2016 was once again a year of strong sales – especially in terms of our fee businesses, in particular Asset Management. We reached over EUR 100 billion of gross deposits for the very first time.
Calin Grigorovici, Manager of Sales Control, Aegon Romania
Calin talks about embracing 'all things Dutch' during a recent assignment in the Netherlands.
To ensure this trend continues, a strong sales team is essential. But that doesn't mean we're looking for Rottweilers. Our customers come first in everything we do, and we work hard to build a long-lasting relationship with them based on trust.
In a Business Development role you are responsible for developing and managing sales relationships in order to grow Aegon's profitability, premium volume, and market positions across assigned business segments.
Within the company you will need to work with a broad variety of functional areas within Aegon to identify new channels and products and manage profitability of business.
Those in a Frontline Sales role spend a majority of their time working with customers and supporting advisers and sales people. To succeed in this role you will need expert product knowledge, an ability to convey complex information in an understandable way, to spot sales opportunities, and have strong presentation skills.
To succeed in sales at Aegon, you will require a clear understanding of designated financial institutions, keep up-to-date on marketplace trends, maintain deep knowledge of products, technology, and regulations in an ever-changing environment, and identify the best outcomes for our customers and for Aegon as a whole.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of financial terms, instruments, and regulations is also required to be successful in this role.
The team is backed-up by Sales Support and Sales Operations, who support processes, infrastructure, training and development, and risk management.
They also help provide effective communication to direct and indirect sales channels on corporate business strategy and standard operating procedures, and handle remuneration issues associated with running a geographically dispersed, regulated sales force.
Types of vacancies
Business Development Manager; Account/Client Manager; Key Client Development Director Sales Consultant; Field Management; Key Accounts Associate; Advisory Service Analyst; and Sales Director.