SVP-Head of Relationship Management – Sub-Regional Head – Germany –Austria –Switzerland (GAS) - Frankfurt - 10279BR

The Role / Responsibilities:
Leads the GAS sub-region (territory) with responsibility to manage a team of account managers and relationship managers (RMs). Responsible for the development and execution of strategies to extend existing customer relationships and develop new business relationships within their territory.

  • Responsible for overall line management for Germany/Austria/Switzerland Relationship Management.
  • Responsible for managing/coaching the entire team.
  • Overall responsibility for the coordination, design and execution of a strategic business plan for the GAS territory for each of Moody’s analytical franchises.
  • Owns the business development and account management initiatives for the territory, and will personally own and drive outreach for top/key prospects; whist having the ability to delegate chosen prospects to RMs.
  • Proactively manage 10 - 30 “high value” accounts for their territory (produce key account plans – targeted number of cross selling opportunities, monetize annual price increases , including those for UNIFIP customers)
  • Expected to spend approximately 30% of their time meeting customers.
  • Responsible for participating in the Annual Pricing Review for EMEA, by providing customer perspectives and making recommendations to maximize revenues.
  • Meet with a select group of investors to get insights used to construct outreach strategies and craft value propositions
  • Define the gap strategy to increase relevance in the territory
  • Provide feedback on product needs/ideas/concepts to the Product Management Team where appropriate.
  • Acts as speaker or facilitator of expert panels in internal and external meetings and conferences.
  • Lead review of budget, forecast and staffing needs for his/her territory.
  • Can provide support and back-up for other Sub-Regional Heads
  • Can support and back-up the Head of Relationship Management for the EMEA region
The Department / Team
The primary function of the Relationship Management department is the establishment, maintenance and management of rating relationships throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Ability to think holistically about a market in the broader context of their own and other territories and to formulate a strategic and tactical plan for the territory with high autonomy. This includes a detailed SWOT analysis for the territory and concrete proposals on how to fully exploit opportunities and how to address gaps
  • Ability to effectively and eloquently chair several meetings daily with clients across a large range of different profiles on short notice or preparation.
  • Speak and communicate convincingly in front of senior management, clients and larger audiences
  • Maintain active relationships with issuers at all levels independently and with minimal oversight
  • Very good communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to hold a 60 minutes in person meeting with the Group treasurer and or CFO of an issuer.
  • Develop, articulate and explain Moody’s value proposition
  • Ability to negotiate and defend pricing, contracts, and renewals.
  • Lead the coordination efforts to draft tender documents
  • Expert level knowledge on financial instruments across all Moody’s analytical franchises, key characteristics and dynamics of capital and credit markets in her/his territory.
  • Ability to read financial statements to identify financial needs and understand the financial strategy of each firm
  • Excellent understanding of Moody’s services and products, contracts and general conduct of business
  • Ability to easily switch between Account Management and Business Development roles and to develop others to do so.
  • High autonomy in achieving business objectives
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strong demonstrated understanding of German financial markets and customer base.

Academic Qualifications / Work Experience
  • Fluent German and English
  • Minimum of Undergraduate / First Level degree (or equivalent) preferably in finance, accounting, business or economics.
  • Extensive years of experience in the financial services industry is required.
  • Previous experience in sales & marketing and in managerial roles is desired
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