Principal Financial Group Assistant Manager - Individual Life (Des Moines, IA) - #222219 in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Area: All OtherBusiness Area: Individual LifeLocation: IA - Des MoinesCareer Category: Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDate Posted: 2018-09-14

Be a part of something bigger.

Do you want a career where you can make a real difference? At Principal®, you can.

We work with a greater purpose in mind—to give people the financial tools and confidence to live their best lives. And we take that to heart not only for our clients but also extend that to our employees.

By choosing to work at Principal, you'll be a part of making a difference in the lives of customers and in communities. And you can make a difference in your own life by joining a company that cares about its employees as much as it cares about its customers. From career development to comprehensive benefits to our vibrant, diverse work environment, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to enrich your personal and professional life.


Lead a team to acquire, service, grow and retain profitable business through effective talent management, process improvement, workflow, metrics, business literacy and financial accountabilities.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with development and execution of tasks within the strategic and operational plans for the department. Monitor results to ensure the plan meets organizational objectives, aligning resources to maximize their potential and drive initiatives.

  • Facilitate continuous performance and process efficiency improvement through identification, action planning and execution. Ensure proper metrics are in place to monitor the performance of the team and revise as needed to improve results.

  • Lead and direct team members, including hiring, training, talent management, compensation administration, rewards and recognition, performance management, coaching and mentoring. Take appropriate and timely disciplinary action. Provide ongoing team member business literacy, skill and competency development and motivation, facilitating learning with the team.

  • May assist with development of the divisional budget. Manage team to meet/ exceed goals within budget.

  • Partner with other departments in resolving, clarifying and responding to complex questions. Represent the business area in meetings, presentations, planning and/or projects.

  • Perform other job-related duties and special projects as required.


Skills required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent of 8 years’ experience.

  • 4+ years functional experience required. (insurance customer service or financial services work experience preferred).

  • Formal leadership experience ire required.

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Requires excellent analytical, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills as well as basic presentation skills.

  • Good mentoring, facilitation, and leadership skills needed as well as high growth potential in a leadership capacity.

  • Must also possess strong interpersonal, organizational/leadership and negotiation skills.

  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

  • Strong understanding of business and customer service requirements.

  • Loma certification may be helpful.

  • Will become a registered rep and obtain an active FINRA Series 6. If you do not have an active FINRA Series 6, active licensing must be obtained within 6 months from start date.

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Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.