Voluntary Specialist Director

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Aurora, Illinois
  • Posted: November 09, 2016
  • Reference ID: 31124
At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities.  The Group Voluntary & Worksite Benefits Group (GVWB) is a diverse team of engineers, developers, business analysts, claim analysts, nurses and project managers with the freedom to create innovative and solutions to address core business challenges with MetLife. This role will be responsible for providing external wholesaling/marketing services to specified accounts/territories, focusing on a robust product suite.
Job Location              
United States : Aurora : Illinois
Alternate Job Location
United States : Minneapolis : Minnesota
Job Description
  • Drives voluntary benefit product sales by partnering with sales team and promoting products through third parties, and/or creating and providing training and support for producers.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships to foster sales growth. 
  • Working fairly independently, partnering with sales on mid to large size accounts/territories.
  • Drives voluntary benefit product sales within assigned accounts/ territory.
  • May assist with developing account plans, producer training, prospecting support, and point of sale work.
  • May conduct product training and product sales seminars.
  • Develops new business opportunities and sales growth by initiating and maintaining strong relationships. Identifies customer/client needs and available resources to support planned sales activity
  • Partner closely with leadership team in assigned region to coordinate internal resources and drive results
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. 
Supervisory Responsibilities                                    
  • None. 
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5-7 years previous experience successfully selling/servicing related products.
  • Life, Property/Casualty, Accident and Health and state life license(s).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of industry experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrate strong, innovative critical thinking skills. 
  • Ability to identify, research, and resolve complex accounting/system issues.
Required Education
Bachelor's degree
Up to 75%
Business Category
Group Voluntary & Worksite Benefits : Regional Market Products
Number of Openings
MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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