Job Role: Business Development Associate
Location: London, E1
This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the role’s country only.
With more than 50 years’ experience in researching and publishing industry intelligence on insurance and employee benefits information, Axco is the definitive information source for professionals in these markets around the world. Our unique business model and methods of research have enabled the development of an extensive suite of products comprising in-depth reports, focused profiles, Q&A databases, intelligent questioning tools, and email services. 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; longstanding relationships with industry professionals and trusted partnerships with our clients.
We are a growing company with a commitment to innovation in a rapidly evolving industry and the drive to be the very best. With the help of dedicated and talented employees, our ambitions will be realized. Axco is part of Wilmington plc's Risk & Compliance Division.
Why we want you?
We want you because you're a self motivated, experienced Business Development Associate who has worked in a client facing role within a multinational insurance environment.
The key focus of this Business Development opportunity is to work with our Client Development, Sales and Marketing Teams to promote and explain our products and services to our customers utilising your strong presentation and influencing skills.
This exciting job role is more than just business development! You will also be involved in the research, collation, organisation and input of information required to maintain existing products and new content developments whilst establishing and maintaining relationships with external agencies, partners and clients.
You will need to be proficient at researching and responding to direct inquiries from clients and assisting the Client Solutions team with day to day tasks along with being heavily involved in new and existing product development projects.
Experience and confidence goes without saying as you will be involved in client facing conversations and pitches. Experience within a sales role is essential, as is strong insurance related technical knowledge and understanding.
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.
Strong and clear communication ability with both internal team members, colleagues and clients is also a must as is the need for initiative and the ability to find ways to improve solutions, systems and processes.
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
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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.