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EY SAS Sector Investment Manager in United Kingdom

SAS Sector Investment Manager


Requisition # UNI00EIS

Post Date Sep 10, 2019

Please note the closing date for applications is Tuesday 24 th September 2019

The role of Sector Investment Manager involves account managing a portfolio of large, multi-sited foreign owned companies with a base in the UK, with the aim of generating Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects.

The post holder will work as part of the Department for International Trade’s Investment Services Team (IST), within the Sector Advisory Service.

The Sector Advisory Service is one of IST’s 4 directorates. It comprises 5 broad sector teams and includes Investment Project Advisers who are responsible for both generating and securing FDI from companies looking to set up in the UK for the first time, and Sector Investment Managers who are responsible for sourcing FDI projects from a portfolio of existing foreign investors.

The opportunity

This account management role will involve working within the Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing sector team, account managing companies predominantly operating in Engineering and Chemicals industries, but will include some Food & Drink and Automotive companies too.

Your key responsibilities

Account Management

  • Develop and account manage a caseload of foreign owned, multi-sited UK-based companies and develop in-depth influencing relationships with key company staff.

  • Contact and visit companies regularly in line with the account management programme principles.

  • Develop an awareness of your companies’ strategies, their position in market and supply chain, in order to source FDI projects and deliver added value to your clients.

  • Identify and develop potential FDI projects from your companies and land these by providing the required FDI investment evidence.

  • Generate and maintain company account plans, highlighting key personnel and future investment opportunities.

  • Keep accurate FDI project records using the Data Hub CRM tool and provide a monthly report with up-to-date information on your activity, FDI pipeline and progress against targets.

  • Contribute to team activities, sharing knowledge and skills to benefit your sector colleagues and the wider IST.

Knowledge acquisition to support investment

  • Create and maintain a sector focused network at a national and local level, in order to meet the needs of the FDI client.

  • Develop strong relationships within IST and with the DIT HQ Sector Teams, Sector Specialists and overseas Post network to support FDI projects.

  • Develop and maintain up-to-date industry knowledge to spot investment opportunities and remain credible in client meetings.

Key targets include:

  • Achieve at least 15 successes of which 25% should be in the top three investment value bands.

Skills and attributes for success

  • A comprehensive knowledge and network within the Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing sector, particularly within Engineering and Chemicals and the ability to work across varied sector teams

  • Ability to identify new prospective customers, to win appointments to see them and to develop relationships

  • Confidence and credibility when dealing with multinational companies

  • Excellent team player with flexible and adaptable approach to work

  • Ability to create networks with local and national partners and look for extension opportunities to existing projects and relationships with clients

  • Strong communication skills by actively questioning and listening in order to achieve a common understanding of complex issue, using appropriate tactics and techniques to send clear and convincing messages

  • Demonstrate initiative, tenacity, courage and the desire to exceed expectations and deliver against objectives

  • Proven planning and organisation skills with ability to work to tight deadlines

  • Ability to work without close supervision – able to prioritise and multi-task

  • Good problem-solving skills; able to recognise and meet client’s needs, understand the client’s perspective and offer appropriate assistance

  • Is exemplary in demonstrating EY values.

  • Minded and committed to promoting the ‘UK First’ FDI approach at all times

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Degree or equivalent level qualification highly desirable and evidence of past experience in delivery of FDI case work. Used to working to targets and a business plan.

  • Have experience in account management or a related field.

  • Experience and/ or good knowledge in at least one of the sub sectors where they will to be deployed and credibility with clients/industry and DIT Overseas Posts.

  • IST’s sectors include:

  • AEM (including Engineering, Marine, Space, Aerospace, Automotive, Defence & Security, Food & Drink, Agri-Tech and Chemicals)

  • ITEC (including ICT, software, electronics, security and creative & new media industries),

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences (including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology, Healthcare,)

  • EEI (including construction, energy, environment and water and transport & logistics),

  • FPBS (including education, finance, professional and business services and retail)

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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