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New Client Development Representative in Houston, TX at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 8/22/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Houston, TX
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  • Experience:
    Greater than 15 years
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Job Description


Job Title: New Client Development Representative

Reports to: Head of Houston Energy Sales

Location: Houston, TX



For the past 40 years, Wood Mackenzie has established its reputation as a trusted source of intelligence, enriching lives by empowering clients with unique insight on the world’s natural resources.

Now, as part of the Verisk Analytics family, that legacy is even stronger.  Aligning with the world’s leading data analytics company extends our ability to help clients overcome the toughest challenges with our unrivalled analysis and advice.

We will continue to build on the power of our existing approach to assess and value individual assets and companies, allowing our clients to pursue the most promising opportunities.

Together, we inspire and innovate the markets we serve –  providing invaluable intelligence that informs the strategic decisions that will ultimately shape the future direction of our global natural resources.

Role Focus

The role of the New Client Development Representative is to sell the firm’s complete product and service offering to its target portfolio companies.    The NCD Representative is the customer acquisition specialist using all tools at their disposal to identify, manage and close opportunities in their assigned territory/portfolio. 

Key Targets and Responsibilities

Work collaboratively with Sales, Marketing, Client Services, Training, Consulting and the relevant Research teams to:
  • Manage an assigned territory of energy companies not currently doing business with Wood Mackenzie. These companies can include E&P, utilities, midstream, oilfield services, refiners or end users.
  • Prepare, maintain, and execute a territory plan and ensure the plan reflects the priorities established in the business strategy
  • Develop a pipeline of opportunities and achieve annual new business targets
  • Direct and actively participate in planning the business development/capture strategy for specific prospects. 
  • Keep aware of the business development activity and strategy of competitors, including their pricing trends and approaches.
  • Identify and research the feasibility of new market opportunities for current and future services that align with business strategy
  • Represent Wood Mackenzie at conferences and professional organizations to expand brand recognition and promote business development activities
  • Refer and coordinate timely responses to client enquiries with relevant business areas
  • Ensure a coordinated and integrated business development and service delivery model
  • Support new product and service development launches
  • Ensure all relevant CRM entries and transactions are completed


Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required
  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in related field 
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of outside sales experience.
  • Energy industry experience strongly preferred. 
  • Direct commercial experience required; must be comfortable operating independently with key customers and partners
    • Experience managing a sales territory
    • Has carried a sales quota and consistently hit numbers
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience is required, including experience in a professional services or data & analytics organization with exposure to sales, business development, or consulting during that time
  • Experience selling market intelligence to various functions within the oil and gas industry is a plus
  • An understanding of the commodity markets Wood Mackenzie serves would be an advantage
  • Ability to deliver compelling product demonstrations, create new business opportunities, develop and close deals
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and outstanding presentation abilities
  • Previous experience with CRM systems such as Salesforce would be an advantage.
  • Self-motivated, confident, energetic, proactive, results oriented
  • Client-focused with strong relationship management skills, demonstrating credibility, integrity and professionalism
  • Solid track record of developing business relationships with C-level/senior executives
  • Must have a solid track record in analysis, presentation of new ideas and partner engagements
  • The successful candidate must be a strong team player who is able to work autonomously when required
  • They should possess strong presentation, negotiation and selling skills as well as a results oriented mind-set


Core Competencies

Client focused- you are dedicated to meeting the needs of internal and external clients. You seek out and use information on products and services to make improvements

Efficiency focused- you find ways to do things to ensure quality, accuracy and cost effectiveness.

Collaboration - you collaborate and cooperate with others to achieve goals and contribute to a unified working environment.


Wood Mackenzie Core Values

Wood Mackenzie is  a place where we are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We  value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment which encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. 

Wood Mackenzie values each individual's contribution and helps them reach their full potential while sustaining an organisational culture of health and well-being.

Our core values are:
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Persistence
  • Confidence with humility
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork


We understand the importance of bringing your whole self to work and to achieving balance between work, family and other life commitments.  We are open to considering flexible working arrangements to  enable the greatest spectrum of talent to contribute to Wood Mackenzie's  success.


EEO statement

Unsolicited resumes submitted to Wood Mackenzie by any external recruitment agency via Internet, e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail become the property of Wood Mackenzie and we are not responsible for any fees associated with those resumes.

In compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 and all other relevant federal and state laws, the policy of this company prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information or any other group protected by law. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran’s status, disability, genetic information or any other group protected by law.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.



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