Lincoln Financial Group Senior Consultant, Absence Management Group Products in Boston, Massachusetts

Alternate Locations: Atlanta, GA (Georgia); Boston, MA (Massachusetts); Dover, NH (New Hampshire); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #55782

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB

This position will provide leadership and direction on complex product development & management initiatives & projects for group Absence Management and ADA/Accommodation products and related service offerings. S/he will act as a subject matter expert to contribute to the definition of product strategy, vision, value proposition, and product enhancements. The role will lead the market release of product enhancements and manage the product lifecycle to ensure group products/services are market competitive and meet customer needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides direction on complex assignments, projects, and/or initiatives to build and enhance the capability of his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Identifies and directs the implementation of process improvements that significantly improve quality across the team, department and/or business unit for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Provides subject matter expertise to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments / trends for assigned area(s) or responsibility, assess the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.

Job Specific Duties

Product Development

  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, provides leadership and direction to drive profitable and market-leading product development, implementation, and ongoing product life-cycle management activities

  • Develops the product vision & value proposition based on customer needs and input, market and competitive information

  • Provides subject matter expertise to contribute to the definition of the product strategy & road-map and enhancements for assigned products

  • Communicates product vision & strategies, develops appropriate business cases and obtains organizational buy-in and funding for development & on-going enhancements

  • Provides leadership and technical support related to product development activities and day-to-day inquiries & escalated issues from home office and field associates

  • Secures project resources and provides leadership to cross-functional areas to provide detailed business requirements & specifications for accurate product implementation & enhancements

  • Manages product-related vendor relationships to ensure effective & efficient service delivery; identifies and resolves escalated service issues

  • In collaboration with product marketing partners, field distribution, and training, leads the creation of effective product positioning, marketing, and product launch campaigns,

  • Reviews and evaluates marketing materials to ensure accuracy and consistency with objectives

Leadership/P&L Management

  • Provides direction and product expertise to internal business partners throughout the product life cycle

  • Plays a lead role in product promotion, marketing, training, and communication

  • Manages products to achieve product & business financial objectives; identifies, analyzes, and escalates issues; leads resolution with business partners

  • Collaborates with Pricing, Distribution, Underwriting, Claims and other business partners to manage product & profit levers to ensure the products meet growth, revenue, expense, and profit expectations

  • Develops product-related training materials and participates in training presentations for internal & external clients

Market Trends and Information

  • Stays up-to-date on market & regulatory changes that impact the product line; collaborates with Legal and Compliance to ensure product offering remains compliant with complex legislation & regulatory changes

  • Leads the gathering, reviewing, and synthesizing competitive intelligence data to identify trends & opportunities; drives product initiatives to capitalize on them

  • Assesses the market and evolving environment frequently and stays up-to-date on industry trends and identifies new opportunities for innovation

Collaboration

  • Works with operations, actuarial, underwriting, and finance teams to manage product risk drivers, while ensuring continued market success

  • Proactively works with internal & external partners to enhance sales performance and meet growth, revenue, persistency, and profitability expectations

  • Collaborates with various internal & external partners to manage product profit levers & risks and enhance sales to ensure products meet growth, revenue, persistency, and profitability expectations

  • Works with operations, actuarial, underwriting, and finance teams to manage product risk drivers, while ensuring continued market success.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 4 Year/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelors) (Minimum Required)

  • 5-7 years of experience in group insurance or employee benefits that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel Type: National Domestic

  • Travel Amount: up to 15%

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.