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Vice President, Service Center

Job ID: R-005623 Date posted: 05/08/2019 Primary Location CA-San Diego

Discover your opportunity with LPL Financial, a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer with over 15,000 financial advisors and over 4,000 corporate employees where we respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve.

At LPL Financial we consider it our mission to take care of our advisors so they can take care of their client.  Joining our team as a Vice President, Service, which is within the Service, Trading & Operations business unit consisting of over 1,800 employees, you will be responsible for planning and directing projects to help build the sustainable, repeatable capabilities that support delivery of the highest standards of service and execution.  This role will also include responsibility for leading special projects to drive more quality, scope, and scale in the offering and leadership oversight of multiple teams.

What you’ll do

The Vice President of Service is a full time position located in San Diego.  Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Service, this position has day-to-day leadership level responsibility for multiple service team organizations delivering daily transnational support to over 20,000 industry personnel working inside financial institutions and independent financial planning and wealth management offices.  Chiefly responsible for developing tactical plans supporting key deliverable's inside the broader LPL strategic plan.  The Senior Leader must develop a highly motivated and scale-able organization, focused on delivering an industry leading client experience.  Outcomes achieved should fall into the categories of LPL’s strategic goals and ease of doing business initiatives.

The Expertise We Are Looking For

  • Prefer 10+ years of experience with a strong emphasis on client interaction roles/models.  Candidates must demonstrate sustained high performance and high career potential.
  • Bachelor degree required; Masters-level study preferred.
  • C-Suite level presentation experience required.  Must be comfortable leading and presenting in front of large groups of clients and staff.
  • Must have demonstrated experience with excelling in an “influence model”, where results are often achieved with and through others and innovative thinking.
  • Proven results in the employee experience to ensure employees feel valued and are invested in their work.  Committed to ensure high engagement and connecting them in understanding firm initiatives and their connection.
  • Should have demonstrated experience in human capital capacity and budget management.
  • Must evidence the business acumen and organizational agility to manage and lead effectively in a dynamic “change is the norm” environment.
  • Should be an expert change management driver who has critical consensus building skills and an ability to drive complex initiatives and change across multiple functions within the organization by partnering with and leveraging others’ expertise and roles.
  • Must be able to build sound business relationships across the enterprise.  Critical for enabling a strong mutual understanding of risks and opportunities, and achieving close alignment on business needs, direction, and risk appetite.
  • Licenses/Certification Required: Securities Industries Exam (SIE) and Series 99 which can be obtained within 90 days of employment.  Strongly preferred: Series 7, 63 and 65 (66).
  • Software/Systems Skills Required:  Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Soft Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver customer-centric solutions when presented with issues or challenges.
  • Innovative and have an “outside of the box” thinking when with a pro-active approach to solving and preventing problems.
  • Accountable leader and a self-starter who operates highly with minimal directions for day to day management oversight.
  • Able to lead multiple teams and leverages KPIs to hold them accountable for delivering acceptable service standards consistently.
  • Fosters diversity of thoughts, seeking input from different background and experiences.
  • Ability to work under pressure/deadlines and manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Interface effectively with all levels of management and the ability to positively influence outcomes, particularly in difficult matters.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills are essential.
  • Demonstrate strong managerial and coaching skills with a goal of developing future diverse and accountable leaders for the Service organization.

The Skills You Need

  • Initiating, driving, and implementing strategies to improve reliability, ease of doing business and personal attention.
  • Championing new ideas and initiatives.  Creating an environment supporting innovation and diversity of thoughts.
  • Overseeing LPL client service delivery across the full range of contact channels—phone, email, social media, chat, and more.
  • Driving enterprise-wide collaboration on how to deliver greatest value to clients.  Liaising with business leaders, colleagues and clients to deliver service satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Development and deployment of key performance measures.  Leveraging a strong management routine to drive optimal performance and continuous improvement.
  • Recommend appropriate resource capacity and competency for delivering client service excellence, at the smartest cost possible.
  • Dedicated review and inspection of client feedback trends.  Early identification, sizing and prioritization of gaps.  Making expeditious changes serving to improve the overall service model and client experience.
  • High attention to the staff interaction model.  Fostering collaborative relationships, a sense of teamwork, and a shared sense of engagement towards achieving goals utilizing their strengths and seeking diverse thought..
  • Construction of a high performing organization.  Attracting, developing and retaining talented leaders capable of selecting and cultivating strong front line performers, as well as partnering effectively with other leaders

About LPL Financial:

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 3,700 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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  • Service and Operations, San Diego, California, United StatesRemove