Associate, Business Development (Summer 2019 Start)

London, UK

Overview:

Guidepoint’s Business Development teams are passionate about expanding our reach with both new and existing clients. We support all of Guidepoint’s service offerings, helping to build relationships and communicate how Guidepoint helps clients stay informed and make better business decisions. Our teams are motivated to provide custom offerings designed to help every potential client make the most of their partnership with Guidepoint. The Business Development team is looking for an entry-level Associate who will be responsible for assisting in building a pipeline of prospects from our institutional or corporate clients. Come join us in this exciting opportunity where you can make a significant contribution to our business model.

What You’ll Do:

  • Help create and develop a robust pipeline of qualified prospects
  • Research target industries, sub-sectors and companies in order to understand their information/research needs and pain-points
  • Map companies in order to identify target groups and job functions
  • Prospect targets via email and telephone and schedule meetings
  • Generate engaging content for meetings with prospects and effectively articulate our value proposition
  • Develop a strong knowledge and understanding of the competitive landscape
  • Provide client/prospect feedback to sales and management

What You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong academic record and extracurricular achievement
  • 1+ years’ experience in a sales or corporate orientated relevant role
  • Outgoing personality with the ability and willingness to make cold calls and speak with people at all professional levels, including senior management
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to prioritize business development opportunities
  • Ability to utilize superior analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail

What We Have:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Excellent medical coverage through BUPA
  • Pension matching up to 5%
  • 22 paid holidays, rising with length of service
  • Friday happy hour and “Summer Fridays”
  • Year round company sponsored sports and team building events
  • Informal work environment

About Guidepoint:

Guidepoint, a leading expert network firm, connects clients with vetted subject matter experts—Advisors—from their global professional network. Guidepoint clients leverage the insights and perspectives shared by Advisors to stay informed and make better business decisions. Its slate of services, including phone consultations, surveys, events and proprietary data insights products, help professionals gain comprehensive understanding of a topic before making strategic or investment decisions. Guidepoint’s multinational client list includes 9 of the top 10 consulting firms and some of the largest hedge funds, private equity firms and Fortune-ranked public companies.

Due to the large amount of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

We will begin our recruitment process in early 2019.

For further information please contact hr.uk@guidepoint.com

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK