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Linklaters
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Business Development Manager Jobs
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Nakhoda

Nakhoda is a boutique tech start-up backed by the Magic Circle law firm Linklaters. We combine legal domain expertise and emerging technologies to create automation solutions for large corporate and financial institution clients.

Nakhoda has scaled rapidly over the past year and now has a proven track record of delivering enterprise-level SaaS applications that streamline legal processes and create accurate linguistic data ripe for exploitation. With expertise across document digitisation, legal logic, workflow management and data extraction (using NLP and machine learning), we have built our own technology suite that is already disrupting how global financial institutions negotiate derivatives documentation (ISDA Create). We are now deploying this successful technology to other sectors like technology, health and consumer goods.

The Nakhoda team, consisting of lawyers and more than 20 developers, offers a unique market-leading capability that is scaling up tech-driven creative problem-solving in the legal domain.

We are looking for a hands-on Business Development Manager with strong commercial experience in a B2B SaaS environment.

What you’ll be doing

* Drive sales and customer acquisition for Nakhoda products
* Build and execute sales processes
* Work closely with the Management team to contribute to the business development strategy
* Be involved in the packaging and pricing of new products
* Lead the onboarding programme for new clients that join Nakhoda’s platform
* Engage with clients to drive project implementations and trial/pilot conversions
* Manage relationships for key accounts, drive platform adoption and look for opportunities to up-sell and cross-sell
* Work closely with the Product team and provide inputs and feedback from front-line conversations with clients

Essentials

* Minimum Bachelors Degree educated
* Minimum 2 years experience in project presentation (conferences, corporate events, etc.)
* Minimum 2 years experience in negotiating high value deals (min £3million)
* Minimum 6 months experience in international account management
* Strong commercial and business development acumen
* Comfortable operating across all stages of the sales cycle
* Experience in a B2B SaaS environment, driving sales and product roll-out (preferably for enterprise solutions)
* Ability to understand and articulate complex technical propositions in simple ways
* A champion for users, resourceful in managing client requests in an efficient manner for the business
* Strong inter-personal relationship skills, ability to engage at Senior level
* Self-organised and autonomous
* Passionate about working in a fast-growing start-up
* Interested in the legal-tech space

Please note that this role will be open from 07 October 2019 to 06 November 2019. A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

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Equal Opportunities

As a responsible business, it is important that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We know that diversity makes us a better law firm and helps us attract the best talent, drive innovation with diversity of thought, and deliver the best experience to everyone who comes into contact with us. We recruit on the basis of merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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