Legg Mason

Retirement (DCIO) Wholesaler

US
Req. #
2017-2555
Division
US Sales
Position Type
Regular

Position Overview

Our Retirement Sales group is currently seeking a Retirement Specialist to join our team. This Specialist is responsible for covering the territories of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Generating and increasing 401(k) sales across a range of retirement alliance partners by becoming the premier retirement partner to retirement platform wholesalers and financial advisors;
  • Partnering with a network of retirement platform wholesalers and divisional sales managers within the territory at Tier 1 alliance distribution partners;
  • Supporting top retirement advisors and consultants by delivering high quality, high energy investment, marketing and sales education via in-person visits, calls, emails, etc;
  • Identifying new sales and marketing opportunities;
  • Working with Legg Mason regional Sales Directors to develop and implement a comprehensive sales strategy (including sales objectives and marketing strategies) for each alliance partner firm;
  • Developing a strategic territory rotation, providing industry education and promoting sales and marketing tools developed by Legg Mason;
  • Conducting meetings with, and provide marketing and seminar support for, alliance marketing specialists and financial consultants to sell Legg Mason products within alliance platforms;
  • Organizing and representing Legg Mason at all retirement plan specific functions of a national and/or regional scope, including national conferences, training sessions, due diligence meetings, etc;
  • Effectively managing a promotions and entertainment budget to influence territory sales;
  • Extensive regional travel required

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Excellent existing relationships with Financial Advisors committed to retirement sales in the Northwestern region;
  • Financial industry knowledge with specific experience in mutual funds;
  • Minimum 6 to 8 years of financial services sales related experience;
  • Minimum 4 to 6 years of retirement services sales related experience;
  • Results oriented;
  • Great customer relationship management and servicing skills as well as internal corporate relationship management capabilities;
  • Superb interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Series 7 and 63 licenses;
  • CRPS or other retirement designation preferred, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Enthusiastic team player and self starter with ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced sales environment;
  • Clear and effective communicator;
  • Superb public speaking and presentation skills;
  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Able to work on multiple projects with multiple parts of the division at the same time;
  • Always considering the bottom line of our division when making financial decisions;
  • Able to travel (approx. 80% of time).

Company Overview

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, and accountability. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.

Benefits

Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit-sharing, paid time off, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and much more.  Learn more about our benefits here.

 

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