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MetLife Dental Network Development Specialist (Southwest Region) in United States

Job Location: Top candidates should be within the following Southwest Region: CA, NV, UT, AZ, NM & Guam

Role Value Proposition

This role is responsible for actively recruiting dentists for MetLife’s Dental Networks to ensure continued growth for all dental products. The individual will join a team of experienced professionals within Americas/Group Benefits/Dental and Vision Network Development. Group Benefits is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and management of MetLife’s industry leading U.S. employee benefits. The success of our Network team has direct impact on earnings and revenue as network growth leads to greater sales opportunity, which helps Group Benefits achieve its goals and further position our company as a leader. Sales support is required on a regular and on an as needed basis to support existing and prospective customers; as it pertains to dental network development. Knowledge of area fee calculation process as well as experience with fee negotiations with area dentists and internal financial partners is necessary. Strategic planning and project management skills required to assess, develop and implement marketing plans in assigned areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit dentists to participate in the PPO, DHMO and EPO programs

  • Retain current dentists in assigned area and negotiate fees when necessary

  • Support sales via updates/ reports of network activities and support dental product initiatives by working with product / partners whether directly or indirectly supporting network development.

  • Travel to meet with dentist in your assigned area, when required.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills


  • 3+ yrs. relevant business experience with network provider recruitment and strong sales and negotiation skills

  • Proficient with Excel, CRM and all MS Office products

  • Familiar with dental DHMO, PPO and EPO plans


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Knowledge of dental office practice management

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and very detail-oriented



Business Category

U.S. Business_31294

Number of Openings


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

The wage range for applicants for this position is $65,000 - 78,000. The role is eligible for incentive compensation under the sales incentive plan for your position. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.