New Business Development Officer (NBDO) – Mobile Billing and Messaging

Service/Solution Sales
Salary: Uncapped Earning Potential. OTE £100k+
Location: London and Field based sales.
Benefits: Mobile/PDA phone, Laptop, Company Equity Option

About txtNation
txtNation provides B2B mobile billing options and make clients’ marketing communications more effective through mobile messaging, worldwide.

Over the last ten years txtNation has established itself as a market leading and globally recognised brand within the mobile billing and messaging sector. txtNation powers well known organisations such as EA Games, Castrol, EDF Energy, Xbox and Direct Line.

Not only does this role offer significant remuneration for excellent performance but also the opportunity to gain equity in this highly successful company, which is recognised as a creative and innovative place to work.

Job Role
This is the ideal opportunity for an ambitious sales professional who has extensive experience in delivering  delivering online billing and messaging solutions and is looking to further enhance their profile by working with one of the fastest growing technology companies in the industry.

As a New Business Development Officer (NBDO) – Mobile Billing and Messaging you will be responsible for selling the company’s mobile solutions to organisations throughout the UK and worldwide. The role is London based, though travel to the Plymouth office may be required every few weeks and more-so during training / induction.

Must Have Criteria
To be considered for this position you must have the following:

· A successful track record in Mobile Aggregator or payment intermediary sales. Ideally this will be from selling solution centric mobile billing and messaging, credit card payments, alternative payments or from working for any other online payment provider.

· Recognised skillset as a key influencer to senior decision makers.

· Strong commercial awareness of mobile payments and messaging; and how these technologies can aid achieving business goals, is vital.

· An existing network of contacts and relationships in sectors such as retail, online commerce, finance, digital entertainment and mobile would be advantageous.

· Possess a tenacious can do attitude as a highly motivated self-starter.

· Accustomed to achieving and exceeding corporate goals and targets.

· Capable of taking ownership of and delivering against a complex sales process.

Alongside your drive for exceeding targets, as the New Business Development Officer (NBDO) – Mobile Billing and Messaging you should also have strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills. Domestic and global travel will be required, representing txtNation at industry events and client meetings.

This opportunity with one of the fastest growing technology companies in the industry offers a number of key benefits from rapid career development to the potential for significant remuneration for excellent performance.

Applicants
To apply for the role of New Business Development Officer (NBDO) – Mobile Billing and Messaging please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@txtnation.com

Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Location: Plymouth, Devon, UK

txtNation is seeking a Finance Director to manage its busy accounts team, accounting processes, and to act as a confident financial spokesperson for the business. Reporting directly to the CEO and Managing Director, the candidate will directly assist them and the Board on all strategic and tactical matters relating to financial reporting, budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and investment.

Key Purpose of the Job

  • Overall P&L responsibility for the business including monthly and annual accounts, tax audit and returns, budget setting and long term financial strategy.

  • Bank and Investment relationship management.

  • Work with the CEO on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating relationships on domestic and international levels, as well as assisting in the upkeep, delivery, development and negotiation of contracts.

  • Participate in business development, specifically: fielding prospective and current client high level financial enquiries, assist in identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective project budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective investment opportunities.

  • Assess the benefits of all prospective contracts and advise the Senior Team on design and implementation matters relating to Finance.

  • To lead the Financial development of the business.

  • Oversee accuracy and timeliness of reports from Greentree accounting system.

  • To own, monitor and report to the Board against targets and objectives.

 

Responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed annual P&L targets for the Business to deliver profitable year on year growth, delivery of the plan i.e. EBITDA growth.

  • Monitor and track industry trends and developments to support the delivery of strategic plans.

  • Full responsibility for client and supplier accounts, dealing with all aspects of billing and revenue assurance and debtor management.

  • Play a key role in any potential new acquisition opportunities, utilising knowledge and expertise to contribute to the opportunity.

  • Develop effective interworking between all areas of the business.

  • Work closely with relevant Board members and all relevant cross functional department teams to lead the production of sound business plans for new initiatives and to help ensure the seamless interface of new solutions with the core business.

  • Comply with all relevant financial regulations and work effectively with worldwide governments and regulators.

  • Manage and develop effective relationships with strategic customers, suppliers, partners, third parties, and internal customers.

  • Manage the development of the Accounts Team’s capabilities and ensure that key skills and expertise are transferred to relevant personnel in line with business plans and developments.

