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Operations Rotational Development Program Associate

Operations Rotational Development Program Associate
St. Louis, MO

Although trends change, Edward Jones remains steadfast in its values and strategy. The firm focuses on building trusted personal relationships with serious individual investors. We serve our 7+ million clients through a tailored solutions-based approach and towards meeting their long-term financial goals.

An Engaging Culture:
We're committed to providing a workplace that both challenges and rewards our associates. This commitment has contributed to our inclusion in Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018." The firm is ranked 5th overall in its 19th appearance on the prestigious list.

Additionally, the firm has been recognized as one of the top five workplaces for women – highest in the financial services industry – by the Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine, and one of America's best employers for diversity by Forbes magazine.

Rotational Development Program:
The Rotational Development Program (RDP) provides a combination of rotational assignments, mentoring and coaching to build a range of experiences across business areas critical to the success of our firm. This is a unique opportunity cross-train in a number of departments while developing professionally, networking with peers and senior leaders, and cultivating a broad knowledge of the industry and firm as you transition into your final placement at our Corporate Headquarters.

Operations Division Overview:
In the Operations division at Edward Jones, you’ll focus on creating the ideal client and branch experience. From account opening, statement production and tax reporting to trade and estate processing, Operations is involved every step of the way.

As the backbone of the branch, your work will support all client transactions and processing through the life cycle of the client relationship. Through strategic thinking and cross-functional collaboration, you’ll continuously identify opportunities for operational efficiency and risk mitigation, supporting the firm in its key objectives.

Position Overview:
·      Gain exposure to multiple departments within the division – learning the work and creating a foundation of knowledge to build upon for future success in an accelerated manner
·      Training with key areas i.e. Business Process Improvement, Visual Basic coding, Operational Risk & Control to equip associates with crucial foundational skills
·      Variation of project assignments based on the business needs centered around identifying and improving the service provided to branches and/or clients
Who Should Apply?
·      Students with:
§ A cumulative G.P.A. or 3.0 or above
§ Senior standing with an anticipated graduation date of December 2018 or May 2019
§ A preferred major for this opportunity, including, but not limited to:
§ Business
§ Finance
§ Accounting
§ Economics
§ Supply Chain Management
§ Computer Science
·      Candidates who:
§ Drive to succeed and have a strong interest in the financial services industry
§ Have excellent leadership, communication, teamwork and service skills
§ Demonstrate leadership in campus organizations and activities
§ Multitask and prioritize to ensure maximum productivity
§ Utilize critical thinking to challenge current processes and seek opportunities to improve
§ Are eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
Key Rotational Program Components:
The rotational program is designed for associates to develop business and leadership competencies through study and experience.

  • Required study and passing of the industry Series 7 and Series 66 exams
  • Development of a Competitive Strategies, including presentation to firm leaders
  • Formal on-the-job training, including Excel and leading corporate presentations
  • A strong support network, including rotation and team leaders, program peers and mentor
Beyond the Office:
When we say we are an active part of the communities we serve, we really mean it. You will find our associates serving clients in our offices, but you will also find us investing our time and talents to support local organizations and causes. As a part of your RDP experience, you will have the opportunity to experience the following inside and outside of the office:

  • Attending a MLB game as an intern group
  • Community service and a "Day of Caring" in the local area
  • Breakfast with General Partners and senior leaders in the firm
  • Speaker series with senior leaders, including our Managing Partner
  • Visit and job shadow at local branch offices

EEO Statement:
Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.