Sales Co-ops (Spring 2022)
Whether you're an investment professional, an expert in sales or a technology specialist, you'll find a culture at MFS that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, always favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and show care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures. Job Description
MFS is a premier investment management firm with a rich history and a growing global reputation. Since 1924, when our founders invented the mutual fund, collaboration and innovation have fueled our success. When you join our team, you will be challenged by the work you do, and you will share your talents with a vibrant network of vested individuals to create an elite organization and build a rewarding career.
This Co-op experience provides participants with a meaningful, relevant work experience as part of their academic studies. In addition to daily responsibilities, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a series of structured activities designed to enhance their learning experience including:
• Co-Op New Hire Orientation
• Senior Leadership Speaker Series
• Social & Networking Events
• Presentation Challenges
At the conclusion of this position, co-ops will have increased their knowledge of investing, the mutual fund industry, employee engagement, and a firm understanding of how sales works at an asset manager.
MFS co-op positions are a 6-month commitment (January 11th, 2022 - June 30th, 2022), working Monday - Friday and work between 35-40 hours. Our program is designed for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a co-op program through their college or university and can meet our requirements. All students must be authorized to work in the United States.
About Sales Co-ops
At MFS, our sales units are aligned with our clients. MFSI (MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc.), offers a range of equity and fixed-income products through institutional vehicles and separately managed accounts. MFD (MFS Fund Distributors, Inc.) holds our retail teams that offer MFS mutual funds and managed account products to U.S. based customers.
Our sales co-ops are considered to be an integral part of the team and are provided with tasks that provide tremendous educational exposure. These positions offer a great opportunity for someone interested in starting a career in sales. The co-ops will assist all areas of the department on product distribution activities. In addition, the co-ops will gain a fundamental understanding of the financial services industry by working with numerous stakeholders of the organization. The environment is fast paced, dynamic, fun and engaging.
Positions in Sales include:
Institutional Sales Co-op
Inbound Sales Co-op
DCI Sales Co-op
Some principle responsibilities of co-ops within the sales group may include:
Utilizing Salesforce CRM database as central resource to maintain and track all appropriate contacts and activities. Generating regular and custom activity/opportunity/consultant reports as necessary. Thinking creatively about how the team can best leverage the CRM system to meet sales goals.
Territory specific mailings: ordering literature (either through Harte-Hanks or by the copy center) stuffing envelopes, and creating labels.
Scheduling and setting up for meetings, booking conference rooms, organizing video conferencing needs.
Running call reports for the team on a daily and monthly basis.
Further strengthen public speaking skills by presenting an MFS sales pitch among your peers and management for evaluation and constructive criticism
Seeking students with a strong interest in financial services, ideally in sales and marketing. Creativity, flexibility, and a sincere interest in learning are highly valued.
Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.
Team-oriented, yet able to work independently, providing simultaneous support to several individuals.
Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, with a keen attention to detail.
Must be extremely adaptable and resourceful, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Interviews for those selected will be held virtually via Zoom on October 12-15. While our co-ops typically work out of our Boston, MA office, provisions will be made to adapt to a wholly or partially virtual environment should circumstances require. Co-ops will need to work from the US even if partially remote.
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