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Alpha Sales Director, Managing Director (Hybrid)

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 17, 2022

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Job Function
Marketing and Public Relations
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Level: Managing Director
Manager: Head of Alpha Sales EMEA

Across the globe, institutional investors rely on State Street to help them manage risk, respond to challenges through solutions, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged professionals are essential to our success.

Our commitment to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and able to meet their full potential infuses our company values. It's also part of our commitment to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. You'll have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. Join us.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for an individual with a proven track record of high performance and an ability to build relationships and influence decision makers. As a part of our Alpha sales team, the ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be prepared to 'carry a room' filled with senior executives from the asset management industry. The candidate will be expected to understand the CEO agenda at our clients and convey the value of our Alpha Platform in the context of our client's strategic ambitions and pain points. Extensive industry and product experience will enable this candidate to target new prospects in the asset manager, asset owner, insurance and/or official institution segments. However, given the breadth of the Alpha platform we do not expect candidates to know the entire value chain on day one: this role will require constant learning as the platform evolves and as no two prospects are the same, so a proven ability to learn quickly and confidence putting new knowledge to work is essential to succeeding in the role. Based from a key location in EMEA, this role will have responsibility for ~50% of clients in the region and as such will travel extensively within the assigned segment and region.

Why this role is important to us The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Institutional Services and the Sales Team. This senior sales position will have primary responsibility for driving the execution of Institutional Services sales strategy for Alpha segment within a target territory. This is a new business sales role, requiring you to deeply understand the C-suite agenda at our prospects, refine our value prop to fit that agenda, design target operating models, build prospect relationships, manage the sales process and close deals that generate new revenue for the company.

What we value These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Proven track record of high-performance in previous roles, regardless of function or industry (e.g. rapid promotions, tangible outcomes and achievements)
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and build relationships with senior executives
  • Proven ability to articulate a value proposition and sell to clients / prospects
  • Ability to work within a collaborative environment to achieve results, including management of complex teams with or without direct reporting lines
  • Demonstrated track record of independence and ability to self-start, including rapidly coming up to speed with complex concepts and immediately putting that knowledge to use
  • Broad understanding of the investment management value chain and technology / services competitor set from front-to-back and/or deep understanding of a subset of the value chain
  • Excellent written and verbal skills along with a high level of professionalism
  • Excellent time management and presentation skills

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree, Masters degree (or equivalent) preferred
  • 5+ years experience in financial services, ideally asset management or adjacent industries
  • This position will require business travel

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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