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Regional Sales Manager

Date Posted: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Peoria, IL, US, 61602 Chicago, IL, US, 60603 Bloomington, IL, US, 61704

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Peoria, IL
Alternate Job Location: Chicago, IL / Bloomington, IL


Role Value Proposition: 

The Regional Sales manager is the market leader responsible for profitable growth through improved staffing, increased productivity, relationship building, and focus on target products within Personal Lines P&C, Small Commercial and Life insurance.  Specific goals are set for each market which roll up to support overall corporate success.  Results are achieved by supporting in market independent agents through improved business practices and increase staffing through active recruiting and onboarding. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Manages a team of independent agencies responsible for promoting and selling Personal Lines Property and Casualty, Small Commercial, and Life products directly to individual clients.
  • Directs Property and Casualty, Small Commercial, and Life sales activities within a defined geographic or product area.
  • Increases business growth by communicating and educating, identifying opportunities, and removing barriers for sales partners.
  • Develops, recommends, and monitors sales and marketing plans for assigned region.
  • Assists Property and Casualty sales staff with increasing sales by developing and maintaining strong relationships within assigned region.
  • May recruit and appoint new independent agencies for the territory.
  • May identify training needs and develop and/or deliver training programs


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Strong record of managing success sales staff toward profitable growth in Personal Lines, Small Commercial, and Life within the defined market. 
  • Solid understanding of the market including competition, preferred markets and network of potential agent candidates, 5 – 10 years in market experience preferred.
  • Proven experience in sales, recruiting, onboarding of new independent agent with track record of continued success in the business.
  • Strong coaching skills and ability to manage change with experienced and new agents in support of corporate goals and initiatives.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities across several business functions.
  • License requirement include P&C, and Life
  • Undergraduate degree preferred




Business Category

U.S. Business


Number of Openings




At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


Requisition #: 115797


Nearest Major Market: Peoria