French or German speaking Account Manager - Financial services

Michael Page Sales
London (Greater)
08 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

One of the World's largest platforms for professional learning is looking for a new French and/or German speaking Account Manager for its financial services division in London.

Client Details

French or German speaking Account Manager - Financial services

The organisation is the world's leading platform for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on them to learn in short- and long-term engagements from a membership of more than 500,000 experts. Clients partner with the organisation to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions, all within a rigorous compliance framework.


French or German speaking Account Manager - Financial services

The Account Manager is a key client-facing role for the Financial Services team that plays a vital part in the organisation's relationship with financial services institutions in EMEA.

The Account Manager engages & manages client relationships within the investment management segment, helping them fully realise the value of the organisation's platform. They will have responsibility to develop both large and mid-sized firms, collaborating with a team of research professionals across multiple offices to bring new product ideas to market.

The Account Manager's core responsibility set includes:

  • Directly engage and build relationships across all seniority levels (Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Partner, CIO) in order to articulate the organisation's brand and tailor their value proposition.
  • Collaborate with the EMEA-wide research teams to retain and grow existing client relationships.
  • Identify growth opportunities, build & execute account plans and realise objectives by helping to lead & prioritise the organisation's client service teams.
  • Collaborate with colleagues- sales, marketing, legal, research, finance, technology to solve complex business issues and successfully bring these to market.
  • Work alongside senior managers in negotiating enterprise level deals for existing clients and new business.

Key performance metrics for the Account Manager include expanding penetration of existing clients and monetization of work as well as new client acquisition and adoption of new products and systems. They will manage existing relationships, drive engagement and product adoption and, in time, build a new business pipeline in the investment management segment. The Account Manager will report to a segment leader in London on the financial services sales team. They will also be expected to work closely with other client service professionals.


French or German speaking Account Manager - Financial services

Required Skills

Candidates for this position need to have demonstrated an ability to make consultative enterprise-level sales, as well as to develop, build and execute account plans by coordinating resources across multiple client service teams. Candidates must be comfortable articulating the value of primary research and the organisation's learning platform to large and small audiences alike.

Candidates must have a clear track record of excellence in several categories, including: teamwork, professionalism, communication (including French and/or German language skill), organisation and client service.

Additional candidate qualifications include:

  • French or German language skills are essential (fluency in both would be highly beneficial)
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated success in one of these fields: Consultant/Business Development at top-tier strategy consultancy, Equity sales, Application service provider sales and/or Financial service's industry sales
  • Act with the highest integrity and professionalism in all their endeavours;
  • Think creatively and focus on opportunities for growth and lead others to do the same;
  • Have demonstrated an ability and initiative to handle increasing responsibility over time

Job Offer

A basic salary of £50,000 - £65,000 plus discretionary performance related Bonus of up to £50,000

Wide ranging company benefits.

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