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Director Administration Projects

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Date: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57108

Company: Sammons Financial Group



Sammons® Financial Group’s (SFG) member companies offer some of today’s most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Unlike most financial organizations, our companies are not publicly traded, which means we’re focused on long-term value rather than short-term earnings pressures. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity. 


Here is what you can expect when you join SFG:


  • A Casual dress code which includes jeans. 
  • A rich company culture driven by private ownership and intentional leadership that inspires employees to engage in our healthy, high-performing and values based culture.
  • Healthy balance between work and personal lives.  Friday afternoons off all year long, competitive PTO and generous number of paid holidays. 
  • Great benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance… to name a few!
  • ESOP- A generous 100% company funded retirement plan. 


Here's what you can expect as the Director, Administration Projects.


This position is located in either Sioux Falls, SD or Des Moines, IA and will report directly to the VP of Administration. This position provides an excellent opportunity to directly impact SFG’s Policyholders, Distribution Partners and Employee’s Experience.

This person is responsible for leading and overseeing the Administration Projects team and the Administration strategic and non-strategic project portfolio. Lead, set strategic direction and coach/develop team members to ensure effective and efficient implementation of projects in a multi-company/multi-site environment. Collaborate closely with all leaders in the Administration Division and other relevant departments to identify and scope critical strategic projects. Lead a team that serves as key driver of each project’s success, ensuring projects are prioritized effectively by the division, are defined specifically for all supporting areas and are executed as expected.




  • Bachelor’s degree or 10+ years relevant work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in agile project methodology required
  • Strong background in life insurance operations and/or information technology
  • Proven ability to build effective internal and external relationships and effectively influence individuals at all levels (from executive to front-line)
  • Ability to develop detailed cost/benefit analyses (CBAs)
  • Effective presentation creation and delivery skills
  • Must embrace and effectively shadow the corporate core values
  • Effective leadership, management, decision-making and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, oral and written
  • Proven ability to lead multi-facetted business needs and diverse processes
  • Must be flexible in coping with changing business environments
  • Track record of proven critical thinking and problem resolution skills
  • Must demonstrate the ability to act independently within the context of corporate goals
  • Due to the financial nature and level of accountability of this position, a credit and criminal background check is required

- The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires Sammons Financial Group (SFG) member companies to notify you that, as a routine part of processing this application for employment, SFG member companies may request a consumer report on you to verify all information contained in this application. Such report may include information about work-related behaviors, performance, character, general reputation, and personal characteristics, in addition to information about your previous employment, education, credit history and criminal records







Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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