VP Business Development & Sales for France (m / f)

About CrossLend

CrossLend is a B2B FinTech company with a mission to make the European debt ecosystem more efficient, transparent and profitable. We provide securitisation as a service, transforming loans into notes on a portfolio or 1 loan:1 note basis. Our innovative securitisation setup allows investors to build diversified portfolios of loans (via notes) at a pan-European level, while enjoying greater risk transparency. On the other hand, loan originators profit from flexible opportunities to scale their lending business – opening up much-needed financing avenues to small and medium-sized businesses across Europe. A win-win-win situation for all. Backed by an array of prestigious equity investors from Europe and the U.S., CrossLend plans to establish an international exchange where various forms of debt can be bought and sold.

Your role & responsibilities

  • You direct the development of strategic and operational plans for the French market and assist with their proper execution
  • You investigate market conditions, relevant industry trends and main market players
  • CrossLend’s B2B products and services for the finance industry like banks, insurance companies and pension funds with a structured finance focus in Europe
  • Originating from institutions looking for banks, marketplace lenders or other loan origins for placing them on our platform
  • You are responsible for the acquisition of institutional investors
  • You generate or follow up on leads and build an active network with potential business partners
  • You negotiate customized contracts and successfully close them with the support of our legal, operational and product team

Our ideal match

  • You bring at least 5 to 7 years of relevant business development or sales experience, ideally in banking & finance organizations. You have been working on structured finance transactions, in a credit portfolio manager role or in the treasury department of a bank or similar, ideally in a sales role
  • You are fluent in French and have an excellent command of the English language
  • You have a clear understanding of the financial landscape in France and are familiar with the industry players
  • You have previously successfully completed a complete sales process / value chain in a comparable business environment
  • You are familiar with fixed income products and capital markets, you know securitization and you are comfortable with the financial jargon
  • You are passionate about the recent developments in the B2B FinTech space and enthusiastic about advising key players in the financial industry on innovation
  • You bring extensive network and good reputation within the finance industry in Europe, especially in France with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to build strategic partnerships
  • You work with a result-oriented mindset and feel motivated by complex challenges
  • You recognize the use of a CRM software as a tool to improve your performance rather than an unnecessary obligation
  • You are a team player with previous experience in building and leading performance-oriented teams

What we offer

  • CrossLend’s second office is located in the Grand Duchy overlooking the beautiful Petrus Valley in the center of town
  • Regular team lunches and offsite with the team
  • Possibility of regular travel to our Berlin office
  • This role is new and would need to be reviewed
  • Concrete learning and development opportunities and the opportunity to drive independently
  • Fresh fruit delivered to the office and coffee at your disposal at all times
  • A competitive compensation package including virtual shares

Über CrossLend GmbH

About CrossLend: 

At CrossLend, we’re proud to be trailblazers in the bold new world of digital credit mediation and financing, with our pioneering cross-border marketplace lending platform.

It’s our vision to resolve the supply and demand dilemma of traditional lending in the European market by connecting borrowers from high-interest rate countries with investors from low-interest rate countries, through our unique cross-border marketplace lending platform. We’re bridging Europe’s credit divide to create fresh opportunities for people on both sides of the coin.