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Senior Business Development Manager - Market Data


Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


See yourself being part of a large, transformational change? This could be the role for you!

Who We Are

At Iress, we believe technology should help people perform better every day. Since our beginning in 1993, people across financial services have trusted us to take their performance to the next level. From the world’s most established financial brands to new and disruptive players, we help improve every aspect of our clients’ businesses so that they can work better, every day. Iress is one of Australia’s largest technology companies and employs more than 2,250 people across Australia, United Kingdom, Africa, Canada, France, New Zealand and Asia.

Role Purpose

As a Senior Business Development Manager within the UK Trading, Data and Connectivity (TDC) Team you will lead the identification, creation, and management of new business propositions and relationships with strategic clients, building lasting, revenue generating relationships which result in sales opportunities. You will be an industry expert who is knowledgeable in Market Data Services and passionate about delivering solutions that bring efficiency, innovation and relevance to our clients. The goal is to strategically position Iress as the leader in technology and Market Data solutions in the UK, to grow revenue and market share.

Your objectives and responsibilities will focus on...

  • Achievement of Market Data revenue targets through the development of robust Business Development strategies whilst aligning to the established Iress commercial ways of working, toolsets and methodologies

  • Driving sales growth and market share by working closely with prospects and clients to understand their overall strategy, challenges and priorities to enable the right solution to be delivered

  • Effective opportunity pipelining that maximises the breadth of the Iress Market Data product stack to achieve sales targets and deliver value for clients

  • Working closely with the Global Head of Market Data, Commercial and Regional Commercial Leaders on developing a holistic Market Data solution blueprint for our target client segment

  • Successfully Identifying cross sell opportunities whilst supporting the client management team to execute on organic growth opportunities

  • Lead with and engage team members to produce winning proposals, RFIs, pitches, presentations, and product demonstrations

  • Attending relevant industry networking events, building a strong professional presence and personal brand, seen as the partner of choice and subject matter expert in the Market Data arena

  • Engage proactively with the Communications and Marketing Team to promote and communicate the business development story before, during and after market deployment

  • Working across the business to ensure clients are being serviced to the highest possible standard

  • Responsible for drafting, modifying and finalising contracts, including new and add-on business

To be successful in this role…

You will be an experienced, solutions-focused sales professional with strong industry experience and a demonstrable track record of success delivering against targets. You will be an industry expert who is knowledgeable in Market Data Services and passionate about delivering solutions that bring efficiency, innovation and relevance to our clients. You will be highly strategic with strong commercial & financial acumen and be able to contribute and add value to broader business conversations. You will have excellent, all round communication skills, be able to build consensus and will be naturally skilled at developing and maintaining relationships. You will be a strong negotiator, well organised and pragmatic, able to look to the future whilst ensuring practical, commercial outcomes are achieved in the present. You will use your strong analytical skills and good understanding and knowledge of Industry practices, business environments and technology requirements to evaluate the clients, competitors, industry landscapes and make recommendations to drive profitability and gain market share.

Why Work With Us?

  • Competitive remuneration

  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

  • 'The Long Weekend' - ​6 additional paid days leave to extend your weekends

  • State-of-the-art offices

  • Global opportunities

  • Equity grants for our top 25% performers

  • Annual Profit Share when Iress meets its annual profit targets

  • Casual dress, flexible work policy

  • Access to learning and development programs

  • Life Insurance, Income Protection and Private Medical Insurance

  • Healthcash plan to support appointments such as Opticians, Dentist etc

  • Generous referral scheme

  • 3 days’ leave per year for charity initiatives

  • Global 36-hour hackathon

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Starting school leave - 8.5 days of leave to assist your kids with the transition to school

  • Up to 26 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carers (up to 4 weeks for secondary carers), and the ability to work part-time when returning to work

Employment Type


Time Type

Full time