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Head of Sales

Symbiotics SA
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted 25 days ago Permanent competitive

About us

Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing, dedicated to private markets in emerging and frontier economies. The group offers investments, asset management and capacity building services.

Symbiotics Investments focuses on loan origination and bond issuance. It currently employs 100 people and is headquartered in Geneva, with offices in London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Singapore, Cape Town, New Delhi and Yerevan. Our affiliates in London and Amsterdam are both regulated entities, with relevant investment firm licenses for the United Kingdom and the European Union respectively.

Since 2005, Symbiotics Investments has originated over 6,000 investments representing more than USD 7.5 billion for about 500 companies in 93 countries.

We are a fast-growing, market-leading company, offering a dynamic work environment in the growing impact investment space. Our people are our biggest competitive advantage.
We believe that in order to recruit the best professionals all applications must be reviewed equally. For this reason, we will not require personal data such as photos, date of birth or gender to be included on CV applications.

About the Job

We are looking for

Our Head of Sales , leading the business development activity of Symbiotics Investments.
Based in our Amsterdam office, you will be part of the Investments division, with reporting line to the Head of Investments at HQ and managing a business development team of 4 staff between Amsterdam and London.

Job Description

  • Lead and drive the business development unit and sales efforts
  • Develop and implement the sales strategy for Symbiotics’ impact bonds, including the green, social and sustainability labelled bonds
  • Supervise the company marketing strategy roll-out
  • Represent Symbiotics Netherlands in front of investors, authorities (regulation, tax, labor, etc.) and other relevant forums
  • Manage the Amsterdam office from a business, regulatory, and an administrative, standpoint

Your Qualification


We are looking for a confirmed Head of Sales with excellent negotiation and leadership skills, autonomous, and able to work in a dynamic,challenging and impact driven environment.

  • You can demonstrate vast experience selling financial services and products across Europe.
  • You have an excellent network in the financial sector in the Netherlands and across the European Union.
  • You have an outstanding sales attitude and track, preferably in fixed income instruments

More specifically, you have the following skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Finance, International Affairs, Economics or any other business related field The equivalent of the same in working experience is also acceptable for the position
  • 10+ experience working in sales, with substantial experience in fixed income / bonds
  • Successful experience in leading a sales team towards the achievement of the objectives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A deep interest in impact finance and sustainable development
  • High level of integrity
  • Must be client-oriented, organized and have strategic thinking capacity
  • Fluent in English, Dutch would be a plus
  • DSI Institutional Information Provider (ESMA)
  • EU National or valid EU Work Permit

Job Offer

What makes us different?

  • The chance to contribute to improving the lives of people in emerging and frontier countries, to work towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • A flexible work environment with colleagues from 41 countries
  • The opportunity to become part of a growing business that pushes you to excel every day while having a positive impact on others
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