Business Development Manager BDM

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London, England
Job Type
Full Time
£47,000 - £53,000 Per Year
Date Posted
11 days ago

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Job Description

Business Development Manager

Title: Business Development Manager (“BDM”)

Responsibilities: Sales and Strategic Partnerships to drive growth

Employment: Full-time

Location: London (Marylebone)

Reporting to: CEO

Company Description

Our client is a privately-owned and early-stage specialty finance business, with rapid growth ambitions. The company’s launch products (Probate Advance and Estate Advance) provide innovative financial solutions to beneficiaries and executors of deceased estates. The company is backed by a team of highly respected and serially successful investors, with deep experience across finance and technology. 

Job Description

Develop, implement, and take ownership of the sales strategy in order to drive new business growth, manage key strategic relationships and leverage partner relationships to develop new product offerings. 

Responsibilities include managing the various distribution channels, creating new sales opportunities, and developing new strategic partnerships with introducers, including distribution platforms, solicitors and other specialist professionals.

About the Role

Reporting to the CEO, the BDM will be primarily responsible for initial “scale up” through the development and maintenance of the company’s most significant client relationships, whilst ensuring that the knowledge gained through these relationships is reflected in the B2C strategy as well as new product development. 

This role presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant impact on the growth of both existing product lines as well as new products and services. The BDM must be a pro-active self-starter who can think independently and creatively to drive growth and innovation within a small team.

Together with the CEO, the role will cover the overall sales strategy incorporating both B2B and B2C channels.

The ideal candidate will have the capability to build and manage a larger business development team over time as the business grows. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and deliver a business development strategy that creates meaningful growth opportunities 
  • Respond to market trends by developing new products and services that meet customer needs
  • Act as the interface between the business and its key strategic partners  
  • Manage key relationships – from senior partners to start-ups and disruptive platforms that present commercial opportunities.
  • Present propositions and solutions at seminars, road shows, to individual advisers and at other events to the highest possible standards
  • Opportunity to lead the Business Development function, including recruiting and developing a best-in-class team over time

Key Skills and Experience Required

  • Pro-active salesperson who can identify growth opportunities, think outside the box and execute on a clear strategy
  • Evidence of achieving and/or exceeding ambitious sales targets in previous roles
  • Strong inter-personal, management and planning skills
  • Strong relationship management skills, ideally within the legal and/or probate space in the UK. An existing network is highly desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Ambitious self-starter with a drive to succeed and deliver

Additional Information

The candidate will be based within the clients central London offices (Marylebone), However, due to the nature of the BDM role, it is anticipated that the candidate will be required to travel to meet new/existing partners on a periodic basis.

The BDM will be remunerated through a combination of a base salary and a performance-linked bonus.


Benn Pople, Practice Manager Risk, Regulation & Compliance

InterQuest Group

+44 (0)7917576780

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.


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