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Vice President of Sales- Colonial Life - Midwest Region
UNUM     Phoenix, AZ 85067

Job Posting End Date: March 15

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**General Summary:**

General Summary

The VP of Sales, Colonial Life will lead the company's sales, recruiting and new manager development efforts in the territories assigned to the region. The VP will ensure the effective execution of the Playbook System and the five Fundamentals (Recruiting, Direct Sales, New Manager Development, Account Management and Broker Sales).

**Principal Duties and Responsibilities**

+ The VP of Sales, Colonial Life will lead the company's sales, recruiting and new manager development efforts in assigned territories.

+ Responsible for profitable regional sales growth and results in the five key fundamentals of Recruiting, Direct Sales, Broker Sales, Account Management and New Manager Development.

+ Responsible for the recruiting and development of territory sales managers and ensuring their development leads to effective execution of the Playbook System in the field force. Help build direct report bench-strength, retaining and motivating high performers.

+ Ensure staffing levels are in line with sales plan and there is consistent and significant improvement in new manager success rates in the field organization.

+ On-going management and coaching of Territory Sales Managers to ensure the appropriate training and development, mentoring, and performance management.

+ Measure results against all expectations and take appropriate/timely corrective action.

+ Build teamwork and followership among the Territory Managers that ensures effective and consistent execution of the Playbook System and the 5 Fundamentals across the region.

+ Partner effectively with all Home Office partners to ensure Colonial Life’s overall business objectives are focused on in a collaborative way.

+ Effectively manage expenses to ensure alignment with allocated budget.

+ Act as senior representative for Colonial Life, maintaining professional and highly ethical standards at all time.

+ Actively engage in regional and national efforts to improve the company’s performance beyond their own region’s results.

+ May perform other duties as assigned.

**Job Specifications**

+ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

+ Strong experience and understanding of the voluntary benefits industry, in particular in recruiting, direct sales and new manager development working with 1099/100% commissioned sales people.

+ Demonstrated success leading a geographically dispersed team of sales professionals

+ Strong leadership capabilities with demonstrated sales success

+ Demonstrated ability to identify and develop senior sales leaders

+ Experience working with benefits brokers to include voluntary benefits

+ Proven success in a complex business role

+ Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills

+ Strong ability to influence and persuade

+ Strong oral and written communication skills as well as problem solving skills

+ 75-85% travel requirement


Unum and Colonial Life are part of Unum Group, a Fortune 500 company and leading provider of employee benefits to companies worldwide. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, with international offices in Ireland, Poland and the UK, Unum also has significant operations in Portland, ME, and Baton Rouge, LA - plus over 35 US field offices. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, SC, with over 40 field offices nationwide.

Fully and partially leveraged roles are paid pursuant to a uniformly applied sales compensation plan. For partially leveraged roles, a starting salary or salary range will be listed in the above job description. If salary information is not listed in the job description above, compensation is based solely on commissions.

Additionally, Unum offers a portfolio of benefits and rewards that are competitive and comprehensive including healthcare benefits (health, vision, dental), insurance benefits (short & long-term disability), paid time off, and a 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match up to 5% and an additional 4.5% contribution whether you contribute to the plan or not. All benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of individual Plans.


Colonial Life

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