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Market Analyst

Ref: arc403

Surrey - Permanent

£35,000 - £45,000

A great opening for a graduate with good market analysis and MI experience who has worked with complex data sets in an e-commerce environment. An exciting role, lots of exposure to project work, strategy, the customer journey and market/competitor analysis, all within a company that are committed to and with a reputation for employee development. Previous Financial Services experience is not a requirement.

The Company: This is a leading Financial Services employer that has enjoyed consistent growth within several areas of the business. They employ well over 5,000 people and this part of the business is expanding with several other roles also available. This area supports more than one million UK customers and has ambitious growth plans. The business is ideally positioned to fulfil its goal of becoming a leading UK provider of retirement solutions.

The Role: This post will utilise your analytical skills and data manipulation skills to support the development of business strategy and organic opportunities across growth, cross sale and retention activities be they net new business or via other internal business channels. The role will be responsible for both strategic and tactical analysis of markets, competitors, key customers segments and commercial performance using internal customer data, primary and secondary research to produce intelligence and actionable insight to support the business growth.

You also work with the internal change program to ensure that business requirements around data storage, data quality, reporting and analytics are well understood and meet our clients aspirations to be a category leading direct ecommerce business. It is important that you are comfortable with taking responsibility for discrete pieces of work and are proactive in driving work forward. The role will involve working with senior executives as well as a number of internal and external SME. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide analytic support to the customer, proposition and commercial team and the Category teams to support business growth plans, with a focus on driving towards insight, implications and conclusions data quality.
  • Provide competitor insight: their business models, successes, issues and opportunities. Understand and map their key customer journeys and highlight areas of exceptional customer impact or gaps in the proposition.
  • Review and summarise external off-the-shelf analysis and reports and share these across the team.
  • Collaborate with internal teams across research, product, digital, MI, Finance, Technology and Operations – also working with teams across the division to support development of robust KPI reporting and analysis.
  • Support definition of business requirements for data storage/reporting and analytics as part of the change program and influence stakeholders as to the suitability of change recommendations.

Skills / Experience Required: Our client is looking for a graduate level education, someone who is highly numerate and has worked previously in market analysis/research. You should have experience of working with complex data sets and e-commerce environments.

Additional Information: The salary for this role is £35,000 - £45,000 with a 15% - 20% bonus and pension to 13%. Great prospects in a company well known for developing people.

Sales Development Consultant

Ref: arc286

Surrey - Permanent

£28,000 - £45,000 OTE

If you have B2B sales and/or account/relationship management experience in any sector, this could be a great option for you. A hugely impressive business, diversifying into additional markets and now turning over in excess of £2billion. Already the No.1 player in their core markets in the UK, which helps you enormously in this role.

The Company: Our client is a relatively new name in the world of Financial Services, but already a market leader, winning numerous service awards and regarded by others in the industry as INNOVATIVE, VIBRANT and PACE SETTERS when it comes to standards of customer service.

The Role: This Sales Development Team is a function of the business our client is looking to strengthen. This is a telephone based Account Manager position with a panel of around 4500 IFA’s/Brokers that you will contact regularly to try and acquire business by selling the benefits of our clients products etc. You will be on the phone to IFA’s/Brokers for around 2½ hours per day.

Relationship management is key. The initial focus is to concentrate on those IFA’s that are not traditionally high business producers for our client, therefore they are looking for someone with the ability to take on technical knowledge in order to gain trust and the sales ability to push the products/services and turn these accounts around from low to high producing accounts. The main aspects of the role are as follows:

  • Take responsibility for obtaining business from a set panel of IFA’s.

  • Work in tandem with field based Key Account Directors to maximise the maintenance and development of business from key IFA’s.

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of both our clients and competitors’ product ranges, legislative and business developments within the industry.

Skills / Experience Required: Account management / sales experience in a B2B role is essential within either Financial Services, Insurance or Banking. You should be IT literate and willing to study towards achieving certain professional qualifications.

Additional Information: The salary is £28,000 and whilst the bonus guideline is £8,750, there are people earning 200% of that, so total earnings of £45,000 are possible + an excellent benefits package.

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  • Darren recruited me for my current position as a Communications Officer. Immediately he proved himself to be communicative, empathetic and focussed.

    He could relate to my concerns as a jobseeker, promptly returning calls and emails, even if there was nothing new to share. When I had to leave the UK for an emergency, he was very understanding and worked with the client to reschedule my interview.

    Darren also provided excellent advice on interview preparation, which was instrumental in helping me land the job.

    CANDIDATE - A Communications Specialist

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    CLIENT - Manager, Flex Consulting & Administration, Enrich Reward

    Had asked ARC to help recruit a Flex Team Administrator

  • ARC have been one of our preferred recruitment agents since 2006 and Darren has always been very diligent in finding the right candidates. His knowledge of the FS industry is invaluable and this together with his determination to find the perfect person, makes the whole recruitment process less onerous.

    CLIENT - Head of Marketing & Administration, F&TRC

    ARC have placed several research and software development professionals since 2006

  • Highly professional with excellent market knowledge. Recommended

    CANDIDATE - seeking move from Investment Mngt into an IFA firm

    Placed candidate into a Paraplanner role in Surrey/South London

  • Darren is by far the best recruitment consultant I have ever worked with. Was always on hand to answer my questions honestly and efficiently whilst being approachable and friendly. I cannot recommend Darren highly enough for anyone seeking a recruiter who will listen to your requirements and deliver.

