Corporate Finance - Senior Director, Client Relationship

Recruiter
FTI Consulting
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Apr 2018
Closes
17 Apr 2018
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Business Transformation, Client Relationship, Senior Director, 3-5 days per week - flexible working

About FTI Consulting:

From our humble beginnings in a small warehouse, we have grown to one of the pre-eminent consulting firms in the world. FTI Consulting has been a trusted adviser during some of the most memorable events in our recent history, including landmark celebrity legal cases, international crises and disputed presidential elections. Our founders were pioneers who created solutions at the intersection of law, communications and technology, and today our teams of world-leading experts in their fields provide critical thinking about wide-ranging and far-reaching business and economic issues.

Our private equity practice has a proven track record with experience in many transactions across the globe.

FTI Consulting offers a range of specialisms to support clients across the entire private equity (PE) spectrum including pre-deal due diligence, deal structuring, deal execution and post-deal services.

Driven by data, facts and hypotheses, we have a reputation for mobilising the specialised resources required for each unique client situation, whenever and wherever they are needed. We are able to assemble balanced teams of industry, financial, regulatory and operational experts to develop and implement workable solutions in Europe, the United Kingdom, Africa and the Middle East.

In a complex, crowded market, private equity firms need a combination of deep experience, initiatives and ideas that can help them to create value, unlock potential and plan the next stage of a business's growth. The Operational Transformation team identifies robust and reliable operational upsides and accelerates the delivery of performance improvement targets, unlocking value and delivering results.

Our private equity advisory specialists advise investors, funds and portfolio companies on how to make their investments work across the entire transaction life cycle. We have a unique range of capabilities, combining a variety of skills which otherwise have to be sourced separately from Big 4 firms, PR Agencies and boutique consultancies.

Being free of audit client's means we have no barrier / SEC type constraints, so we experience less conflicts and are able to offer a nimble response and approach more closely aligned to our clients' needs.

About the opportunity:

This is an opportunity to build a function from the ground up, creating and implementing the metrics, mapping the relationships, building the framework for a business development function and developing a Business development strategy, identifying the gaps, creating content, developing roadshows, conducting client satisfaction surveys, pipeline management and ultimately being the conduit for FTI resources to the private equity community.

This role will be client facing, leading the development and pursuit strategy, ensuring the team fully understands the client needs and can clearly articulate the benefits of FTI's Business Transformation and Transactions expertise???unlocking the value of experts with impact. Structuring and conducting client interviews, getting underneath the surface of the clients decision making, unlocking the reasons behind winning or losing a pitch and constantly feeding that back as a coach to the team as to how better prepare for the next pitch or what really worked in the last pitch and how we can learn from that and adopt and adapt going forward. Constantly refining the approach strategy, frequently presenting ideas to the Private Equity community, filtering the chat on social media, keeping abreast of the latest news in the industry, tracking investment spend, examining the deal flows in the market, joining the dots and maintaining momentum.

About the role:

You will lead and be responsible for providing a coordinated go-to-market strategy with respect to Private Equity clients. This includes driving key account activity, launching and executing high-impact go-to-market initiatives and leveraging best practices in account management.

As this is a newly created role, we are first and foremost looking for an individual who is motivated by the build aspect of a new function, designing and aligning the goals of the team, imbedding processes and metrics, building an effective communication platform and coaching the client teams to perform to the best of their ability and showcasing FTI consulting as an expert led advisory firm.

Experience:

Ideally your early career foundation has been in an advisory capacity in either business transformation consulting, M&A or Private Equity from a top-tier advisory firm or bank. You will understand what private equity clients expect from a delivery team, how to prepare for a pitch, how to present to clients, how to articulate the value proposition that senior expert led teams can bring to private equity clients.

Key Responsibilities:

You will have had exposure to key account management, how to organise and co-ordinate teams around client needs, pipeline management, proposals, pitching, tracking account objectives, mapping relationships, identifying the gaps. Supported by a couple of analysts who can assist with research and profiling, the successful individual will take a lead on creating content and forums for think tanks and discussions around deals and market trends, always thinking about what is our angle on that deal, thinking about the next roadshow, constantly making noise, what excuse do we have to pick up the phone and pitch a fresh idea. Working tirelessly internally to meet new people and work out what they could bring to our private equity clients, a constant exchanging of ideas internally and externally.

The successful applicant will possess exceptional communication skills, influencing gumption, with a confident presence that can hold the attention of experts and investors, and be seen in the Private Equity community as someone in the know, and a go to person for FTI Consulting.

Education and Qualifications:

* Undergraduate Degree (e.g. BA or BSc)

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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