FPL Seeks to Expand Its Global Membership
FPL Program Office / FIX Protocol Ltd. <>
26 Jan 2010 6:23AM ET
As you may be aware, in September 2009 FPL developed a Global Membership Committee. Since the group’s formulation it has been focused on exploring how the organisation can enhance the range of opportunities available to FPL member firms, to ensure that the membership continues to offers maximum benefit to all participants. Additionally, the committee is taking steps to understand how the organisation can seek to attract new firms to expand the membership and profit from the fresh perspectives of new participants. To help achieve this goal FPL has decided to hire a Membership Sales Executive and is now actively recruiting for this role. Further details regarding this position are detailed below. FPL welcomes applications for this position and would like to encourage anyone that may know of a suitable candidate and / or is interested in applying for this position to send their CV with a cover letter, detailing what the candidate feels they would bring to the position, as well as current compensation to FPL@fixprotocol.org.
Company: FIX Protocol Ltd.
• Ideally a minimum of 2-3 years experience within the financial services industry, possessing a good all round knowledge of the financial markets and a working knowledge of the FIX Protocol.
• The incumbent should have a very confident personality; and excellent communication skills are essential.
• The role requires that the individual demonstrates an outstanding telephone manner.
• Possesses the ability and nature to work within a dynamic, high-profile environment, often working on their own initiative to deliver against targets and time-driven objectives.
• Is proficient in the use of Microsoft (office) tools, for documentation, financials, presentations, etc.
• Language skills will be an advantage.
• Must demonstrate the ability to interact with members, potential members and colleagues in a confident and professional manner.
• Have well developed interactive presentation skills sufficient to provide a detailed and meaningful explanation of membership benefits.
FIX Protocol Limited wishes to recruit an office based sales executive to A) proactively seek out and secure new firms as members, as well as, B) handle inbound membership enquiries and leads from existing members. The FIX Protocol is widely used around the world and a Global Membership Committee has recently been established to support our membership and has ambitious objectives in terms of new member recruitment.
Working within the London Program Office as part of a small team of professional staff who support the global organization in the areas of marketing, finance and events management, the recruit shall be responsible for supporting the Regional Directors in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions and other staff, as well as reporting back to the Global Membership Committee about their achievements to retain and recruit new members, in addition to upgrading current members.
It is essential that the new resource is able to succinctly communicate the benefits of membership to prospects and has the ability to gain commitment from prospects to become members. The individual will follow this commitment throughout the membership application process as bonus remuneration will be based on the new membership fees paid against target. Specific duties will incorporate maintaining accurate records of prospects and members via the CRM system and to provide regular feedback to the Global Membership Committee of the new members secured, the membership pipeline and any associated campaigns.
The individual will also have an opportunity to impact the future direction of the Global Membership Committee through feedback and suggestions as to how best to develop future membership campaigns/activities or anticipate market shifts. FIX Protocol Limited has a very open culture which actively encourages such input.
To apply, candidates should send their CV with a cover letter, detailing what the candidate feels they would bring to the position, as well as current compensation to FPL@fixprotocol.org.
FIX Protocol Ltd. (FPL) (www.fixprotocol.org) is the global non-profit organisation that owns the intellectual property rights of the Financial Information eXchange Protocol (FIX). FIX is the globally recognized messaging standard enabling the electronic communication of pre-trade, trade, and post-trade messages up to settlement, between financial institutions, primarily investment managers, broker-dealers, ECNs and exchanges. The FIX Protocol is available free of charge from the FPL website, subject to FPL’s copyright and acceptable use policy. FIX Protocol Limited has offices in London and New York, and supports the membership of around 200 firms around the world.
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