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Associate Account Executive (5472)

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Associate Account Executive
Organization:  Saskatchewan Blue Cross
Province:  Saskatchewan
Location:  Saskatoon
Job Start Date: 
 
Description:

Saskatchewan Blue Cross®, one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, is currently recruiting for a full-time Associate Account Executive, in the Group Sales Department. This position offers the flexibility to work in office or participate in hybrid options based out of our Saskatoon office. This is a temporary position (for up to 18 months) with the possibility of extension. 

 

JOB FUNCTION

If you are passionate about the insurance industry, highly motivated, service oriented, enjoy working and winning as a team, have an aptitude for sales and a strong desire to learn all aspects of our business, then we’re looking for you! Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Sales, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to the Group Sales team in the development of new business by assisting current and potential new brokers with generating quotes and proposals and driving lead generative activities, while ensuring a superior sales and service experience. The successful incumbent will promote all lines of our group product offerings, support time sensitive and efficient internal workflows, and manage the day-to-day interactions with the brand and communications team.

 

Are you energized, organized, an analytical thinker with a mathematical aptitude, and have a desire to grow in your career and find your way in the insurance and sales industry? If so, apply today! To be successful in this position, you’ll need to collaborate effectively and build professional relationships with our Account Executives, Brokers, and Employees.  

 

WHY CHOOSE SASKATCHEWAN BLUE CROSS?

We’re driven by a mission to empower communities on their journey to whole health and wellness, and have a lot of exciting things ahead of us. We’re improving our members’ experiences through investment in our people, technology, services and products. When you join our team, you’re joining an organization where employees are valued, recognized for their contributions and empowered to make us stronger. The wellbeing of our employees, our members, our partners and our communities is at the heart of our operations.

 

Our industry is evolving fast, and so are we! We’re looking for people who:

  • Share our values
  • Believe that creating great experiences is totally within their control
  • Collaborate and always set others up for success
  • Build positive relationships and an understanding of what people’s needs are
  • See solutions and possibilities (not problems!)
  • Are simply outstanding at what they do

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote and assist in selling all group product lines including but not limited to Health, Dental, Travel, and Life benefits products, including at external events
  • Support the sales team in the preparation of quotes and coordinating and presenting proposals, finalist preparations, and annual renewal benefit presentations
  • Oversee time sensitive workflows to ensure service levels for quotes, proposals, and plan design changes are adhered to, in collaboration with Underwriting
  • Ensure sales systems are always up to date
  • Serve as a resource to brokers, clients, and plan administrators promoting SBC’s capabilities, recommending changes and additions, as well as, explaining concepts, product offerings, and benefit contracts
  • Provide assistance to our support areas for escalated or complex product inquiries and customer relations issues and concerns
  • Ensure follow up and timely resolution to client specific issues, projects, and initiatives
  • Act as a subject matter expert on market dynamics and provide continued updates, research, and intelligence to the Sales, Marketing, and Product teams
  • Support the Sales, Marketing, and Communications team in lead generation, including event and contest planning and design
  • Build and strengthen existing client and broker relationships
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Sales & Marketing, or a related field. Previous directly related experience in sales and/or account management would considered an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed the Provincial Life Licensing program (LLQP) and Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, including the ability to develop and deliver presentations
  • Strong computer skills, with demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft suite office products and the ability to easily learn new programs – it’s a bonus if you’ve worked with CRM systems before!
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 drivers license
  • Must be willing to travel and work outside regular business hours
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada on an unrestricted basis
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