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AVP, Project Management OCI

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Administration
Overland Park, KS, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2023

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

The Project Manager (PM), Operations, Conversions, & Integration (OCI) will be a project leader and driver within the organization responsible for coordinating and managing critical activities for conversion workstreams. The PM is accountable for delivery of work stream runbooks, status reports, and escalation of RAID items. The candidate must possess strong communication, time management, organizational, and analytical skills with a good eye for identifying and understanding firm risk and regulatory guidelines as well as client experience. An ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management including agile and waterfall methodologies, familiarity with Lean Six Sigma strategies, and brokerage/financial services. Experience with financial services industry as well as knowledge of payment of commissions and advisor fees is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Project management function including but not limited to: managing the tasks within the runbook for conversion related activities, providing regular status reports, facilitation of internal/external meetings and providing a point of escalation and consolidation for underlying issues/risks associated with a specified tranche of work.
  • Drive collaboration between multiple LPL teams to successful identify the proper compensation strategy and deliver the executable tasks associated with that strategy tracked in the Compensation runbook.
  • Evaluate and communicate to conversion management, identified issues, risks and decisions of the conversion work.
  • Partner with others from across the firm to achieve goals and initiatives.

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Finance, Business or a related discipline preferred)
  • 5 years’ experience in the financial services industry

Core Competencies:

  • You thrive and excel in a very fast paced environment with a proven ability to manage concurrent complex projects and the ability to prioritize work.
  • Broad range of skills including, project management, agile, SAFE 5.0, change management, business acumen, and leadership.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills to work with and influence stakeholders, other teams, and customers.
  • You can think strategically and have a good eye for what may be coming.
  • You make well educated decisions, that are fact based and metrics driven to realize goals and objectives
  • You have experience managing risk, both regulatory and firm based.
  • You can communicate effectively with all levels of the firm, specifically senior leadership from Service Center, Compliance, Legal, Risk, Technology and Internal Audit.

Preferences:

  • PMP, PMI
  • Sigma Black Belt or Green


Pay Range:

$85,720-$128,580/year


Actual base salary varies based on factors, including but not limited to, relevant skill, prior experience, education, base salary of internal peers, demonstrated performance, and geographic location. Additionally, LPL Total Rewards package is highly competitive, designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play – such as 401K matching, health benefits, employee stock options, paid time off, volunteer time off, and more. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that LPL has to offer!


Why LPL?

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees. We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum. During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.