Business Development Executive

Grant Thornton
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Come and think independently with an organisation that’s doing the same. We’re determined to help shape a Vibrant Economy in the UK and beyond. It’s why we empower our people to bring new ideas to the table and take the lead in driving them forward. It’s invigorating. It’s inspiring. It’s creating opportunities every day for our clients, our business, and everyone here. So bring your passion, ambitions and ideas, and together, let’s make change happen.

Here. You can challenge and be challenged.

At Grant Thornton we're driven by a purpose of building a vibrant economy, based on trust and integrity in markets, dynamic businesses, and communities where businesses and people thrive. We’ve created our own unique culture - one that offers the opportunities of a major organisation in a personal, close-knit environment and that's built around shared enterprise.

Be inspired. Be challenged. Be yourself. Here. You can.

Job Description:

Building a successful business requires a clear vision backed by a focused strategy. To achieve this vision, businesses must negotiate an increasingly complex environment.

Grant Thornton Corporate Finance is the leading UK mid-market corporate finance team. We combine award-winning technical expertise with the intuition, insight and confidence gained from our extensive sector experience and a deeper understanding of our clients. Our experience is in delivering the best outcome for our clients.

• you'll liaise with the Grant Thornton team where existing relationships exist to effect warm introductions for the Corporate Finance team
• you'll help to encourage a flow of ideas of meeting opportunities into the Deal Origination team from Grant Thornton colleagues
• you'll review and research companies to approach and collate meeting briefs for meetings organised
• you'll update the firm's CRM for all approaches made

Who we're looking for:

The Deal Origination Executive plays a pivotal role within the Corporate Finance and Deal Origination departments, here within Grant Thornton UK LLP.

We are looking for a self -motivated individual with experience of cold calling to join Grant Thornton's Deal Origination Team, here within its Lead Advisory Practice to source new meetings which will lead to deal opportunities.

You'll seize opportunities. We want to adapt quickly and wisely to changing conditions to optimise growth for both our clients and ourselves.

You'll know that what you do matters. As an organisation we want to be known for how we do business, not simply what we do. So, we need people who know that every act matters from the simple things to the insights we bring to clients.

Education, experience and qualifications:
• you'll have experience of successful cold calling such as having worked in the recruitment industry or other setting where large part of the role is the acquisition of introductory meetings
• you'll have the ability to support senior team members with marketing and mailer campaigns
• you'll have excellent written English with a clear communication style
• you'll have experience of working in a telephony based role

You should be commercially focused with the ability to deliver innovative solutions. You should be focused on self-development as well as having the desire to coach, mentor and develop your colleagues. You must also share our CLEARR values - Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We’re looking for people who have a strong connection with and share our core beliefs:

  • Profit with a purpose that leads to a sustainable business

  • We create sustainable value for our clients

  • We are better together

  • Our CLEARR values underpin all we do

  • We never compromise on quality

Valuing you

Your personal development plan will help you grow your skills. And you’ll be able to shape your career within your team or by moving across our business or going on secondments in the UK and across our global network of member firms. You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package designed to meet your individual needs.

Becoming a shared enterprise

Our unique culture is built around collaboration. Everybody here plays their part. Over the past few years we’ve been making big changes - moving towards becoming a shared enterprise. We share ideas. We share responsibility. We share the rewards. Put simply, we’re better together.