Representative, Solutions Center ($2,000 Sign On Bonus!)

Nationwide | Columbus, OH

06/22/2022

Are you passionate about being part of a team that delivers extraordinary care to help individuals and businesses prepare for and protect their retirement? If so, then Nationwide Financial could be the place for you!

**A $2000 SIGN ON BONUS will be given to all external candidates hired into this role. You will receive $1000 after 3 months of employment and $1000 after 9 months of employment.

The hours for this role could be between 8:00AM - 8:00PM Monday to Friday, with one team working occasional Saturdays. The role can be filled in Scottsdale, AZ or Columbus, OH.

Technology Requirements
This position requires that you maintain the following technology requirements for your home office:
• 30 mbps download/3 mbps upload
• Acceptable internet service provider technologies are: broadband cable and fiber
• Wired connection between work equipment and home internet equipment

Job Description Summary
Do you love connecting and building new business relationships? If you have a natural curiosity, are excited about helping people and want to accelerate both your personal and professional growth, we want to know more about you!

As a Representative, you'll provide extraordinary care to our members, partners, plan sponsors and investment professionals. You will understand high-level product/plan and regulatory requirements to analyze and resolve general account, plan fees or plan inquiry questions will be key to success. Additionally, you'll effectively interpret and articulate Nationwide's marketing strategies when communicating with customers.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
  • Receives and responds to incoming calls from investment professionals, plan sponsors and members on a variety of topics. Understands the different product suites, including current line-up and products no longer sold that still require servicing.
  • Responsible for interpreting and applying all changes and enhancements to new and old products, based on the daily change communications. Identifies the question(s) behind the question to proactively offer consultative expertise and uncover the unstated need.
  • Maintains a record of the conversations and follows a process of documentation to support our strategy of knowing our member better than anyone and use the information in a way that drives the relationship deeper.
  • Follows all rules and regulations to ensure compliance with FINRA or other professional licensure requirements, Nationwide policies, firms, plan documents and state and local laws.
  • Educates customers to ensure understanding of tax implications, penalties/surrender charges, death benefit protection, lifetime income, capital preservation and/or benefits pertaining to the plan/contract.
  • Analyzes problems to determine proper course of action, striving for first time final resolution. When necessary, works with internal partners to resolve escalated issues. Integrates lean methodology into daily interactions through problem-solving meetings and team huddles.
  • Develops and grows through monthly individual meetings with leadership to set in place a career path strategy. Setting goals and expectations to achieve success in the role as well as future opportunities.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Supervisor/Manager and does not have direct reports.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Undergraduate degree in finance, business administration, insurance, economics, communications preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: ChFC, CLU, other industry designations desirable FINRA series 6 and/or 26 licenses preferred and may be required based on assigned product/line-of-business or distribution system.

Associates must acquire the required federal and/or state licenses/registrations within the time period designated by the business unit. Additional licenses/registrations may be required when new products and services are implemented. If an associate fails to acquire required licenses/registrations within the designated time period, the associate will be ineligible to continue in the position. NOTE: A credit check may be required if a license is required for this position.

Experience: One year of experience in customer service, sales related occupations.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of various insurance products and the sales process. Solid understanding of the state and local laws necessary to understand the legal implications of certain product features in different states. Understands the consequences of not following the FINRA rules and regulations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with others. Proficiency with computers and common office software. Ability to understand general aspects of plan/contract and utilizes technology to enhance conversations with customers.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager's leader and Human Resources Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Eligible (Non-Exempt)

Working Conditions: Call center environment. Extended periods of time sitting in front of a computer and taking phone calls.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

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June 26, 2022