Group Account Executive # 8549 - IW-

Date of modification: September 27, 2022

Job number: IW-


Job title: Group Account Executive # 8549

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Toronto


Group Account Executive 

100% Work from Home Opportunity

High Income Potential 

Bilingual  a Must 


Scope Statement

The Group Account Executive is responsible for driving profitable net growth of group benefits business within a defined territory. Leveraging their knowledge of group insurance, strong consultative selling, relationship management, communication and negotiation skills, they will develop solid, long-term relationships with Distribution Partners and nurture these relationships to the mutual benefit of the Distribution Partners and the company. 


The incumbent works with the broader Group Distribution Team has functional reporting to Director, Sales Practice and general reporting to one or more Regional Vice Presidents.


Impact Statement

  • Drive profitable net sales growth of block of business through the development of new business and renewal of inforce block
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with distribution partners by initiating new business opportunities and effectively communicating the Empire Life value proposition
  • Adhere to activity management practices and effectively employ strategic account management principles to achieve objectives
  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that acquisition and retention goals are met


Responsibilities include

  • Relationship and client management with Distribution Partners within defined block of business
  • Identify, build and manage new strategic relationships with Distribution Partners
  • Effectively communicate Empire Life value proposition to Distribution Partners, and provide training and education on our products, services and solutions
  • Develop, implement and monitor territory sales business plan to meet or exceed annual financial objectives
  • Effectively perform functions related to activity based management related to new business, renewals, service escalations and ongoing account management
  • Ensure timely, regular and complete documentation is updated in sales automation tool
  • Effectively manage subsidy on new business and renewals within defined parameters to drive net sales growth; review monthly with internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrate integrity, leadership, and a customer centric approach
  • Be a supportive team member and share subject matter expertise


Knowledge / Experience / Certification

  • 5+ years work experience in insurance/financial services industry in group benefits
  • Strong knowledge of group benefits underwriting principles and financial management, policy provisions, benefits and plan taxation, administrative provisions, claims practices, government legislation and benefits technology developments
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet, CRM and database software
  • Knowledge of the group insurance industry and sales activities of competitors
  • GBA designation completed within first two years of employment / CEBS an asset
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is required


Education / Professional Courses

  • Completion of a university degree


Key Skills

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, persuasion and presentation skills
  • Excellent relationship building and management skills
  • Perseverance, patience and self-motivation
  • Ability to think logically, analyze and solve problems
  • Well-developed needs based sales and marketing skills
  • Ability to communicate information clearly to diverse audiences
  • Adept at juggling multiple priorities


Key Competencies

  • Collaboration
  • Customer-Centricity
  • Driving for Results
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Leadership


DGA Careers has been proudly serving the Canadian insurance industry for over 30 years, specializing in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary, DGA is well positioned to conduct searches with a national scope. Our unrivalled professional network across Canada provides us with the ability to reach vital key influencers and passive candidates nationally.

Interested candidates please contact Antonella Leone at 647-624-9609 or forward your resume in confidence to If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


  • City: Montreal
  • Market segment: Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: Exp. equivalent to University/College, University Degree
  • Expertise: Group Benefits , Account Management
  • Minimum experience required: 5 to 6 Years