Finance and Economics IT Management & Business Others Marketing and PR
1 - 2 Years
Associate - Benelux
About the Role
This role is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be part of Sustainalytics’ growth story, focusing on the Benelux market (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). We are looking for someone who is both a hunter and a farmer with a keen eye for detail, good writing & communication skills and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate across all areas of Sustainalytics and to work with the Client Relations team globally to grow our market presence. This role is a key hire for us as part of our effort to develop our market share with new clients in Belgium and Luxembourg while ensuring the growth of our current market share with the Netherlands with our current client base.
Developing Sustainalytics footprint within Belgium and Benelux regions by managing sale processes from start to finish & support the growth of our market share in the Netherlands
Transforming incoming sales enquiries from internal and external channels into new business
Coordinating and writing proposals and RfP responses
Developing deep knowledge of products and services to support & manage sales conversations
Developing your own ESG and Sustainable Finance industry knowledge.
Preparing client meeting materials and coordinating meeting follow-ups.
Support clients through trials including with demos, research and data questions.
Conducting market research and providing support for outreach.
Coordinating contracting processes, liaising internally and externally.
Leading on data management in the customer management software including maintaining accurate records, leveraging data to provide insightful reporting and analysis.
Assisting with organization of sales related events and participating in conferences.
We work on a daily basis with colleagues in our other European and offices as well as in North America and Asia-Pacific, so the desire to work very closely with a diverse team from many different cultures is critical to working at Sustainalytics.
The ideal candidate needs to be an ambitious team player who can both succeed individually, as well as reaching goals through close collaboration with other team members. The role is suited to those with 2-5 years work experience in a relevant field. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Demonstrated passion for sustainability and an alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
Experience and an aptitude in leading projects from start to finish with little oversight is essential.
Ability to learn how to use a CRM, produce reports from it and learn and use other business software.
An understanding of financial services and responsible investment industry.
Degree in related discipline (business, finance, environment and/or social sciences).
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
English fluency (essential), French Fluency (Highly desirable)
Nice to have
Ability to take the initiative and think creatively and proactively.
Commercial support mindset and good time management skills.
Financial services, responsible investment or sustainability-related work experience is highly desirable.