Senior AIM Sales Representative

Careers at Bloomberg

New York

Posted Jan 11, 2018 - Requisition No. 64360

Bloomberg Buyside Solutions addresses the entire buy-side workflow with front-end portfolio, sales and trading, and middle and back office operations solutions. Bloomberg's AIM order management platform is used by more than 14,000 professionals in nearly 90 countries at over 700 client firms, including some of the largest asset managers, hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds and government agencies.

Our mission is to empower the highly interconnected buy-side community with industry-wide solutions, world leading data, transparency and expertise to thrive in a dynamic landscape.

What's the role?

As a key member of our Global Sales team, you'll be responsible for prospecting, generating new sales leads and growth through referrals, cold-calling and market research with a C-Suite and Global Tier 1 client base focus. You'll work closely with prospects to gain a clear understanding of their business needs, build strong relationships and provide consultative solutions leading to positive sales outcomes. You'll also play a role in influencing the direction of our products by providing feedback on user workflow demand, competitor intelligence, and market trends. You'll need to demonstrate credibility with a proven competency and knowledge of the buyside community, have an understanding of the operational and trading activities of the fund, and have familiarity and experience with the order management -complimentary applications such as Portfolio Performance and Risk and enterprise data. You'll be a good listener too and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in our clients.

We'll trust you to focus on the following core areas:

1) Revenue:

  • Manage the Enterprise sales engagement smoothly from beginning to end
  • Engage all levels of global organizations
  • Manage the external pre-sales process efficiently, including requirements gathering, articulation of requirements and resource/people management
  • Manage the internal pre-sales process through tight operational discipline and collaboration with the implementations team
  • Leverage market, product and technical expertise to solve for client requirements/challenges/timelines with Bloomberg solutions

2) Knowledge:

You'll demonstrate a depth of understanding and fluency in the following areas:

  • The marketplace
  • The Customer's business (who their customers are, how they make money, what their challenges are)
  • The Customer's technology stack, workflows, and internal structure (org chart, influence maps, how decisions are made, competing products)
  • Features, solutions, and benefits of Bloomberg product offerings beyond buy side solutions

3) Operational Discipline:

  • Establish and execute a market strategy for achieving sales targets through the appropriate stages of the sales cycle (prospect to qualify to propose to negotiate to complete)
  • Highly organized approach to sales through deployment of project management skills

You'll need to have:

  • 10+ years of experience in sales
  • Self starter with a proven record of meeting or exceeding demanding sales targets with large firms with a global presence
  • An expert grasp on buy side workflows
  • Deep cross asset class knowledge (Equity, fixed income and derivatives - exchange traded and OTC)
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to simplify complex concepts and demonstrate value to proposition to executives
  • A sound knowledge of operations within the buyside community
  • A highly tenacious and confident approach to sales and strategy

If this sounds like you:

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are, but in the meantime feel free to have a look at this: http://www.bloomberg.com/professional

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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