Head of RFP Services & Investment Marketing
As a Head of RFP Services & Investment Marketing you will ensure that the corporate strategy is well executed through delivering appealing product positioning, successful RFP’s and DDQ’s. Your strong commercial client focus forms a solid foundation to be successful.
RFP’s are our most direct form of marketing and are crucial in the decision making by our clients. For a successful RFP’s the strong positioning of our products is crucial, next to the factual representations. As a Head of RFP Services & Investment marketing you will ensure that the corporate strategy is translated into strategic product positioning and well executed through delivering successful RFP’s, DDQ’s and product propositions. Your strong commercial, client and stakeholder focus forms a solid foundation to be successful.
At NN Investment Partners, we provide a comprehensive range of investment solutions and services to our clients and partners globally, both via segregated accounts and via mutual funds. We manage assets for institutional clients, fund distributors and NN Insurance. Our investment strategies cover fixed income, alternative credit, liquid alternatives, multi asset solutions, European equities and sustainable &impact investing. Funds are domiciled in several jurisdictions like Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland. These fund ranges comprise over 300 funds that are distributed in more than 25 countries globally. NN Investment Partners has over €270 billion assets under management. Worldwide 1000 professionals watch over our clients’ money. NN Investment Partners is part of NN Group.
Your added value as a Head of RFP Services & Investment marketing at NN Investment Partners
The RFP Services & Investment marketing team is part of the marketing department within NN Investment Partners and is responsible for the commercial positioning of our investment strategies and of different capabilities of NN IP as whole and deals with high quality Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQ’s) from (international) prospects & clients with the aim to contribute to the commercial success of the organization. As the Head of the team you will report directly to the Head of Marketing and you will be part of the Marketing Management Team. The team consists of 10 professionals: six RFP/DDQ writers, two Data analysts and two investment marketers. Your role is to ensure that the corporate strategy is well executed through delivering strong commercial product positioning and successful RFP’s and DDQ’s. You will do this by making optimal use of available resources and by motivating and coaching your team in an inspiring way. In this role you are a sparring partner for internal and external parties, with strong investment/product knowledge, experience in the commercial field of asset management and a good understanding of different client segments and distribution channels (such as Wholesale/Retail and Institutional, APF/fiduciary/DC and international).
The objectives on the agenda
As a specialist in your field of expertise, you:
- Cooperate with team and stakeholders to create the best product positioning that offers commercial opportunities for NN IP.
- Take responsibility for ensuring the communication is consistent with business objectives and strategic messaging and maintain control and governance across a large set of corporate information.
- Manage the team in the creation and timely delivery of complex, high quality responses to prospective client proposals and DDQs.
- Coach the team and ensure that the team members are empowered, motivated and engaged.
- Own and develop a best in class end-to-end process for the creation of the RFPs and DDQ’s and responses produced by a top class team of RFP professionals with scalability built in.
- Ensure that the product narrative in the RFP’s best articulates how the NNIP’s solution can add value for our prospective clients.
- Collaborate with and develop strong partnerships with (international) Sales, Investments and other cross functional departments to create high quality materials aimed at increasing the businesses chances of success in capturing new client mandates, including screening of public tender databases.
Overall, the Head of RFP Services & Investment marketing is accountable to embed a culture across the team with an understanding of our clients' key business needs and collaborate with cross functional internal partners to ‘package’ the products and solutions of NNIP that are both compelling and accurately reflect our capabilities.
Critical skills of a Head of RFP Services & Investment marketing
You have strong leadership skills and are able to motivate and coach a team with investment professionals. Your strong commercial client focus secures a sense of direction, which is result-driven. With your strong analytical skills, you analyze a problem and quickly find a solution. You have more than 5-7 years’ experience in the Asset Management Industry, preferably in a management & commercial role closely connected to products, sales and marketing or operations. You are comfortable working closely with senior management managing various internal stakeholders and competing priorities. Besides that you have strong process and project management skills combined with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You are able to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Finally, you are fluent in English, Dutch (and a third language (eg German, Spanish or French) is an advantage.
We also care about you
Just as you as our Head of RFP Services & Investment Marketing care for our customers, we also care for you. With great development opportunities and a pleasant working environment, you will have good reason to find going to work every day a pleasure. For your career development, we facilitate:
- On-the-job training and vocational training via our Learning & Development Center.
- Industry-specific conferences.
- In-house training and personal skills training.
Whatever we do, we do together in an environment where your personality, talents and ideas count. For example, collaborating with another team is quite the norm and regularly leads to better outcomes. We have no thresholds within NN IP; everyone is readily accessible and willing to help each other.
We offer you modern employment conditions and generous employee benefits. You will receive your holiday allowance and year-end bonus with your salary every month, without restriction and readily available to you. As Head of RFP Services & Investment Marketing , you will work from our beautiful office located in The Hague, which offers an easy connection via the A12.
Commit to NN
Will you ensure that the corporate strategy is well executed through delivering successful product positioning, RFP’s and DDQ’s? Then we would like to meet you. Upload your resume via the apply button. Do you have any questions about the job? Then please call Femke Zeeman, Recruiter, via +31 6 51 50 97 66.