The Producing Branch Manager’s primary focus is to drive revenue, and manage risk within their branch and to continue to build a book of business. Job functions also include maintaining a superior and consistent level of client service, developing cohesive teams, providing consistent leadership, and assuming accountability for their Branch’s results. In addition, a large emphasis will be placed on the recruitment and retention of Financial Advisors. Producing Branch Managers must be responsible for fiscal management, personnel management and morale, business ethics and practices, and compliance with all Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations. The Producing Branch manager reports directly to the Complex Manager or Non-Producing Branch Manager.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Build a client base of high net worth households by prospecting and developing new client relationships, and maintain and manage long term client relationships
Help manage client investment needs consistent with Firm policies and industry requirements
Keep current with information regarding regulatory requirements, financial markets and current and new products.
Has a thorough understanding of the Firm’s products and those of its strategic partners; uses this knowledge to provide resources and direction in order to help drive sales
Has a good understanding of the Firm’s resources; able to direct the sales force to the appropriate resources in an efficient manner
Effectively applies product/business knowledge to recruiting efforts; able to “translate” competitor offerings into Morgan Stanley Wealth Management products, and understand and explain how a recruit will be able to continue to help meet their clients’ needs
Seeks opportunities to grow business and drive sales by capitalizing on Firm initiatives
Focuses on building strong relationships with corporate departments and strategic partners to achieve the marketing efforts of the Branch.
Drives corporate marketing initiatives to help increase market share in High Net Worth households.
Builds an effective team in the branch by constantly communicating relevant information on a timely basis and conducting regular meetings
Participates in Region and Complex initiatives including sales, hiring, recruitment, diversity, and community outreach.
Responsible for growing their branch through hiring, lateral recruiting and training.
Leads by example by ensuring that their branch is consistently achieving the objectives of the U.S. Wealth Management Group, maintains a positive morale, has a track record for growth, has ethical business practices, and demonstrates a commitment to diversity and respect for others.
Leads proactively by identifying trends, potential areas of growth and weakness and addressing these areas in order to positively position the branch within the geographic market.
Leads their Branch’s efforts of Sales, results, and client-centered approach experience.
Identifies key talent in the branch and positions and develops that talent.
Leverages the resources of the Firm to achieve the highest level of success.
Acts as a coach and mentor for Financial Advisors in order to help drive results. Accountability
Responsible for the Branch’s sales performance and financial performance
Responsible for regulatory, legal and compliance issues including: Risk Management for their Branch in regards to monitoring sales, human resources, and legal and regulatory practices
Responsible for following supervisory procedures as outlined in the Branch Manager’s Supervisory Manual.
Responsible for executing the Annual Supervisory Plan.
Responsible for effectively communicating the status of performance and issues to the Complex Manager or Non-Producing Branch Manager
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent education or experience
At least 5 or more years of experience as a Financial Advisor (with satisfactory production and compliance record) or comparable branch management or product area experience
Licenses and Registrations
Active Series 7, 8 (or 9 and 10), 66 (or 63 and 65) and 3 registrations (Series 31 acceptable if branch conducts managed futures business only)
Other licenses as required for role or by management
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to think critically
Ability to manage a team
Strong attention to detail
Ability to interact with senior management team, Financial Advisors, support staff, clients and corporate and field personnel as needed
Ability to own projects at a Branch level
Ability to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines, and complete projects
Direct reporting to: Complex Manager or Non-Producing Branch Manager
Direct reports: Resident Managers. Financial Advisors and Branch Support Staff
This list is meant to be directional and should not be considered complete, as it may be supplemented on an as needed basis
*All candidates should verify that they meet the minimum eligibility requirements prior to applying
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