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Job Title: Manager, Brokerage Operations
Location: Charlotte, NC
Series 7 & 63 required at the time of hire.
Series 24 required within 120 days of hire
The Brokerage Operations Manager is a part of our Brokerage Operations team and leads a team of individuals that support the fulfillment of client requests. As part of the Brokerage Operations team, the team manager will manage a team handling brokerage requests in a consistent, timely, and quality manner where the end result is customer satisfaction.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Lead and motivate a team to achieve target performance and quality goals that align with customer expectations.
• Provide regular feedback regarding performance as related to individual and team goals.
• Provide and encourage participation in growth opportunities for team members.
• Be a visible leader within the unit through daily interactions, which include team meetings and one-on-one meetings.
• Monitor and assess operating trends and recommend changes to senior management.
• Review process approaches and identify continuous improvement projects that lead to a more efficient and streamlined operating environment.
• Contribute information and participate in decision-making process to forecast and manage budgets, volumes, and staffing plans.
• Educate and operate the team in compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures as set forth by business unit and aligned with regulatory and corporate requirements.
• Perform daily supervising principal activity reviews to ensure processes are completed within policy and procedures.
• Interact with business partners and vendors to ensure customer requests are completed.
• Hire, train, and supervise operational support team.
Basic Qualifications (Required):
• 3+ years previous financial operations management experience specifically in a broker-operations environment
• FINRA Licensing Series 7 is required at the time of hire.
• FINRA Licensing Series 63, 65, or 66 is required at the time of hire.
• Established understanding of the processes, policies, and regulatory obligations of a broker/dealer with emphasis in operations
• Previous experience with processing departments that utilize case management workflow with intelligent business rules and back-end process management to inform decision making
• Ability to understand workflow mechanisms to effectively lead a team to meeting performance goals
• Securities industry knowledge including security types, functional knowledge of markets, and movement of securities, cash, and other general securities market functionality
• Successful track record of leading teams that are committed to organizational goals
• Experience working with vendors that support correspondent clearing and managed accounts platforms
• Critical and analytical thinking skills - ability to quickly recognize and decide the most effective course of action
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid changes
• Demonstrated competence in identifying risk areas and proactively determining appropriate mitigation strategies
• Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and to take initiative to solve problems and to meet deadlines
• All Microsoft applications, particularly, VISIO, WORD, ACCESS, PowerPoint, and Excel
Preferred Qualifications (Desired):
• Previous experience with Pershing, LLC is a plus
• Effective communication skills - conveys information clearly and effectively through formal and informal written documents in groups and as well as one-on-one settings
• Challenges the status quo, asserts own ideas, and persuades others to garner their support and commitment
• Ability to interface effectively with peers and all levels of management
• Results driven - conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure, while addressing obstacles and opposition
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