Sr. Business Development Specialist - Banking (Remote)

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Job Description

Business Development Specialist - Banking (Remote Position)

Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker - always asking, "What if?"

If so, then you may be the new team member we're looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters - whether you're developing algorithms, creating customer experiences, or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.

What we do:

We're the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo, and changing the way we live.

The Risk Research and Quantitative Solutions division is looking to grow our team by adding Business Development Specialists in the following areas of expertise:

Banking: background in risk and finance, with knowledge of the financial industry's regulations and best practices. Topics of interest include: Expected & Unexpected Credit Loss, CECL, IFRS9, Regulatory & Economic Capital, Risk Scorecards, Model Risk Management, Market Risk, Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Liquidity Risk, ALM, etc. Exposure to advanced analytical techniques (AI/ML) a plus.

What you'll do:

The Risk Research and Quantitative Solutions (RQS) division at SAS is looking for a senior professional from banking, financial services software/advisory, or insurance industries who will be responsible for developing and maintaining customer relationships in one of our core areas of investment: Banking, Modeling, and Insurance. This is a unique opportunity for a bold, customer-oriented individual to help grow our software and services business at SAS. The candidate must have an extensive background in either business development in one of these core focus areas, as well as an established network of relationships with software buyers.

The primary goals of this role will be to:

Develop relationships with current and prospective customers of the associated SAS solution(s).

Initiate and support lead generation activities and pipeline development. Play a pivotal role in support of sales cycle and achievement of solution revenue targets.

Effectively represent value and vision of the SAS software to the (prospective) customers and system integrators.

The selected candidate will also directly influence the future direction of the associated suite of software including prioritization of features and definition of user experience.

What you should expect:

This is a senior leadership role that requires a highly experienced individual with a broad range of skills.

Most importantly, we commit to investing in you as much as you invest in us. For over a decade, SAS has been ranked in the top 10 of the World's Workplaces Best Great Place to Work® and Fortune. We stand out for creating exceptional experiences for our employees, building high-trust relationships, and providing a fair and equal workplace. We look forward to creating a platform for you to meet and exceed your long-term professional goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

Works in close collaboration with the associated solution lead(s) and product management, chart and execute on an ambitious and actionable go to market strategy, focused on midsize and large U.S. banks and insurance companies.

Builds customer networks.

Constantly interact with prospective customers to understand their needs and pain points, then feeds that back to product and design teams for prioritization of new and planned features/functionality.

Develops and manages strong and effective working relationships with key decision makers, influencers, engineers, and business development contacts at targeted System Integrators

Prepares and delivers presentations to customers and/or business partners, customers, and other senior Risk and Finance executives.

Works with Marketing and Sales to translate business development strategy into specific initiatives.

Involved in oversight of the software delivery process to facilitate successful customer journey.

Additional Responsibilities:

Participates with senior management to identify and establish product objectives, assignments, and goals in accordance with RQS strategic plans; recommends specific customer activities and business partners.

Serves as a high-level strategist to management in the development of criteria for customer or business partner relationship management programs.

Creates product demand generation and customer or business partner relationship management programs from content design through implementation and results tracking to ensure that objectives are met.

Works collaboratively with Sales and Marketing account teams.

Thoroughly understands the solution and able to conduct effective customer demos.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent knowledge of Banking solution selling and business partner relationship development methods and strategies.

Strong network of existing relationships with buyers in mid-size and large banks and insurance companies in the United States.

Strong knowledge (mastery) and experience in banking asset and.

Exceptional consultative selling skills with ability to drive dialogue with senior buyers, teasing out needs and positioning product and institution value.

True team player who can work collaboratively with other constituents across RQS and the broader SAS organization.

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Education & Experience:

B.S./B.A. required.

6+ years of consultative selling experience of banking or complex financial services solutions.

Prior business development and or industry experience highly desired.


Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the requirements stated above.


Why SAS:

We're the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo, and changing the way we live.

We love living the #saslife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference. Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn't about fitting into our culture, it's about adding to it - and we can't wait to see what you'll bring.

SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also for a cultural fit. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique culture that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, culture fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.

Additional Information:

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: . Also view the supplement , and the notice.

Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

In order to work at SAS, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests.

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