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Trustmark Regional Sales Director - Southern California in Des Moines, Iowa

Trustmark’s mission is to improve wellbeing – for everyone. It is a mission grounded in a belief in equality and born from our caring culture. It is a culture we can only realize by building trust. Trust established by ensuring associates feel respected, valued and heard. At Trustmark, you’ll work collaboratively to transform lives and help people, communities and businesses thrive. Flourish in a culture of diversity and inclusion where appreciation, mutual respect and trust are constants, not just for our customers but for ourselves. At Trustmark, we have a commitment to welcoming people, no matter their background, identity or experience, to a workplace where they feel safe being their whole, authentic selves. A workplace made up of diverse, empowered individuals that allows ideas to thrive and enables us to bring the best to our colleagues, clients and communities.

At Trustmark we help people thrive. We provide products and personalized attention that engage and inspire people to maximize their health potential. We offer employee benefits customized to fit each unique business need or life circumstance. It all revolves around our belief that better health and greater financial security increase overall well-being. And with well-being comes peace of mind. Peace of mind to focus on work and family and everything else that’s important in life. Peace of mind to thrive.

About Voluntary Benefits

Trustmark Voluntary Benefits is a division of Trustmark Companies, a leading insurer, benefits administrator, and wellness company. Trustmark Voluntary Benefits has been serving the voluntary benefit market for nearly a century and has a history of long term relationships that have been established for over fifty plus years. As one of the leading companies in Voluntary Benefits, Trustmark is committed to providing quality voluntary benefits including Universal Life with Long Term Care, Critical Illness, Disability and Wellness for employers with 100 or more employees. Whether developing and fostering business relationships with our customers or developing and fostering careers, we are the experts in building partnerships with customers and with our employees.

Regional Sales Director - Southern California

We currently have a position open the in the Southern California Market for a Regional Sales Director (RSD). The Regional Sales Director (RSD) for Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions division increases new business sales through establishing strong, consultative partnerships with major worksite and voluntary benefit distributors to include brokers, agents, financial planners, consultants and employees within Trustmark. Customers typically include hospitals, medical centers, manufacturing, public entities, services, warehousing, and wholesale trade who want to offer their stable workforce a comprehensive benefit solution. The RSD activities will include learning and staying informed on health care trends, market intelligence and product information for all product solutions within voluntary benefits; establishing, updating and managing target account lists and pipeline management; following a comprehensive sales process that will include marketing programs, educational seminars, customer needs analysis meetings, presentations to develop new and expand existing accounts; managing both external and internal stakeholders throughout the sales process and contributing to sales planning, forecasting and product development. The territory for this role is San Diego and South Orange County.

Overview: Increases new business sales through establishing strong, consultative partnerships with major worksite and voluntary benefit distributors to include brokers, agents, financial planners, consultants, and employees within Trustmark. Customers typically include hospitals, medical centers, manufacturing, public entities, services, warehousing, and wholesale trade who want to offer their stable workforce a comprehensive benefit solution. Activities will include learning and staying informed on health care trends, market intelligence and product information for all product solutions within voluntary benefits; establishing, updating and managing target account lists and pipeline management; following a comprehensive sales process that will include marketing programs, educational seminars, customer needs analysis meetings, presentations to develop new and expand existing accounts; managing both external and internal stakeholders throughout the sales process and contributing to sales planning, forecasting and product development.

Key Accountabilities

  • Achieve annual new business sales, net growth & reenrollment objectives as assigned:

  • Demonstrate the value proposition to distribution partners.

  • Direct and manage the acquisition process by establishing priorities with sales support team and serving as a liaison between producers and customers to maximize sales efforts.

  • Proactively develop and maintain an effective relationship with Sales Implementation, Key Account Managers, Case Underwriting & Marketing.

  • Prospecting:

  • Generate new business opportunities by leveraging existing relationships, prospecting new relationships, conducting market analysis and cold calling channel distributors.

  • Partner with marketing and product development in developing programs to educate the network channel on Trustmark value proposition to create demand in the marketplace.

  • Partner with distribution channel to identify new sales opportunities, influence the RFP design, and develop solutions that will secure new business.

  • Reporting & Analytics

  • Monitor and report on competition to evaluate Trustmark’s position in the marketplace.

  • Actively utilize Salesforce.com for activity reporting, forecasting, business requests, workflow management, travel bookings and expense reporting.

  • Provide monthly reports of pipeline, forecasts and metrics using Salesforce automation tool.

  • Other duties as needed/assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5 years of Voluntary product sales or equivalent work experience

  • Consultative sales experience required.

  • Experience generating and analyzing reports to enhance sales or customer experience.

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills; persistent and patient in endeavoring to fully understand customer/producer needs and offer valuable information and solutions.

  • Ability to work independently, make good decisions consistent with divisional objectives and in a timely manner, and handle conflict with minimal oversight.

  • Exceptional organizational skills, adept at handling multiple tasks simultaneously, committed to follow through and completing assignments in a timely & professional manner.

  • Interpersonal effectiveness with proven ability to establish/maintain mutually respectful relationships with managers, peers, support staff, agents/brokers and customers; handle conflict, resolve complex issues, negotiate, achieve consensus and promote team spirit.

  • Capable of operating the complete MS Office Suite

Brand: Trustmark

Come join a team at Trustmark that will not only utilize your current skills but will enhance them as well. Trustmark benefits include health/dental/vision, life insurance, FSA and HSA, 401(k) plan, Employee Assistant Program, Back-up Care for Children, Adults and Elders and many health and wellness initiatives. We also offer a Wellness program that enables employees to participate in health initiatives to reduce their insurance premiums.

For the fourth consecutive year we were selected as a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune. The award is based exclusively on Trustmark associate responses to an anonymous survey. The survey measured 15 key drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of an organization.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, veteran or disability.

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