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Training and Business Development Manager

Job Category:
Bank/Insurance/Finance, Business 2 Business, Business 2 Consumer
East Ireland
Salary Description:
Acorn Life OLD
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This role involves supporting and assisting the Agency Development Manager and personal financial advisors in achieving objectives in relation to Sales, Quality, Service, Retention, Training and Recruitment of quality Financial Advisors. You will be operating from our proposed Drogheda office which will be part of our ever expanding network of nationwide branches. 

Training and Business Development Manager

Now more than ever people need help with their financial affairs. We are currently recruiting to expand our National Agency Network. The primary objective of the role is to field train new personal financial advisors in developing their agencies.

Training and Business Development Manager Role

We seek a Training and Business Development Manager to field train and support the management of new financial advisors within their locality. You will be dedicated to training through coaching on the job. Through face to face meetings, you will train new financial advisors in their role and once established you will work with them to help them achieve their goals and objectives. You will also assist the Manager in identifying and developing the branch by building a referral network for identifying and recruiting new associates.

This is an exciting and demanding role where results will be achieved through good coaching skills, the development of long term business relationships, good lead generation skills and the ability to motivate and coach a Sales Team over the long term.

Training and Business Development Manager Requirements

  • Self-starter, highly competitive with a passion to succeed through the development and successes of others
  • The ability to listen and to build strong personal relationships
  • Self-confident with a high standard of integrity.
  • Hard working, goal oriented, with proven new business development skills.
  • A proven networker, interested in meeting and working with people.
  • Successful track record in previous/current field of employment
  • Professional qualification as a QFA / APA required. 
  • A minimum 3-5yrs industry experience required 
  • Preference for experience in mentoring/training new entrants / advisors 


Acorn Life offers an excellent initial remuneration and benefits package for our team of Training and Business Development Managers, which is linked to performance, including:

  • Initial Basic €45k / OTE €60+K

Auxiliary benefits:

  • Expenses
  • PHI
  • DIS
  • Phone/Laptop
  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • Professional Training
  • Career development prospects / Courses / Supports
  • Flexible hours

Acorn Life

At Acorn Life we specialize in taking ambitious people from non-sales backgrounds and transforming them into confident, professional financial advisors. Headquartered in Galway, Acorn Life is a 100% Irish owned Life Assurance Company and a leading provider of protection, savings and investment products to the Irish public. Acorn Life was the first life assurance company to obtain the "Guaranteed Irish" accreditation, Ireland’s most trusted and recognized symbol for Irish manufactured goods and services.

We are also a Deloitte Best Managed Company Awards Winner for both 2017 and 2018.

At the end of 2017, Acorn Life had total assets under management of €764 million and premium income for 2017 was €107 million.  Acorn Life is a member of the Acorn Life Group which has recently launched a new company Acorn Insurance offering home, motor, health and commercial insurance to complement its core life products in addition we have Acorn Mortgages, whereby we deal with all the broker banks. Our mission is to "empower ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results". Our commitment to our staff and agents and the opportunities we give them ensure that they are deeply committed to delivering high quality products and service to our clients.


Acorn Life is an equal opportunities employer

Acorn Life Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland


Contact Details:
Acorn Life OLD
Tel: 091 535 700
Contact: Michael Murphy

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