Assistant Client Relationship Manager | £30K | Finance | Central London

Salary: £30,000 (per annum)
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Customer Service, Management

Our client is one of the UK's leading independent Surety specialists. They provide an alternative to Bank Guarantees in the form of Surety Bonds.

Surety Bonds are sophisticated financial instruments and a growth market, as ever more companies seek a better solution than the bank to meet their bonding requirements

Day-to-day activities will include:
This is a career opportunity for someone wanting to win a position on the ground floor in one of the most dynamic markets in financial services today. It carries the chance to study for professional qualifications and become a gateway to a rewarding financial services career for the right candidate.
Relationship assistance: support Client Relationship Manager and Managing Director - Client to engage new clients and proactively retain existing clients
Broking: Working with the Managing Director - Market send broking submissions to agreed Sureties to secure terms to meet clients' demands and needs
Monitoring: optimise Clients' capacity, rating, and security requirements to meet their needs
Achieve financial targets: support Main Board through line management in delivering/exceeding monthly and annual revenue budget
Engagement: proactive with all Departments of the business
Utilise technology: maximise new enquiry volume/conversion and expedite progression of applications
Group functions: In addition to day to day trading role, undertake additional "central" activities under supervision

Technical Knowledge:
Essential Skills:
Basic understanding of Company Structure, including Associated and Affiliated Companies.
Basic understanding of Statutory Financial Accounts.
Basic understanding of Management Accounts, including inter alia Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
Desirable Skills:
Basic understanding of Security Documentation, including inter alia Counter Indemnities, Personal Guarantees, Deeds of Cash Collateral

Personal Characteristics:
Essential Skills:
Attended a redbrick university
Adaptable & influencing skills: flexible, uses a range of styles (e.g. head and heart)
Resilience & outcome focus: determination to overcome obstacles and get things done;
Communication skills: inter alia: listening, questioning, "asking back" and summarising. Simplifies complexity
Integrity: promote and behave ethically
Assertiveness & relationship building: stands up for self effectively and constructively and develops productive internal and external relationships
Analytical skills & problem solving: thinks through issues and continuously improves
Desirable Skills:
Commercial acumen: basic understanding of target market, sectors & clients
Understands what clients want, need and how to get it for them
Attention to detail: accurate and thorough with few errors or checking required
Prioritising: effectively manages workload so that important objectives are achieved on time
Proactive: takes initiative, suggests options, and enjoys developing solutions independently
Empathy: understands world from another's perspective and uses it to build business