Asst. Director Investment Ops at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA)

| Des Moines, IA
Sorry, this job was removed at 5:15 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Find out who's hiring in Des Moines, IA.
See all Finance jobs in Des Moines, IA
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

As an Assistant Director Investment Operations, you'll be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Investment Ops functions such as development, prioritization, and execution of operating plans in support of the broader business unit and enterprise strategy.

You'll have the opportunity to:
  • Provide leadership and direction over multiple investment operations functions within PGI including the roll-out of established strategies, policies, or plans.
  • Effectively partner and communicate with key stakeholders to develop timely, proactive global based plans that meet business objectives and align strategic prioritize of the organization.
  • Collaborate with internal partners and external vendors to develop, implement, and enhance processes or products, research, and share best practices and learnings.
  • Develop, coach, and motivate team in a culture that embraces change, fosters focus, teamwork, efficiency, timeliness, and results that are measured and recognized.
  • Understand and recognize global and potential ethical implications by acting decisively in the face of uncertainty and challenges.

What are we looking for?
  • Data Driven Leadership: The ability to use data and business metrics to more effectively identify challenges and opportunities and improve overall business outcomes in alignment with enterprise and business unit strategy. Help solve problems through guiding and coaching and communicate to set clear expectations that align with individual, team, and department goals. Build an effective team through understanding strengths and development areas for team members and empowering others to take measured risks.
  • Influence: Gain trust and confidence from stakeholders by maximizing relationships across the organization to drive change and get results.
  • Global experience: Anticipate, understand, and interpret business changes on a global basis, embrace diversity as part of our culture and influence.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in investment/mutual fund operations or related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge of investment products and services, investment operations, and information technology required
  • Proven leadership abilities and demonstrated ability to challenge and motivate employees
  • Understanding of investment markets, securities, and their related accounting and performance measurement techniques
  • Strong consultation, negotiation, communication, decision making, analytical, organization, and project management skills
  • Ability to influence others, drive results, think big picture, maintain strong, positive relationships and possess the ability to communicate ideas in a way that gain buy-in from others

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Minimum Salary

USD $127,000.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $179,000.00/Yr.

Additional Information

Work Environment

This role offers the ability for in-office, hybrid (blending both office and remote work in a typical workweek), and remote work arrangements. You'll work with your leader to determine which option may align best based on several factors.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you'll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees - individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we're an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

More Information on Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial Group operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Des Moines, IA. Principal Financial Group was founded in 1879. It has 18000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 78 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
Read Full Job Description
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Similar Jobs

Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView Principal Financial Group's full profileFind similar jobs