Sales Representative - Group Benefits (Alabama) - #223712

Principal Financial Group Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Area: Sales

Business Area: SBD Distribution

Location: AL - Birmingham;AL

Career Category: Experienced Professional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Date Posted: 2019-12-16

What you'll do

We are looking for a Sales Representative in our Group Benefits area. In this role, you'll partner closely with the broker community to sell group employee benefit products (life, dental, disability, vision, critical illness). We also have an outstanding service team to partner with you and prioritize your brokers and clients needs!

Here are a few examples of the things you'll do:

  • Territory Development

  • Sales, Growth and Retention

  • Building Broker Relationships

This position is also a great way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 14,000 employees around the world, at Principal we offer a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more. That's one reason we were named as 1 of 100 companies in World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 9th year. (February 2019).

What you'll get from us

  • Competitive pay, benefits, perks and more. We'll reward you for the skills and experience you have. Find out more.

  • Respect for your unique perspective. Diversity, inclusion and empowerment are at the core of our culture.

  • A career, not just a job. Principal is a place where you can learn and innovate. Do important work. Make an impact. And achieve your professional goals.

  • The ability to have a great job and a great life. Sure, work is important. But so is your family. And your friends. And your community. That's why we provide the flexibility needed to find the right balance between your job and the rest of your life.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 2+ years related sales experience (group life, disability, dental, vision preferred).

  • Must have appropriate Life & Health licensing.

  • Excellent planning/interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, presentation, listening, oral and written communication skills required.

  • Must have time management and decision-making skills.

  • Advanced math skills are necessary, related to graphs, symbols, equations, etc.

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of business unit applications required.

  • Must be accurate and detail oriented.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is critical.

  • Travel required (up to 50%), including minimal overnight stays.

  • Non-solicitation agreement required upon hire.

Job Level

Willing to consider at a higher level depending on qualifications, experience, and skillset.


The territory of coverage includes Alabama.

How we hire

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via phone or email.

Learn more about our hiring steps and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates needing sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we'd hope you continue to keep us in mind for future opportunities.

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Investment Code of Ethics

For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to follow a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Who we are

We help people build the kinds of lives they dream aboutempowered by financial security and stability. We started in 1879 (yes, 1879) as an insurance company. Today, we're a member of the FORTUNE 500 and a global investment management leader.

So that's what we do. As far as who we are, well, we believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do.

Doing what's right has been a part of who we are for more than 140 years. We focus on taking care of not only our employees, customers and advisors, but also the people who live in the communities where we do business.

Learn more about our values in the workplace.

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