Solution Pre Sales Specialist, North Asia

IHS Markit
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sep 08, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
IHS Markit is currently looking for a Pre-sales consultant to join the team and play a key role in the future growth of IHS Markit's Solutions group. The successful applicant will be involved in all pre-sales activities for its Investment and Data Management platforms as well as working closely with other applications within the Solutions division. The Pre-sales consultant will be instrumental in demonstrating all aspects of these products as well as running and working on proof of concept projects.

Education & Experience

- 7-10 years working in buy side financial markets technology or Buyside business
- Broad knowledge of buy side firms and their processes (portfolio management, trading, compliance, operations).
- Strong asset class knowledge with a specialization in at least one of the following (Equities, Fixed Income, Loans, FX, Derivatives).
- Strong skills with Excel, SQL (desirable)
- Additional financial qualifications preferred e.g. (Series 7, CFA Level 1+)

Duties & Accountabilities

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join the team and undertake a number of responsibilities including but not limited to:

- Work on and run functional demonstrations; Analyse data and offer suggestions around best practices to continue IHS Markit's success in winning clients;
- Work on Proof of Concept's individually and with other Pre-sales consultants to ensure successful and timely delivery of prospective client's requirements.
- Work closely with prospects to understand their business requirements across a spectrum of financial products (Equities, Fixed Income, Indices, Reference Data, OTC, etc.)
- Maintain up-to-date awareness and understanding of the product and new system functionalities in competing offerings.
- Communication with prospects and internal stakeholder's through-out the pre-sales lifecycle, escalating issues where appropriate.
- Provide coaching and training to new clients to enable transfer of knowledge so that clients are prepared for the start of a project and are competent in utilising the product as planned;
- Understand the commercial implications and provide customer feedback to product managers for continuous improvement; Work alongside team members across a range of roles (Project Management, Business Analysis, Development, End Business Users, etc.), balancing differing objectives and providing influence where needed;
- Lead business handover meetings to ensure Professional Services and Client Management groups have a thorough understanding of the prospect to enable quality on-going support to new clients.IHS Markit is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the laws and regulations in any of our locations.

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