Regional Sales Director

London, UK

Company Description

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Job Description

About the Role

What’s in it for you?

This is an opportunity for an ambitious person to lead a hub comprising of multiple regions and direct reports, and who wants to expand their skills in management and leadership. This role will allow you think creatively and strategically, Octopus is entrepreneurial in spirit and you’ll be given the autonomy to have a real impact through your work.

The role would suit an individual who is looking to take on more responsibility and work cohesively with other Hub Heads to drive the retail sales and customer team to success, expressing a desire to see others achieve alongside them. 

The team:

The Sales & Customer team is around 100 strong and growing, it’s an integral part of the business as it raises vast amounts of capital that allow Octopus Investments to be active in various other markets such as Venture Capitalism and Real Estate.

Hubs will consist of internal and external BDMs and account managers, covering a range of underlying regions and all working towards a combined growth target to maximise its potential revenue. Drive, ambition, the ability to motivate others and excellent communication skills will be required.   

What will you be doing?

  • You’ll lead and inspire a talented sales team to deliver on regional sales and growth targets
  • You’ll develop and executive the regional distribution and client management strategy, utilising our data insights team, retail marketing team and key partnerships team to strategize and maximise sales from our partner advisers.
  • You’ll be customer obsessed, managing the sales and account management teams to ensure our views algined with what is best for the customer and always acting in good faith


Ideally, you'll have: 

✔️ A proven track record in sales and a hunger to deliver successful commercial outcomes for the team and wider business  

✔️ Experience in managing and motivating at individual and team level 

✔️Demonstrable ability to develop strategies and work cross-functionally to further team objectives  

✔️ An obsession for brilliant customer experience 

✔️ Lead by examples and showcase Octopus valus and behaviours

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick every box. What’s the worst that can happen?

This role will evolve as we grow and develop. So, if you are looking for a challenge in a fast paced and dynamic business, we can deliver on that.

Additional Information

What we offer

💰 A competitive salary, bonus, pension and share incentive plan
✈️ Untracked holiday
🏡 Hybrid working – most of our people spend 50% of their time in the office
⚓ Anchor (our wellness hub) which includes Headspace, one to one coaching through Wellness Cloud, Digital GP, employee assistance program & more
👪 Up to 6 months paid parental leave regardless of gender
❤️ Life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection
🏥 Private medical insurance for you and your family
🚗 Electric vehicle leasing
🌍 The option to work overseas up to a month per year

Our Values 
At our core, we believe that how a company behaves is just as important as what it does. That’s why we chose to become an accredited B Corp (the equivalent of a Fairtrade coffee stamp but for companies) and to change our Articles of Association so that the interests all our stakeholders – employees, customers, communities, environment and shareholders – are considered in every decision we make.   

We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee experience for all. We promote equal opportunities for growth and development regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socio-economic background. We believe strongly that teams are at their best when every member of the team feels safe to bring their whole self to work.