Leadership Development Program
Unum - Columbia, SC

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DescriptionOur Leadership Development Program will provide an unparalleled opportunity for the very best and brightest recent college graduates. Participants will develop management and leadership skills while accelerating their broad business experience across multiple core business areas throughout the duration of the program. The anticipated start date for this position is June 2011. Company OverviewUnum is a company of people serving people.

As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 250 company, Unum helps protect more than 25 million working people and their families in the event of illness or injury. At Unum, our people truly make a difference, in the lives of our customers, our local communities and in the success of our company.Unum has been the leading provider of disability insurance since 1975. In 2009, Unum earned $ 10 billion in revenue, provided benefits for 42% of Fortune 500 companies and maintains assets of over $54 billion.Unum is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN and has significant U.S. operations in Portland, ME, Worcester, MA and Glendale, CA.

In addition, 34 field offices are located around major metropolitan cities across the country. Unum has international offices in Dorking, England and Carlow, Ireland. The company employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. With a culture that rewards performance and promotes from within, Unum offers challenging career opportunities across multiple locations and various lines of business.

Program Summary HighlightsWork for the leader in the employee benefits marketplace.Complete 3-4 cross functional job rotations over the course of a 4-6 year timeframe. Business area rotations may include Claims Management, Underwriting, Customer Services, Enrollment, Finance and Marketing. Job rotation assignments may vary from 12-24 months depending on the role, complexity and business needs. At least one job rotation will be outside of your primary work location.

Work locations may include Chattanooga, TN, Portland, ME, Columbia, SC, Worcester, MA, and Dorking, UK.Programmatic training and development which will include a variety of venues such as classroom, self-study, field visits and project-based work which will occur throughout the duration of the program.Leadership level mentor assigned for the duration of the program to support you in your individualized professional growth and development plans.You will assume an active role in managing an important aspect of the business related to your assignment. You will also provide feedback, suggestions and recommendations regarding process improvements, policies and procedures to the business areas as they proceed through the program. Work with management during business rotations to gain deeper knowledge of each function, the day-to-day operations and interconnects with other parts of the business.Work on and/or lead special projects, as assigned, that require research and analysis. May involve partnering with other business areas to identify and resolve issues.Continuous assessment of established training and work processes to identify areas for effectiveness and efficiency improvements.

Contribute to operating effectiveness through information sharing, suggested process improvements and effective implementation of change.QualificationsBachelor degree required: GPA 3.3 or aboveMath, Economics, Finance, Business majors preferredStrong internship or equivalent work experience Demonstrated leadership abilitiesExcellent written and verbal communication skillsCreative problem solving and strong analytical reasoning skillsExcellent interpersonal skillsHighly motivated and self-directedAble to work independently within established timeframesAbility to think strategically and respond tactically in a dynamic environmentWell organized and able to handle multiple priorities at one timeStrong ability to influence, persuade, and negotiate with othersComfort with ambiguityWillingness to relocate between major campusesColonial Life is the benefits counselor for working Americans. We make benefits count by helping employers design benefit programs that fit the needs of their business as well as their employees. Established in 1939 in Columbia, SC, Colonial Life is a stand-alone subsidiary of Unum Group, a Fortune 500 Company and one of the world's largest employee benefit companies. We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with extras like a wellness/fitness center, health resource center and a tuition assistance program.

Colonial Life has been named one of the top four large companies to work for in South Carolina. Colonial Life is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender or sexual preference.

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Through injury or illness, Unum Group works to keep employees employed. A top disability insurer in the US and the UK, the company offers...