Business Development Specialist
Capital Group Companies - New York, NY

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At the American Funds, one of the Capital Group Companies, our focus is on providing superior long-term investment results and services to our clients and investors. We take a customized approach to marketing and sales, building relationships for the long term. We are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity as a Business Development Specialist within our Strategic Client Group team.

The Strategic Client Group offers integrated coverage to our key intermediaries in order to raise and retain assets for Capital Research and Management Company, the investment adviser to the American Funds. The Business Development Specialist plays a key role in the team’s focus on driving sales at our key strategic firms by managing relationships in partnership with a Senior Business Development Manager. In addition, the position has ownership for business development at select firms within the Strategic Client Group, allowing us to expand our coverage. The Business Development Specialist will work directly with home office contacts and other centers of influence in order to identify and execute business development opportunities. A successful Business Development Specialist will play a critical role in the growth of our business, as well as have opportunities to grow and expand his or her career. Hiring Criteria
Previous sales and relationship management experience in the financial services industry is strongly preferred including demonstrated success selling mutual fund products

Basic knowledge of mutual fund advisory and 401(k) plans and similar retirement products

Experience within a key account team is strongly preferred

Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to deliver persuasive, concise and well-organized presentations and messages

Excellent listening and probing skills

Strong time management and organizational skills

Ability to thrive in an independent, challenging and collaborative sales environment

FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses strongly preferred

Flexibility to travel 50-60% of the time

Bachelor's degree preferred

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The Capital Group Companies, founded in 1931, has built a business being a steady Eddy for its clients. As a rule, the investment firm...