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Supervision Support Team Senior Specialist

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.


We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


 What's the Role?

 As a Supervision Support Sr. Specialist, you will become an integral partner between Home Office, Field Advisors and Field Leadership. You will perform transactional reviews, while providing direct feedback and education on Northwestern Mutual policies and procedures.

 You will be responsible for diverse tasks during your day to day work. You will be dynamic in your collaboration across our division, department, and the company on anything from reviewing an advisor’s written correspondence or personal planning analysis tool (PPA), approving a new investment account, and/or reviewing transaction flags through our monitoring system (SMART). 

 At the core of this role, you will add value by helping our business partners grow their business the right way by performing reviews and support in alignment with regulatory requirements and firm policies. As a Sr Specialist, you will also be responsible for providing feedback and consultation on trends to Field Leadership and internal team members. Additionally, at the direction of the subject matter expert, execute on miscellaneous projects required to improve overall effectiveness of the system, process, and overall program.

 What we need from you is a desire to learn the technical aspects, be flexible and agile with processes and enhance our program with your knowledge, capabilities and experiences.


 What makes you a great fit for our team?

  • Deliver business results by combining your skills and capabilities in a dynamic business environment
  • Forward thinker with an ability to anticipate problems and propose recommendations on how to solve for them
  • A self‐directed learner who demonstrates a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Able to simplify complex ideas and flex your style to effectively communicate amongst many audiences
  • Move quickly with enough due diligence to work with and through limited information
  • Know how to gather and use data in problem-solving and able to communicate understanding to achieve effective decision making
  • Learn, take risks, and be open to feedback as part of personal learning and development


 Why compliance? 

Are you curious about what compliance does and how we impact the company strategy?  Are you interested in learning more about the financial services industry and how we provide our services to our clients? If so, we’re looking for you to join our department.  As a member of Enterprise Compliance, you’ll have the chance to creatively flex your problem-solving and consulting skills in a variety of ways. Our work is constantly evolving, and we want team members to help us envision the future of compliance and pursue it with enthusiasm.  


Bring Your Best!  What this role needs:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree, with emphasis on business or other related area preferred
  • 2-4 years professional experience, ideally in insurance or financial service industry
  • FINRA Series 7 & 24 required, potential to obtain Series 9 & 10


Req ID: 24441
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
Licenses/Certifications: FINRA Series 24; FINRA Series 7
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 12/05/2018