Role details

Business Development Manager - Russian Speaker

London   •   £40,000 - £60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Leading news, information, and data provider - seek a Russian speaker
  • Various roles of differing seniority, looking for talented sales people

About Our Client

Our client has thousands of customers throughout the world, including leading media groups, state and government organizations, major banks, corporations, investment companies and funds.

Their information tools provide about 100 specialized services. Its product range includes general and political news, financial and business credit information, industry analysis, market data, rating services and other business solutions for risk, compliance and credit management.

A global presence, our client have over 1000 staff daily turning out over 3000 stories from more than 70 bureaus worldwide.

Job Description

The Business Development Manager - Russian Speaker is a consultative B2B sales role working in the Due Diligence and Risk division of our client's offering. This offering is tailored for clients in Compliance/AML sectors. The Business Development Manager will work with and report to the Managing Director based in London on a day to day basis, (and to the International Manager for Risk Management Solutions Division based in Moscow).

You will carry out a mainly new business functions and will also carry out some lead generation, reporting and subsequent training of existing and new clients. All necessary training will be provided.

You will be supported by a existing team who cover lead generation, operations, and administration - so the successful candidate can focus on speaking to and meeting with their customer base (meetings in London mainly, some in EU). You will be working with a existing portfolio, as well as be targeted on bringing in new business. The existing team hit 140% versus target in 2015, so it's an exciting time to join, knowing our client's product offering is positioned very well in the market. Other key requirements include:

  • be proactive at looking for new business
  • prioritize tasks and customers, to ensure time is maximized for revenue- gaining activities and the most important customers receive an excellent level of account management
  • Use excellent phone-based communication skills to ensure the value proposition is clearly articulated to clients and that customers receive clear messages regarding their account (s)
  • Be results orientated, with the dedication and determination to achieve targets in a demanding and competitive business environment
  • Good planning and tracking skills, to successfully plan the strategy, track progress in the CRM, execute sales and forecast accurately.
  • Ensure that the CRM system is kept up to date with all relevant information, events and documents

The Successful Applicant

Our client are recruiting for an experienced Business Development Manager - Russian Speaker who have ideally sold subscription information services across finance/professional services previously, and it's important that you're aware of the risk/credit/compliance divisions within banking.

The key areas our client will look for:

  • Ideally have sold business information, due diligence, or compliance related data products previously.
  • Good business awareness to build credibility with clients, spot potential opportunities within a peer group or industry sector, and express the benefits of our products in the appropriate business context
  • Demonstrate initiative, drive and enthusiasm for the companies and its products
  • Strong negotiation and closing skills to manage processes to a successful conclusion
  • Represent the business at conferences, trade fairs and networking events where business opportunities can be identified and developed into genuine opportunities.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages, e.g. Russian, is required.



Our client have a swift two-stage interview process and would like to recruit thse roles urgently - so we welcome your application!

What's on Offer

  • The successful 'Business Development Manager - Russian Speaker' package will sat at circa £40,000 - £60,000 Base Salary, plus generous commission (very realistic OTE of adding £20k+ on top of Base), and company benefits.
  • Offices close to Bank and Monument tube stations, London
  • Company benefits - flexible working environment and autonomy

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