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Securian Financial Group Inc. Senior Proposal Analyst in St. Paul, Minnesota

*Securian Financial Groups internal position title isSales Sr Analyst. Position Summary: Provide leadership in supporting sales and retention goals by effectively responding to Request for Proposal (RFPs) and Request for Information (RFIs) that effectively position Securian Financial as the preferred provider of products and services for group insurance in the employer market. Collaborate to create a competitive advantage and increase brand value by presenting honest and appealing, solutions-driven proposal responses that increase Securian Financial's group insurance market share. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Analyzes Request for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Information (RFI) to determine prospective or existing client's objectives and proposal requirements. Provides leadership in working with department subject matter experts, ensuring all defined due dates are met. Leads and Develops proposal strategies and gains input from representatives from Securian Financial Sales, Relationship Management, Home Office management, and other associates as appropriate. Creates custom proposals that maximize the prospective or existing client's understanding and appreciation of the fundamental features, benefits, and application of the proposed products and services. Responds to specifications in the RFP, including writing responses to questionnaires, describing proposed plan and financial arrangements, creating supporting materials, summarizing proposal in Executive Summary, and creating or collecting exhibits. Maintains an appropriate level of urgency to ensure all parties have provided appropriate information in time for deadlines. Ensures proposals are completed and delivered by the specific due dates. Ensures proposals accurately reflect Securian Financial group insurance products, services, and capabilities. Maintains quality control by reviewing proposals prepared by other associates to keep up with demand, as requested. Responsible for overall look, feel, design and layout of RFP proposal templates. Qualifications: Strong project management skills to assure all tasks are identified and completed within tight deadlines. This includes organizational, planning, and decision-making skills to coordinate multiple proposals and projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to: Establish relationships with diverse groups of individuals including clients, consultants/brokers, third party administrators, and sales associates. Negotiate customized solutions. Effectively communicate features' benefits and technical aspects of proposed products and services. Achieve results through team members from a wide cross section of internal departments. Demonstrated problem solving skills to find creative solutions to problems. Analytical skills to accurately understand and formulate responses to prospective and existing clients' objectives and proposal requirements. Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple priorities effectively. Ability to think on feet and be consistently tactful in sensitive situations to independently and effectively respond to questions or issues through the proposal process. Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills. Strong technical skills to effectively use applicable software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Salesforce, and dedicated RFP software - Qvidian. Knowledge of Securian Financial group insurance products and services. Preferred Qualifications: Insurance industry and/or operations industry experience Securian Financial has been around for nearly 140 years. We're committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There's a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition: Gene