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Head of Product Development & State Filings - Employee Benefits ( Remote)

Company: Equitable Advisors
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description - Head of Product Development & State Filings - Employee Benefits ( Remote) (220000BP) Head of Product Development & State Filings - Employee Benefits ( Remote) ( 220000BP ) Primary Location : UNITED STATES-NC-Charlotte Other Locations Organization : Equitable Schedule : Full-time Description At Equitable, our power is in our people.

We're individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. Those differences make us stronger as a team and a force for good in our communities. Here, you'll work with dynamic individuals, build your skills, and unleash new ways of working and thinking. Are you ready to join an organization that will help unlock your potential? The Head of Product Development & State Filings will be responsible for the entire product development and contract filing function for all Employee Benefits Products. This individual will be critical to building and maintaining a strong product portfolio to establish Equitable as a credible market presence in the Employee Benefits space. The Head of Product Development & State Filings will be responsible for managing the in-house product development and filing team, as well as managing relationships with consultants who may be retained to assist with product development initiatives. This role will also be responsible for maintaining ownership of the State Filings and Approvals of each product, as well as the compliance associated with those procedures. Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute on the overall Product Development strategy for our Employee Benefits business, including both the ideation of new products and enhancements of current portfolio
  • Alongside a team of product specialists, drive development of Business Cases, providing cost-benefit analyses, and marketing strategies to drive ideas through the product development process
  • Partner with Pricing, Sales, Underwriting and other cross-functional teams to identify new opportunities
  • Maintain expertise of the group benefits industry and garner competitive intelligence from the market
  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight to our Filing team, alongside the Head of Filing, to ensure products/contracts are filed in all jurisdiction and compliance with state regulations is maintained The base salary range for this position is $127,000 - 189,000. Actual base salaries vary based on skills, experience, and geographical location. In addition to base pay, Equitable provides compensation to reward performance with base salary increases, spot bonuses, and short-term incentive compensation opportunities. Eligibility for these programs depends on level and functional area of responsibility. Critical skills to ensure your success include: Business Acumen: Knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

    Communication: Understanding of the importance of insightful listening and communicating and ability to provide information and messages in a way that produces clarity and impact.

    Creativity: Knowledge of the approaches, tools, and techniques for promoting creative, original thinking and ability to apply it to a variety of business situations.

    Effective Communications: Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

    Group Insurance: Knowledge of group insurance products, business processes, market segments and the marketplace; ability to run applications effectively for the insurance organization's business.

    Matrix Management: Understanding of the importance of being able to leverage external resources when required and ability to build and use effective working relationships within own department and across department, functional, and geographic reporting lines.

    Products and Services: Knowledge of major products and services and product and service groups; ability to apply knowledge of product and service appropriately to diverse situations.

    Teamwork: Knowledge of the necessity and value of teamwork; experience with; ability to work cooperatively towards shared goals and being supportive of others at all levels.

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Demonstrates a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by treating everyone with respect and dignity, ensuring all voices are heard and advocating for change. Additional Qualifications: Required : --- 10+ years of applicable EB experience --- Detailed knowledge of group benefits/voluntary products and market conditions Preferred : --- Experience managing a team of specialized contributors --- Demonstrated collaboration and leadership skills to interface with both internal and external constituents --- Must be comfortable dealing with both complexity and ambiguity and be able to explore multiple solutions to a problem. At Equitable, we're a team of over ten thousand strong; committed to helping our clients secure their financial well-being so that they can pursue long and fulfilling lives.

    We turn challenges into opportunities by thinking, working, and leading differently - where everyone is a leader. We encourage every employee to leverage their unique talents to become a force for good at Equitable and in their local communities.

    We are continuously investing in our people by offering growth, internal mobility, comprehensive compensation and benefits to support overall well-being, flexibility, and a culture of collaboration and teamwork.

    We are looking for talented, dedicated, purposeful people who want to make an impact. Join Equitable and pursue a career with purpose.

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    Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

    NOTE: Equitable participates in the E-Verify program.

    If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform the essential job functions of this position, please contact Human Resources at (212) 314-2211 or email us at TalentAcquisition@equitable.com .

Keywords: Equitable Advisors, Charlotte , Head of Product Development & State Filings - Employee Benefits ( Remote), Other , Charlotte, North Carolina

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