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External Wholesaler - Pittsburgh, PA / Buffalo, NY / Rochester, NY

Company: Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Location: Rochester
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

**Job Summary:**
Under general direction with a high level of autonomy, uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience, to create new and manage existing relationships with regional wirehouses, financial advisors/brokers and agents to generate required production/sales revenue from financial products throughout a given territory. Leads projects, programs or processes with significant business impact involving cross-functional teams. Develops tactical plans and completes complex assignments with substantial latitude for unreviewed actions or decisions. Provides comprehensive solutions to complex problems or needs. End results are evaluated for achieving goals and objectives. Extensive contact with external clients is required to sell financial products and generate revenue for the company.
**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**
* Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with financial advisors to generate assets within a specific territory.
* Assists with educating financial advisors on the benefits of offered products and services for their clients through individual or group meetings presentations, including branch visits, seminars and conferences/trade shows.
* Assists with developing and implementing wholesaling business plans for the territory to deliver on sales goals.
* Presents sales activities at weekly wholesaling meetings.
* Maintains wholesaling activity logs and or databases to create and maintain broker profile levels and data on current and proposed sales activity.
* Works closely with assigned internal wholesaler to deliver sales goals by identifying and fostering leads generated from referrals, ad campaigns and territory canvassing.
* Manages expense account within allotted budget.
* Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
**Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:**
**Knowledge of:**
* Fundamental concepts, principles and practices of the securities industry and asset management products.
* Broker/dealer operations.
**Skill in:**
* Identifying the needs of customers through effective questioning and listening techniques.
* Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
* Preparing and delivering clear, convincing and professional sales presentations to small and large audiences.
* Problem solving sufficient to effectively analyze, research and resolve inquiries and issues in a timely manner.
* Analyzing business processes and identifying process improvement opportunities.
* Operating standard office equipment and using required software application to produce correspondence, reports, electronic communication, and spreadsheets.
**Ability to:**
* Represent the company in a highly professional manner.
* Organize, prioritize, and manage tasks and projects to complete work efficiently.
* Use appropriate interpersonal styles and communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with all organizational levels to accomplish objectives and convince others to accept ideas or goals.
* Develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members, internal partners, and external parties.
* Assimilate and prioritize strategies into operational guidelines.
* Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
* Establish clear directions and priorities.
**Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:**
* Bachelors Degree (B.A.) in Finance or related field and a minimum two (2) years of experience in the financial services industry.
* Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.
* SIE required provided that an exemption or grandfathering cannot be applied.
* FINRA Series 7 and the ability to obtain other necessary license within sixty (60) days of hire.
**Job:** Product Management
**Primary Location:** US-PA-Pittsburgh
**Other Locations:** US-NY-Buffalo-Buffalo, US-NY-Rochester-Rochester
**Organization** Raymond James Investment Management
**Schedule** Full-time
**Job Shift** Day Job
**Travel** Yes, 75 % of the Time
**Req ID:** 2302682

Keywords: Raymond James Financial, Inc., Rochester , External Wholesaler - Pittsburgh, PA / Buffalo, NY / Rochester, NY, Other , Rochester, New York

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