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Employee Benefits Consultant, Surrey

Posted 22 February by Yes Agency Easy Apply Ended

Our client specialises in consulting of all types of benefits, including: Auto-enrolment and Workplace Pensions; Group Risk; Healthcare and Well-being; Flexible Benefits and Voluntary Benefits; Multinational Benefits and Executive Wealth Management. Due to growth we are now seeking a full time Employee Benefits Consultant with extensive experience in this area.

Job Purpose:

  • This is a non-regulated, B2B, corporate pension and employee benefits role
  • Maintain and develop a portfolio of new and existing corporate clients by providing high quality advice and consultancy to an agreed budget
  • Ensure that revenue from this portfolio is profitable, identify and expand lines of cover and service delivery
  • Identify and pro-actively develop new business opportunities
  • Provide a professional high quality service to all clients, colleagues and other third parties
  • To not only meet but to exceed both internal and external client expectations

Key Accountabilities/Deliverables:

  • Responsible for client account ownership - anticipates and responds to the on-going and future needs and objectives of clients, with a prompt and flexible approach to meet and exceed their expectations and ensure consistent delivery of outstanding service
  • Actively contribute towards the development and management of the Employee Benefits corporate objectives
  • Demonstrates extensive and up to date technical employee benefits knowledge at all times, advising clients as required within the designated Permitted Areas of Activity as confirmed by line management/Compliance
  • Maintains and develops strong relationships with both new and existing corporate clients, and is relied upon as their trusted adviser
  • Develop effective internal and external relationships to assist in providing an efficient professional service to clients in line with service agreements and manage their expectations on work being undertaken
  • Achieve and exceed revenue targets, through retention of existing clients and new business generation
  • Ensure the profitable growth of the business by identifying and pro-actively developing and securing additional revenue from existing clients and new client relationships through cross selling initiatives, referrals, professional connections and leverage the Groups network
  • Pro-actively identify other new business opportunities for both Wealth Management Advisers and General Insurance broking colleagues within the Group
  • Take overall responsibility to ensure all clients are profitable, serviced on the agreed standard / bespoke pricing basis, and fee invoicing process is undertaken in a timely manner
  • Ability to draw up and negotiate on services / fee proposals - subject to the standard fee pricing structure and approval protocols in force
  • Ensure any additional services offered to clients are agreed on the standard fee pricing basis through sign off by management
  • Monitor income to ensure budget achieved and financial control over Consultant portfolio and client budgets
  • Identify potential unprofitable clients and agree with management what action, if any, is required
  • Ensure adherence to the firm’s engagement and re-engagement procedures, with suitable protections in place
  • Preparation of detailed client reports, power point presentations, spreadsheets etc
  • Management of time scales - ensure all client deadlines and service levels are met or client/management informed otherwise
  • Work closely with and assist in the development of Associate Consultants and others within the team as directed by line management
  • Undertake all projects in a professional, timely and compliant manner in liaison with other teams as required
Qualifications

Essential:

  • Hold the relevant professional qualifications as required for individual role: Group Risk (ie CII GR1); Healthcare (CII IF7); Pensions (ie Pensions Management Institute diploma level)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required to maintain and enhance knowledge and skills

Desirable:

  • QCF Level 4 (Diploma level PFS or PMI) qualification

Technical Knowledge and Understanding:

  • Extensive and up to date technical knowledge of employee benefits consultancy (eg Corporate DC Pensions / Group Risk / Healthcare) through appropriate industry exams and CPD, including products, markets, the required regulatory standards and their relevance to corporate clients
  • Keep up to date with key developments, industry/market changes and regulation
  • Awareness of the regulatory requirements in respect of 'advised’ and 'non-advised’ sales, and in particular evidencing the standards and knowledge required in respect of giving advice and making recommendations to customers

Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience within similar role in Financial Services
  • Demonstrable record of high sales success, with ability to manage and develop compliant business from new and existing clients in the corporate client arena
  • Service and sales orientated: outstanding customer service, translates client needs into engagements, demonstrates commerciality in their actions, established network of clients internally and externally, developing and maintaining strong relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication/presentation skills at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work, including ability to produce high standards of documentation
  • Proven project management capability and experience
  • Able to deal with change in a positive way

For more information on this role, please contact The Yes Agency. The Yes Agency is a registered insurance recruitment agency based in Manchester. Please note due to the amount of applications we receive, if you do not hear back from us within two weeks, then unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. For similar roles within insurance, please check out our website at www.theyesagency.co.uk

Required skills

  • Employee Benefits
  • Financial Services
  • Corporate Pension

Reference: 34538585

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