- Job Level: Professional
- Location: Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416
- Area of Expertise: Sales & Distribution
- Unit: Allianz US Life
- Employing Entity: Allianz Life Insurance Company
- Job Type: Full-Time
- Remote Job: Hybrid working
- Employment Type: Permanent
- Job ID: 34397
Allianz Life is a company driven by a mission – to secure your future, and a commitment to caring for tomorrow. They promote an inclusive culture where employees have the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. Allianz Life also focuses on creating new products to help customers protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. They actively support sustainability, protect the local environment, and promote societal equity.
The ETF Platform Manager at Allianz Life plays a pivotal role in advancing the execution of the firm’s ETF distribution strategy, specifically focused on AllianzIM’s Buffered Outcome ETFs. This role involves distribution through various financial intermediaries, including Wire houses, Regional and Independent Broker/Dealers, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), Turnkey Asset Management Platforms (TAMPs), and private bank channels. The successful candidate should have profound capital market experience and an in-depth understanding of the ETF ecosystem. They will work to strengthen both internal and external business development and sales teams.
- Sales Strategy Execution: Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with internal stakeholders, portfolio construction teams, research analysts, and platform managers. Seek platform placements, secure approvals, and explore research opportunities to ensure the inclusion of AllianzIM’s Buffered Outcome ETFs in recommendation lists and models.
- Collaboration with Relationship Management Team and Key Stakeholders: Work closely with business leaders and the ETF sales team to develop a go-to-market strategy that maximizes product placement opportunities. Collaborate with relationship managers to execute partnership-centric business plans with the goal of increasing assets, revenue, and market share. Monitor sales plan achievement and provide timely feedback and solutions when necessary.
- Thought Leadership and ETF Expertise: Engage proactively with clients, offering insights on capital markets, performance attribution, market forecasts, and product positioning. Leverage deep-rooted ETF expertise to present intricate technical insights, assess the competitive landscape, and provide clear portfolio construction methodologies. Participate in selective national and regional partnership conferences, due diligence meetings, and industry events.
- Experience: 6-7 years of experience required. A minimum of 7 years of experience in the financial services industry with a specific focus on ETFs, mutual funds, or similar investment products, including business development and sales strategy execution.
- Education: A four-year degree is required, preferably in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or a related field.
- Licenses: Series 7 and 63 or 65 are required. An MBA, CFA, and/or CIMA are strongly preferred.
- Travel: Ability to attend evening business functions. Domestic travel may be required up to 60%.
The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $100,000. In addition to the base salary, a portion of the total compensation is commission-based. The actual commission earned depends on the assigned territory and individual sales performance.
What Allianz Offers:
Allianz Life offers a comprehensive benefits package that supports employees and their families. This includes medical, dental, and vision plans, a health savings account, tuition reimbursement, a student loan retirement plan, generous annual paid leave, a 401(k) company match, and life insurance. Their award-winning campus offers various discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store, and two cafeterias. They have an inclusive culture, and employees actively participate in shaping the company’s culture through Employee Resource Groups. Allianz Life is regularly recognized as a top workplace employer.
About Allianz Group:
Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies globally. They prioritize caring for employees and empowering them to explore, grow, and shape a better future for customers and the world. Allianz believes in a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.
This position at Allianz Life is ideal for individuals with expertise in ETFs and a passion for sales and distribution within the financial services industry.
Please note that candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of their background or identity, and to bring their whole selves to work. Allianz welcomes diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.