VP, LFN Business Development and Specialty Markets

Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance will be considered/provided for this opportunity within our company guidelines.

Hiring Manager: John R. Dimonda

Level: M5

Requisition #59419

About The Company

Led by over 10,000 employees  – including you –  Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses.

The Role



The VP, LFN Business Development directs, manages, grows and implements sales services, solutions and tactics with an emphasis on consulting with strategic alliances and market access advisors on the values and benefits of the Lincoln Financial Network (LFN) life insurance, annuity, and specialty market insurance products.




Business Development; negotiation, market development, go to market material development, business planning, associate development, metrics, legal/agreement development and system development

Specialty Markets and Insurance; deep understanding of life and business insurance and the role it plays in strategic alliances and specialty markets (Foreign Nationals and Premium Finance)

Strategy, Relationship Management and Leadership; ability to define strategy across a diverse platform, maintaining and delivering on commitments to high-end clients/advisors, and continued development of teams



  • Develops and implements business development strategies to grow life insurance, annuity and specialty market product sales through strategic alliances and LFN market access advisors.
  • Develops and implements strategies/solutions to retain highly productive LFN advisors to drive sales productivity.
  • Develops business development plans that identify long-term and short-term solutions to continue to grow life, annuity, specialty market sales.
  • Develops executive level dashboard with performance metrics that monitor business development initiatives and make recommendations/decisions based on results.
  • Engages with senior leadership to formalize business development initiatives and solutions that will drive sales across all products.
  • Leads business development initiatives to drive and increase enterprise sales through market access and strategic alliances that allows for growth and producer penetration.
  • Leads the execution of the value proposition to position and market LFN as a partner of choice.
  • Manages the logistics of proactive outreach initiatives to grow life, annuity and specialty markets market share in LFN to connect the business strategy to advisors in the field.
  • Sets the strategic direction for building and cultivating business development relationships with internal and external LFN stakeholders


Education & Experience

  • 0 - 1+ Years Experience with multiple insurance distribution platforms required (Required)
  • 3 - 5+ Years in the financial services industry within a broker-dealer, investment advisor, sales/or relationship management position that directly aligns with specific responsibilities for this position. (Required)
  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) (Minimum Required)



"There is no Certification or Licensure Listed"

Travel Information

  • Travel Type : National Domestic
  • Travel Amount : 50-100%


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.


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: Business Development, Consulting, Executive, VP, Sales, Technology, Management