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Guardian Life Annuity Distribution Alliances Relationship Manager in Topeka, Kansas

This individual will have responsibility for initiating, implementing and maintaining excellent relationships with Distribution Alliances for annuities.

The proper execution of the role is critical to growing our Distribution Alliances and gaining alignment within Guardian in support of the firms we do business with. Success in this position will lead to significant growth in annuities sales!

Key partners include Third-Party Partners, Product, Distribution, Financial Professionals, Marketing, and Sales.

You will

  • Establish productive relationships with key partners inside Guardian and align support around growing our Distribution Alliances.

  • Secure and maintain product and sales solution shelf-space with targeted Distribution Alliances, requiring a high degree of proactive support for these firms.

  • Launch product and marketing initiatives into specific Distribution Alliances.

  • Generate comprehensive reports, presentations and ad hoc special projects as needed.

  • Develop, implement and effectively implement sales strategies.

  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop and provide feedback on campaigns and go-to-market strategies.

You have

  • Must be eloquent communicator, who is able to collaborate effectively with senior leadership.

  • Must have a deep knowledge of and experience with financial services business– minimum 8-10 years of annuities distribution and operations/back-office experience.

  • Must be a great teammate and have excellent communication, interpersonal, influence/persuasive, organizational, and presentation skills.

  • Must be customer focused and have strong customer service and relationship management skills.

  • Strong understanding of competitive insights and market awareness.

  • An ability to understand and analyze sales performance measurements.

Salary Range

$64,830.00 - $106,515.00

The salary range reflected above is a good faith estimate of base pay for the primary location of the position. The salary for this position ultimately will be determined based on the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. In addition to salary, this role may also be eligible for annual, sales, or other incentive compensation.

Our Promise

At Guardian, you’ll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

Inspire Well-Being

As part of Guardian’s Purpose – to inspire well-being – we are committed to offering contemporary, supportive, flexible, and inclusive benefits and resources to our colleagues.

Health Care

  • Choice of [high deductible/copay] medical plans* with prescription drugs, including coverage for fertility and transgender inclusive benefits

  • Dental plan

  • Vision plan

  • Health care accounts – flexible spending, health reimbursement, and health savings accounts

  • Critical illness insurance

Life and Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Life and Disability insurance plus voluntary supplemental coverage

  • Accident insurance

Retirement and Financial

  • 401(k) retirement plan with a company match, plus an annual age/service-based Company contribution and an annual profit-sharing contribution, if applicable

  • Complimentary 1:1 financial guidance with a licensed Fidelity representative

Time Off and Remote Work

  • Flexible work arrangements (part in-person/part remote)

  • Unlimited paid time off for most roles plus time off for volunteering, jury duty, voting, and bereavement

  • Personal holidays for colleagues to use in recognition of religious, cultural, or civic days

  • Paid parental leave and paid family and medical leave policies

Emotional Well-being and Work-Life

  • Emotional well-being, mental health, and work/life resources powered by Spring Health

  • Wellness programs, including fitness program and equipment reimbursement

  • Child, adult, and elder back-up care support through Bright Horizons

  • Adoption assistance

  • College planning

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Student loan assistance

  • Commuter benefits in select metropolitan areas

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)

  • Employee Resource Groups that advocate for inclusion and diversity

  • J.E.D.I. certification and training programs

  • Matching gifts/volunteering

Benefits apply to full-time eligible employees. Interns are not eligible for most Company benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Guardian is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact applicant_accommodation@glic.com .

Every day, Guardian helps our 29 million customers realize their dreams through a range of insurance and financial products and services. Our Purpose, to inspire well-being, guides our dedication to the colleagues, consumers, and communities we serve. We know that people count, and we go above and beyond to prepare them for the life they want to live, focusing on their overall well-being — mind, body, and wallet. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we put our customers first. Behind every bright future is a GuardianTM. Learn more about Guardian at guardianlife.com .