    CANDIDATE - A Marketing Comms Exec

    Accepted a Senior Marketing Exec role with a leading product provider

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    CANDIDATE - A PA/Paraplanner

    Accepted an IFA Coordinator role with a retirements provider in Surrey

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    CANDIDATE - A maths related Graduate looking for an analytical role

    Accepted a pensions related Analyst role in 2011

  • Darren helped me secure my job as a Sales Manager. I found Darren very helpful throughout, keeping me informed of progress and providing me with the insight, knowledge and details to properly prepare myself for the interviews

    CANDIDATE - A Customer Services Manager

    Accepted role as a Sales Manager in 2011 for one of the UK's top employers

  • Darren is always professional to deal with. He knows his market, is knowledgeable about the industry, finds the right person for the right job and makes it look easy. He keeps in touch over the years and doesnt put any pressure on. I would recommend Darren to anyone looking to recruit in Financial Services.

    CLIENT - Sales Support Manager, Scottish Equitable (ARC also helped as a Candidate)

    ARC placed sales support staff into their team in Sussex and also aided their own job search

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    CANDIDATE - who later recruited IFA Admin staff as a client through ARC

    Accepted an IFA Admin role after working as a Pensions Administrator in Surrey/Sussex

  • Darren kept me informed with every step of the process; providing excellent advice in preparation for interviews, and was attentive after the job interviews. In the end he guided me with the negotiations and I got the job and could not be happier. Highly recommended

    CANDIDATE - A public health graduate in 2012

    Accepted role as a Research Analyst within an underwriting unit in Surrey

  • Darren was a great asset in my job search. He provided friendly, positive and helpful advice, was in regular contact, constantly updating me on the application progress. There was very short notice for interview but I have never felt so well prepared. Thank you for all you have done!

    CANDIDATE - An Analyst Programmer in 2012

    Accepted a .net Developer role with a niche FS technology solutions consultancy

  • Darren is an excellent recruiter who intuitively knows the requirements of both client and candidate and is able to match them up accordingly. He kept me informed over the course of the process and was always on hand to answer any additional queries I had

    CANDIDATE - A Pensions Associate Consultant looking for an analytical role in 2012

    Accepted role as an Analyst for a pensions provider in Surrey

  • Darren was exceptional from the start of the recruitment process to it's conclusion. I was always kept informed, and when I needed guidance on particular issues, Darren's professional approach was invaluable. I would recommend his services withouth hesitation

    CANDIDATE - A Ph.D Qualified Statistician

    Accepted a Longevity Risk Analyst role with a leading life assurer in 2012

  • Darren contacted me about a software development opportunity at F&TRC and helped me secure the position. He maintained a friendly but professional attitude throughout the process which made him very easy to speak openly to. His communication was excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend Darren to others.

    CANDIDATE - A Senior Software Developer

    Accepted a .net Developer role with a niche FS technology solutions consultancy in 2012

  • Thank you so much for being so helpful and very quick in helping me find a job. Darren has made sure he has kept in contact making sure he communicates to me about an y upcoming job. I was actually lucky for the first job that he put me forward for, i was successful and will be starting next week. I am so grateful for people like Darren as it makes looking for a job in this time so easy and less stressful. I would recommend ARC and Darren highly and have already passed his details over to friends looking for work

    CANDIDATE - A Customer Services Rep in London

    Accepted a Calls Coordinator role with a Provider in Surrey

  • Darren has been a great help in finding me a new position. He has kept me informed throughout the whole process and was always on hand to answer any questions or queries I had.

    I would highly recommend Darren, especially to any underwriters out there who are considering looking for a new role.

    CANDIDATE - A Lancs based Medical Underwriter

    Accepted a Home Working Underwriter role

  • I recently worked with Darren during my recruitment process.It was a pleasure to work with him, he was very helpful, responsive to all my questions and was able to quickly and effectively resolve all the issues I had.He proved very supportive throughout which resulted in me getting the job. I highly recommend him as an excellent consultant, Darren provided a consistent and trustworthy service, gaining a good understanding of my needs and objectives and worked professionally to assist me in achieving them.

    CANDIDATE - A Marketing Communications Coordinator

    Placed into a Marketing Consultant role for a City based provider in 2013

  • Having dealt with numerous Recruitment Agencies over the last six months, Darren was a breath of fresh air. Friendly yet professional, helpful and really made an effort to ensure I was fully aware of the role and company before and during the interview process. Can't recommend Darren and ARC highly enough.

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    Placed into a Technical Customer Service role with a major Fund Manager

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    CANDIDATE - A Customer Services Associate

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    CANDIDATE - Recent graduate placed initially in an internship

    Impressed hugely, then offered PERM Risk Analyst post

  • Arc have not only come to our rescue once, but twice! We have been incredibly impressed with the swift service provided and the level of candidates put forward. Finding suitable employees in our sector (Financial Planning) in our rural area can be very tough; but Darren and his team delivered. We also felt reassured that Arc were in constant contact with us and were able to update us and our candidates with accurate information all the way through the recruitment process. As and when we recruit in the future, we will certainly turn to Arc.

    CLIENT - Only Chartered IFA business in Rutland

    Asked ARC to find a Paraplanner and Trainee Paraplanner for their remote location

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