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External Wholesaler - New England Territory

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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: West Des Moines, IA, US, 50266

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 External Wholesaler. 

You will be responsible for developing and implementing Sales and Marketing strategies within the established sales territory to promote, grow and increase the sales of Sammons Retirement Solutions’ (SRS) products.  Identify and develop relationships with targeted Broker Dealer (BD) partners and Financial Advisors to successfully market and sell SRS products. 

  1. In conjunction with sales management, develop sales goals, business and marketing plans to grow sales, market share and increase visibility for SRS.
  2. Partner with an Internal Wholesaler to jointly execute a focused plan to meet activity and sales goals.
  3. Develop and maintain relationships with Financial Advisors within established Broker Dealer partners to grow sales.
  4. Manage territory effectively by building relations and coverage based on the greatest sales opportunity within the territory.
  5. Provide education, sales leadership and relationship management for top producers within established sales territory.
  6. Deliver presentations within established sales territory including continuing education programs, product training and value add training.
  7. Manage all administrative aspects of the established sales territory according to company policies including travel and expenses, calendar and forward schedule, conference call participation, email retention and other requirements.
  8. Act as a resource for sales training and SRS product training to internal and external stakeholders.
  9. Attend broker dealer and sales conferences as requested.
  10. Maintain a positive image of the company in work actions and interactions with other’s serving as a representative of the organization.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or related field preferred
  • 5 to 10 years of financial services sales experience, preferably previous wholesaling experience
  • Travel expectation 80 to 90%
  • Series 6 and 63 required or ability to pass exam within 120 days of hire date
  • State life insurance licenses required or ability to pass exam within 120 days of hire date
  • Excellent presentation skills and public speaking skills
  • Strong people and relationship building skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills to allow for collaborative work effort
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing sales plans
  • Knowledge of the retail retirement products
  • Ability to interact with all levels of internal and external resources, vendors as well as other departments
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively interface with senior management using high level of professionalism
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage territory
  • Sales strategy development experience



Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

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