Sales Director, Advised 401(k) at Betterment

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About Betterment:

Betterment for Business is a 401(k) service built from the ground up with the needs of the modern employee in mind. It’s selected by employers who want to offer their employees tailored financial advice that will help them create a more secure future. Betterment’s 401(k) offering is powered by Betterment’s proprietary, smart technology that automates and optimizes asset allocation to enhance financial wellness. As a fiduciary that is independent of the funds it invests in, Betterment believes that everyone has the fundamental right to expert financial advice. Headquartered in New York City and created by the largest independent online financial advisor, Betterment’s 401(k) is used by leading employers like Casper and Boxed. For more information, visit www.betterment.com/401k.

About the Role:

As our Sales Director, Advised 401(k), you’ll be a leader and a coach, a manager and an operator. You’ll be responsible for driving sales strategy and acquiring new strategic relationships, while guiding a team of passionate Account Executives as they build and develop relationships with advisors keen on offering an innovative 401(k) to their clients.  You’ll work directly with B4B’s leadership team to ensure that our vision is translated through to our sales team, day in and day out. You’ll bring your knowledge of the advised/401(k) space and intellectual curiosity into gaining a thorough understanding of our existing market, and strategize how we’ll build out this team near and long term. You’ll partner with Account Executives in helping companies discover how they can partner with B4B based on their needs.  We are seeking someone goal-oriented, who understands how to set up and motivate the team for long term success, drawing on your passion for financial wellness. In this role, you will drive sales through excellent forecasting, collaborating across the business, and supporting, training, and mentoring our sales team.  It will be critical that you are able to iterate quickly based on feedback and prioritize between multiple different stakeholders.    

The retirement space is far from stagnant and Betterment is a fast-paced environment. We’re looking for a candidate who is excited by the evolution of retirement benefits in the macro environment and can bring that excitement to our clients as we redefine employer benefits.

This role is remote eligible. Colorado has an annual starting salary of $85,000, variable compensation, a competitive equity package, health, dental and vision benefits, and a 401(k) offering. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience.

A Day in the Life:
  • Build strong lasting relationships with prospective clients (targeted 401(k) advisor firms) to drive meaningful sales outcomes and reach quarterly sales targets
  • Anticipate prospective client needs, questions, and hurdles and proactively address them
  • Deliver customized and strategic presentations and proposals
  • Identify, communicate and advocate product development opportunities from partner insights
  • Develop a thorough understanding of industry dynamics and key players in the employee benefits space
  • Partner with internal teams to ensure a smooth transition from Sales to Client Success
  • Help develop and continuously refine team processes and resources
What We’re Looking For:
  • A collaborative and empathetic sales leader with experience working with advisors and/or selling 401(k) products
  • Comfort working in a malleable environment; excitement for  
  • Enthusiasm for creating more access to retirement plans and advice on a team that’s a driving force in the employee wellness space
  • An understanding of successful management principles (forecasting, territory management, etc.)
  • Pragmatic and action-oriented attitude, ability to translate business needs and opportunities into solutions
  • Technology forward salesperson who is confident leveraging a tech stack to be effective
What Being at Betterment Means for You:

Joining Betterment means belonging to a community of folks passionate about change, being on a team that cares for your well-being, and continuing on a journey of non-stop growth and evolution. 

You’ll join a Community that Cares: 

  • Betterment is a place to bring your best self. We welcome families (and pets) for all our activities such as lunches, company retreats, and celebrations. 
  • Make meaningful connections with your peers through interest groups, sports clubs, social events, meetups, and regular knowledge sharing, all occurring in a remote friendly way.
  • Join one or more of our 6 Employee Resource Strategy Groups as a member or an ally, and help us shape Betterment’s culture and product for years to come.

You’ll stay Happy and Healthy:

  • We will ensure you're set up and cared for with a customizable workstation, enrollment in our 401(k) service, benefit packages that fit your needs (infertility and World Professional Association for Transgender Health approved benefits available), flexible parental leave, annual gym reimbursements and a whole suite of thoughtful benefits. 
  • You’ll have unlimited paid personal and vacation days, and a team that cares about your whole life, not just what you’re working on.

You’ll Learn & Grow:

  • Enhance your skills and abilities through Betterment University courses and additional allowance for outside learning. 
  • As part of a team that values knowledge sharing and transparency you can opt into mentoring and career coaching programs, weekly company meetings, and show & tells.

Please note that Betterment is dedicated to providing accommodations to candidates with disabilities. If you need accommodations at any point throughout the interview process, please reach out to [email protected] 

What Happens Next?

We expect to take a few weeks to review all applications. If we would like to spend more time with you, you will hear from us to arrange next steps. You can expect 3-4 sets of conversations, all remote, with your future colleagues in the weeks following your application.

Throughout the interview process, we’ll look to learn more about your skills, experiences, capabilities, and motivators. Many of our interview questions will be behavioral, aimed at understanding how you might operate here at Betterment. We may ask you to complete a case study exercise or technical assessments, depending on the role, as we aim to collect a robust set of data points throughout the interview process.

On average, it takes us around 2-3 weeks to make a hiring decision, depending on your availability and sense of urgency. As a best practice, we aim to interview at least 3 final round candidates before making a hiring decision. 

Please note that we’re unable to offer individual feedback during the interview process. We usually see 1,000+ applications for open positions, and our hiring team simply doesn’t have the bandwidth to offer personalized feedback to each candidate. 

We recognize that interviewing for a new role is a big deal. We appreciate you giving us consideration as the next step in your career. Our Recruiting Team is here to support and advocate for you through the interview process, so please let us know how we can help. 

Come join us!

We’re an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, arrest records, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. 

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Location

We're centrally located in Manhattan right next to Madison Square Park. Enjoy all the great eats and a nice stroll around the park.

What are Betterment Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Betterment offers onsite yoga and bootcamps once a week for employees. We also have various team activities (e.g. soccer) that folks get together and play.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
We host an annual summer trip for the entire company and bring in everyone from all our locations to hang out and play fun games (if you want).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 31 days of paid sabbatical after their first 6 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide lunch three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch is curated by our in-house chef to be both seasonal and take note of dietary restrictions.
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Betterment reimburses employees up to $900/year for fitness services.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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