Trainee Business Development Manager – Salary c. £30k – Based: Sussex

large-logoGlobal health insurer is actively seeking an ambitious, motivated and proactive individual to join their Business Development team.  This role will encompass supporting the sales team by securing and retaining international medical insurance business through intermediaries, direct clients and other appropriate sources.  Experience within a financial services or insurance background will be an advantage, as well as a proven track record selling B2B.

Key responsibilities:

  • To work with senior colleagues to seek new clients and develop clientele by networking to find new customers and generate prospective clients
  • To achieve and exceed agreed KPI’s and to assist in meeting company budgets as appropriate
  • To assist the Sales Team in developing marketing strategies to ensure the profitability and long term viability of the business
  • To support the Business Development Managers/Sales Team and/or other staff as appropriate
  • To positively and professionally promote the company “brand” and “image” across all markets
  • To attend as appropriate all meetings, seminars and training events to develop new products, and necessary skills which may assist in developing new profitable business for the company
  • To meet training expectations
  • To produce quotations and respond to queries in a timely manner
  • Answering telephone in line with company protocols
  • Handle other administrative tasks as required

Key skills and experience:

  • CII Qualified or prepared to work towards this accreditation
  • Educated to at least A Level
  • Experience within the financial services/insurance industry will be an advantage
  • Ability to think strategically and logically with ability to convert to operational delivery
  • To demonstrate strong business acumen and financial awareness
  • Strong marketing knowledge and how to achieve competitive advantage
  • Ability to communicate, both written and verbally, to a high standard
  • High level of numeracy and attention to detail
  • Prepare and conduct internal and external sales presentations
  • Ability to determine and act upon customer needs promptly and accurately in accordance with company policy
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records, reports and files as may be appropriate
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