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Gallagher Senior Client Manager - Employee Benefits in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.

How will I impact the business?

As the Senior Client Service Manager you will ensure delivery of exceptional service to Gallagher’s clients by actively managing client accounts. You will participate in branch initiatives and we will rely on your leadership skills to help guide our Client Service associates and create a learning environment. You apply your business insight and strong dedication to service to create depth in our client relationships. We will look to you to develop and cultivate outstanding relationships within our branch and with our clients and vendor partners.

  • You are the strategic relationship manager and clientliaison. You will lead increasingly complex self-funded accounts whilecollaborating with senior teammates

  • You seek to recognize a client's day to day needs andprovide solutions while continuing to manage their annual strategy

  • Sharing market expertise with clients and keep themwell-informed of compliance related issues

  • You will "cross-solve" with your clients tocommunicate resources available within Gallagher that we may not currentlyprovide (Pharmacy Practice, Retirement Services, HR Consulting, VoluntaryBenefits, etc.)

  • You champion Gallagher resources and tools to maximizeefficiency in managing client deliverables

  • Support the employee benefits Client Service Cycle toensure a seamless renewal process. We measure success based on retentionand our renewal target is 95%.

  • Guide, develop, and mentor new hires, accountmanagement, and team resources

  • Prioritize workflow and ensure accountability in bothinternal and external partnerships. You align yourself with the accountmanagement team to ensure compliance with local and corporate standards

  • Complete internal professional development programs togain an understanding of the insurance industry and GBS processes

  • We ask our team to exemplify the highest ethicalstandards, promote ethical behavior and uphold The Gallagher Way

What skills will make me successful inthis role?

  • You possess strong communication skills that will allowyou to build professional relationships with our business partners. We area collaborative team and look for teammates who understand the importanceof deadlines and are open to constructive feedback.

  • Demonstrating a high level of professionalism in allinteractions

  • You take action to influence events, achieve teamgoals, and retain clients

  • Adaptable and remain composedand in an environment that requires balancing multiple priorities in anygiven day

  • You actively seek to develop your professional skillsand improve efficiency and productivity

  • You are innovative and rarely satisfied with the statusquo. You love to generate new and practical ideas and aim to continuouslyimprove

  • A desire to learn Gallagher’stools, systems, and shared resources

  • We look for the people who go the “Extra Mile” toachieve results that benefit the client, the Branch and Gallagher

Do I have what ittakes to be considered?

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus5 or more years client coordination and/or claims management experience


  • High School diploma/GED with 10 ormore years client coordination and/or claims management experience

  • Appropriately licensedand/or certified

  • Able and willing totravel approximately 25% of the time

  • Working knowledge ofMicrosoft Windows applications and MS Office

Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. (GBS) , a division of Gallagher , is a company that touches businesses and their employees on a personal level. At the core, our job is to help protect the health and well-being of employees and their families and provide for their financial security—all while allowing employers to attract and retain the people they need to grow and succeed. As you consider the value of working for our team, remember your talent, winning attitude and strong performance will be highly valued as our business continues to grow.


  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 5 or more years client coordination and/or claims management experience


  • High School diploma/GED with 10 or more years client coordination and/or claims management experience

  • Appropriately licensed and/or certified

  • Able and willing to travel approximately 25% of the time

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows applications and MS Office

U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher 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. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization

  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement which requires, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure

Gallagher 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.

Gallagher 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, Gallagher 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.

Job: Client Service/Account Management

Organization: GBS - Great Lakes Region

Title: Senior Client Manager - Employee Benefits

Location: Illinois-Rolling Meadows

Requisition ID: 63431