  • Attend relevant Board and Executive Committee meetings and lead the Audit/Finance/Remuneration Committee.

  • Monitor banking activities of the organization and manage banking relationships to ensure compliance with covenant requirements.

  • Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the company’s needs.

  • Oversee the production of monthly reports including general business performance and analysis, reconciliations, as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by Senior Management and the Executive Committee.

  • Oversee and assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage payments and incentives.

  • Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets.

 

Professional/technical competencies essential to the job:

  • Knowledge of Private Equity ownership, Regulatory requirements in the Telco industry and or Internet industry.

  • Broad Business and Commercial skills and knowledge required to run a successful P&L business.

  • Experience of successfully growing a business in a competitive and challenging environment.

  • Strategic business planning skills.

  • Experience in leading a team and maximising team performance.

 

Formal Academic Qualifications/Skills – Relevant accounting qualifications essential. Education to degree level preferred.

Length of Experience Required – Minimum 5 years’ at senior management level in a related Finance Director, Financial Controller, or CFO role or similar.

 To apply, please email your CV to jobs@txtnation.com

PHP and Javascript Developer (Node.js an advantage)

We are looking for a PHP developer with skills to help us process millions of premium text messages. Based at our Plymouth headquarters, we require a candidate with a good working knowledge of PHP and Javascript to assist in augmenting our global platform. The ideal candidate would be experienced in using PHP and Javascript in a commercial setting and preferably in relation to the processing of high numbers of concurrent transactions or messages of any kind. However, we would be open to considering candidates with less commercial experience as long as it can be amply demonstrated they he or she possesses a good knowledge of PHP, Javascript and ideally Node.js.
Though not essential, it would be highly beneficial for any candidate to have good working knowledge of other Web standards and technologies, including MySQL, RabbitMQ, Erlang, MongoDB, Riak, Redis, Apache, Chef, Puppet, Linux, HTML5, and JavaScript, among others.

Understanding of providers including Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Cloud, other IaaS solutions and virtualised hosting in general would be a bonus.

Applicants to send CV’s to jobs@txtnation.com.

Primary Responsibilities
Creating PHP and Javascript programs Identifying and solving bugs
Following standards Proactively suggesting system improvements
Working creatively with the development team
Personal Specification

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications & Training

Recognized computer science qualification or practical software training scheme

Experience

PHP and Javascript development in a commercial environment Creating complex, commerical web applications and middleware from scratch

Qualities and Attitude

Proactive, diligent, compliant, focussed

Product Knowledge

Mobile or general technology Mobile industry knowledge and trends
Desirable Competencies
Self-motivated Excellent PHP coding
High level of organization Technology savvy
Problem-solving MySQL, Erlang, RabbitMQ, Riak, Redis working knowledge
Good communications skills Proactive

Systems Administrator

We are looking for a System Administrator to assist in maintaining our busy platform. We are an award-winning mobile billing and messaging aggregator, headquartered in Plymouth, England, and if you are a bright, technical and creative individual we want to hear from you.

You will have a broad interest in LAMP, preferably in a commercial setting, and be comfortable identifying and solving technical issues across a range of software and hardware contexts.

You will have experience of cloud based solutions.

Some experience of PHP will be required and this will be encouraged over time.

Duties include:

·         Maintaining existing servers

·         Creating new servers

·         Documenting server setup

·         Disaster recovery planning in conjunction with systems manager

·         Proactive maintenance of current on site and cloud based systems

·         Applying updates and restarting systems within a given time window

·         Installing and removing software in a live environment

·         Recovering and repairing faulty systems

·         Interrogating PHP code to identify faults

There may be some out-of-hours and weekend cover work to ensure our platform works 24/7.

Free onsite parking, 20 days holiday plus bank holidays , including an additional day with each year of service.

CV’s to jobs@txtnation.com

IT Manager

This is an exciting role with an award-winning mobile billing and messaging aggregator headquartered in Plymouth, England.

The company is expanding and has grand plans for the future to add to it’s already successful business strategy.

We need a dynamic IT manager with coding and development experience (PHP and SQL).

They will need to lead the existing team of developers and be able to communicate on their level (this team will be expanding in the future).

Manage the expectations of the senior management team and keep them up to date with the day to day and the future requirements.

