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INSIDE SALES SPECIALIST - Employee Benefits (Licensed Life, Health)

Company: Decisely
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Summary:

Licensed Agents Only please (License:  Life, Health, Sickness/Accident - any state).

The Business Development Specialist (BDS) is responsible for providing day-to-day sales, administration, education, and advisory support to potential clients generated by on-going Sales and Marketing efforts. The BDS will, at times, will support the Business Development Executive by researching, analyzing, and evaluating client needs to establish the best product solutions including Decisely platform solutions, as well as, health and wellness plan offerings.  The successful Business Development Specialist demonstrates a thorough understanding of Deciselys value proposition and has the ability to quantify this benefit for clients. The BDS manages a disciplined calendar to efficiently maintain pipeline activity, conduct sales calls and present proposals to prospective clients leveraging technological tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage inbound/outbound calls and emails to and from prospective clients of traditional direct and program business pipelines.
  • Establish and maintain high levels of trust and confidence with prospective clients by serving as a knowledgeable resource and providing accurate and timely responses to inquiries.
  • Managing multiple opportunities through sequential stages of sales process: initial prospect meeting, gather and confirm minimum required data for accurate generation of healthcare cost analysis quotes, request for proposal data gathering, benefits comparison, technology demonstration, proposal presentation, and close.
  • Manage healthcare cost analysis quoting and subsequent proposal meetings for prospective clients.
  • Track inquiries and activity in applicable CRM for accurate reporting.
  • Achieve sales quota target by meeting sales metrics that drive business goals.
  • Interface with prospective clients, business development, client engagement and other team members to fully understand client needs and service expectations.
  • Assist with new paperwork and monitor implementation progress to ensure prompt resolution and follow-up.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the managers discretion.

Personal and Organizational Development

  • Set priorities and manage workflow for self to ensure all goals are met.
  • Interact with others effectively using accurate, clear communication, cooperating purposefully, and providing information and guidance as needed.
  • Operate in compliance with and maintain basic knowledge of the Affordable Care Act and other regulatory health plan requirements including but not limited to COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA.
  • Complete all tasks and duties in a timely manner.
  • Ensure expert knowledge is maintained and prepare resource information for prospective clients to continually keep informed of benefit trends, State and Federal legislation, rules, and regulations.
  • Stay informed regarding industry information, new product/program developments, coverages, legislation, and technology to continuously improve knowledge and performance.
  • Demonstrate Deciselys core values daily.
  • Project a professional image in action and appearance.
  • Maintains highest level of service standards.

Key Competencies:

  • Full knowledge of employee benefit plans including medical (including Medical Essential Coverage plans), dental, vision, life, disability, voluntary worksite plans and services.
  • Strong attention to detail and time management abilities.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and assign priority.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both with and without direct supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced team environment, as well as, independently.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Position continually requires teamwork, demonstrated poise, tact, diplomacy and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Highly organized and process driven; he/she can manage a multitude of requests, details and follow-ups.
  • Demonstrated experience with Agency Management Systems and/or Client Relationship Management Systems.
  • An inquisitive nature, always pressing to know more and understand more about the client and his/her needs.
  • Strong analytical skills enabling one to gather data and present it in a clear and understandable method to the receiving audience.
  • Technology savvy, having a curiosity and propensity to learn more about computers, software and other tools that make business more effective and productive.

Education and/or Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience related to our industry, including insurance, benefits, human resources, broker/agency, technology/software applications.
  • B2B sales experience highly preferred.
  • College degree and industry-related professional designations are preferred.
  • Life and Health License required
  • Benefits administration and/or client management a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of navigating the Internet as well as various Microsoft Office programs to include Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote & Excel.
  • SaaS technology support experience, preferred.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to travel independently to clients; some air travel may be required.

Work Environment and Environmental Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  There is no or very limited exposure to physical risk.


Keywords: Decisely, Alpharetta , INSIDE SALES SPECIALIST - Employee Benefits (Licensed Life, Health), Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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