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AVP, Retirement Partners Operations

Job ID: R-020489 Date posted: 01/14/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-San Diego

Description: The Assistant Vice President for Retirement Partners, Operations role will report directly to the Vice President and be a member of the Retirement Partners business unit.  The position will support complex advisor relationships and other initiatives through planning, tracking and execution of projects of varying scale and complexity.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Develop strong business relationships across the enterprise to enable a strong mutual understanding of risks and opportunities while also achieving close alignment on business needs
  • Thrive in a team atmosphere and has the confidence to adjust and adapt as priorities change
  • Build and maintain relationships with clearing business partners at LPL, including the consulting teams and CLR (Compliance, legal, risk) partners, along with key stakeholders
  • Strong organization acumen, self-starter and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Maintain consolidated timeline view of related projects
  • Run and manage LPL departmental meetings for RP team
  • Manage the process and completion of Platform Monthly Dashboard for various stakeholders
  • Present to leadership on various updates, initiatives, & projects
  • Coordination and distribution of key required relationship reporting; ensuring the contents, owners and schedules are kept current
  • Management of group mailboxes and calendar
  • Management of OPA (participant level advice) process to support advisors and M&A initiatives related to the 403b plan space
  • Complete and compile presentations for the executives and leadership of Retirement Partners
  • Complete ad-hoc assignments that assist in development and implementation of strategies and new processes
  • Review existing business processes to identify areas of improvement
  • Assist in developing, improving and revising processes for continual improvement

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Education: BA, BS or MBA or related business experience preferred not required
  • Required Years of Experience in the Retirement Plan space: 3-5 years
  • Software/Systems Skills:  Advanced Knowledge of MS Office Suite is required
  • Visio a plus
  • Client facing experience in the financial industry (Advisor or Institution)
  • Experience in Advisor facing technologies or processes a plus

The successful candidate must possess:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Strong analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to evaluate business opportunities within the context of a larger organization and its’ objectives
  • Outstanding relationship building skills 
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Be a self- starter that is able to work independently
  • Have a proven track record in successful presentations and task management
  • Ability to collaborate and work across a large and highly matrixed organization and collaborate/influence as appropriate
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service

Soft Skills Required:

  • Articulate, confident, driven professional with the ability to work with like-minded professionals in a results-oriented, fast paced growing environment
  • History of business to business relationship management success
  • High level of integrity and highest ethical standards with an innate ability to build trust
  • Personal confidence with leadership capabilities
  • Highly polished, professional presentation skills to the highest levels in the organization and the ability to frame complex issues
  • Strong work ethic while comfortable being a role model for others

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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