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VP, Product Management - Portfolio Accounting

Location: San Diego, California; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; Fort Mill, South Carolina

Job ID: R-026122

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Overview

LPL is an entrepreneurial, transformative financial services company, driving growth and exciting possibilities for our clients, their customers, and our own people. This is where you can dream up new ideas for financial services, deliver solutions on modern platforms, and leverage digital-first technologies – all as we become a cloud-based technology organization. Join us and discover everything you can touch with the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer firm and a Fortune 500 company.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Mid

Success Profile

What makes a good Tech Professional at LPL Financial? Check out the traits we’re looking for to see if you have the right mix.

  • Communicator
  • Proactive
  • Self-starter
  • Collaborative
  • Curious
  • Team player

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We are as obsessed with our employee experience as we are passionate about the success of our customers and work hard to ensure an inclusive and entrepreneurial environment where our people can innovate and thrive.

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We’re a Fortune 500 company that is also the largest independent broker dealer in the country. With LPL, you have the opportunity to join the organization at the beginning of our technology transformation journey to a cloud-based organization.

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LPL is a growing company with a healthy balance sheet that is heavily investing in its technology. Our company culture is collaborative, humble and supportive, and our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive us toward innovative solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers.

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Technology is best when it brings people together. LPL takes care of our employees because we know the best talent, when encouraged to be creative, produce real solutions that deliver the highest value to our advisors and their investors. Your voice matters.

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SVP, Planning and Portfolio Management

Our Culture

Collaborative. Welcoming. Entrepreneurial. Mission-driven.

We’ve created an amazing environment at LPL, but we’re not done yet. Join us on an exciting transformation as we embrace our inner-fintech and define the future of wealth management technology.

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Benefits

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description

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Responsibilities

Job ID R-026122 Date posted 11/21/2022

Are you a team player with a growth mindset? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

LPL Financial is seeking a Vice President, product manager within LPL’s Investor and Investment Solutions group, one of the most visible departments in our organization. As a trusted business partner, you will drive outcomes, lead cross-functional teams, drive strategy and contribute to the deep and thoughtful analysis within our Portfolio Accounting ecosystem.

For this role, experience in the complexities how financial professionals run their practice including a detailed understanding of advisor practice and investment management, industry trends, regulatory environment, as well as having a consulting mindset.  A strong understanding of the complexities of financial services and the regulatory environment we operate as well as Agile management is critical.  The incumbent needs to lead interactions with customers, cross-functional teams internally and external business partners to drive key outcomes in support of our strategy. 

This team within Investor and Investment Solutions focuses on product & program management, specifically the execution of large cross-functional programs to support our strategic initiatives and product development efforts. The teams’ goal is to leverage both the strengths of our existing business model and expand into new markets where we enhance the capabilities we offer our customers in the wealth management space. You will have the opportunity to work on the firm's highest priority initiatives to provide leadership with timely, accurate, and insightful commentary and recommendations. You will gain a full understanding of, and the ability to explain, all business aspects of our products/platforms while working with numerous business units across the firm. This role will embrace strategic, entrepreneurial, analytical, product, and project management skillsets to support our growth and positioning across the entire wealth management market as LPL continues to expand.

Responsibilities:

  • Create best-in-class reports and prepare presentations related to LPL’s strategic plays and growth initiatives that are SVP+, C-Suite, and Board ready

  • Work closely with business and technical partners to align goals and priorities, including providing vision for PI events and backlog management.

  • Assist in the management of strategic initiatives through the establishment and ongoing leadership of a program governance structure that ensures stakeholder engagement and efficient program and product execution

  • Collaborate across the firm to maintain alignment on vision, strategy, and performance to goals, approaching strategy with an entrepreneurial mindset, leveraging critical thinking to increase the value proposition of assigned products and programs.

  • Drive decision-making for the business and demonstrate persistence in raising issues to the proper levels for attention and driving transparency at all levels surrounding program execution.

  • Develop roadmaps, plans and metrics that communicate progress, risks, issues and approach to execution that support continuous learning and improve outcomes. Sets a high bar for results through repeatable, scalable processes.

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaboratorswho can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team-oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field;

  •  7-10+ years of experience in product management, management consulting, compensation management, program & project management preferably within a financial services or related FinTech firm

  • 5+ years of developing, cultivating, and leading strong, high-performing teams in an agile environment

  • Expert consensus-builder who drives change across initiatives within and outside direct accountability and evaluates solutions to the most complex business challenges

  • Flexibility and organizational change management experience

Preferences:

  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred.

Core Competencies:

  • The ability to work in a cross-functional team and drive outcomes without having direct authority

  • Expert communication skills, both written and oral, with ability to present materials to the highest levels in the organization and serve as one of the recognized subject matter experts on the team

  • Demonstrate business acumen and the ability to interact with senior leaders, including developing, presenting, and gaining approval on any business cases and funding requests

  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to evaluate business opportunities and evaluate results against established objectives

  • Actively anticipates, identifies, and manages risks within position scope and at the company

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and influence senior leaders

  • Ability to create a strategy/plan that articulates that incorporates a business’s vision

  • Immersing yourself in and learning as much as you can about the nuances of team processes and tools, the industry, company, and our advisors

  • Bringing fresh perspective, ideas, and critical thinking to how our growing team operates, consistently asking questions and pushing for progress over perfection

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

    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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