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Market Client Relationship Manager

Merrill Wealth Management
San Jose, California
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Apr 19, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Advisor
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification

Job Details

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We're devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Job Description:
This job is responsible for leading the overall service delivery model to include the bank's digital offerings and wealth management banking strategy in the market while working with the Home Office to ensure superior client service. Key responsibilities include partnering with the market leadership team, Market Executives, Resident Directors, Financial Advisors, Wealth Management Client Associates, and Wealth Management Associates to facilitate daily business needs. Job expectations include driving responsible growth while minimizing regulatory, financial, operational, and reputational risks.


  • Leads the service delivery model and wealth management banking strategy of respective markets to drive business growth
  • Hires, develops, and leads a team of cross-functional professionals to support Financial Advisor teams and deliver outstanding client service
  • Supervises financial transactions and operations to drive risk management best practices and ensure compliance with policies and procedures, while preparing to effectively manage any type of branch audit
  • Oversees the client service experience and reviews the approval of new client accounts
  • Leads Wealth Management Client Associates and the branch Operations Department to meet and exceed the bank's client service expectations and operational excellence goals

Managerial Responsibilities:
This position may also have responsibilities for managing associates. At Bank of America, all managers at this level demonstrate the following responsibilities, in addition to those specific to the role, listed above.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion: Models an inclusive environment for employees and clients, aligned to company D&I goals.
  • Manager of Process & Data: Demonstrates deep process knowledge, operational excellence and innovation through a focus on simplicity, data based decision making and continuous improvement.
  • Enterprise Advocate & Communicator: Communicates enterprise decisions, purpose, and results, and connects to team strategy, priorities and contributions.
  • Risk Manager: Ensures proper risk discipline, controls and culture are in place to identify, escalate and debate issues.
  • People Manager & Coach: Provides inspection, coaching and feedback to motivate, differentiate and improve performance.
  • Financial Steward: Actively manages expenses and budgets in alignment with objectives, making sound financial decisions.
  • Enterprise Talent Leader: Assesses talent and builds bench strength for roles across the organization.
  • Driver of Business Outcomes: Delivers results by effectively prioritizing, inspecting and appropriately delegating team work.

Key Qualifications for the role:
  • Candidates are required to currently hold SIE, Series 7 AND Series 66 (or Series 63 AND Series 65), Series 9 AND Series 10 (or Series 8) or equivalent licenses and Series 3, 31 licenses, if warranted
  • Minimum 5+ years professional experience required
  • Current or previous Merrill Wealth Management experience strongly preferred
  • Self-motivated and client centric
  • Expert knowledge of regulatory and supervisory requirements and corporate policies and procedures
  • Investment product knowledge (i.e., 401K, Options, Annuities, Tax, Retirement Plans, Money Funds, Mutual Funds, Liabilities, Margin, Trust Operations, etc.)
  • Prior trend analysis experience
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Strong management skills, including the ability to effectively plan, monitor, influence, negotiate, supervise and delegate

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Compensation Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Process Performance Management
  • Referral Management
  • Workforce Planning
  • Due Diligence
  • Internal Audit Review
  • Leadership Development
  • Recruiting
  • Risk Management
  • Client Management
  • Customer Service Management
  • Employee Counseling
  • Succession Planning
  • Trade Operations Management

Job Band:

1st shift (United States of America)

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