,000 - $80,000

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Retirement account

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays

  • Opportunity to work for a recognized name in the insurance industry

Kurtin Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. serves a wide array of clients, from individuals and families to multi-state businesses. Our high level of customized service and understanding of their needs makes us a trusted and reliable asset to our clients. We enjoy a mid-sized, supportive team dynamic and participate in company outings, activities and parties.


Duties and Responsibilities for the Business Development Outside Sales Representative Include:

  • Sole responsibility for business development

  • Spend majority of time on appointments meeting with potential customers

  • Create proposals

  • Work closely with Marketing department to execute contracts

  • Maintain relationships with clients, upholding agency’s reputation with professionalism

  • Additional duties as needed for success


Requirements for the Business Development Outside Sales Representative Include:

  • Minimum of 3 years outside business to business sales experience

  • College Degree preferred; some college required

  • Able to work remotely and get to clients for appointments on a regular basis

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Highly self-motivated and tenacious

  • Ability to influence others

  • Active listening skills

  • Detail-oriented and analytically minded

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


To be considered, please complete the information below. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Mr. Ms.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
State/Prov: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone 1: *
Phone 2:
Phone 3:
E-mail Address: *

We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
Phone 1
Phone 2
Phone 3

High School
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College Graduate
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Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree

How many years of sales experience do you have?

If you have sales experience, please specify which industries that you have worked in:

Please check all of the sales duties in which you have experience:
Attending networking or industry events
Cultivating leads
Selling intangible services
Selling over the phone

How do you prefer to build a list of leads?

Please share the 3 most important things that you are listening for when you are meeting a prospect for the first time:

Please outline a time that you've had to adjust your sales strategy to close a sale or to meet a customer's needs:

Please rate your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite:

Please share when you knew that you were first interested in working in sales?

Do you have a valid driver's license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation?

Do you have fully functional home office, or the ability to work remotely?

Why do you want to work with us?

Once you apply, you will receive a 45 minute sales assessment that you will need to take in order to be considered. Are you willing to take this assessment?

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual.)


Provide us with your recent employment history:

Employer #1
Employer Name:
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Employer #2
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On what date can you start?


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