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Celent is a specialist research, consulting and advisory firm focused on technology and innovation within the financial services industry. We are a subsidiary of Oliver Wyman, a global management consultancy.
Research focuses exclusively on the financial services industry, and within it the intersection between technology and business strategy.
Clients are the technology and business strategy leaders of hundreds of leading financial institutions globally.
Analysts are seasoned industry experts – typically having decades of experience within financial institutions, the technology firms that supply them, and specialist financial services technology analyst and consulting firms.
Vendor Evaluation research is recognised as being the most comprehensive financial services technology focused research in the market.
Market Analysis research is trusted in the industry as being independent and insightful, based on the deep industry knowledge of our analyst team, and their access to a wide range of financial services market participants.
A global perspective. We have a presence in 17 countries, and main offices in the US, the UK, and Japan.
The Role and Responsibilities
The Account Management Executive for North America will be responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of key clients in North America.
The position will include responsibility for leading sales to financial services firms (banks, insurance, securities and investment companies) as well as selling to the technology solution providers that provide solutions to the financial services sector. You will be working alongside an international sales team and as part of a global organisation with analysts in seventeen countries.
Celent provides market leading research and analyst advisory services, which assist financial institutions with the technology and strategy challenges they face. Celent also provides custom consulting and other productised offerings focused on financial services technology research and advice.
An Account Management Executive will be responsible for
Managing and growing a portfolio of existing key clients in North America and internationally.
Developing multiple contacts across target organisations, understanding client needs, positioning Celent services appropriately, to enable sales to often large complex organisations.
Managing the end-to-end sales process, developing leads, phone-led sales, and in person meetings – where you will either be the sole face of Celent, or accompanied by an analyst as subject matter expert.
Building a pipeline through telephone and other direct marketing methods of prospecting.
Leading sales meetings and presentations – whether via conference call, web meeting, or in person.
Effective pipeline and forecast management in line with an agreed territory strategy.
Your Attributes and Experience
5+ of account management and sales experience, preferably for a consulting, advisory, research, a business information services provider in the financial services industry, or for a financial services technology firm.
Proven success at selling to c-suite executives and developing trusted relationships
Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills
Ability to work successfully in a highly virtual work environment, leveraging remote collaboration with a global team
Strong team player, and desire to play a key role in the regional success of Celent
Fluent in English.
Willingness to Travel.
Why work at Oliver Wyman/Celent?
Working as part of our global, entrepreneurial company, you’ll do meaningful work from day one. We’re looking for individuals who challenge the norm, and constantly strive to build something new for the firm and the world around us.
We have a collaborative, supportive and impactful team environment - we want you to bring your authentic self and enjoy working alongside diverse and down-to-earth colleagues who do serious work, but don't take themselves too seriously.
Our Values & Culture
We’re serious about making OW and Celent a rewarding, progressive, enjoyable and balanced place to work.
Self-starters and free thinkers who work well in a team
We are individuals who are self-starting, motivated, energetic, entrepreneurial about what we do
Common aspiration, collective endeavor, shared success
We have the common aspiration to have an impact, leave a legacy and change the world. We have no interest in running a steady-state business. We want to build, grow and shape the environment around us
Straightforward, open, respectful interaction
We value an environment where every member of Oliver Wyman is encouraged and expected to voice his or her opinion
Opportunity without artificial barriers
We value merit and believe that to create a true meritocracy we need to remove artificial barriers to opportunity
We value people whose lives balance work and non-work activities because we believe they are both more interesting colleagues and are able to make better contributions to the Firm. We push ourselves hard to deliver excellence, but we also work to extract the maximum benefit from the flexibility of a project-based business. We provide the ability to take career breaks for personal or family reasons. We fundamentally value each other’s time and are sensitive to how it is used. We are an output not input-based culture, have respect for people’s personal decisions, and believe that one's workload must be sustainable. We seek balance for ourselves and our colleagues.
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