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New Business Consultant

Company: Principal Financial Group
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

What You'll Do

As a New Business Consultant, you'll collaborate closely with local financial professionals and home office partners, to provide a high level of service for new business processing functions, including partnership in case consultation and other aspects of new business case design. The successful candidate will be diligent to details and able to excel and thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position is ideal for a well-organized teammate who enjoys multi-tasking, working with technology and people. It offers a good balance between team support responsibilities and independent, project-based work.

Here are few examples of things you'll do:

  • Ensure all new business cases are processed in a timely manner, working closely with financial professionals to collect missing data needed to process each case.
  • Track each case from initial submission to issue and follow up on cases with home office as needed.
  • Gain an understanding of guidelines and processes across each of the product lines.
  • Partner with financial professionals on plan design, product and presentation solutions.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of all products and services offered and system capabilities of Principal Financial Group.
  • Run product illustrations to support financial plan, and prepare for client presentations, including documents/ paperwork needed for submission.
  • Become a local subject matter expert, providing training and consultation to advisors and staff on end to end new business design and submission.
  • Complete local administrative tasks such as greeting guests, processing incoming and outgoing mail, answering phones, facilities management and managing office supplies as needed.

    This role is also a phenomenal way to advance your career. As a growing organization with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more.

    Who You Are

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
    • 2+ years related work experience (financial services or sales support experience strongly desired).
    • Strong customer service, organization, critical thinking skills and an aptitude to learn are required.
    • Experience with Salesforce and/or other CRM platforms is highly preferred
    • A strong sense of urgency and responsiveness to customer needs as well as communication and relationship building skills.
    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to prioritize assignments, adapt to changing priorities and work under pressure.
      Salary Range Information

      Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.
      Salary Range (Non-Exempt expressed as hourly; Exempt expressed as yearly)

      $26.97 - $36.49 / hour
      Additional Information


      This role will be based in our Downers Grove, IL business center.

      Work Authorization/Sponsorship

      At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links: Nonimmigrant Workers and Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants

      Investment Code of Ethics

      For Principal Global Investors positions, you'll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

      Experience Principal

      While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees - individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we're an exceptional place to grow your career.

      Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

      Employee Referral

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      Posting Window

      We will be accepting applications for at least 3 days from when the job was originally posted, after which we may keep open or remove the posting based upon applications we receive. Please submit applications in a timely manner as there is no guarantee the posting will be available beyond 3 days of the original posting date.

      Original Posting Date


Keywords: Principal Financial Group, Downers Grove , New Business Consultant, Professions , Downers Grove, Illinois

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