Athene Hybrid Wholesaler, Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia in West Des Moines, Iowa
We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.
Athene USA, one of the fastest growing providers of fixed annuities, is hiring a Hybrid Wholesaler to our team who will focus on maintaining and building Athene’s presence in the Direct/Independent Broker Dealer Channel. The Hybrid Wholesaler will partner with the Division Sales VP in developing and leading the wholesaling efforts with our clients.
Work closely with VP, Division Sales Manager to develop appropriate business plan to maximize sales and meet business growth objectives.
Work with Internal Wholesalers to identify producer needs, develop an extensive and productive travel schedule with rotations within the assigned territory, and a build a results-oriented strategy for implementation.
Work with the Direct IBDs to increase the sale of fixed indexed annuities.
Build and maintain producer relationships to keep them informed of market and product changes.
Conduct product and sales training through individual and group training sessions, seminars, workshops and branch meetings.
Identify and develop new advisors while strengthening relationships with existing advisors.
Increase sales through field activity and in-person meetings.
Provide sales ideas and client solutions.
Strategically plan and manage deployment of resources for the territory through marketing and sales initiatives, and budgeting & expense responsibilities.
Qualifications and Experience:
6+ years' prior wholesaling experience.
Knowledge of Fixed Annuity Marketplace.
Life & Health, FINRA Series 6 and Series 63 licenses required.
Proven ability in growing a region as measured by sales results.
Proven sales acumen and presentation skills.
50% travel required.
Ability to adapt to constant changing environment.
Excellent knowledge of the advisor community and industry.
NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.
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Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans.
Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.
Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of:
Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns.
Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility.
Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.
Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following:
Iowa’s Top Workplaces; since 2015
Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019
United Way of Central Iowa awards
Advocate & Volunteer, 2016
Spirit of Central Iowa. 2017
Game Changer & Impact-Maker, 2018
Spirit of Central Iowa, 2019
Awards for veteran support
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards
Patriot Award, 2018
Pro Patria Award, 2019
Seven Seals Award, 2019
Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017
Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017
Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years
Structured Retail Products (SRP)
Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018
FIA of the Year; 2019
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