Huntington National Bank Retirement Plan Services Director, National Practice Lead in Columbus, Ohio

Job Description:

The Retirement Plan Services Director, National Practice Lead is responsible for defining and leading the implementation of a comprehensive strategy which includes the development of a robust sales process as well as a best in world class model for the delivery of our retirement plan services. Responsibilities will include:

Sales and Business Management

  • Responsible for the P&L of the business segment and organically growing the RPS business across all regions

  • Works with advisors on pipeline and deal approvals with all appropriate committees

  • Develops and ensures all protocols and systems that support business development efforts -- client and group presentations, Request For Proposal (RFP), pre-call planning, client reporting

  • Ensures product excellence, reviews competitive products, and owns product evolution strategy

Senior Employee Benefits / Retirement Plan Expert

  • Ensures retirement plan services strategy and employee benefit solutions are applied/delivered effectively and consistently across all regions.

  • Ensures advisors expertise across geographies with weekly/monthly Practice calls as appropriate and continuous training

  • Provides input and analysis on employee benefit solutions and strategies for expanding the business and share of wallet.

  • Effectively communicates RPS service quality standards and ensures compliance / regulatory requirements are being met in the field.

  • Ensures Retirement Plan Specialists have the necessary tools to effectively and successfully deliver superior wealth management services and employee benefit plan results.


  • Has direct and matrix reporting responsibility for Retirement Plan Services colleagues

  • Collaborates with other National Practice Leads to develop sales strategies and actionable tactics

  • Works closely with Regional Presidents / Regional Executives / Regional Managers to implement sales strategies and report on results

  • Actively supports Huntington's cross-selling environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 10+ years of experience in retirement plan services / employee benefits, preferably working with high-net worth individual owners and/or mid-large sized corporations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert understanding of all retirement plan services / employee benefit products and services, including applicable legal, tax, and regulatory requirements.

  • Excellent communication, influencing, and negotiation skills with the ability to establish and communicate strategic vision to executive management and drive results through implementation

  • Effective sales management skills with proven organic growth track record.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects and assignments in a changing environment with competing priorities while meeting tight deadlines

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

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Tobacco-Free Hiring Practice: To demonstrate our commitment to health and wellness, Huntington will not hire any candidate who uses tobacco or any nicotine product including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff or snus, nicotine gum, the nicotine patch or any other kind of nicotine replacement product (where permitted by applicable state law). Candidates applying for positions in those states will be notified of this practice during the recruitment process and, if offered a position, will be screened for cotinine (to check for use of tobacco and/or nicotine products and/or nicotine replacement therapy products) before they begin employment. If the position to which you're applying is covered by this practice, the job application will provide greater detail as to what constitutes tobacco use.

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