Network Development Specialist

Job Location:  Based out of Irvine, CA, servicing the LA County, with ability to work remote.


Role Value Proposition: 

This role is responsible to growing relationships with participating area dentists in the DHMO program in So CA. 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 CA DHMO program.
  • Retain current DHMO dentists in the assigned area.
  • Travel to meet with dentist in your assigned area, when required.
  • Partner with Finance to provide financial needs
  • Negotiate fees when necessary in assigned areas
  • Support sales via updates/ reports of network activities.
  • Support dental product initiatives by working with product / partners whether directly or indirectly supporting network development.
  • Learn and apply necessary computer skills to meet reporting and inquiry information of provider systems, as well as negotiation skills, writing skills and sales skills.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong sales and negotiation skills required and knowledge of dental office practice management preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Very detail-oriented
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Works well in a team environment/excellent interpersonal skills



  • 3+ yrs. relevant business experience with recruiting either dentists or doctors and/or experience working in a dental office.
  • Familiar with dental DHMO plans





Business Category

U.S. Business_31294


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Requisition #: 93563 

Full time
Irvine, California 92614, US