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Business Development Manager at Octopus Moneycoach

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  • London
  • fulltime
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  • This is an ideal role for an ambitious Business Development Manager looking to bring their energy and experience to scale a mission-driven company at an exciting time. You will grow our rapidly expanding client base of employers in the UK to make financial well-being affordable and accessible to employees everywhere. 

    About Octopus Moneycoach

    Octopus Moneycoach is a financial planning and coaching service that helps individuals to plan and improve their future finances. We’ve developed a team of financial coaches, and powerful financial planning software that makes it easy and affordable to get help with your finances.

    Working with some of the top employers in the UK, in the last year our customer numbers have grown 350%. We provide financial coaching to the employees of household names like Sony, Moneysupermarket and Experian. We are backed by the entrepreneurial Octopus Group and are expanding the service and team rapidly to bring financial well-being to millions in the UK.

    The role and opportunity

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a scale-up at an exciting time while also being part of an entrepreneurial and established group of companies. 

    You will be responsible for engaging small to mid-sized prospective employers in the UK and working with them to launch Octopus Moneycoach as the cornerstone of their employee financial well-being offering. You will also work with your clients to ensure successful implementation and positive employee engagement.

    You will report to the Head of Employer Partnerships whilst being supported by a growing success and operations team to deliver successful launches. 

    Day to day you will be:

    • Building relationships with employers to understand their pain points and financial wellbeing needs and find opportunities to launch Octopus Moneycoach to their employees
    • Influencing both internal and external stakeholders at senior levels. Typically the external stakeholders are Reward, HR or Wellbeing decision makers across all sectors
    • Working with clients on business cases to build a case for Octopus Moneycoach
    • Designing and delivering implementation and launch plans
    • Identifying and feeding back industry trends and changes

    About you

    A genuine desire to help people

    We are a mission-driven business, so it’s important that you can demonstrate a passion and desire to help people and improve their lives.

    Experience in B2B sales 

    You should have in-depth experience in working with B2B clients on a collaborative basis. This role is about working with your client partners to gain stakeholder buy-in, build business cases, and tailor engagement strategies to ensure mutual success. 

    Ability to influence stakeholders and negotiate commercially

    You should be able to convince stakeholders at all levels to put financial well-being at the centre of their talent strategy and negotiate astutely across all aspects of deals from commercial to legal to effective launch plans. 

    Goal-focussed and experienced self-starter

    You should have a proven track record exceeding your sales targets and are constantly looking for the next challenge to deliver growth in a fast-moving environment. 

    Great communication and presentation skills

    From exploring pain points and identifying effective solutions, to implementing these and continuously monitoring progress, you’ll need to communicate complex ideas clearly and succinctly on a daily basis at any level of seniority.

    Knowledge and skills required

    • 4+ years experience in partnerships, consultancy, or sales within a start up / SME environment 
    • A passion for making financial wellbeing a reality for all

    Nice to have

    • An understanding of the rewards / employee benefits / financial wellbeing industry

    In return for your contribution we offer a competitive salary + OTE up to 50% + benefits + shares

    Perks & Benefits

    Make a difference
    We're on a mission to help millions of people improve their finances. Seeing the impact we can make on our client's lives is deeply rewarding, and motivates the whole team to keep doing more to improve our service. Our client feedback is extremely positive, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Vouchedfor.

    Flexible working
    We're currently all working remotely, but after the pandemic is over you'll be able to work flexibly from home and our central London office.

    Join a great team
    We're a diverse team with decades of experience in financial services and a proven track record. We don't like office politics, and believe in treating everyone with transparency and respect.

    Rapidly grow your career
    We believe in hiring people who are better than us, and giving them opportunities to achieve great things. As we continue to scale up, there will be opportunities for ambitious new joiners to demonstrate their skills and take on bigger roles.

    A stake in the company and team bonus
    As a fast growing startup, we make sure that everyone in the team has skin in the game by giving them a stake in the future success of the company. In addition, we offer a team bonus of up to 20% of your salary, provided we meet our team goals.

    Pension & other benefits
    As an Octopus Moneycoach employee you'll get access to a company pension and other benefits to make sure you're healthy and happy, now and in the future! We are working to evolve benefits as the company grows so this will only improve. 

    We're currently all working remotely, but after the pandemic has passed you'll be primarily based at our London offices with flexibility to work remotely.

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