Strategic Relationship Manager

Job Title: Strategic Relationship Manager
Job Reference: PV/HQ00055172

Location: London
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Sector: Financial Services

Posted 10 days ago

  • Strategic Relationship Manager
  • Up to £60,000 per annum
  • London
Strategic Relationship Manager is required for an award-winning leader in the Financial Services industry based in London. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team who are going through huge growth and change so joining now is the perfect time.  As Strategic Relationship Manager, you will be rewarded with a competitive basic salary, plus bonus and an amazing benefits package with agile working.


A little about the company

Working here is about being there for our customers; we’re available should the worst happen and we work together to enable social and financial equality across the UK. But it’s also about you –how you develop and what you can achieve. We’ll help your talent thrive in an environment where you’ll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.


Department Info

With around one million customers, our retail business helps turn customers’ pension savings into lifelong retirement income and our corporate business looks after our defined benefit pension schemes ensuring they are effectively managed to protect against risk and achieve their maximum potential.


Job Duties
  • The role holder will manage the day to day relationships with the strategic partners that both receive services from, and provide services to, the company and its product and proposition.
  • The role holder will be first line owner of these strategic relationships, working with our partners and business areas to develop the relationships and ensure associated services are being successfully delivered.
  • In addition, the role holder will contribute toward the development of the business proposition, including the extension of the proposition through new Partner relationships to achieve business growth and financial targets.

Skills Required
  • A demonstratable knowledge of retirement income products,  including features and benefits.
  • A demonstrable, knowledge of the retail retirement market, customer options and behaviors, and competitor propositions.
  • A good knowledge of the regulatory and legislative rules, requirements, and proposed changes, to the retirement market,  its products, and customer outcomes.
  • Demonstrable experience of relationship management, building positive relationships with peers and senior stakeholders or management, including influencing and negotiating.
  • Experience of preparing and chairing service review or governance meetings, including the presentation of supporting information and key messages.
  • Knowledge and experience of constructing new business propositions or responses to tender requests.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including report writing and presentational skills.
  • Strong organisational skills, aligned to strong decision making and prioritisation capability to drive activity.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, using available business and market data and intelligence.
Benefits

Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 27 days' holiday, private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

 

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Consultant details

Paul Vincent-Fernie

Name:
Paul Vincent-Fernie

Direct telephone:
01932 230 868

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Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.

 

In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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2017 was our busiest year since we started trading over 11 years ago.  However, as the business has grown our levels of service to our clients and candidates has been maintained at the highest levels. Jumping back to 2016 when we closed on a record year when, we thought the market had peaked – 2017 only went and continued in the same fashion and superseded our expectations. We saw our business increase by 153% from 2016. The experience we have gained through these busy times has set us apart from a lot of other companies which is why we retain the vast majority of our clients and see candidates making us the first choice to help them find exceptional jobs.

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