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Private Wealth Market Client Relationship Manager

Employer
Merrill Wealth Management
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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

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:
 

The Private Wealth Market Client Relationship Manager (PWCRM) is a direct report to the Private Wealth Division Client Relationship Executive (DCRE) with dual reporting to the Merrill Private Wealth Management Regional Managing Director (RMD).  The PWCRM functions as a member of the market leadership team. The PWCRM manages the Wealth Management Client Associates, Operations support staff, and the branch's Operations Department. The PWCRM is responsible for delivering firm strategy through the execution of the Market Strategy Plans.  The PWCRM partners closely with advisor teams to deliver a branded client service model focusing on digital solutions and enterprise capabilities.  Additionally, the MPWCRM serves as the Lead and Referral Coordinator for the market and manages the market expenses.  The MPWCRM partners closely with the Senior Private Wealth Client Relationship Manager (SPWCRM) to support the ongoing development of the Elite Growth Practice roles, Private Wealth Management Client Associates, and the Operations staff.

The ideal candidate is a team player and should possess strong coaching, relationship building, problem resolution and interpersonal skills. The position requires a high focus on supervisory and regulatory requirements, business management and retention. Candidates should have excellent leadership, process and organizational skills delivered with a highly effective interpersonal style. Strength and commitment around the Optimal Practice Model and the Client Experience Standard are critical. The candidate would be actively engaged in working with PWAs, Analysts, and CAs to deliver service models beyond expectations, display strong operational knowledge and be highly motivated to drive firm-wide initiatives such as Client Support Enhancer, SQA+, Client Retention/Acquisition.

Responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring client service expectations are met and exceeded while balancing the risk and exposure for Merrill
  • Managing the branch's Private Wealth Management Client Associates and Service Support Staff
  • Representing the office and Merrill with clients, prospects, Financial Advisor recruits, vendors, regulators and outside legal counsel
  • Requires diversification and experience with Bank of America and Merrill Products & Services, Trend Analysis, Risk Assessment, Human Resources, and broad Industry Knowledge
  • Coaching teams to deliver a modern, digital first service model focusing on client satisfaction
  • Proactively identifying opportunities to connect Financial Advisors and clients to the broader enterprise
  • Managing the daily operations ensuring compliance to industry regulations, and policies and procedures

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.

Required skills:
  • Candidates are required to currently hold Series 7 AND Series 66 (or Series 63 AND Series 65), Series 9 AND Series 10 (or Series 8) equivalent licenses
  • 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 Skills:
    • 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

    Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

    Job Band:
    H4

    Shift: 
    1st shift (United States of America)

    Hours Per Week:
    40

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