Location New York, New York, United States of America
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive + Benefits
Reference BBBH13975_1626794417

Acre is excited to partner with one of the leading financial analytics and ratings firms as they look to build a new, global sales team focused on a new product category: ESG.

In this high-profile role, you will be responsible for leading the regional sales effort for ESG products, driving top line sales growth across your assigned territory and delivering sustainability metrics analytics and insights primarily to major global corporate clients, Asset Owners and Managers and Banks & other lenders.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the efforts of the regional account management teams in identifying and qualifying new ESG prospects

  • Work with sales groups globally to develop a strategic sales strategy in order to create new business and identify market opportunity for the ESG business. Work with teams within the region in setting and implementing the ESG sales agenda

  • Respond to RPFs and information and assist with scoping exercises in conjunction with colleagues in the wider sales teams

  • Ensure CRM discipline of developing and maintaining a database of potential and existing clients

  • Shape and position new product offerings to be in line with market demand and needs

  • Lead one-to-one meetings with Chief Investment Officers, Heads of ESG, Heads of ESG Risk Management and ESG Investment

Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in Sales/Business Development in the ESG investment and ESG data

  • Extensive engagement knowledge of asset management, asset ownership, banking and capital markets sector, including both sales and service delivery

  • Ability to generate new business opportunities by thoroughly understanding the company's ESG product offerings and actively assessing and presenting ways to apply knowledge and services

  • Proven ability to persuade and negotiate effectively

  • Ability to call upon clients, define their needs and respond with relevant products and services

  • Understanding of ESG risk management requirements in strategic decision making, risk identification, risk quantification / quantitative modeling, risk management framework development and implementation with an emphasis on how ESG data is used in this context

  • A capable, articulate, personable and energetic self-starter with strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Highly self-motivated: ability to generate ideas and demonstrate creativity, tenaciousness and persistence

  • Team player with ability to work successfully within immediate team and the broader products and services team globally

  • Comfortability around working with senior management and executives, especially in product presentations

  • Effective time management and organisation

  • Ability to travel extensively regionally, mostly within the New York tri-state area

If you a proven sales professional with experience marketing and selling ESG products to institutional clients and are excited by the challenge of building a business in a highly competitive and ever-changing space, please reach out to Jordan Locke at to learn more.