Industry Engagement Manager
Standard Life Aberdeen
1d ago

Job Description

Standard Life Aberdeen plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, and we are built on a long standing culture of caring about the future and making a positive impact.

Together we invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference to the lives of our clients and customers, our employees, society and our shareholders.

Our strategy is to build a vibrant and value-creating purpose-led organisation, with the current and future needs of our stake holders at the heart of all we do.

Do you have strong relationship and stakeholder management skills?

Are you a self-starter who enjoys coming up with new solutions?

Are you experienced in leading and managing client request for information (RFI) and due diligence processes making effective use of technology?

If so, and you want to be part of a dynamic and fast paced business with significant growth ambitions, this may be the opportunity for you.

Who we are and who our Clients are

Our team is focused on maintaining and growing our position as the market-leading provider of technology and business solutions to advisory firms in UK Financial Services.

Our ambition is to be the first choice provider for every client that we work with and deliver an effortless experience to our clients and customers, increasing our market share of both gross flows and assets under administration (AUA).

Our purpose as a company is to pursue efficient, sustainable growth by placing client needs, wants and aspirations at the centre of everything we do so that together we can invest for a better future.

Role Purpose

We looking for a hardworking, ambitious, inquisitive, creative and tenacious professional to lead a new team in re-defining the approach to requests for information from our clients and industry partners in relation to our award-winning advisory technology and business solutions in the UK.

The primary focus of the new team is to support both new opportunities and the ongoing due diligence requirements of our clients by effectively managing external industry relationships, delivering compelling response documents and continuously monitoring the information held on third party research system databases regarding our solutions.

Day to Day tasks and responsibilities include : -

Leading a review of the end to end process and designing and establishing an efficient and high quality RFI process that is focused on the needs of our clients and industry partners

Production of compelling and comprehensive RFI response documents using modern technologies

Co-ordination of subject matter experts to drive timely delivery of RFI responses

Working with our Senior Executive Team to proactively manage key external industry relationships and support the Sales Team on strategic deal opportunities

Building excellent working relationships to ensure effective delivery

Make use of insight to optimise how we are represented externally, so we can grow our business

Working with colleagues across the Adviser business to manage Research Agency and Adviser Research Tool provider relationships to understand their strategic direction and identify growth opportunities

Coaching and development of any direct reports

This role reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer - Adviser

You will have

Previous experience in leading and managing production of client and due diligence response documents

Demonstrable relationship management skills with an ability to influence and challenge thinking of senior leaders and colleagues in the business as well as build relationships with external partners and suppliers.

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Project management experience, specifically operational improvement techniques highly desirable.


Knowledge of UK Adviser market and UK Advisory Research agencies and tools

Sales and marketing experience

Our Benefits

There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.

When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around, including 40 days annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount site amongst many others.

You can read more about our benefits here.

How we create value

Our strategic drivers are the foundations from which we deliver for all our stake holders : High Impact Intelligence, Enduring Relationships, Connections without borders and Future fit.

You can find out more about our values here.

Our Inclusive Culture

We are committed to exploring the possibilities of working smarter. This means we’d like to hear from you, whatever way you like to work.

We have a long-term commitment to building inclusive workplaces; we value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

If you need assistance or a reasonable adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

You can find out more about our inclusive culture here.

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