Location: Zurich City
Duration: immediately or by agreement
We offer a unique opportunity for a dynamic sales professional with work experience in a related field and proven track record in client identification and acquisition. The position involves managing and sustaining high momentum sales campaigns to drive our sophisticated technologies, financial services and software products to prospective and existing clients. Our large scale business development campaigns are based on successful lead customer projects for well-known clients demonstrating high quality implementations of highly innovative solutions.
You will be responsible for identifying and engaging target clients in the bank, insurance, and service provider area on a continuous basis for acquisition opportunities in Switzerland and abroad. Your focus will be on prospecting and approaching potential clients through cold-calling, on leveraging partner contacts and your own network, and on managing the relationship with existing swissQuant Group clients. You will initiate the marketing effort by setting up meetings with key decision makers in our target markets and by coordinating subsequent client meetings, presentations, and workshops, while enhancing the required marketing material. It will be your responsibility to monitor sales against targets, to support our Quant Engineers by managing all stages of the sales process. We expect you to develop sustainable relationships with our clients to be able to gain and translate their insights as input for the further development of our product and service offerings and identification of new market opportunities.
To meet this challenge, you must possess a high level of self-motivation and the ability to work under pressure. You must also have strong interpersonal skills to be able to build relationships with clients and internal partners to gain buy-in and commitment. In addition we require:
Academic degree in Engineering or Economics related fields
3 or more years’ experience in the financial markets industry and a proven track record in pre-sales/sales
Good knowledge of quantitative products and service offerings as well as of financial markets
Project management experience from start to finish
Organizational skills in addition to a problem solving mind-set and excellent relationship development skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English
Additional language skills as French and Chinese is a plus
Eligible to live and work in Switzerland