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Sales Director - Financial Services


Who is Equifax?

Equifax is a leading global data, analytics, and technology company, supporting customers across 24 countries. We have been serving the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 60 years. Through continuously adapting to our environment, not only have we remained a market leader, but we also drive and challenge ourselves to do better to help our customers live their financial best.

Our people are what makes us great at what we do - we see every member of our team as an integral piece of a jigsaw. We celebrate differences and recognise that each person brings with them unique talents and perspectives. We provide our people the support and flexibility to manage their work-life balance. At Equifax we genuinely care about our people and our ability to come together as #OneEquifax.

The perks of being an employee within the Equifax Workforce Solutions business unit?

In the Equifax Workforce Solutions business unit, we are working together to bring an exciting new innovation to the financial services lending industry that helps our customers digitally verify a consumer's employment income. In this role, you will play a central role in bringing this new solution to market, and work as part of an agile team in a start-up environment within an already established business.

There are lots of perks of being an Equifax employee – we offer additional leave days as we recognise the importance of taking time out, whether that is to catch up on some rest, celebrate a birthday, or give back to our community by volunteering. We are committed to the wellbeing of our people and provide them with discounted health cover through BUPA, access to comprehensive hearing services and discounts, and offer 24/7 support through our employee assistance program. Our leadership team fosters a culture of ownership, they will lead, coach, mentor and listen. We support one another to feel confident to speak up and hold each other accountable to work with integrity.

In the Equifax Workforce Solutions business unit, we work together with our leaders who encourage a culture of ownership, mentoring and comradery. We are provided the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging projects every day. Our teams are encouraged to vocalise ideas and make our work our own to create a real impact. This keeps us energised and ensures we feel supported in our work.

We live up to our standard as market leaders. We are bold enough to continuously challenge the status quo because we want to be better every day. We are devoted to our customers and hold their best interests at heart. Our team enjoys creating and adapting to keep driving our company and our team forward.

What you will do:

Reporting to the Executive General Manager Workforce Solutions Australia & New Zealand, this individual contributor role is responsible for driving strategic sales initiatives, ensuring executional excellence on key programs and collaborating with other business units to drive the growth of the Verification Exchange business in Australia. This individual is responsible for the primary customer contact to acquire new sales of the Verification Exchange service by prospecting, opportunity management, accurate forecasting, delivering sales presentations, developing bids and negotiating final terms and contracts in order to meet the organisation’s business objectives.  Roles in this function have a significant portion of their compensation tied directly to sales results.

The Sales Director - Verification Exchange is responsible for leading through influence across the wider Equifax account management team in order to capitalise on existing networks and relationships, as well as coordinate with the Workforce Solutions business unit in the U.S. and Canada to best apply existing knowledge, vision and proven go-to-market strategies in the local market.

What we are looking for:

  • 10+ years enterprise sales experience within FinServices & or FinTech

  • Expert knowledge of the mortgage industry, credit risk & lending

  • Expert interpersonal and customer relationship management skills

  • Expert consultative sales negotiation, influencing and deal closure skills

  • Expert written and presentation skills with extensive experience developing and delivering executive-level communication

  • Technically, commercially & regulatory astute

  • Demonstrable experience to lead, motivate and energise multiple stakeholder groups to achieve results using influential, innovative & collaborative approaches

  • Demonstrable ability to analyse complex scenarios and draw out relevant insights into succinct, easily understood customer-ready communications

  • Proven track record of taking plans to execution within a corporate environment

  • Relevant professional network 

 Extra points for any of the following?

  • Bachelor's degree in business or IT related field; M.B.A. preferred

  • Network of Influencers across the Australia Mortgage Industry

  • Recognised formal sales methodology qualification  

 Success attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountable

  • Brave

  • Curious

  • Collaborative

  • Individualist

  • Trustworthy

  • Dedicated

  At Equifax, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate'

Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the application process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence. Please know, we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us.

Your ability to demonstrate that you possess/have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, experience, and qualifications to perform in our roles is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done and how you did it.

However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day! 

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

Working at Equifax

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