Senior Business Development Manager, Buy Side

Date Posted: 22/05/2021
Job Ref: 0550

Location: London West End

Salary: Excellent package comensurate with experience

Job Description:

Are you excited by the opportunity to revolutionise an industry? Our client is driving a design and technology revolution that is transforming the way the financial industry uses, processes and interacts with data. Today, any investment manager can have access to a first-class digital platform through the cloud, using our client's software. They are the first true cloud platform for the financial services industry. Since the company's founding in 2010, they have grown to serve over 700 clients globally, managing in excess of $2.0 trillion in assets, and providing access to information for over 10 million users securely from any location using any device. They serve the industry from eight offices globally, in Los Angeles, New York, London, San Francisco, Tampa, Carlsbad, Bengaluru and Toronto.

We are seeking a new business sales professional who is energetic, focused, consistently process-orientated and passionate about growing their client base. Individuals will work in a team environment and will be responsible for identifying and developing sales opportunities, setting and executing sales strategy, and managing all aspects of the sales cycle to drive business growth.


  • As a senior member of the sales team, follow a disciplined approach to delivering on what are and will continue to be ambitious year on year sales targets.

  • Develop and diligently follow the annual sales plan and strategy in the acquisition of new clients and expansion of existing accounts, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that there is a high probability of successfully achieving the company and individual targets
  • Work with business development associates who specialise in the technical aspects of our products and formulate proposals to match these against client needs, co-leading sales meetings to determine clients' business cases
  • Create and manage focused client target lists
  • Learn and consistently execute our client's sales process
  • Ensure and manage a healthy pipeline to meet company and individual targets
  • Create opportunities from cold calls, warm leads and direct inbound leads
  • Manage and lead all aspects of open deals, taking personal ownership of the sales process to drive the sale to a successful completion within a pre-agreed time frame or qualifying the opportunity out
  • Handle objections smoothly and effectively
  • Manage contract creation and negotiation
  • Accurately track and report sales activity and output KPIs on a daily basis
  • Build and maintain effective relationships
  • Periodically attend industry events to expand our client's market presence, including managing the event booth
  • Research industry trends continuously


  • Relevant work experience with a demonstrable track record of success
  • Buyside / investment management background as well as FinTech experience highly advantageous Self-starter and autonomous worker, with endless curiosity, willingness to learn and outrageously driven
  • Excellent sales craft with strong negotiation and closing skills
  • Executive-level presence and gravitas
  • Expert organisational and time management skills
  • An understanding of the trade and client lifecycle in investment management
  • A firm interest in FinTech and investment management across institutional, wealth and retail Excellent communication skills, including listening, oral and written communication/presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work closely with others in a team environment
  • Strong empathy and high emotional intelligence
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willing to travel as needed (mostly regional, infrequently on an international basis)

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