New Business Manager
Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company is currently seeking a full time New Business Manager. This position will have supervisory/managerial responsibilities that are direct or through work leaders, typically with a subordinate group of 5-12 employees. This position also works closely with employees, management, agents and marketing partners to process client applications across several business lines including, Life, Health and Annuity. Must have high school diploma or equivalent, demonstrated strong decision-making, leadership skills and be approachable. Must have up to 8 years successful professional experience. Detail oriented with strong computing systems with Word processing, Excel, computer, telephone, email and oral and written communications. Applicants with LOMA (Life Office Management Association) designations, Medicare Supplement and/or bi-lingual will be given strong consideration.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Has high level of industry and operational knowledge at the mastery level.
Has supervisory/ managerial responsibilities that are direct or through work leaders or assistants, typically with a subordinate group of 5-12 employees.
Is excellent at establishing clear directions; involves others in planning work and delegates all tasks equitably; makes comprehensive and realistic plans that keep things on track, even in the most complicated projects.
Does a great job at matching responsibilities to member’s strengths so the team has a full set of synergistic skills and is motivated and effective; fosters open dialogue.
Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others inside and/or outside the Organization.
Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions.
Has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees; asks ongoing questions to clarify issues.
Is keenly aware of other people’s reactions; backs off when being too direct or is out of sync with the situation; can recover from missteps.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect; is excellent at delivering what the customer wants.
Is seen as original and value-added in brainstorming sessions; tries to find ways to do things faster and better.
Has ability to adapt to change and deal with ambiguous conditions; welcomes new ideas and is open minded about different approaches that are unproven or loosely defined.
Accepts challenging assignments and stays on a focused, efficient path for achieving results.
Uses goals as the basis for detailed planning efforts; compares actual progress to benchmarks and milestones.
Is optimistic; can talk beyond today; communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks about possibilities. makes the vision sharable by everyone; creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the vision.
Successfully pulls many unconnected things together; takes a group of miscellaneous or random tasks and makes an organized and clear plan.
Is future oriented; has broad knowledge and perspective; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods.
Experience, Education & Skills
Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
Hiring and staffing coordination.
Bring efficiency through streamlining systems and processes.
Must be detailed and action oriented.
Problem solving skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Demonstrated computer skills and decision-making skills based in quantitative techniques.
Basic math skills.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Strong computer/keyboarding skills.
We offer a competitive salary (DOE) and a generous benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. A background check is required. If you are looking for a chance to work hard, have fun, and make a significant contribution to our dynamic company, submit your salary history and résumé today!Apply Now