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Associate Director – Business Development Leader, MENA Assurance at Ernst & Young – Al Kuwait – Kuwait Jobs


Skills

Skills and attributes for success
1. Service Line growth strategy and deployment:

  • In conjunction with the Regional Service Line Managing Partner, instill a sales/high-performing culture, develop the service line sales plan and execute the go-to-market plan to achieve growth goals.
  • Driving overall sales goal across the service line, Global accounts and market segments.
  • Develop and deploy the strategy of building the service line pipeline through strategic solutions and key initiatives. Develop and deploy the pursuit coverage strategy to win key opportunities.
  • Facilitate Deal Review process across large pursuits.
  • Teaming with other BD professionals to identify opportunities for cross-service line solutions that will drive growth.

2. Service Line strategic solutions and key initiatives:

  • Driving strategic solutions and key initiatives directly in the market at accounts and through the other sales channels.
  • Participate in the development of strategic campaigns and tailoring them to the region/market in alignment with service line and cross service line priorities.
  • Educating and communicating opportunity triggers to internal stakeholders through regular account planning performance discussions.

3. Assigned Account(s):

  • Responsible for account/s and implement account management excellence using the account management framework.
  • Responsible for developing and enhancing exceptional client service and relationships across the account.
  • Responsible for account revenue targets.

4. Pursuits:

  • Serve as the client facing BD lead on strategic pursuits
  • Driving pursuits, Service line integration and pull-through on top-end opportunities.
    Challenging account teams on pricing/negotiations strategy to ensure fees are established at appropriate margin levels.
  • Developing strong commercial messaging and EY differentiators per top-end opportunities. Lead client oral presentation delivery – including developing orals strategy, team coaching and preparations.
  • Support pipeline development and pursuit excellence within the service line by identifying opportunities and assisting with assigning appropriate resources to support it and executing a successful strategy to win.
  • Performs client win/loss debriefs on key pursuits.

5. Operational Excellence:

  • Leverage other specialty BD resources as appropriate on key accounts and pursuits (e.g., Deal Activation, etc.).
  • Monitor/analyze pipeline and trends to maximize growth.
  • Participate in revenue planning process.
  • Allocated to at least one client account and assigned with corresponding revenue and pipeline targets.
  • Measurement criterion: Quantitative 60 – Revenue 20/Sales 40 – Qualitative 40

 
To qualify you must have

  • Graduate or higher degree in business or related field
  • 10 to 12 years of business development experience in new business penetration and existing account management, within the professional services and solutions arena
  • A proven record of selling complex services and solutions at the “C” level of Fortune 500 companies
  • Unparalleled communication style as well as demonstrable negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience in delivering business development support in complex, multi-country environments
  • Experience of working with formal tendering processes and procedures, and ability to create proposals of exceptional standards
  • Exposure to senior leaders, both internal and external, displaying examples of needs assessment and a focus on mutually beneficial solutions
  • Flexibility to travel (at short notice sometimes) within the region
  • Ideally, you will also have
    Expert ability to team with and influence partners and senior leaders to formulate the best strategy to serve the client
  • In-depth understanding of EY’s service offerings, sales/pursuit methodologies, tools and enablers
  • Deep knowledge of ongoing market trends, issues and competitive intelligence that create opportunities for Business development
  • Strong external market presence underpinned by social media activity, external event speaking etc.

Job Details

Job Location
Al Kuwait, Kuwait

Company Industry
Accounting

Company Type
Employer (Private Sector)

Job Role
Management

Employment Type
Full Time Employee

Monthly Salary Range
Unspecified

Number of Vacancies
Unspecified

Preferred Candidate

Career Level
Director/Head

Years of Experience
Min: 10

Degree
Bachelor’s degree / higher diploma



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