Trainer, Life and Retirement Products

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Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Deliver and effectively educate new or incumbent agents, and their licensed sales professionals (LSP). Develop and provide basic, intermediate, and advanced education for agencies based on the need of the participants. Education will include product knowledge, technical processing, sales skills, and compliance processing. Education content will be delivered by several methods including, but not limited to; classroom, webinar, virtual classroom, in- agency and one-on-one training. Drives process adoption with agency owner and LSPs. Influences behavior changes with ability to coach/engage agency owners and LSPs

This position will primarily require delivery of financial services product and process education to agents, licensed sales professionals, and agency staff. In addition, this position will require delivery of various educational topics to include property and casualty, commercial and systems education to agents, and licensed sales producers. This position requires a strong knowledge of Allstate systems, product knowledge and basic selling skills.

  • Help identity, develop and implement financial services education for agents, licensed sales professionals, and agency staff.
  • With expert knowledge and skills, develop, prepare, and facilitate technology education, product education, and sales skills training to agencies in order to achieve regional objectives
  • Consult with Allstate Life & Retirement (ALR) team to determine appropriate curriculum content. Help consult with internal and external resources to implement various modules of education
  • Develop a good understanding of competitors and industry practices
  • Must be able to manage training sessions and be flexible to meet the attendee's needs/skill levels while maintaining control and structure of the class
  • Assist with the planning, development and review of educational programs to ensure effective course materials. Identify additional information needed to support business objectives and improve programs.
  • Work with other departments to develop/revise cross-functional education materials as changes occur
  • Prepare education materials for classes, and workshops
  • At times able to travel up to 80% of work week, delivering education to the field for agency office training and classroom education. Overnight travel will be required
  • Manage Travel and expenses according to Procurement, and plan ahead
  • Demonstrate ability to articulate, assemble and deliver information and communicate educational offerings to appropriate audiences using all available mediums such as email, market meetings, Agency Gateway, agency facing newsletters, and the education calendar,
  • Possess knowledge of sales, sales processes, back office support and trend identification as well as a thorough understanding of agency contracts, compliance requirements, Allstate policies, and procedures, and agency standards
  • Establish positive rapport with mentor, peers,, agents, field sales leaders and agency staff
  • Work under the guidance of the Education Unit manager, and Education Division manager with frequent consultations on objectives and goals
  • Work with FSL's, new agents, and existing agents to improve compliance results
  • Be an expert on delivering virtual training and all of its features (Blackboard, WebEx)
  • Mentors New Sales Instructors, provides coaching, developmental feedback and coaching
  • Provides Market Support to Field Sales Leaders

Job Qualifications

  • Four year college degree preferred
  • Bilingual preferred but not required
  • One year of related training or insurance sales experience required
  • One year of related experience in financial services
  • Licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health
  • Completed one month working in an agency selling with proven production
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate facilitation skills and ability to speak effectively to groups
  • Ability to work in a team-centered environment with minimal supervision
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to organize and self manage time
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to adapt communication techniques for audiences at multiple internal levels
  • Advanced knowledge of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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