An excellent opportunity has arisen to join comparethemarket.com as Senior Commercial Manager focussed on developing our relationships with Money product providers. This exciting new role requires an accomplished and commercially astute senior manager to deliver some of the key commercial priorities for comparethemarket.com. Is this you?
Working with internal stakeholders, you will engage with and help manage providers, ensuring that they deliver on their commitments, as well as negotiate and re-negotiate optimal commercial terms for comparethemarket.com (e.g. special offers and exclusive deals for our customers), leveraged against the outstanding value our platform can bring the partner in terms of efficient, low-cost distribution.
Additionally, you will be responsible for performance and development, ensuring, through partner dialogues and creative collaboration with colleagues, that each brand provides great products and value for our customers and an optimal return to comparethemarket.com
The panels for which you will have commercial responsibility include Credit Cards, Loans, Mortgages, Current Accounts and Savings. You will also identify potential new partner brands across all relevant panels, as well as possible affinity opportunities and successfully conclude relevant contractual and commercial negotiations. What will it take to be successful?
You may have been performing a management role in a company which values the customer above all else – you will have a good understanding of internet distribution channels, ideally supported by a solid background in Financial Services, preferably in the products outlined. You will have a strong understanding of the digital environment and outstanding commercial acumen. Wherever you’ve gained your experience, you will certainly be able to demonstrate the core values of BGL Group and comparethemarket.com; you’ll be creative, innovative and capable of making a difference.
The successful candidate will also be resilient and personable, and will bring genuine integrity to bear when building and developing commercial relationships.
When we meet you, you’ll also be able to demonstrate some (if not all) of these skills & attributes:
• Strong internal and external relationship builder
• Industry experience and business development capability
• Experience of negotiating with 3rd parties and seeking, gaining and retaining value
• Good understanding of regulatory framework (FCA, CMA et al)
• Strong financial acumen and experience of managing budgets
• Ability to deliver innovative tailored solutions
• Proven ability of managing multiple and competing tasks
• Project management experience
Why choose us?
You’ll have heard of Compare the Market and the meerkats no doubt – we’re one of the UK’s most loved brands and regularly produce award winning creative. We’re a diverse and talented team of passionate professionals and the opportunities to develop and grow are unrivalled. You’ll be part of something special – helping to keep our customers lives simples.
Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.
We’re growing and we are home to such brands as; Les Furets, Compare the Market, Beagle Street, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct. We are trusted by more than 10 million customers in the UK alone, with this foundational success we continually grow and invest in our people and their ideas. We enjoy what we do and we have fun doing it!
Diversity and Inclusion
We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.
We understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business