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Principal Small Market Relationship Manager - Internal (Retirement) in Des Moines, Iowa

This role provides needs-based consultations to advisors and plan sponsors in the small and medium plan market. It is a strategic partner to our advisors to improve and deepen our relationships. This role actively promotes our new tools and services.

Do you like having a greater impact on retirement outcomes? Enjoy working in a fast paced, team environment?! Then this may be the role for you!

Here are few examples of the things you’ll do:

+ + Consult with the plan sponsor and the advisor on plan design, investments, services and new opportunities.

  • Annual Plan level reviews.

  • Problem solving complex issues.

This position is also an excellent way to advance your career. As a growing company with over 16,000 employees around the world, Principal offers a lot of ways for you to learn more, earn more and achieve more. One of 100 companies to be named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, which recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. This is the ninth year Principal has been recognized by Ethisphere. (February 2021)

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required and 4+ years professional work experience (qualified plan experience needed).

  • Strong communication and presentation skills required.

  • Must be able to coordinate a large volume of client/advisor activities.

  • Strong understanding of plan and contract documents, investments, processes, and procedures.

Licensing are required based on state/federal laws and/or company policy in accordance with current licensing policy:

  • Successful Registration as an Investment Company Products/Variable contracts Limited Representative (FINRA Series 6 or equivalent and FINRA Series 63) within 5 months of employment.

  • Must become an associated person with Principal Securities.

  • Resident Life and Health appointment must be attained within 2 months of employment.


This is a remote opportunity.

Job level

We’ll consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills.

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.

Requisition ID: 2021-30808

Enterprise Segment: RIS

Business Area: RIS Distribution

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt