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Internal Sales Specialist - Minnetonka, MN - #222607

Principal Financial Group Minnetonka, MN
  • Expired: February 03, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Area: SalesBusiness Area: SBD DistributionLocation: MN - MinnetonkaCareer Category: Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDate Posted: 2019-02-01 Principal Financial Group gives our customers an edge when it comes to providing comprehensive specialty benefits to their employees. Whether small or large, our customers rely on us to provide the products, services and know-how to help their employees protect and maintain their financial and physical well-being. Through our innovative dental, life, disability and vision products and expert guidance from our local sale and support teams, we stand above the rest. Our customer focused approach to selling, enrolling and renewing business has allowed us to continually grow our business and provide a rewarding environment for our teams. You can give our local customers and your career an edge by joining our team! Responsibilities The Internal Sales Specialist (ISS) is responsible for pricing and competitively positioning new business proposals in the region through expert analysis and screening of bid specifications, consultation with sales and account management on underwriting guidelines, proactive communication and follow up with brokers and internal partners, and data entry into our proprietary rating engine. This position may also assist with broker education activities and may make periodic onsite visits to a broker's office, in partnership with sales representatives. Qualifications Required: + Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus at least 2+ years of relevant work experience preferred + Experience with group ancillary benefits is highly preferred + Must obtain Life & Health licenses within 3 months (active license preferred). Successful candidates will have: + Must maintain licenses by meeting continuing education requirements. + Requires broad understanding/ maintaining knowledge of insurance operations, products, and concepts with the ability to apply marketing strategies and systems. + Requires strong planning, organizational, problem solving and time management skills with the flexibility to adjust to changing priorities. + Must have good oral and written communication skills plus the ability to develop effective relationships and motivate producer behavior. + Must have excellent computer and keyboarding skills. + Must have excellent/mastery level Excel skills as well as MicroSoft Office knowledge. + Must work well under pressure and be self-directed. + Must have sales aptitude and drive to compete for business. + Some travel may be required including overnight stays (5%). Employee Referral Click on "Email to a Friend" to notify a friend or family member of this opportunity. Location This position is located in the Minnetonka, MN field office. Additional Information What's next? Innovation at its finest. We'll review your application and if you're selected for an interview, you'll receive an invite for a pre-recorded interview experience. Haven't done that before, don't worry. We've got all the tips and tricks available to help you be successful. With a pre-recorded interview, you can add your own flair and personality - at your pace. Be sure to check your email frequently. We'll communicate our decisions through the email address used on your online profile. If you receive an email from our Principal Talent Acquisition Team, you've been selected to begin your pre-recorded interview experience and have a set time to submit. Benefits designed with you in mind. Because each employee is unique, our benefit packages give you lots of choices. We offer comprehensive benefits that helps contribute to the healthy, fulfilling life and gratifying work experience you deserve, at an affordable cost. Click here to see just a few benefits you'll receive once you join our team. Not an exact match for this role? We've got a lot of opportunities, so check out some of the others. And creating an email alert on our career site will help you keep you connected and informed of opportunities you're interested in with a just a few clicks! Work Authorization/Sponsorship At this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we'd hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potential opportunities in the future. Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. Investment Code of Ethics For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.