Business Development Associate - fintech startup with experienced founder team

Permanent employee, Full-time · Köln

Job Description
We're an early stage FinTech founded by an experienced founder team who built multi-million Euro startups before. With our new FinTech we are entering a regulated 100 billion Euro market, while being backed by various unicorn founders, senior industry executives and various global tier 1 VC investors.

You will get the opportunity to join a fast scaling startup as one of the first employees and you will work directly with the founders.

We are looking for a Business Development Associate to join us full-time from September 2024.
Your Role:
  • As a Business Development Associate at Xaver, you will be a key player in driving the growth of Xaver by strategically expanding our client base within the financial sector.
  • Your role will involve actively seeking out and identifying new business opportunities and cultivating impactful partnerships with enterprise clients, including banks, insurers, brokers and other financial product distributors.
  • You will be essential in implementing targeted sales strategies aimed at engaging large financial institutions, while also ensuring alignment with our marketing efforts and overall business goals.
Your Key Responsibilities:
Business Development & Support:
  • Assist in identifying and capturing new business opportunities within the financial industry to grow our customer base and market presence.
  • Support the sales team in building relationships with brokers and other financial product distributors to promote Xaver’s AI and product platform.
Sales Strategy Assistance:
  • Help to devise a comprehensive sales strategy targeting large financial institutions, in line with the company's mission and vision.
  • Support in managing sales cycles and assist in contract negotiations with potential clients, aiming for long-lasting partnerships.
Marketing & Sales Collaboration:
  • Work closely with marketing and sales teams to synchronize strategies and campaigns, enhancing potential client outreach and engagement.
  • Contribute to utilizing data-driven insights to refine sales tactics and marketing efforts.
Product Promotion:
  • Support the promotion of Xaver's products and services, helping to convey our value proposition to potential partners.
  • Assist in gathering market feedback and communicating this to the product development team to help adapt our offerings.
Team Support:
  • Foster a cooperative work environment that is in line with Xaver's mission and values, supporting teamwork to achieve business goals.
Your Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or a related field.
  • First experience in sales or business development, preferably within the financial services sector, is advantageous.
  • A strong sales attitude and demonstrated ability in assisting with sales processes and understanding complex sales dynamics.
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Eager and proactive in learning, with a keen interest in the fintech startup ecosystem.
  • A budding network within financial institutions in Germany is beneficial.
  • Fluency in English and German, with additional European languages as a plus.
Reporting to:
Max Bachem, Founder & CEO
Company Headquarters in Cologne or Hybrid
What We Offer:
  • A paramount opportunity to lead and shape the legal and compliance strategy of an industry-redefining venture in an early stage, working alongside experienced founders and being backed by international renown investors from the start.
  • A role which offers continuous avenues for professional advancement and the outlook to take over a leadership role in the company.
  • Empowerment and trust to let you drive your own projects from day one.
  • Competitive remuneration, complemented by equity options. Additional company perks such as gym memberships and corporate benefits discounts round up an individual package.
  • An amazing office in the center of Cologne.
  • A collaborative, inclusive, and forward-thinking work culture.
  • A round-the-world ticket on us on your 4th anniversary.
Application Process:
Forward-thinking candidates are invited to submit their resume, an insightful cover letter, a link to their Linkedin profile and any corroborative documents to

Note: We are staunch believers in equal opportunities and celebrate diversity. Discrimination on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other factor is against our core principles.
About us
Xaver enables Financial Institutions to close Europe’s pension gap. By offering an advanced AI-driven B2B platform for life insurance and private pension sales, Xaver enhances the operational and sales efficiency of banks, insurers, and brokers by up to 65% and introduces a new era of white-labeled private pension products.

With a leadership team of experienced industry veterans - Max Bachem, Ole Breulmann, and Dr. Björn Holste - and backing from leading VC funds and a prominent group of former financial institution executives, fintech pioneers, and unicorn founders, Xaver is dedicated to improving the pension situation of Europeans through their B2B offering. 
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