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EU Business Development Director (Flexible Location)

at Acre Resources in Northern Europe

About the Job

This is a newly created position working with one of the UK's leading sustainable investment funds. The firm is a leading name in the sustainable and impact investing space and have been expanding at a steady pace over a number of years, supported by strong fund performance and ongoing increases in AUM.

The European Sales Director will work closely with the firm's executive team to conceptualise and deliver a comprehensive multi-channel distribution strategy across mainland Europe.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a proactive pan European sales strategy for the firm, working closely with the senior leadership team
  • Directly manage all new client relationships, attend pitches and ongoing client meetings with or without a member of the investment team
  • Represent the firm's unique sustainability driven investment proposition at client pitches and industry events
  • Manage the end-to-end sales process, coordinating with relevant colleagues as appropriate

Qualifications

Experience sought:

  • Demonstrable examples of building commercial relationships with investors by highlighting the benefits that sustainability driven investment factors offer to an investment process
  • Deep understanding of the European investment management industry
  • Raising assets from one or more of the following client segments; pension funds, insurance companies, charities/endowments, family offices or intermediary platforms
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts

This is an exciting period in the firm's growth and this role will put you at the forefront of their expansion in Europe.

To apply

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply or get in touch with Ceri Kenyon (Ceri.Kenyon@acre.com), Senior Researcher, who is leading the long-lasting.