Annuity Product Development Consultant

Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Fort Wayne, IN, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

 

Work Arrangement: Hybrid/Home

 

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

 

Level: P3 

 

Requisition #: 66772

 

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 $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

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.

 

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General Purpose of Job

This position will consult/analyze and deliver on more complex assignments/projects in many aspects of the product development activities for variable annuities, specifically Choice Plus, American Legacy, InvestorAdvantage and InvestmentSolutions.    They will also act as a resource to applicable internal/external stakeholders and requires someone who can interact comfortably across the organization and externally. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of variable annuity business, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.
Manages changes to VA product line (both new business and inforce) in terms of product features, investment options, living/death benefits.
Champions and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Serves as a resource for investment options added to the core variable annuity line.
Serves as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on more complex assignments/projects for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Consults/Analyze on more complex assignments and/or projects for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
Supports business management issues for assigned area(s) as they arise & applies a seasoned business judgment weighing the impact on product profitability, distribution relationships, legal & regulatory issues & administrative capabilities in decisions.
Evaluates trends in data or information. Recognizes opportunities or potential problems, before they become obvious, by seeking input from a range of sources, including insights beyond own area of responsibility.
Delivers on more complex assignments and projects in support of product development and implementation in the launch of new products/riders/services for the business line.
Develops an understanding of the market, customer needs, the competition and the strengths and gaps in the current product portfolio.
Presents options and tradeoffs under consideration in new product development and gathers input on new product development ideas.
Provides technical product knowledge and driving decisions during system requirement sessions and operational meetings.
Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality.
Proactively anticipates, prepares for, and takes action on future business-related opportunities.
Provides technical input to and review of marketing materials, contract and prospectus language.
Responds efficiently to roadblocks, remaining dedicated to achieve team and departmental goals.
Identifies different or diverse markets to enhance market reach.
 

Additional Position Responsibilities

Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines. Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.
Makes a positive contribution as demonstrated by: - Making suggestions for improvement - Learning new skills, procedures and processes
Performs other duties as required.
Remains current in profession and industry trends.

Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations.
Ability to work with others in a team environment.
Acts as a catalyst for new ideas by initiating brainstorming and problem-solving discussions. Apply knowledge (e.g., market, industry, products, services, tehcnology) to identify opportunities for change.
Demonstrate ability to identify and recommend process improvements.
Demonstrate excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail.
Demonstrate strong relationship management skills; proven ability to find common ground and develop collaborative approaches among management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.
Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop collaborative approaches.
Demonstrates ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.
Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.
Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information.
Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.
Knowledge of legal and regulatory environment impacting insurance companies and taxation of business line products.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Strong finance and investment knowledge.
Strong knowledge of business line products, with appreciation for and understanding of distribution, product, marketing, marketplace competition, pricing and valuation issues.
Strong project management skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.
Well rounded analytical and computer skills.

Education

4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) - Minimum Required

Certifications

FINRA Series 6 license -180 Days

Experience

1 - 3+ Years Experience with insurance product management (e.g., financials, valuation, investments, pricing, risk management, etc.)  (Required)
3 - 5+ Years Experience with insurance product development and implementation (e.g., idea development, operational requirements meetings, marketing launches, etc.)  (Required)
 

 

Work Arrangement:

Hybrid/Home : Employees will work from home generally three days each week and come into a Lincoln office on a schedule their manager will help set, following any applicable in-office training period determined by their manager. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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