A qualified candidate for the Managing Director, OBBT position must have a four-year college degree in a relevant field of study or discipline. An advanced degree is preferred. The candidate of choice must hold and maintain Life and Health licensing as required by the state. CEBS, or CLU, and Series 6 is a plus.
II. BACKGROUND EXPERIENCE
A well-qualified candidate for this Managing Director, OBBT position must have a minimum of fifteen years’ experience in the health insurance industry; with at least seven years in a senior management role and preferably, with a majority of his or her experience managing and administering health, welfare, and employee benefits plans. Ideally, this experience will include:
Well-rounded senior management experience with a focus on identifying and setting strategic direction for a MEWA is essential. This individual must have a professional history with a wide range of knowledge in all facets of employee benefit This individual will function as the best practices thought leader by ensuring the delivery of world class employee benefit plans to each of its members;
This candidate must possess outstanding knowledge of how to develop, promote and deliver new, and innovative state of the art programs to plan participants. Experience in creating, or implementing new programs designed to serve the needs of a diverse audience are equally important;
Our new Managing Director will bring a strategic approach to identifying, researching, and implementing emerging trends in the employee benefits space to add value, or increase the plans utilization across their membership base. Prior experience in creating, implementing and deploying new products and services is expected;
Insurance and employee benefits plans experience should include a strong understanding of the underwriting process, claims administration, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), in the successful candidate’s background. The ability to anticipate the emerging needs of the membership will be a critical component to being successful in this role;
The ability to build strong relationships and lead sales of plans to potential new participating members and expands on the value proposition of existing plan participants using a collaborative sales approach;
As a member of the senior management team our Managing Director will be responsible for developing a department budget with an emphasis on revenue growth and cost- effective delivery of programs;
Solid administrative and managerial skills. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in hiring, evaluating and managing a staff toward directed goals and achievements.
III. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
The ideal candidate for this position will project a polished, professional presence and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Our new Managing Director will effectively interact with all levels of management and subordinates alike. This candidate must be very team oriented and have a solid, innovative management style which is both collaborative and yet impactful. A strong focus on internal and external customer service and satisfaction is critically important.
IV. LEADERSHIP SKILLS
The successful candidate will possess a high energy level coupled with outstanding strategic leadership skills. This creative and innovative Managing Director will oversee all Benefits Trust functions, and work to support the growth and advocacy for their membership. This individual must possess the leadership skills necessary to excel in motivating his or her subordinates and peers to increasingly higher levels of excellence.
The ideal candidate must possess the vision to direct and lead this organization to increasingly higher levels of performance. He or she must possess a strong strategic mind with the ability to work closely as a member of the senior management team.
Our candidate will enjoy a fair and equitable compensation and benefits package.
VII. GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Our candidate will enjoy the lifestyle and other advantages of working for an employer located in a dynamic state capital in the Midwest. This individual will be very active within the association and must appreciate the degree of involvement demanded of this position.
A well-qualified candidate for this position must have a stable personal and professional background. References and background checks will be completed by Rhonemus Group prior to an employment offer being extended.
About Ohio Bankers League
The OBL is the trade association for the Ohio banking industry – and is Ohio’s only organization focused on meeting the needs of all banks and thrifts in the Buckeye State. For more than 125 years, the OBL has been the voice of the Ohio banking industry fostering a cooperation that has made it one of the strongest and most reputable financial trade associations in the country.
By linking banks, bankers, and industry experts – and by pooling their intellectual and capital resources – the OBL serves as a powerful creator of knowledge and collective resources.
It is the great honor of The Rhonemus Group to work with the OBL and the OBBT to recruit a Managing Director to take their MEWA to the next level of success and performance.
The Ohio Bankers Benefits Trust has been offering quality health benefits exclusively to its members since 1952. Collectively, the OBBT provides benefit options and plans for small to medium-sized banks to assist in competing for and retaining the best employees. The OBBT is a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA) affiliated with a very strong industry trade group supporting its membership with employee benefit plans operated for the benefit of the plan participants.