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MetLife Account Management Consultant in Chicago, Illinois

Hybrid out of MetLife's Chicago, IL office.

Role Value Proposition

MetLife Group Operations has a keen focus on delivering exceptional customer service to our group benefit customers. The Account Management Consultant role is a key component of our service delivery model. The Account Management Consultant is the main point of contact for our brokers. In addition, the Account Management Consultant will provide key support functions across our different Regional Market customer segments, as well as support our sales partners with internal and external post-sale activities associated with the acquisition of new business and in maintaining existing customer relationships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directly aligned with 1 to 2 sales partners and maintain overall responsibility for the designated sales partners’ book of business

  • Facilitate weekly natural work team huddles and collaborate with dedicated internal partners to ensure customer deliverables are met

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for service-related customer escalations and work with internal partners to resolve all concerns

  • Request and analyze reports related to customer plan experience as well as broker commissions

  • Organize and attend various customer and broker facing meetings either in person or virtually and develop marketing plans and presentation materials for such meetings as needed

  • Actively participate in finalist meetings for prospective customers and stewardship meetings for existing customers

  • Ensure proper licensing, appointment and commission paperwork is in good order for writing agents

  • Demonstrate strong customer-specific product knowledge and provide consultative assistance on issues related to customer benefit plans, while staying informed of specific customer activities taking place (acquisitions, divestures, layoffs, budget challenges, etc.)

  • Actively participate in the implementation process to ensure a smooth onboarding experience for new and existing customers

  • Track customer renewal statuses and margin position, negotiate rates, work with underwriting to request alternate plan designs as necessary, notify internal partners of plan design changes to initiate the amendment process

  • Mentor newly hired associates and assist with process training

  • Perform other duties as assigned or required

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

Required:

  • 1-2 years account management experience or equivalent

  • Excellent presentation skills, oral and written communication skills

  • Strong insurance product knowledge and underwriting skills

  • Proficient in PowerPoint

  • Must obtain state Life, Accident and Health license within 90 days of date of hire

  • High school diploma

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • State Life, Accident and Health license

  • 5+ years related customer service experience

  • Proficient in MS Excel and Salesforce

  • Proven ability to manage complex situations

  • Strong focus on customer satisfaction and obtaining results

Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!

Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at accommodations@metlife.com. This information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application process.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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