External Business Development Manager – London
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About the Role
What's in it for me?
This is an opportunity for an experienced salesperson to take their skills, knowledge and relationships to the next level.
Octopus is a market-leader in tax efficient investments, and we are looking for team members that have the passion and ambition to help drive us even further. Our London region is a success story with a lot of potential, giving you the opportunity to deliver across our existing product range and beyond.
The retail sales team is a driving force behind Octopus Investments’ success. As an External Business Development Manager (EBDM), your role in the team will be to drive sales of our investment products in your region.
We believe in delivering a brilliant journey for our customers and you will be expected to contribute to positive customer outcomes as part of the broader sales and customer team.
What will you be doing?
The successful candidate will:
- Develop and maintain relationships with a network of financial adviser and private bank clients to maximise sales opportunities for the Octopus Investments product range. This will be done through face-to-face meetings and presentations.
Work in partnership with Internal Business Development Managers in your region to develop pipeline and close opportunities. Strategising and building structured plans for your region.
Understand a complex suite of solutions and translate them into simple solutions for advisers.
Ideally, you’ll have:
✔️ Previous experience in a similar role, selling investment products to a network of financial advisers.
✔️ Proven results delivering incremental growth through existing relationships, as well as the ability to attract and cement new business relationships.
✔️ High quality interpersonal skills which emanate honesty and integrity.
✔️ A clear, concise and articulate communication style, with an ability to be influential when needed
✔️ Drive, ambition and self-motivation.
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.
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, Shout & 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
At Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold.
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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.