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Pursuit Leader - EMEIA FSO - 12 Month FTC in London

Pursuit Leader – Financial Services – 12 Month Fixed Term...   If you are a commercial, competitive and creative sales coach with a passion for winning and leading high performing teams – this could be the role for you. EY is looking...

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Pursuit Leader – Financial Services – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

If you are a commercial, competitive and creative sales coach with a passion for winning and leading high performing teams – this could be the role for you. EY is looking for Pursuit Leader to lead our global firm’s pursuits of the most strategically important and highest value sales opportunities. This role is for our UK based team serving the UK Financial services sector and covering all service lines.
The opportunity

The Pursuit Leader is responsible for the Business Development aspects of the firms’ most important pursuits, taking the leadership role in developing the winning pitch strategy, coaching the client team and managing the BD support team.
Your key responsibilities

Managing the BD support team and taking responsibility for all aspects of sales support provided during a pursuit, including the client team members involved, the Communication and Pursuit Strategist and creative designer to ensure all deadlines are met and the BD contribution is properly understood and measured.
Leading the development of the pursuit strategy by ensuring the client team fully understand the client needs and can clearly articulate the benefits of the EY solution and our value proposition. Conducting one-to-one and team coaching sessions to ensure the team fully understand these client needs, the EY solution and can clearly articulate their role, experience and credentials in a convincing, winning manner. Taking an active role in managing and challenging the client team dynamics to ensure the ‘A’ team is properly presented to the client including personal style, subject matter expertise and credentials. 
Devising the relationship development action plan to ensure appropriate contact is made with all decision makers and influencers using the whole EY network.

Contributing to the engagement economics discussion to ensure the appropriate pricing options are challenged and positively articulated providing a return for the firm and value for the client.
Adding subject matter expertise, by being a leading exponent and user of the firms’ ‘Sales Excellence’ knowledge, skills and tools including Miller Heiman, Tracom and Focused Team Engagement Economics within the Account Management Framework. Delivering or participating in training to up-skill the client and/or BD teams in pursuit best practice using the EY ‘Sales Excellence’ tools and methodologies.
Supporting client interviews to ensure the team fully understands the needs and decision making criteria of the client, the EY solution and why we won or lost a pursuit.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Deep understanding and experience of pursuits and winning sales strategies.
  • People-management/leadership of large teams in complex, cross border, high value sales.
  • Coaching upwards of more senior people and history of achieving results through others.
  • Major account management experience including responsibility for client relationships, service levels, solution development and revenue targets.
  • Commercially astute, able to operate at board level.


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • People management experience
  • Client service and sales experience 
  • Strong facilitation, training and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and visual 
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills 



Ideally, you’ll also have

  • A passion for getting the best out of people
  • An innovation mind-set 
  • Team player mentality
  • Determination to win in the market 


What we look for
Commercial, creative and competitive sales coaches who are passionate about winning, and developing and leading high performing teams. 
What working at EY offers 
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. 
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Build your legacy with us. 
Apply now.



Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Advertising / Marketing / PR , Management
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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