AssuredPartners Employee Benefits Manager in Greensboro, North Carolina

Job Title: Manager - EB

Department: Employee Benefits

Reports to: Director of Employee Benefits

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Code: EB09MEBE

Summary Manages all activities related to operations of the Employee Benefits service operations within the profit center by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. It is anticipated that Managers will also perform other duties within the Employee Benefits department such as Account Executive, but that determination will be made based upon the size of the office and/or the number of staff and/or subordinate supervisors reporting to the Manager.

The Manager will drive the company’s strategic initiatives by supporting the sales function of the profit center by leading and developing the service team, including mentoring, coaching, and motivating its personnel, continuously looking to improve the customer service experience and the workflows associated with delivering excellent customer service both within the profit center and as a contributor to the continuous improvement of processes throughout the Agency.

The Manager will take strategic direction from the Agency President, but will strive to keep the Agency President out of the day to day duties associated with managing an Employee Benefits service department so that the Agency President can concentrate his/her efforts on sales and the development of the Agency sales team.

The Manager will receive support, training, and assistance in developing plans for continuous improvement through corporate management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Depending on the size of the Employee Benefits staff, the Manager, may also handle a book of business, or have other duties within the EB service team, and the duties and responsibilities for that position will also apply. The following duties may be directly performed by the Manager, or may be performed though Team Leaders where appropriate due to the size of the office.

Analyzes and organizes office operations and procedures. Creates and manages department structure and enhances process improvements. Drives efficiencies. Standardizes processes and procedures. Promotes quality improvement initiatives. Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow for various support teams.

Contributes effectively to the operations team which consists of all of the Managers and Corporate EB personnel whose responsibility is to continuously seek to improve the customer service experience, the support of the sales effort, and best practices workflows for the Agency’s Employee Benefits operation.

Prepares annual evaluations for service staff. Solves personnel problems, resolves conflicts, and addresses complaints within the EB service operation.

Assists service staff with problem solving.

Participates in the interview process for prospective EB service employees and coordinates with HR to assure that the applicant participates in all other appropriate interviews and receives the appropriate pre-employment test, if required. Makes recommendation to Agency President regarding the selection of a candidate for employment.

Administers the training program for new hires in the service staff positions. This includes training on office equipment, AssuredPartners procedures, any applicable operating system and general insurance coverage knowledge. Tailors training to new and current employees in order to address skill and knowledge needs through individual mentoring, small group, or classroom training. Assesses each service employee’s need for further training, sets up goals and implement a plan for them to achieve those goals.

Evaluates profit center staff workloads and makes adjustments as necessary. Maintain workflows for employees who are on vacation or leave. Assists staff during times of heavy work volume.

Solicits producer and client feedback to assure they are receiving quality assistance from service staff.

Reviews and assesses internal audits for the profit center according to procedures.

Provides training and support for new producers as they build their book of business.

Follows company procedures with respect to all essential duties and responsibilities of the job.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service - Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Failure to interact courteously and tactfully with managers, co-workers, customers and/or vendors to the point that productivity or morale suffers may be grounds for termination.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or more than six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and commissions.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Agency management systems; Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid insurance license.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually that of a typical office.

ID: 2018-3585

External Company URL: www.assuredptr.com

Street: 823 N. Elm St.