At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ in excess of 750 people and manage more than £8 billion on behalf of over 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.
The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Real Estate, Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Wealth and Octopus Renewables. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.
About the role
Reporting to the Head of Sales, the Area Sales Direct is responsible for leading, motivating and developing a team of field-based BDMs with a view to optimizing inflows and service in a sales region. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant impact on the growth of a region throughout the UK.
As part of the Sales Management team, the Area Sales Director will be responsible for developing sales strategy for the wider BDM team and the identification of commercial opportunities. Managing a team of field-based Business Development Managers to deliver and develop excellence (resulting in profitable inflows) is the key focus of this role.
Essential Job Functions
Job Specific Experience/Technical Skills/Abilities
Our Values and DNA
At Octopus we don't just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strengths:
· We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company's vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for
· We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold
· We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in
· We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and were always learning, adapting and improving
· We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best
What we offer
Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.