Business Development Support Assistant - #49039


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Abu Dhabi
Contract type: Full time
Job Description Role: Business Development Support Assistant – UAE Contract Type: Permanent Location: Abu Dhabi At abrdn we empower our clients to plan, save and invest for their futures Through the expertise, insight and innovation of our team, we aim to help clients create more ways for money to make an impact. We set our sights on giving them more confidence to achieve their goals, and more clarity about what they need next. And we focus on delivering outcomes that are more than just financial – by investing sustainably to build a better world We are currently have an excellent opportunity for a Business Development Support Assistant to join our team based in Abu Dhabi About the Role The purpose of the role is to assist with Middle East business development efforts and to support with the smooth running of the Middle East team and office Responsibilities will include: Office Manager:
  • To ensure smooth day to day running of the Abu Dhabi office including liaising with key external (ie. Landlord, Etisilat, ADGM) and internal (IT, Accounts) providers.
Compliance liaison with outsourced Compliance Officer:
  • Conduit for ensuring marketing material used by the team is compiled correctly
  • To provide day to day administrative support for the team including, but not limited to, inbox & calendar management, arranging travel, visa’s and handling the expenses processes
  • To assist with the preparation of Board reports
  • To take minutes at meetings
Sales Support:
  • To provide day to day support for the business development team including, but not limited to, assisting with organisation of presentations for meetings, assisting with client on boarding /due diligence and successful resolution of client / prospect queries
  • Answering client requests by email or telephone in a timely manner
  • Maintaining up to date records on salesforce
  • Assisting with marketing events in the region
  • Produce regular analysis of the markets, prospects and our offering to help with business development efforts
Management Information:
  • To provide support with the production of regular management information on the region
About the candidate requirements
To be successful in this role you will need (minimum experience/ requirements)
  • Strong communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail, organisational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • A continuous improvement mind-set
  • Provide daily proactive administrative support to team members
  • Excellent administrative skills and experience
Moreover, we recognise that supplementary skills beyond the minimum criteria can greatly enhance your success in this position. These skills are:
  • A team player – able to collaborate effectively with your colleagues, consistently putting the teams’ goals and interests ahead of personal ones and actively contributing to the wider teams shared objectives.
  • Excellent time management skills – the ability to demonstrate exceptional time management skills by efficiently planning and prioritising tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Self-Motivation – you exhibit a high level of self-motivation and can take the initiative to identify and tackle challenges proactively.
  • You are able to take ownership of your work, ensuring that it aligns with organisational objectives and quality standards.
We’re committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all forms of difference are valued and which is free from any form of unfair or unlawful treatment. We define diversity in its broadest sense – this includes but is not limited to our diversity of educational and professional backgrounds, experience, cognitive and neurodiversity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and ethnicity and geographical provenance. We support a culture that values meritocracy, fairness and transparency and welcomes enquiries from everyone If you need assistance or an adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

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