The current systems for development and project management need to be re-structured and updated and the candidate will need proven experience in managing the development and project management process.

These processes will need to be documented and internal users trained in the correct way to maintain these systems.

You will be responsible for growing the company in conjunction with the plans laid out by the senior management team, but also have the ability to advise on potential direction changes where needed.

You will be responsible for managing the progress of internal development projects combing all departments within the company to ensure all jobs are on target.

You will also be responsible for the external projects and making sure all relevant parties are sticking to  a defined structure and delivering solutions on time and if not reporting to the correct parties and implementing solutions to stop any delays.

Send CV’s to jobs@txtnation.com

.NET Developer (with php)

txtNation are seeking an online .Net developer to expand delivery capabilities of a growing and dynamic technology / telecommunications company based in Plymouth, UK . The applicant will need to be bright, imaginative and also posses a good PHP skill set.

The candidate will be working on txtNation Mobile Billing systems primarily.

Skills:

  • Ability to complete all phases of software development life cycle including analysis, design, functionality, testing and support
  • Ability to develop web and database applications
  • Ability to work to multiple deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly with management
  • Project Management skills
  • E-commerce integration skills
  • Experience with CMS

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with .NET technologies including, ASP.NET.
  • .PHP ideally.

Applicants to send CV’s to jobs@txtnation.com

Business Development Executive

We are looking for a Business Development person(s). We are an award-winning, mobile billing and messaging aggregator, headquartered in Plymouth, England.

txtNation have direct mobile operator connections across the globe and clients on every continent. We are a business-to-business (B2B) organisation and you will need the flair, confidence and tenacity to deal with our worldwide corporate customers. And a keen and realistic desire to get results.

We facilitate Mobile Billing and SMS Messaging for businesses worldwide.

You will be a highly-professional individual who understands and can speak confidently about new technologies and uses solution focused selling techniques.

This business development position would play a key role in the relationship between the client, partners, and the e-commerce merchant. Key interpersonal and business development skills will be vital as the company offers a bespoke solution to their clients.

Primary Responsibilities
The Business Executive will be targeted with increasing penetration of the company’s payment and messaging solutions within the top online global ecommerce solution providers and end merchants.

Reporting to the Chief Business Development Officer, you will be expected to develop a business plan to target specific sectors.

Domestic and global travel may be required to complete agreements with companies not based in the UK.

Planning and executing a business sales strategy to target specific identified opportunities within a particular market or sector.

Finalising deals from a mix of self-generated leads, warm leads and referrals.
A consultative sales approach, tailored to a client’s needs.

Market research and fact finding based around E-commerce and the mobile industry.
Contributing to the organisations continual research into growth areas and new initiatives.
Representing txtNation at key industry events.

The ideal candidate would already have experience in selling a platform based solution with a focus in mobile, or the digital services sector and with a strong track record of closing new business deals. They will ideally be currently selling solutions B2B direct to decision makers, although newcomers are also welcome to apply.

Desired Skill-set
E = Essential D = Desirable
2-4 years of business development experience (E)
A consultative sales approach (E)
·An understanding of mobile, payments and / or digital marketing (D)
·A second European language (D)
·Autonomous and independent (E)
·CRM knowledge (D)
·An ambitious, driven self-starter (E)
·Confident and adept at C-level negotiations (D)

Online Marketing Manager

txtNation are seeking an Online Marketing Manager. A great opportunity to work for a market leading brand as our Online Marketing Manager.

Your role will be to own the online channel, looking at Brand and Online Presence through to social media through to web content.

Are you innovative? Creative? Ambitious? Passionate about online marketing? If so, this could be the a great opportunity for you to develop your career further.

This role will allow to you work directly for the senior management board. You will own the online marketing channel and be responsible for developing in the marketing strategy for the business moving forward.

The role will involve-

  • Developing, managing and optimising a number of digital marketing campaigns including: PPC, SEO, Affiliate marketing, email marketing, social media, brochures, whitepapers, newsletters, comparison site & data feed marketing.
  • Assisting in the improvement of website conversion rate.
  • Expanding and optimising the marketplace businesses.
  • Working with channel marketing partners for advertising securing best rates and benefits.
  • Evaluating customer feedback and competitor activity.
  • Devising and executing strategies to drive online traffic.
  • Editing and maintaining website – On site optimisation in collaboration with off site optimisation.
Person Specifications:
  • Experience in SEO, PPC, email marketing and / or affiliate marketing is essential
  • Experience in managing SEO and Affiliate programmes
  • Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategy and best practice.
  • Highly numerate, strong grasp of web-analytics and reports

You should be fully compliant with Panda and Penguin algo updates and have a solid understand of link building techniques.

