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Financial Horizons Group

Business Development Manager


Posted 13 Days Ago001-1563488

Company Information

Join Financial Horizons Group (FHG): The Financial Services Company of Choice

Financial Horizons Group offers varied career opportunities for dynamic people seeking to demonstrate their drive and contribute to our team. 

Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, and with a presence right across the country, we are confident in our level of service and in our complete offering. 

We offer: 

  • Work-life balance in a professional and engaging environment;
  • Personal development opportunities and training;
  • A strong coaching culture whereby communication and growth are prioritized;
  • Generous paid sick/emergency, vacation and bereavement leave policies;
  • Competitive pay with yearly compensation reviews;
  • Above average group benefits and RRSP matching plans;
  • Market leading wellness credit and years of service recognition programs.

About Financial Horizons Group:

Financial Horizons Group is a leading, national, Canadian-owned and operated Managing General Agency (MGA) that offers a comprehensive selection of life/health insurance, employee benefits, pensions, investments, structured settlements, and risk management products and services to advisors throughout Canada.


As an MGA, Financial Horizons Group is appointed by 24 insurance companies to distribute their products and services, through independent financial advisors to Canadian consumers.  Financial Horizons Group partners with financial advisors for support in growing advisors' businesses. This commitment translates into providing advisors with the ideal mix of resources, products and services that they, in turn, can offer to their clients.

Job Description

Our organization is seeking a Business Development Manager to join our team. This position comes with a rich base salary plus sales bonus. The successful candidate must have legal status allowing him/her to work in Canada.


  • Provide sales/marketing strategies to advisors
  • Responsible for all sales and marketing for advisors contracted through FHG’s assigned branch on life business and money business
  • Interact with RVP’s and sales directors from all carriers on behalf of the assigned branch and MGA corporately
  • Recruit and support new and existing advisors with daily sales needs
  • Track and report production to regional VP or President
  • Structure campaigns and incentives to create an environment for advisor to increase production
  • Involved in day to day operation of the MGA, marketing allowance tracking, national sales campaign planning, compliance, sales congress, ongoing training and education of brokers
  • Manage advisor debt for assigned branch and assist with debt for the assigned region
  • Function as a member of the Business Development Manager/Business Development Consultant team in assigned branch and on MGA corporate side by fielding inquiries from various advisors in region
  • Represent and promote FHG by attending various sales conferences and industry events
  • Build and maintain collaborative and constructive working relationships (internally and externally)
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, insurance carriers, advisors and clients
  • Provide product knowledge to advisors
  • Work closely with advisors with less than 5 years in the business to help them excel in their production
  • Perform any other duties as assigned


  • Service oriented
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Ability to excel and multi-task in a fast paced working environment
  • Able to anticipate needs and be pro-active, flexible, have a sense of urgency and very resourceful
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to continuous change
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Bilingual in French and English an asset

Job Knowledge or Work Experience:

  • Proven experience in insurance/financial services industry
  • Proven experience in customer service
  • Proven experience with Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Previous experience in sales or sales environment
  • Knowledge of the MGA environment and it’s processes
  • Experience in WealthServ an asset

Professional/Technical Certification or Licenses:

  • CFP, CLM, CHS and/or EPC financial services designation is an asset
  • LLQP life license is required



  • College diploma, University degree, or equivalent experience
  • Equivalent years of experience in financial services industry
  • Industry courses an asset

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Working in an office environment
  • Occasional lifting may be required (e.g. deliveries, forms)
  • Occasional travel within Canada may be required
  • Regular working schedule, day shift


Financial Horizons Group is an employer endorsing the principle of equal access to employment and employment equity within the whole company. We thank all those who apply, however; only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.