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Business Development Manager - Seville (Spain)

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Business Support Role
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Would you like to work with talented and inspiring MBA colleagues in an innovative environment? Then we are the perfect company for you!

The history of the Admiral Group is one of amazing growth with a strong track record of entrepreneurship started by two INSEAD graduates.

Admiral was launched in January 1993 with just one brand, zero customers and 57 members of staff. The company started from scratch and today has a market capitalisation of over £6 billion and is a member of the FTSE 100.

It markets motor insurance direct to customers in the UK, Spain, Italy, France and the US, and runs a number of insurance comparison websites multi-nationally.

We are not all about Insurance! You will find Loans, Sharing Economy and New Products teams that will lead our Group into our next success.

Now the Group has 18 brands (9 outside the UK), over 6 million customers and 10,000 members of staff worldwide. We are consistently voted among the best places to work in UK and Europe and are currently ranked number 1 in the Sunday Times 25 best Large Companies to work for.

Job description

To pursue our growth strategy, we are looking for people with a very high entrepreneurial drive to be part of our Business Development team in our Spanish Operation.

Working at Admiral Group with this team means taking ownership from day one and giving everything to our projects to make a meaningful and sustainable impact. You will be at the forefront of pioneering change and you will need to use your initiative, creation and leadership to make it happen.

In fact, the next step role could be to take on P&L responsibility within the Group. All the CEOs and some of the most senior international managers in Admiral Group originally entered the company via the same position.

Project scope includes:

  • Studying the organic growth of new business ideas (both high-level strategic analysis and detailed financial planning)
  • Supporting in-country management teams with specific business issues
  • Help share best-practice across the group
  • Helping evolve early-stage ideas into future-growth initiatives
  • Assessing new geographies for future business launches and potential partnership agreements
  • Exploring new ideas and assessing their potential to become new products/services
  • Improving internal processes such as digital transformation

Main Responsibilities

  • Work with the company's senior executive management to understand the key strategic issues facing the business
  • Act independently and in an entrepreneurial way to initiate methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Provide as expert resource on strategy development for the business including involvement in various teams to proactively suggest potential projects
  • Structure and execute operational and strategic initiatives by developing work plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, analyses and developing final recommendations
  • Communicate findings to senior management and to the broader organization
  • Drive proposals through to implementation and results
  • Work with various stakeholders to take products from ‘test and learn’ into ‘production’

Reporting to: CEO of Admiral Seguros

Based in:  Seville (Spain), with the first 6 months in our headquarters in Cardiff.

About you

This is a high-profile role within the Group, suitable for someone with a long-term focus on building a career within Admiral. All-round business capability and the ability to get on and communicate with colleagues at all levels and across multiple geographies are the critical success factors for the role.

Beyond that we ask for:

  • Very entrepreneurial mindset and have a deep interest in developing businesses
  • Fluent English and Spanish
  • Proven experience working in an advisory role, either in a consulting firm, as an in-house consultant, or in a demonstrably similar setting (project-based, financial and strategic analysis, exposure to senior management, etc.)
  • Analytical and strategic skills, yet highly pragmatic and results-oriented
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up and learn from the bottom up, including getting on the phones with customers
  • Ability to blend in with a strong management team and culture
  • Personality and a sense of humour (we believe work should be fun!)
  • Passion about making things happen!