About Baker Boyer: Baker Boyer is the oldest independently owned community bank in Washington. We are trusted financial advisors, serving the Walla Walla valley, Kennewick and Yakima communities, providing wealth management as well as personal and business banking services.
About DS Baker Advisors: This position is part of DS Baker Advisors, a team of specialists whose goal is to provide comprehensive financial services for all business and high net worth individual clients traversing their wealth journey. DS Baker Advisors takes a client centered approach in meeting their diverse, individualized, and often transforming needs. Should a multi-faceted financial relationship develop, DS Baker Advisors work together to meet the personal, business, investment, planning and legacy needs of the client.
About the Family Advisor Role: As a member of the DS Baker Advisors team, the primary role of the family advisor is to identify, plan, coordinate and often lead the team calling effort with clients and prospects, ensuring existing and new customers work with the right people and receive the services they need. This is a relational position first, transactional position second. This role is also the most active in bringing new prospects to the team.
Key Responsibilities Expert Responsibilities
Build and maintain excellent client relationships through a trust-building individualized approach that creates understanding and uncovers each client’s current and potential wealth management needs which could include issues of retirement, business succession, philanthropy, etc.
Prospect and handle client retention calls to cement the relationship build new revenue, obtain appropriate referrals and/or increase existing revenue.
As client needs are better understood and/or shift, the family advisor takes a lead role to facilitate introductions and organize the DS Baker Advisor team of experts to deliver financial solutions and lower the stress areas of wealth.
The Family Advisor acts as a manager and steward for the client’s changing credit needs.
Develop and maintain close relationships with team members and other “centers of influence.”
Monitor qualification criteria and client data changes or shifts. Collaborate with team and then facilitate the appropriate service level for the client.
Seek out and develop relationships with other centers of influence in the business arena.
Maintain the required continuing education credits necessary and be proactive to continue to build advisor knowledge and skills by completing on-going training.
Participate in community activities and events for business development and to contribute to the greater community.
Business development: Meet or exceed annual sales and retention goals as established by management.
Promote team calling activity, build trust amongst team members, and timely document all client activity and contact.
Initiate and schedule pre-planning and strategy meetings with the DS Baker advisors and their support staff to begin the process of identifying cross sale opportunities.
Proactively seek out information, resources, and expertise of internal and external subject matter experts, based on client needs.
Schedule, coordinate and facilitate annual team meeting(s) with clients.
Proactively assure all team members are fully informed of all client interactions by documenting all client interactions and data using the customer relationship management software and processes available.
Education and Experience: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field. CFP desired. Minimum five years’ experience in client-facing or sales role, where a primary responsibility was progressive client interaction or responsibility, preferably in a banking or finance environment. Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge and abilities to do the job.
Knowledge and Skills
Demonstrated leadership proficiency and ability to motivate and work with a client-centered team.
Thorough understanding of and ability to deliver solutions centered on wealth management strategies.
Ability to proficiently use and interpret data provided by software tools.
Excellent listening skills.
Demonstrated superior customer care and client retention skills.
Proactive to build and maintain positive relationships internally and cross-departmentally.
Ability to facilitate effective team decision making, relying on team members’ expertise, knowledge, and relationship with the client.
Ensure all team resources are aligned with clients’ overall needs.
Demonstrated excellent time management and organizational skills.
Prudent- Self-motivated to take a common sense approach to doing what is right for relationships and long term outcomes, not short term gains.
Authoritative- You are knowledgeable and trustworthy- others are eager to come to you with referrals or to ask for advice/counsel.
Relatable- You care deeply about the client and our internal relationships, and are present and accessible in the areas we serve (Walla Walla, Tri-Cities and Yakima).
Empowering- Your approach to coaching and advice to both clients and peers is proactive, inclusive and transparent. You are open and motivated to build upon your skills and share your knowledge with others.
Counselor approach- You take a professional, consultative approach with your clients and teams. You first seek to listen, understand and then act, always putting the client or team before the individual or ego.
Physical Demands/Conditions Requirements: The job tasks and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made as appropriate to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, write, type, speak, & listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Ability to sit at desk and work on computer.
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We are trusted financial advisors, serving the Walla Walla valley, Kennewick and Yakima communities, providing wealth management as well as personal and business banking services.