Business Development Associate

Location: Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Date Posted: 11-07-2018
Our client is a leader in the rapidly expanding field of online currency trading services for retail and institutional traders. The firm operates out of offices in San Francisco, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney and Sofia.
Currently looking for career-oriented candidates with a passion for financial markets and a deep understanding of algorithmic trading within the retail space to drive business to our client. 

Business Development Associates will be responsible for directly liaising with new and existing business opportunities within the automated trading sphere for both retail and institutional FX. A key to success within this role is thinking outside the box and leveraging our suite of API & Data products to win relationships. This is a great opportunity to build business development, branding, and relationship management skill sets. The role will also expose employees to upper management, API support, Financial Services, marketing, compliance and more.

Description of Ideal Candidates:
  • Ability to identify and close new API business, manage client integrations with our APIs, and provide consultative support on strategy development
  • Follow global market trends, events, and are involved in the industry’s algorithmic trading community
  • Ability to navigate basic and advanced mathematical examples with proficiency and accuracy - an advantage
  • Proven track record of success within sales
  • Effective communication skills, analytical skills and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic about customer service and problem solving
  • Career minded and interested in long-term career growth
Key responsibilities include (not limited to):
  • Building relationships at the retail and corporate level with the goal of getting them to trade live at our client
  • Build and manage a pipeline of new API business; be ready to present this pipeline to upper management
  • Take ownership from a strategic level and be an advocate for our client within the algorithmic trading space
  • Self-manage outbound call campaigns in order to provide added value services to existing and new customers
  • Go beyond “customer service.” Skillfully probe for, listen, and understand client needs to provide resources and solutions to improve clients’ trading experience and results.
  • Intelligently articulate financial and market-related concepts as well as our client products and services
  • Mediate a variety of situations, conversations and customers with composure and professionalism.
  • Consistently take initiative to learn about the markets, FX industry and new platforms and products
  • Be a team player and proactively collaborate with the Financial Services Team to manage time, resources, volume, and customer feedback
  • Consistently achieve departmental and individual metrics
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in business development, customer success, or relationship management
  • 2-4 years’ experience with REST APIs in Python or Node.js and JSON messages
  • FIX protocol or HTML5 knowledge or experience a plus
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Bachelor degree, with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Strong MS Office skills
Location: Sofia 
Shift : EU Business our 

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please send your CV in English.

All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. IC Recruiting Ltd. Recruitment license from National Agency of Employment No 2087/22.07.2016``

Timothy Howlett
InterContinental Recruiting

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