Ascensus Account Executive in Brainerd South, Minnesota

Position Purpose: The Vice President of Relationship Management will be responsible for managing an expanding set of critical state government, business-to-business and distribution focused client relationships. The position will be based in Rhode Island. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and maintain relationships with State Treasurers, government staff, and key external partners (such as Invesco, Vanguard and American Century) in order to meet their 529 college savings business goals. Accountable for overall sales and marketing strategy Accountable for operational support Responsible for growing plans to generate more revenue, mange expenses and increase profitability Single point of contact for day-to-day client relationship management for several key state and investment management partners with ultimate accountability in regards to overall client satisfaction of the 529 relationship, plan direction and associated deliverables. Coordinate and oversee partner project requests Coordinate and oversee marketing plans Initiate problem resolution initiatives when necessary Ensure client satisfaction with Ascensus College Savings, several 529 plans and several key relationships through consistent informal and formal client contact. Continually strive to meet contractual commitments, service levels, client retention, satisfaction and growth. Participate in quarterly board meetings Oversee service level agreements Be a thought leader and champion for partners Develop and manage to an annual plan and budget for each state and investment partner, including identification of client priorities and goals for each year. Regularly re-evaluate goals in order to tighten direction, objectives and initiative based on budget, market environment and results year-to-date. Oversee the overall plan budget Ensure revenue is met while offering progressive opportunities to lower expense Work with state, external clients and internal ACS partners to define services, prioritize requests, and negotiate contract amendments and renewals, when applicable. Oversee all provisions within partner contracts Manage and coordinate business requirements, implementation and launch of strategic initiatives, including product enhancements, new resources, and material product changes for both key partners and ACS, such as innovative tools, fund changes, website redesigns and conversions. Work with external financial auditors to compile and consolidate annual audited financials to be reported and accounted for in the states CAFR on an annual basis. Collaboration with internal marketing, implementation, reporting, development, operations, and legal teams to deliver on client requests, in coordination with investment management partners. Compilation and reporting on plan metrics to all partners on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basi