Sales Director // Life Insurance



Sales & Business Development
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

About Empathy

Empathy is on a mission to help families with everything they face after the loss of a loved one. With an exceptionally beautiful product, powered by tech and driven by purpose, we provide peace of mind by guiding families through all the tedious and time-consuming tasks that follow a loss, automating many of the processes so that they can focus on what matters instead.

We are the first company to combine content, caring, and technology at scale for families in need. We work fast, we take responsibility, and we have a big vision with many interesting challenges along the way.

About this role

We’re looking for an exceptional Sales Director to join our team. Taking great pride in finding new opportunities and building vision-oriented relationships, you’ll be able to bring change to some of the largest industries in the world. You will build deal funnels and manage them daily, as well as building out presentations, and seizing opportunities to present features and benefits to larger groups both in office settings and at industry events. You’ll create deal models and organize contract terms for multi-year agreements, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you’ve got the best product, engineering, and business people supporting you in your efforts.

What we’re looking for

Basic qualifications:

  • Successful track record and 100%+ quota attainment for past 3+ years

  • 5+ years experience in a high growth sales environment, working with and selling to Life Insurance carriers

  • Success in creating deal funnels and managing opportunities through the funnel

  • 3+ years contract negotiation experience

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the US Life Insurance industry

  • Strong presentation skills to C-Suite/Executive Leadership Teams

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA or MS

  • Developed analytical skills

  • Creation of large enterprise, complex partnerships in B2B or B2C, using mobile applications or consumer-centric solutions

  • Understanding of strategic partnerships developed for the purpose of customer acquisition using pay-for or free technologies

  • Cross-functional leadership with product, digital marketing and sales teams

  • Experience in Salesforce

These professional traits are necessary for leaders at Empathy:

  • Desire to work at a high-growth early-stage startup

  • Mission-driven with a passion for helping our better community dealing with loss

  • Has convictions and the desire to run them through thoughtful analysis

  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment and turning ambiguity into direction

  • High level of ownership and accountability

  • Motivates by inspiring those around them

  • Expects and requires innovation

  • Thoughtful scrutiny and attention to detail

Base Salary $125,000/yr - $150,000/yr