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Business Development Executive

London

The role

Title:               Business Development Executive
Reports To:   Commercial Director

Background

In an age of increasing global mobility, ECA's products and services inform, guide and support managers handling compensation and benefits for international workers moving around the world on a short-term, long-term or permanent basis.

Recognised since 1971 as a world authority in its field, ECA remains a leader in the provision of knowledge, information and technology, offering organisations of all sizes an unrivalled portfolio of data, calculation aids, salary management software, reports, guides and surveys to help them structure and manage their international reward programmes.

These products are complemented by specialist consultancy, training programmes and dedicated support from in-house client services teams in London, Hong Kong, New York and Sydney.

Position Summary

  • The Business Development team is responsible for attracting new clients as well as identifying prospects and managing the business development process.
  • Relationships are to be developed with the aim of turning prospects into annual subscribers to ECA's data and software tools. This will be done by introducing clients to as broad a range of ECA products and services as appropriate. 

Responsibilities

  • Grow ECA's client portfolio. This may include some cold calling within an agreed market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities. It will also include identifying leads from the website and other digital media, industry events and client referrals, as well as former clients and other CRM contacts.
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the organisation. This includes researching and monitoring global developments to identify financial, technological and demographic factors which present opportunities for ECA.
  • Set up and attend meetings with prospective clients and if appropriate, with other members of the ECA teams.
  • Plan approaches and pitches, working closely with the relevant internal teams to develop proposals that are likely to address the client's needs. Take part in pricing discussions.
  • Handle objections by clarifying and working through differences to a positive conclusion. Present an appropriate image of ECA at all times.

 

The candidates

Success Criteria

The success of this position will rely on the successful candidate's ability to:

  • Acquire a thorough knowledge of our products and services, in order to be able to describe and demonstrate their use.
  • Meet the agreed sales targets for new business.
  • Working collaboratively with and contributing to the team and the overall business as required.
  • Flexibility to travel in the EMEA region.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Spirit of initiative, willingness to be pro-active and ability to manage priorities.
  • Previous experience of B2B sales and using a CRM system would be desirable.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and simply both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to work comfortably with figures and numerical data.
  • Fluent English and ideally one other language. 
  • Outgoing and personable team player, with the personal presence to be credible in major multinationals, governments and businesses of all sizes and types.
  • Right to work in the UK.

To apply:

Please email your CV with a covering letter highlighting the qualities that make you suitable for the position.

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