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Employer Consulting Service Team Leader



New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Who Are We?

There are over 30M small businesses in the United States, but only a tiny fraction of them have a workplace savings program in place. As the savings gap in the country widens, it’s imperative that every worker has access to and participates in their company’s savings program, such as a 401(k) or 403(b). We believe that American workers should have easy access to an inexpensive, flexible, and intuitive solution to save for a brighter future.

Unfortunately, prior to Vestwell, small businesses have been neglected and underserved, with expensive, inflexible, poorly designed offerings built on old, mainframe software. Vestwell is changing that, starting with rebuilding the core infrastructure for the modern era.

Vestwell’s north star is to be the engine behind a $30T industry, powering all payroll-deducted workplace savings programs for small-to-midsize businesses, such as 401(k), 403(b), IRA, emergency savings accounts (ESA), health savings accounts (HSA), 529 college savings, and alike.

Vestwell’s focus is to build the most flexible, powerful workplace savings and investment platform, delivered through the hands and minds of their financial services partners with the help of payroll provider partners. The team at Vestwell makes the hard stuff look easy, by combining the expertise of financial advice with the sophistication of a technology provider.

As a result, workplace providers are able to bestow the advice and solution employers and employees have been asking for, while growing and scaling along the way. Employers get a cost-effective solution designed for their needs without all the headaches, and employees get a user-friendly portal that helps them achieve their long-term saving goals.

Why Vestwell?

With backing from leading FinTech investors, as well as a growing team of dedicated professionals of strong industry pedigree, Vestwell is at the forefront of a much-needed change in a 40-year old industry. Our team believes in the mission we’ve set out to achieve and we are working hard to get there. We’re ambitious, honest, thoughtful, and fun.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking an energetic and reliable professional to join our Employer Consulting Services team as the Team Leader. Successful candidates will be responsible for managing a Tier 2 Employer Consulting Service team of Account Managers who work directly with our Plan Sponsors through providing 401k plan support across the following areas:

  • Plan amendments
  • Plan mergers & acquisitions
  • Plan terminations
  • Plan deconversions
  • Plan enrollment meetings
  • Plan year-end testing
  • Plan audits

As an Employer Consulting Services, Team Lead at Vestwell, you are a dynamic individual who will work cross-functionally across teams to communicate and facilitate resolutions for any client satisfaction issues. Those who work tirelessly through the lens of hospitality and customer service jump to the front of the line.

What will you be doing?

Day-to-day you will be expected to:

  • Partner with your team and cross-functionally with the ERISA, Plan Design and Plan Conversion subject matter experts to manage sponsors change order initiatives to ensure their servicing needs are being met
  • Share data-driven insights with our product teams to improve our platform and planning roadmap
  • Lead and/or attend scheduled client conference calls to provide plan status and updates on remediation of any client issues
  • Conducting appropriate and timely follow up to ensure the highest level of service
  • Communicating in a relatable, humanized way to promote trust and allegiance
  • Adhering to client-facing and internal Service Level requirements
  • Handling complaints, troubleshooting problems, and providing solutions from clients and associates within your sub-team
  • Effectively gathering and analyzing information while using reason, critical thinking, and good judgment to solve client problems
  • Researching with multiple Vestwell teams, as needed, to resolve inbound inquiries and respond to clients within promised deadlines
  • Providing complete/accurate responses issued with empathy, clear direction, and understanding
  • Conducting 1:1 meetings with Account Managers on your team and coaching in identified areas of opportunity for improvement
  • Ability to deescalate issues with high profile clients


The Necessities

  • 8+ years of retirement industry client service leadership experience
  • You’re flexible, creative, team-oriented, results-driven, can effectively collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Team mentality and the ability to multitask while attending to a high volume of incoming inquiries.
  • Develop and maintain a strong business partnership with plan sponsors
  • Strong time management skills to ensure the timeliness of all proactive and reactive communications.
  • Strong commitment to superior customer service
  • Positive and proactive attitude
  • Proficiency is required with Excel/Google Sheets, Word/Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat, and browsing network directories as we are a paperless office
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, proficient with numbers and basic calculations
  • Organizational skills while working off multiple platforms

The Extras

  • Fintech or Retirement industry experience
  • Series 6, 7, 63, 65, 66
  • QKA, QKC
  • Previous experience in Banking, Financial Services, Payroll, Employee Benefits
  • Experience managing a team of client-facing account managers.
  • Experience working in a start-up or high-paced environment

The expected base salary range for this position is 90k-110k. Please note that salary bands are based on NY and other similar metro areas and may differ based on where the role is ultimately hired.

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Our Benefits

We’re a growth stage startup with lots of exciting milestones ahead. We value health and wellness at Vestwell and in addition to a dedicated Employee Wellbeing Committee, we offer competitive health coverage and an open vacation policy. We have adopted a remote-hybrid office policy, but all employees are welcome at our bright, comfortable office with many workspace options in midtown Manhattan so everyone has a setting that is the most productive for them. We provide our team with all the equipment they need (plus a few perks!) to work effectively remotely. Oh, and naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!