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Aegon Asset Management Senior Account Manager - Retirement in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyAccount / Relationship Management

Job Description SummaryProvide outstanding customer service with daily retirement plan administration by responding to inquiries, researching and providing resolution to customers, while demonstrating technical proficiency and service skills. Partner with the client in creating a plan vision and strategy using consultative selling skills. Utilize excellent client service skills by partnering with Client Executives and internal operations areas to enhance customer relationships and satisfaction.Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily administration of retirement plans. Identify customer expectations and develop a strong working relationship.

  • Research issues, develop potential solutions, and negotiate problem resolution.

  • Develop and foster proactive, positive relationships with clients, financial professionals and internal service teams to ensure client retention, growth of the client service block and profitability for stakeholders.

  • Provide prompt, accurate and consistent information that meets or exceeds quality metrics.

  • Recognize and implement solutions to problems and issues, and suggest improvements to gain efficiencies.

  • Collaborate with internal partners to address client needs, develop and maintain action plans, and consult on products, services, and capabilities to successfully arrive at solutions for retaining clients and resolving complex client issues.

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of recordkeeping, outsourcing and processing capabilities, acting as a subject matter expert for the team.

  • Attend training to obtain functional retirement plan knowledge such as various plan design, plan specific requirements (life insurance, SDA’s, outside assets, stock, outsourcing, etc.).

  • Gather data from multiple systems to interpret, trouble-shoot and resolve problems.

  • Lead effective/strategic client meetings either face-to-face or via conference call. Share best practices with the team.

  • Assist in mentoring new account managers.

  • Assist with escalation resolution and approve reversals and profit or loss calculations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business field or equivalent education/experience

  • Five years of customer relationship experience, including three years of retirement industry experience

  • Thorough knowledge of daily administration of retirement plans

  • Outstanding relationship management and the ability to communicate with clients in a professional manner, orally and in writing

  • Effective presentation, influence and negotiation skills

  • Ability to align behaviors and work to Transamerica’s Future Fit Culture, which includes Acting as One, Accountability, Agility, and Customer Centricity.

  • Proficiency using MS Office tools, including Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • ASPPA designations (e.g. RPF, QKA) and/or related certifications

  • Knowledge of internal systems (P3, Workplace Platform, AQT, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Salesforce

  • Ability to write AQT queries

Working Conditions

  • Office environment

  • May travel (up to 20%) to attend client meetings and sales finals presentations

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package (https://www.transamerica.com/individual/about-us/careers/benefits/) .

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Technical Assistance:

If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com.

At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.

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