Dental Sales Manager(Hybrid) – Glendale, CA and Multiple Locations

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Aligned with a team of CIGNA Healthcare Sales Professionals, the DSM is positioned as the market leader for the dental product. Overall responsibilities are broadly defined in the categories of market strategy, new business development, client retention, training/coaching and product expertise. The incumbent is expected to ensure the successful attainment of all assigned membership and profitability goals in the assigned territory. Key factors for success include a strong sales orientation, a powerful inclination to influence the actions and results of others, superior personal credibility and demonstrated expertise in the delivery of CIGNA’s dental products. In driving market success, the DSM must possess and capitalize on an enduring capacity to understand, assimilate and effectively promulgate complicated product features and advantages to peers. This is critical because of a constantly changing market environment, along with continually evolving competitive responses from CIGNA Dental. In most instances, the DSM operates quite independently, with only broad management direction from local sales management and with limited coaching and counseling from the Dental organization. Market Strategy Responsibilities Use insight into customer needs, local competitive landscape and independent judgment to work with the Dental Organization to drive industry leading Dental Products, Networks and Pricing. Work in conjunction with aligned CIGNA Healthcare Regional sales team; develop and implement short and long-term sales strategies for local market; focus on brokers/consultants as well as industry (i.e. Government Sector). Annually develop an individual business plan, providing a clear path to the attainment of profitable membership growth; Assume singular responsibility for overall market results, balancing membership needs and profit levers Operate as the liaison (in cooperation with the aligned DSO) between the marketxe2x80x99s sales team and the Dental Organization, reporting progress against plan, identifying gaps, and directing action to avoid future shortfalls Fulfill all perceived information needs expressed by GMs and SMs; this includes ETF competitiveness review, network competitiveness, etc. Make determinations as to proper use of limited resources, particularly in area of network recruitment and management Sales Key Responsibilities Meet or exceed new business goals for assigned territory; Maintain visibility among brokers/consultants throughout the year; demonstrate a strong understanding of their perspective and their needs; actively promote the Dental Value Proposition; Work in conjunction with aligned CIGNA Healthcare Regional sales team to maximize the volume of Dental new business opportunities generated by the producer community; suggest alternative strategies as deemed necessary In consultation with aligned CIGNA Healthcare Client Managers, develop and execute on a comprehensive Dental Y upsell strategy Build collaborative partnerships by actively participating in local market management discussions (e.g., growth calls, local strategy development meetings, etc.) Understand competitive and market-level dynamics and implications; independently recognize those that must be brought back to Dental Senior Management Team Client Management Key Responsibilities Meet or exceed persistency goals for assigned territory By assimilating output from multiple operating systems, provide consultative support to our customers utilizing Dental Benefit Insight Reporting Tools Drive successful retention and growth of existing Book of Business; as needed provide proactive and consultative dental subject matter expertise on large and/or xe2x80x9cat riskxe2x80x9d cases within aligned market geography Offer support to CIGNA Healthcare Client Managers in the face of client-facing service challenges; intervene with Underwriting to ensure competitiveness; delineate network strategies (as required) and ensure attainment of goals Training/Coaching Key Responsibilities Maintain all-encompassing knowledge and proficiency in CIGNA Dentalxe2x80x99s products and capabilities; accomplish this through attendance and active participation in ongoing monthly dental information sessions, monthly dental operating results reviews, training programs, etc. Maintain a tight connection between the CIGNA Dental Organization and the aligned CIGNA Healthcare Regional sales team; promulgate the Value Proposition, emerging competitive information, and any other new information which helps to drive sales and reinforces partnership Ensure 100% satisfaction of local Market management in terms of ability of sales team to understand effectively deliver Dental Value Proposition Provide dental updates and training to CIGNA Healthcare sales partners, Producers and Clients Through superior coaching skills, aggressively and proactively promote new dental products and features (i.e. DICE/Brighter, Member Outreach, etc.) ; provide ongoing coaching to the CIGNA Healthcare sales partners on Dental product positioning and techniques on how to sell against top market competitors Qualifications College Degree or years equivalent related experience. 5+ yearsxe2x80x99 experience in Dental benefits. Proven healthcare sales experience is required, managed dental sales experience is strongly preferred. Ability to work very independently in a complex environment requiring xe2x80x9creal timexe2x80x9d judgment and discretion, strong analytical skills, common sense, decisiveness and assertiveness Strong influence skills and ability to work cooperatively with others in a highly matrixed environment. Excellent communication, customer service skills and sales negotiation skills. Financial Savvy; membership growth orientation Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, including well-honed public speaking, presentation and writing skills. If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload. This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an incentive compensation plan. We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. Thatxe2x80x99s why youxe2x80x99ll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, youxe2x80x99ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna Group. About Cigna Healthcare Cigna Healthcare, a division of The Cigna Group, is an advocate for better health through every stage of life. We guide our customers through the health care system, empowering them with the information and insight they need to make the best choices for improving their health and vitality. Join us in driving growth and improving lives. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response. The Cigna Group has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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