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Associate Director, Business Development VIC & TAS

  • New business development role for VIC & TAS
  • Focus on winning new sales outcomes within the SME market
  • Join us in an exciting time of growth in supporting Australian businesses

Export Finance Australia is the government’s export credit agency.

We provide financial expertise and solutions to drive sustainable growth that benefits Australia and our partners. Through our loans, guarantees, bonds and insurance options we enable SMEs, corporates and governments to take on export-related opportunities, and support infrastructure development in the Pacific region and beyond.

About the role

We have a full-time permanent opportunity for a Business Development Manager to work alongside and support the Director, VIC & TAS in implementing the sales strategy and outcomes to grow Export Finance Australia’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) business.

This is a key revenue generating, business development 'hunter' role that will play a critical part in influencing deal flow and ultimately signed transactions for the target market (SME exporters).

Key roles and responsibilities

On a day-to-day basis, you will be involved in the following:

  • Assist the Director in implementing a targeted strategy/business plan to build Export Finance Australia’s SME business

  • Proactively network (alongside the Director) with local and federal government agencies, various business industry groups, banks, professional services firms and other alliance partners across both metropolitan and regional geographies throughout Victoria & Tasmania to actively seek out opportunities to further develop and grow our business

  • Identify, originate, negotiate, structure and execute transactions to support eligible SME exporters using a range of Export Finance Australia’s products and services

  • Work with the Director to identify and develop referral and business opportunities to support eligible Australian exporters and investors

  • Act as brand representative of Export Finance Australia’s SME business by undertaking public speaking engagements and represent the firm at events to build the corporate profile and deliver increased business opportunities

  • Work collaboratively and independently in the structuring and negotiation of debt transactions

  • Work in partnership with the Execution and Portfolio Management teams, Credit, Legal and others to ensure effective execution of viable opportunities

About you

We are looking for an experienced business development manager with sound commercial and relationship building sales experience within the financial services industry. You will be an skilled 'hunter', able to consistently drive a strategy to achieve sales outcomes. 

You will also bring a combination of the following skills, qualities and experience to our team:

  • Degree in Finance/Economics/Accounting

  • Understanding of business banking, trade finance or commercial banking

  • Ability to structure transactions including understanding of credit analysis and documentation issues

  • A very strong client focus and results orientation with professional and timely follow through (including pipeline management)

  • Exceptional communication skills – written and verbal

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional and constructive working relationships with internal stakeholders within Victoria, Tasmania and other states and between SME clients, bankers, accountants, lawyers and alliance partners

  • Ability to think strategically and promote and influence to achieve sales outcomes for the business

Personal qualities and behavioural traits

  • A resilient self-starter with a customer centric approach
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills in building engagement and confidence with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple teams and various stakeholder groups

Next steps

If this sounds like you the right challenge for you, apply now! We'd love to hear from you ASAP. Applications close 4pm Friday, 1 November 2019.

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Why Choose Export Finance Australia?

We are small enough to have impact, BIG enough to make a world of difference.

Our size means our people have interesting and varied work that stretches and challenges them, with the opportunity to learn from senior leaders and specialists. At Export Finance Australia, there are opportunities to grow your career and broaden your experience, build your expertise, and receive development through targeted learning, mentoring and feedback. 

Our people have an impact, and through our collective efforts, we know that helping our customers grow helps Australia grow. Our customers are dynamic and diverse and so are our people. We believe in flexibility and giving our people choices about how they get their work done and how they balance this with other areas of their lives.