Business Development Representative

First Derivatives plc is a global leader in consulting, business services and technology. We are the home for diverse thinkers and innovators. We know that our people are vital to our success and we are proud of the diverse and vibrant team we have built across the globe. We are committed to hiring top talent, creating an environment where they can thrive, and recognizing and rewarding their dedication as they progress within the company.

To meet the growing demand for our technology and services, we are currently growing our Business Development Team.

We have opportunities to get involved in either our Capital Market Consultancy (CMC) sales or our KX product suite. Applicants involved in our CMC sales will receive the opportunity to research our consultancy business with some competitor analysis, whilst providing some insight on the main offerings in this area. Within KX you would be responsible for sourcing new KX sales opportunities and liaising with our clients, who leverage the speed of KX technology for everyday data analytics.

You will work closely with global senior sales members across the world, creating opportunities for First Derivatives across all sectors of our business. You will train with SME’s & Sales Management on our Technology and offerings which will broaden your knowledge on pitching, buying signals and sales strategies.

When joining us as a Business Development Representative, you will embark on an initial 4 week training programme, which will take you through First Derivatives’ wide range of services spanning financial consulting and KX technology. Following this you will join a team responsible for growing business across our target markets worldwide. Your role could range from assisting in the expansion of our US financial consulting services, to finding new KX sales opportunities within the Asian manufacturing market. No two days are the same and you could be responsible for the next big deal for FD!

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Win Business for KX
  • Prospect new clients by reaching out via outbound sales calls, emails & LinkedIn, introducing KX and our relevant services to key decision-makers
  • Liaise with senior management to share knowledge and market intelligence to help drive the overall company strategy

 

Criteria:

  • A-Levels – Minimum BCC / BTEC equivalent
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent
  • A genuine interest in technology, financial products & services, manufacturing, automotive, telco and utilities
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative with a proactive, business-driven approach.
  • Flexible to work various shifts: Asia (7am-4pm) Europe (9am-6pm) US (11am-8pm)
  • Ideally 1+ year experience in a customer facing or sales role

 

Location:

This role can be based in Newry or Belfast.

Working for FD:

At FD, you will embark upon a career with life-long learning at its core, facilitating rapid professional and personal development and the opportunity to design your own path. We support a variety of external training courses and accreditations and are truly passionate about our Mentor Program, through which our senior colleagues generously set aside personal time to coach and support others in their career progression.
We are delighted to have several active internal networks, social committees, and charity initiatives, designed with the intention of meeting the holistic needs of our employees and giving back to our communities.

Our employees are rewarded with numerous benefits as part of their employment, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Extensive Health Care Package
  • Pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual leave increasing with service
  • Group Life Protection Benefit
  • Training opportunities
  • FD Internal Network and Sports & Social Calendar

 

Who are we?

First Derivatives plc (FD) is a leading software and services company, with world-leading intellectual property in ultra-high-performance analytics (KX) across industries, and extensive domain expertise and capabilities in capital markets systems and technology (managed services and consulting).

KX

KX technology is designed to capture and analyze data to make real-time decisions in a world where data volumes generated by markets and machines are increasing exponentially, and existing technologies fail due to technological or commercial limitations.
KX is widely adopted throughout the financial industry and is poised for accelerated growth across high-tech manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, utilities, and telecommunications.

First Derivative

First Derivative provides a range of managed services and consulting worldwide to its clients in the capital markets sector, including many of the world’s leading banks, focused on supporting mission-critical systems as well as helping them to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for this role.