Job Role: Business Development Associate
Location: London, E1
Here at Axco we have over 50 years’ experience in researching and publishing industry intelligence on insurance and employee benefits information making us the definitive information source for professionals in these markets around the world. Our products are delivered to the largest and most well-known insurers, reinsurers, brokers and employee benefits specialists across the globe.
Axco’s strength comes from our outstanding team of people, highly knowledgeable in our fields of expertise. We are a growing company with a commitment to innovation in a rapidly evolving industry and the drive to be the very best.
Why we want you?
We want you because you're a self motivated, experienced Business Development Specialist who has worked in a client facing role within a multinational insurance environment.
This exciting job is more than just business development! You'll get the chance to not only be making full use of your finely tuned presentation and influencing abilities to promote our products and services to new and existing customers but also, you'll be using your exceptional research and collation abilities to become a true subject matter expert (SME).
As an SME you will competently deal with direct enquiries from clients and assist the Client Solutions team with day to day tasks along with being heavily involved in new and existing product development projects.
You will get the opportunity to meet clients face to face and pitch bespoke solutions to them, so it goes without saying that you'll need to be a confident communicator who is happy to presentation solutions.
Strong insurance related technical knowledge and understanding is essential as is experience within a sales role.
This Business Development role will need someone who is able to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges so you'll be a self motivated individual who is able to work proficiently both independently and in a team environment.
If this role sounds interesting to you, why not submit an application to find out more about Axco.
We always support colleagues to develop their skills but to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to tick most of these boxes...
We know it’s not a skill, but the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment
You will also need;
- Experience in the same or similar sales role
- Exposure to multinational insurance industry
- Self starter, team player, client centric
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Organised / Detail orientated
- High level of professionalism and willingness to demonstrate flexibility
- Strong academic achievement, preferably university degree
- Sales experience
You need to be the kind of person who…
- Is passionate about Sales and developing our business
- Loves to learn – both knowledge and skills
- Is a creative question-asker and a solution-finder
- Is able to work in a fast paced, fun and progressive environment
- Enjoys a challenge – we work hard, and it can be a steep learning curve
Before you go...
Thanks for reading our job advert. We’ve tried to bring to life what it’s like working as part of Wilmington Plc but we do so much that it’s tough to distil into a single page. We also recognise that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job unless they think they match every requirement. Don’t let that hold you back. If you are excited about the role and think you can do much of what we have described but aren’t sure if you are quite who we’re looking for… give it a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained!
Come join us!
At Wilmington plc, we know how hard our employees work and the contributions they make to our business. As such we offer attractive salary packages that include some fantastic benefits such as performance related bonus, contributory pension scheme with life assurance, at least 23 days' annual holiday but also flexible benefits that allows you to tailor your choices i.e. purchase additional holiday days, discount vouchers, heavily subsidised gym membership, cycle to work schemes and dining cards.
We offer variety, development and an opportunity to be part of a committed group of colleagues. We operate an open environment where you’ll be encouraged to make an impact. At Wilmington, our collaborative approach means your great ideas will be welcomed and your great work recognised.
We are focused on ensuring that Wilmington remains a great place to work. We value our people and we continue to invest in their career development. We encourage learning, and career opportunities are possible across all Wilmington companies
“We are committed to equality, equality of opportunity and valuing diversity”
The Legal bit
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
*Please note that this role may remain advertised until an offer of employment has been made.