EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL
Operating from campuses in Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore, EDHEC is one of the top 15 European business schools. Fully international and directly connected to the business world, EDHEC is a school for business, rather than a business school, where excellence in teaching and research focuses on innovation to stimulate entrepreneurship and creativity. EDHEC functions as a genuine laboratory of ideas and produces innovative solutions valued by businesses.
As part of the database team within the Business Development Division of EDHEC Business School, you will be in charge of contacting finance professionals, essentially institutional investment teams at pension funds, insurance companies and corporations, by telephone as part of the promotion of the division's research-based offerings and services for the financial industry and building engagement from the financial community with the research conducted. You will also be checking the accuracy of the data contained in the division's prospect database. The main tasks will be as follows:
Telephone and email canvassing of finance professionals in order to promote events, including seminars and conferences, and obtain answers to questionnaires.
Following up the calls with clerical duties including update and correction of existing data in Excel and Access files
Verifying the contact details of key prospects over the phone
Managing feedback: processing requests to modify data, change contact details, etc., and updating the database
Searching for new contacts, notably in the field of finance (identification of websites, directories, etc.)
Knowledge of finance is essential and experience within the investment management industry with an index provider, asset management firm or institutional investor would be an asset for the position.
Pleasant and friendly, enjoys contact over the phone, good oral communication skills, convincing.
Basic computer knowledge/technological skills - adept in using search tools, browsers and tracking and management features, including familiarity with CRM solutions
Persistent, dynamic, well-organised, attention to detail
Knowledge of foreign languages would be an asset, notably for European surveys
Salary will be determined according to EDHEC's pay scale, based on the candidate's qualifications and prior experience.
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter.