Working from home or presenting to client families in the field, the Pre-Planning Advisor (PPA) is a self-starter expected to achieve their quota (pacesetter) target by selling pre-need arrangements and services. The PPA serves families in a professional, caring and timely manner. Follow-up and generation of referrals from client families are integral to success and to establish a strong service relationship with families. The PPA also develops relationships with the community.


Lead Generation

  • Consistently networks and builds relationships to generate recommendations for gaining referrals for both at-need cemetery arrangements and pre-need arrangements using company tools, processes and standards
  • Holds self accountable for prospecting a minimum of 4 hours every day (if working 8 hours) such as approaching families face-to-face during events, door knocking or group seminars
  • Obtains referrals from families served by the location by following up through visits with families after the service
  • Networks and builds community and civic relationships
  • Explains and presents Dignity Memorial® Personal Planning Guide presentations to families served and referred families
  • Maintains and tracks activity levels to ensure productivity
  • Remains flexible with schedule to achieve results; often works nights and weekends

Build Relationships with Families

  • Establishes and maintains strong business relationships with families by connecting with the family, relating to them, resolving their concerns and needs, and committing to follow through
  • Responds to client inquiries in a timely, respectful, sensitive and professional manner
  • Supports families in time of grief with acts of kindness
  • Connects with families through listening, honest communication and genuine concern
  • Develops an understanding of each family’s unique needs and offers solutions that provide value to them
  • Stays in touch with families to ensure satisfaction
  • Prepares for all appointments and performs all procedures with professionalism and attention to detail
  • Provides service beyond expectations to ensure satisfaction and to form the foundation for future sales based on long-term relationships
  • Builds trust-based relationships to earn the right to ask for referrals
  • Earns the right to gain referrals to offer protection to protect family members, and the family’s relatives and friends, by educating them on the benefits of pre-planning


  • Consistently builds relationships and works cooperatively with the Funeral Director and other funeral home and/or cemetery staff
  • Collaborates and teams with funeral directors, location managers, and other members of funeral home and or cemetery staff, to provide seamless, high quality service
  • Represents a continuous link from services provided at need, through aftercare, to providing services to protect families in future
  • Thoroughly and completely reviews previous services and contacts with families to prepare to support current needs and or sales
  • Acts as one team, setting arrangement continuation visits within two to three days after the service
  • Shares family concerns with rest of the SCI team

MINIMUM Requirements


  • High school education or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of college or equivalent experience


  • Current state/province issued driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • In states/provinces where required, must hold a Funeral Directors License to perform this role


  • Sales experience or one to two years industry experience or equivalent education
  • Previous experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic computer and technology skills within a sales environment
  • Ability to work well in a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to work beyond “standard” hours as the need arises
  • Good driving record
  • Good work ethic
  • High-level of integrity
  • Creative, outgoing and energetic
  • Comfortable presenting in front of others
  • Desire to help others
  • Bilingual, knowledge of another language is a plus
Job Category: Sales/Marketing
Company: SCI Shared Resources LLC
Job Type: Part Time
Education: High School or Equivalent
Job Location: Hawaii Kaneohe
Experience: 2 - 5 years
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