You should be capable of developing a content strategy for our clients and liaise with the copywriter to create compelling content. inc Blog updates.

Futher Desirable Skills

Any of the following skills will be a major advantage, Design, Website front end editing abilities, FTP, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, PHP, ASP, .net and MySQl.

You will be required to take a short test at our offices to demonstrate your knowledge of SEO and PPC.

References will be required and followed.

txtNation will seek at least two references from this line of work.

Application questions

Do you know how to obtain links for a client? 
Do you know how to avoid being penalised by Panda? 
Do you know how to avoid being penalised by Penguin? 
Are you a wizard with Google Analytics? 
Are you a Google Adwords Professional?  

Coupled with innovative thinking, the candidate must find practical solutions.

Benefits include 20 days holiday plus all bank holidays, and free parking on site.

Applicants to send CV’s to jobs@txtnation.com

Erlang/PHP Developer – Intermediate/Advanced

Summary of Position:
txtNation requires an Erlang developer with supplemental PHP skills to help us process millions of premium text messages. Based at our Plymouth headquarters, we require a candidate with a good working knowledge of Erlang and PHP to assist in augmenting our global platform.The ideal candidate would be experienced in using Erlang in a commercial setting and preferably in relation to the processing of high numbers of concurrent transactions or messages of any kind. However, we would be open to considering candidates with less commercial experience as long as it can be amply demonstrated they he or she possesses a good knowledge of Erlang/OTP functionality and an excellent grasp of Erlang’s benefits and culture.

The candidate would additionally evangelise Erlang within the company and assist in educating less experienced developers in practical Erlang.

Though not essential, it would be highly beneficial for any candidate to have good working knowledge of other Web standards and technologies, including MySQL, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, Riak, Redis, Apache, Chef, Puppet, Linux, HTML5, and JavaScript, among others.

Understanding of providers including Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Cloud, other IaaS solutions and virtualised hosting in general would be a bonus.

Applicants to send CV’s to jobs@txtnation.com.

Primary Responsibilities
 
Creating Erlang and PHP programs Identifying and solving bugs
Following standards Proactively suggesting system improvements
Working creatively with the development team      
Personal Specification
 

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications & Training

      Recognized computer science qualification or practical software training scheme

Experience

Erlang and PHP development in a commercial environment Creating complex, commerical web applications and middleware from scratch

Qualities and Attitude

Proactive, diligent, compliant, focussed      

Product Knowledge

Mobile or general technology Mobile industry knowledge and trends
Desirable Competencies
 
Self-motivated Excellent Erlang/OTP and PHP coding
High level of organization Technology savvy
Problem-solving MySQL, RabbitMQ, Riak, Redis working knowledge
Good communications skills Proactive

Corporate Buyer

Job Spec

Network Relations and Business networking – Maintain close relationship with mobile networks, suppliers, partners and regulatory bodies in the industry to provide new market opportunities for txtNation and maintain existing connections.

The role requires the candidate to have a solid working knowledge of Spreadsheets (..xls) for analysis on rates, therefore having a have solid awareness of numbers.

Market Analysis – identifying areas (countries) to improve, expand and cost save.

Where identified, putting forward a business case to the business development team and management.

Internal Communications - Liaise with the development team regarding any connectivity work. Perform introductions between respective technical departments.

Contract Management – reviewing contracts from networks (suppliers), applying for new services and ensuring that the terms of our contracts are met in full. Working with the accounts team to resolve Contractual issues (Payouts/Invoices from Operators and agreements with major clients).

External Communication - Professionally relaying critical information provided by providers, regulation changes, charges, code changes, downtime notifications, internally and by producing public facing documentation.

This is an important role to all stakeholders requiring good interpersonal skills, working across all departments. You should be prepared to work long hours at times to succeed. You will be driven, organized and proactive to become a txtNation brand ambassador,
ultimately representing txtNation at conferences, trade shows and remotely.
To commence now.

Applications to be made via CV and covering letter to jobs@txtnation.com (Copy (cc’) in: j.rowsell@txtnation.com).