Strategy and Planning Analyst
Company: EDWARD JONES
Location: Island Lake
Posted on: November 19, 2022
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious,
long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and
implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client
experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our
more than 7 million clients live and work.
In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients
and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building
deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St.
Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help
U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We
continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual
investors.Edward Jones, founded in 1922, is dedicated to helping
the serious, long-term individual investors achieve their financial
goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored
The Investment Advisory Strategic Initiatives team at Edward Jones,
which is part of the Wealth Management Advice and Solutions
division, is responsible for leading the interaction within the
strategic programs operating model and consolidating the strategy
across the Investment Advisory business. We must have a dedicated
focus on the capabilities needed for the future while operating our
current business (current advisory programs and proprietary asset
management) with excellence.
The Wealth Management Advice and Solutions division helps ensure
that branch teams and our clients have a consistent supply of
high-quality retirement, banking, insurance, mutual fund, and
education savings products aligned with the firm's investment
philosophy and solutions-based advice and guidance. In addition,
the group drives innovation that will enhance products, services,
processes and systems to meet our current and future client needs.
These areas play a pivotal role in supporting the firm's goals of
deeply serving clients and associates serve as the firm's subject
matter experts for their respective areas.
As a Strategy and Planning Analyst, you will assist in creating the
vision for the future of wealth management at Edward Jones. You
will do this by leveraging data and insights to identify the
features, services, and configurations that will be necessary to
shape and transform our clients' experiences and outcomes and the
ways advisors will engage with technologies to produce these
results. To do this effectively, you will study the industry and
competitive landscapes, understanding trends, new technologies,
pricing and business models, and codify these findings into
position statements and recommendations-fit for purpose based on
Edward Jones's unique value proposition. You'll also have an
opportunity to build and maintain a diverse network of business
partners, and partner with them on challenges, opportunities, and
solutions. Similarly, you'll contribute to cross-functional teams
of colleagues from program management, portfolio management,
operations, marketing, and technology.
Day-to-day responsibilities of a Strategy and Planning Analyst
include, but are not limited to:
- Working with senior associates and leaders across the firm on
developing and integrating the Investment Advisory strategy.
- Developing and synthesizing perspectives, based on research
into client/advisory needs, industry trends, new product solutions,
and vendor solutions, that will help improve the advisory
- Providing clear and compelling qualitative and quantitative
analysis to support and shape the firm's investment advisory
- Working effectively with diverse teams to come up with the best
solution and move people and the organization to act.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- 2-5 years financial services, product management, or strategic
planning/consulting experience preferred.
- Progress toward a Master's degree or additional financial
license/certification preferred (CFA, CFP, CIMA, etc.)Series 7 and
66 required within 6 months of hire. Qualifications for the Ideal
- Strong client focus and the ability to think in terms of the
client experience and perspective.
- Ability to identify, break down and solve ambiguous problems
through critical thinking and analysis.
- Ability to collaborate with and influence others to gain
consensus and alignment in order to drive change.
- Tolerance for ambiguity in a fast-changing environment.
- Ability to communicate complex concepts effectively in both
written and verbal form.
- Intellectual curiosity and desire to learn about new concepts
and the financial services industry.
- Brings solutions instead of problems by challenging the status
- General proficiency with systems and tools such as MS
- Strong working knowledge of advisory programs, systems, tools,
and workflow is a plus.Solid organizational, time management, and
project management skills to be able to meet or exceed
deadlines.Based on experience and position qualifications, there
may be some flexibility on level coming into the role for continued
development and learning.
- 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune
July 2022, Great Places to Work - data as of March 2022.
Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
- Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for
Millennials by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. The
privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance
on the list.2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published
September 2022, research by Great Places to Work -, data as of
August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the
Edward Jones has been named to the
2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work - and
Fortune - magazine, ranking No. 45.2022 Fortune's 100 Best
Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great
Place to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for
using, not obtaining, the rating.
For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has
earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For -
ranking by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. Edward
Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.2022 Best Places
to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work - in partnership
with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine
January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for
using, not obtaining, the rating.
Edward Jones scored 100 percent on
the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality
Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report
measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+
workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best
places to work for LGBTQ+Equality.Edward Jones does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion,
national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy,
veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited
by applicable law.At Edward Jones, we value and respect our
associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual
efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career,
financial security and well-being. to learn more about our total
compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically
includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for
this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on
skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a
potential new associate:
Salary: $66379 - $109459
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