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DCIO Strategic Partner Sales

New York, NY

The Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO) Strategic Partner Sales - National Accounts job sells in-plan annuity solutions to retirement plan intermediaries including, but not limited to, broker-dealers, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) aggregators, consultants, record keepers and managed account providers. Under limited supervision, this job maintains up-to-date DCIO knowledge and leverages experience in the retirement plan investment business, along with best practices and established sales tools, to meet DCIO sales goals.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Builds and maintains strong partnerships with key decision makers including senior management across assigned list of retirement intermediaries.

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Works closely with clients or their advisers to define client goals, address concerns and to plan DCIO sales approach.

  • Tracks prospects through a sales process using the organization's internal Customer Relationship Management platform.

  • Coordinates all marketing, supporting wholesaling efforts, and serves as the primary problem solver for more complex issues.

  • Leverage TIAA and Nuveen resources as needed (e.g., Investments, Product Specialists, etc.)

  • Coordinate field sales/service activities with Nuveen DCIO and Retail wholesalers and TIAA 403b sales and consultant relations teams

  • Provides regular DCIO Sales pipeline updates capturing prospecting and sales activity to management team.

  • Maintains updated DCIO knowledge and provides experience in the retirement plan investment business to help clients realize investment goals.

  • Works with platform gatekeepers and investment due diligence teams to win fund and sub-advised mandates as well as recommended fund lists.

  • Serves as a point of accountability to increase the organization's revenue for assigned client list, addressing issues and obstacles, framing solutions, and informing senior management of critical requirements.

  • Educational Requirements

    • University (Degree) Preferred

    Work Experience

    • 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred

    Physical Requirements

    • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

    Career Level

    Required Experience

    • 5 years’ experience in Investment Management; specifically with DCIO (Defined Contribution Investment Only) Sales

    • FINRA Series 7 and 63

    Preferred Experience

    • 7+ years’ experience in Investment Management; specifically with DCIO (Defined Contribution Investment Only) Sales

    • Bachelor’s degree

    • MBA, CIMA, CPWM, CAIA or CFA preferred

    • Life and Health License (may be attained in role)

    • Demonstrated long-term productive relationships with top retirement advisors and consultants

    • Strong knowledge of DC plan distribution and ERISA regulation

    • Extensive background in financial services & mutual fund industry knowledge

    • Enhanced problem solving and analytical abilities, and familiarity with investment strategies and concepts

    • Excellent oral, written, and one-on-one and group presentation skills

    • Informed and conversant across a broad range of current and emerging topics in the DC/DCIO space

    • Demonstrated strength building client-focused relationships

    Potential Salary: $123,200.00 USD

    Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.  In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans). 


    Company Overview

    Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

    Benefits and Total Rewards

    The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary.

    Equal Opportunity

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

    Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here.

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    Phone: (800) 842-2755


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    Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
    Job ID: a60b304e0ec5b8b8b9587eb8707929775d5d276336f67b62a9101e1b40f9dd70
    Employment Type: Other