Business Development Director

Sandgate, UK
10 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has a newopportunity for a Business Development Director to join the team based in Folkestone (with flexibility to split between the London office). You will join them on a full time, permanentbasisand receive a highly competitive salary of up to £90,424 per annum plus excellent benefits including bonus and car allowance.

The company understands that investing in your future is as important as investing in your career development. Working together can ensure you receive the returns and rewards you deserve.

About the role:

As the Business Development Director, you will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering the Business Development strategy.

In return, you can look forward to all of the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast paced career with an excellent benefits package including life assurance, pension, high street and online discounts, and concessions for holidays and travel.

Key responsibilities of the Business Development Director:

- Identify, evaluate and as appropriate introduce to new business opportunities for products and services, consistent with the strategy and chosen markets

- Maximise impact within the group by leading business development initiatives to support membership, customer engagement and x-sell

- Develop successful relationships with potential (and existing) strategic partners to facilitate the delivery of the business development strategy

- Lead commercial negotiations for business development and lead the lifecycle through to implementation

- Actively engage in monitoring industry and market trends in financial services and leverage this knowledge to build and implement business development proposals

- Leverage Business development opportunities by integrating activities with other businesses within the group (Insurance, travel, health, etc)

- Grow market share, expand distribution and formulate business development strategies to ensure the achievement of the financial plan

- Develop successful senior working relationships across potential (and existing) business partners to ensure the delivery of business plans

- Ensure that all programmes and activities relating to them meet all regulatory, compliance and internal audit requirements, having due regard for relevant statutory authorities and requirements - e.g. FSA, OFT, Consumer Credit Act

Experience and skills required to be the Business Development Director:

- Proven leadership in business development in a FS environment; experience in growing market share, expanding distribution and formulating business development strategies

- Customer led and demonstrates a passion for service and sales excellence, results orientated with highly developed interpersonal skills

- Proven ability of defining strategic direction to develop robust business plans for implementation - has strong commercial acumen

- Excellent knowledge of Financial Services legal, regulatory and compliance dynamics

- Excellent experience of identifying, evaluating and introducing Business development strategies specifically as they relate to the company's customer demographic

- Strategic understanding of the Commercial, Service, Sales, Marketing and Product relationship

- Competent in playing a leading role in the company and proven ability to make a serious contribution to the business future

- A natural leader, with high impact and self-motivation, able to lead productive relationships with internal and external peers at all levels

- Strong leader with proven interpersonal skills

- Has a broad leadership network and practices excellent stakeholder management

If you would like to join the team as their Business Development Director, or find out more information, then please click 'apply' today - they'd love to hear from you!

To all recruitment agencies: the company does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to recruiters, employees or any other company location. The company is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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