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Principal RFP Writer - Principal Global Investors in Des Moines, Iowa


We are currently looking for an RFP Writer to support our investment boutiques. In this role, responsibilities include: positioning and promoting the sale of Principal Global Investors products and services through completion of RFPs, RFIs and DDQs. The position will interact with sales/distribution, investment professionals, product management, and other partners to produce clear, concise and accurate information supporting the growth of our business.

The candidate will flourish in a fast-paced environment, have a high attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively as a project manager of the RFP/RFI process. This opportunity allows you to learn about every facet of Principal Global Investors and the asset management industry.

Here is just a sample of what you can expect:

  • Responsible for the completion of Request for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Information (RFIs), Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQs).

  • Liaise with subject matter experts throughout the organization to ensure capabilities and value proposition are clearly and accurately articulated in responses.

  • Analyze, interpret and handle large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information.

  • Incumbent should be ambitious and empowered to own each project from beginning to end while efficiently implementing processes to produce a high-quality product.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of 8 years’ experience.

  • 3+ years relevant experience in the financial service industry.

  • Understanding of multiple asset classes, including fixed income, equity, real estate and asset allocation.

  • Previous experience in a RFP, product, marketing, or sales capacity, preferably within a financial services or asset management company, desired.

  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 examination completion is preferred, but not required.


  • Strong project management, interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communications skills required.

  • Knowledge of (or the ability to learn) Principal Global Investors product offerings and markets.

  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and Word required.

  • Ability to learn systems and applications/databases used within the firm required.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and coordinate multiple projects at a time..

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

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.

Additional infoExperience 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: 2020-28410

Enterprise Segment: PGI

Business Area: PGI Other

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt

Post End Date: 12/1/2020