Head of Consulting

  • 167-169 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PF, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Contract

Company Description

Eupnea is a small management consulting firm based in London.

Job Description

We are looking for a Head of Consulting to create and drive business growth across a range of markets. Reporting to the Founder, you will play an important role in the formation and execution of the sales strategy and capability of the firm taking on responsibility for delivering new business sales in key target markets. You will need to have a genuine interest in startup businesses and be comfortable in entrepreneurial startup environments where various aspects of the business are still being developed, decisions are made quickly and plans across new activities take place with plenty of pace. You will need to be self-starter, creative and resourceful, able to work independently and show ample drive, tenacity and flexibility coupled with sound commercial understanding for developing business relationships in the market, closing consulting contracts with clients and driving profitable growth across a portfolio of new accounts. Building credibility among prospect clients and identifying the right new business opportunities for promoting our proposition in the market to clients will be key for succeeding in this role and therefore you will be expected to possess deep knowledge of the consulting industry, have broad expertise across a range of management consulting services and be able to demonstrate a strong track record of successful closures of big consulting contracts and management of strategic accounts with top consulting firms.

Initially the role will be offered temp-to-perm with prospect to become full-time permanent in the future and lead to the development of one of our first business functions in the firm encompassing business development, marketing and sales, and the development of Eupnea's consulting practice.

What will we expect from you:

  • Develop commercial relationships across a portfolio of prospect client accounts
  • Develop and maintain a robust and comprehensive prospecting and sales strategy for delivery of strategic and tactical initiatives across accounts to maximise opportunities within new revenue streams
  • Identify effective routes to market across different prospect client accounts and set clear targets to win new business
  • Drive client facing activity by securing meetings with new contacts in the market
  • Develop a clear framework for relationship development of each account and account penetration of Eupnea services, and objectives against planned activity
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of sale opportunities on each account & drive and co-ordinate effort through to contract closures
  • Liaise with consultants at all levels to promote effectively business development best practice and lead the development of the sales function and capability
  • Drive cultivation and negotiations and support pitch process to win client contracts, ensuring every stage is managed to the highest standard
  • Help develop sales enablement campaigns and drive opportunities from marketing campaigns
  • Join relevant industry events, forums, panel discussions, talks and round-tables to raise the profile of Eupnea

Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a strong new business development or strategic account management background with proven track record in the consulting/professional services industry
  • Demonstrate experience of originating, developing, managing and nurturing credible and trusted relationships with C-suite, decision makers and other senior stakeholders across small to large-size organisations
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the strategic business drivers for clients across different types of organisations and proven experience of developing high-performing consulting teams and working with business leaders in multiple industries to develop compelling client propositions
  • Have extensive experience in consulting for the Financial Services sector is a requirement and at least two other industries
  • Demonstrate solid expertise in multiple areas of management consulting, including some of the following areas: Strategy, Business Transformation, Operational Efficiency, Digital, Programme/Project Management, Change Management and Governance
  • Have proven success in developing and winning proposals for clients using a range of sales methodologies and sustainably growing a pipeline
  • Be flexible and adaptable and have clear understanding of best practice and sales excellence
  • Be able to work effectively in an entrepreneurial startup environment, collaborate with others in different business settings & manage multiple stakeholders at a senior level
  • Possess excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills and gravitas with senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a high standard of sales and personal leadership skills