Director, Business Development

London, United Kingdom | Persado

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Persado is looking for a Director of Business Development based in London, who will identify, develop and lead new accounts with a focus on the Financial Services vertical. 


What We Want You To Do:


Prospect and close New Annual Recurring Revenue (new + expansion)

Work with high velocity of deals and new logos

Build pipeline using an inbound/outbound model

Manage territory pipeline and forecast accurately

Qualify deals and get to decisions quickly

Hold deals to a consistent sales cycle and process

Build relationships with Senior Executives and line-of-business in accounts

Educate customers on the changing digital marketing landscape and understand the business direction and goals of the accounts as a whole

Collaborate with account managers to drive platform adoption and utilization

Enthusiastically represent Persado’s technology and solutions. 

What We Want To See:


Strong consulting background, holding over 7 years’ experience in Lead Generation, Sales, and/or Business Development, with a focus on Financial Services

Strong C-level contacts within the Banking/Credit Card industry

Ability to work in a rapidly expanding and changing environment

Ability to predictably forecast and execute on business goals

Leadership and gravitas to effectively conduct business activities

Time management (ability to work alone and develop own daily/weekly agenda)

Vision, positive attitude and ability to think outside of the box

Analytically minded and able to engage with and utilize others to deliver targets

Understanding of the digital marketing ecosystem will be considered a plus

Experience working with SalesForce.com or other CRM will be considered a plus

Who You Are:


Excited about working in a lean start up environment

Desire to dive in and learn in a fast-paced organization

Enthusiastic, professional and highly pro-active

A self-starter with strict attention to detail

Confident, self-motivated, hardworking, proactive and resourceful

Thrives on finding efficient solutions to ambiguous problems

Collaborative team player who can also work with minimal direction

Analytical, numerate and scientifically-minded

Able to perform under pressure

Tech-savvy and comfortable in a field that combines elements of multiple disciplines (technology, account management, marketing, etc.)

Passionate in the way you convey solutions