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Sales Director- Retirement Plan Services

Company: Lincoln Financial Group
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

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Alternate Locations: Baton Rouge, LA (Louisiana); Dallas, TX (Texas); Denver, CO (Colorado); Houston, TX (Texas); US Midwest; US Southwest; Work from Home

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Level:  S4

Requisition #64224

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

The Role

As the Sales Director in Retirement Plan Services, you will be responsible for developing, directing, implementing & maintaining a complex business plan to achieve sales & growth goals for large/complex targeted external wholesale firms/institutions, including: having a multifaceted understanding of key contacts, how they market themselves, market segments targeted, how they operate to establish relationships, &/or value proposition for the Midwest region. You will direct the overall relationships within assigned firms /institutions & territory.

Duties and Responsibilities

Builds and directs a complex relationship platform by identifying senior/executive contacts within targeted firms to achieve profitable sales & Lincoln's product breath growth

Collaborates with internal stakeholders on proposals & distribution of relevant marketing materials for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility

Collaborates with internal stakeholders to ensure the proper processing of all sold products from time of sale to issuance.

Conducts firm/institution meetings & in-person meetings to achieve sales targets (e.g. due diligence meetings, one-on-one meetings, sponsorship & speaking opportunities).

Develops & drives a complex sales program strategy to increase sales revenue & market share within assigned area of responsibility

Develops a multifaceted understanding of existing/targeted firms/institutions including targeted market segments, how they operate &/or value proposition(s) & builds relationships with them

Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve sales objectives

Develops business on behalf of the Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) in a manner that supports a positive company image, in compliance with all required rules and regulations and ethical in all considerations.

Develops, directs & executes complex plans to increase/gain opportunities to introduce Lincoln senior management & other resources to targeted firms/institutions

Directs business on behalf of the Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) in a manner that supports a positive company image, in compliance with all required rules and regulations and ethical in all considerations.

Directs the identification and implementation of process improvements that reduce workloads or improve quality for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Ensures any potential conflicts regarding Lincoln's products/services are resolved

Increases penetration in territory by optimizing and growing relationships within existing complex firms/institutions. Cultivates, directs & maintains senior/executive level client relationships within assigned territory's firms/institution

Increases/gains awareness of Lincoln's products & services with complex firms &/or institutions within his/her assigned territory

Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.

Maintains sales call data in appropriate systems &/or completing sales reports

Meets or exceeds all department &/or sales goals/targets for his/her assigned territory

Serves as a subject matter expert to internal/external stakeholders by developing and maintaining an advanced understanding of LFG's products, services and operational structure for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Serves as a subject matter expert to internal/external stakeholders through leveraging an advanced understanding & expertise of LFG's products, services & operational structure for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility

Utilizes expense budgets to set limits & maximizes sales opportunities within his/her assigned territory

Works effectively to support growth in all segments of Lincoln's products/service offerings to maximize and capitalize on the opportunities to cross sell & penetrate assigned firms/institutions.

Education 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) - Minimum Required

Certifications FINRA S6 and S63

Experience 5 7+ Years experience in external wholesale that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position

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Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations.

Ability to work with others in a team environment.

Demonstrated ability to develop strategies and business plans to deliver and exceed expected business objectives and results.

Demonstrated ability to ensure workloads are appropriately balanced among team members.

Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.

Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and implement processes improvements.

Demonstrates advanced relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. management, peers and colleagues) and external clients; proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.

Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.

Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.

Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among management, colleagues and peers.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

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Nearest Major Market: Dallas

Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Keywords: Lincoln Financial Group, Baton Rouge , Sales Director- Retirement Plan Services, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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