Principal Solutions Consultant – Business Development

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Location: Work from home with travel to client sites, UK with potential for European travel

Job description

Role Purpose:

 

The role of the Principal Solutions Consultant is to support business development consultants working on larger and more complex sales opportunities, by providing technical support about how Dynamic Planner and its investment services work, and explaining how they will add value to each specific client.

Objectives:

  1. To support business development consultants in the sale of Dynamic Planner to larger financial advice firms and wealth managers by:
    1. Understanding and mapping their current advice and financial planning processes and systems
    2. Designing enhanced processes which use Dynamic Planner integrated into their organisation
    3. Demonstrating how Dynamic Planner and its investment services can add value to their organisation with a clear return on investment
  2. To respond to requests for proposals or information from prospective clients with technical solutions showing how Dynamic Planner can meet their needs and deliver strong return on investment.
  3. To support conversations with partners e.g. consultancies, CRM or platform technologies to design integrated solutions for Dynamic Planner

Key responsibilities

  • Working in support of the business development consultants on sales to larger organisations (wealth managers, insurers, banks and large advice firms)
  • Consulting to clients on their current processes and systems to gain a clear picture of what they are looking to achieve, what they use today, and what the challenges are
  • Presenting and demonstrating Dynamic Planner to individuals and groups
  • Designing and presenting solutions which meet client needs based on configuring and integrating Dynamic Planner
  • Acquiring a deep understanding of how Dynamic Planner and its investment services work and how it has added value and transformed existing clients such that you can explain this to prospective clients
  • Leading client interactions including technical presentations and facilitating technical workshops
  • Writing proposals and completing technical requests for a proposal / information
  • Coordinating input from across internal teams as required e.g. proposition, product, investment services, architecture etc

KPIs and Measures

  • Sales made by the Business Development team members supported
  • Level of understanding of clients, prospective clients and partners who of how Dynamic Planner and its investment services can drive significant benefits and ROI to their organisation
  • Quality, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of key sales bid documentation and presentation materials

Key Stakeholders

  • Business Development Managers
  • Proposition Director and team
  • Sales & Marketing Director
  • CTO and team including integrations solutions consultant
  • COO and operations team
  • Head of Product and team
  • CFO and finance team

Competencies (knowledge/skills/experience):

  • Passionate about the role of financial advice in enhancing client outcomes and the role that technology plays in supporting this
  • An excellent understanding of scale financial planning businesses their processes, challenges and the systems they use in the front office; financial planning, CRM, platform / custody, compliance, workflow, MI, portals, KYC and research etc
  • Experience within a scale advice firm as a team leader, manager or senior subject matter expert designing, delivering or managing the financial planning or advice processes and or systems e.g. sales, business development, financial / investment planning, advice process, advice quality, compliance etc
  • Experience of consulting either internally or as an external consultant
  • Experience of successfully implementing and/or using the key systems in and around the financial planning process to deliver measurable gains
  • An outgoing personality, comfortable presenting and facilitating workshops with senior individuals from large organisations
  • Good at influencing others to communicate your ideas and helping them achieve the benefits they are looking for
  • Team player comfortable gaining input from a range of stakeholders both external and internal to agree the optimal solution for the client
  • Ideally a detailed understanding of Dynamic Planner however for the right candidate this can be taught
  • Excellent written English and good maths
  • Excellent presentational and public speaking skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable writing proposals and responding to RFIs / RFPs, business cases etc
  • Strong project skills
  • Sales orientation – while this is not a quota carrying sales role, affinity to the sales process is important

Education & Qualifications

  • Advice and or investment management qualifications
  • Excellent Microsoft office (Powerpoint, Excel, Word etc)

We appreciate every interest from candidates in our company, but are able only to reach out to those who most closely match our needs. You can always keep in touch with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and via our website.

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