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Retirement Sales Consultant (External)

Ascensus

in Chesterfield MO

Ascensus

Section 1: Position Summary

The Vice President, Retirement Sales Consultant's primary responsibility is to facilitate the growth of new relationships and business for FuturePlan. This professional will drive sales with financial professionals and strategic alliance platforms to meet assigned sales goals. Includes directly coordinating sales activities for key Plan Sponsor relationships, actively working with (FuturePlan by Ascensus) Internal and External Sales Consultants to drive sales and marketing.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strong, in-depth ERISA and plan design knowledge
  • Ability to discuss industry trends with Financial Advisors
  • Ability to learn multiple platform/product solutions; assist Financial Advisors with a "needs analysis" to ensure the appropriate solution
  • Strong knowledge of key competitors with the ability to highlight our competitive advantages
  • Establish and maintain productive, working relationships with Financial Advisors with the goal of earning their retirement plan business
  • Coordinate wholesaling efforts with Ascensus Internal Sales to maximize coverage and effectiveness
  • Remain current on industry, technical and product knowledge
  • Complete management reports, expense reports and other special tasks as requested
  • Ability to discuss Fiduciary Solutions, including various mutual fund share classes and impact on plan/cost
  • Ability to discuss in detail operating expenses of investment products, impact of certain share classes on overall "cost" of services to Financial Advisors and Employers
  • Assist existing employers and Financial Advisors in the retention of current business (as needed)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong working relationships with DCIO firms in region to promote our solutions to Financial Advisors
  • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned
  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients
  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

Supervision  

  • N/A

Section 3:  Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • A minimum of 7 years' experience in the retirement plan industry or 3-5 years' experience in a business development role in the retirement plan industry
  • Proven successful sales experience of retirement administrative services
  • Over-night travel is required
  • Superior time management skills required
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, unsupervised environment
  • Proficient in PC, CRM and web applications

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.

Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws.

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