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Direct Sales Executive

Salary range: Up to £30k Categories: Sales Employment term: Permanent Location: Not specified Vacancy Status: Vacancy Open Posted on: May 6th, 2021 Apply now

Direct Sales Executive  – Gloucester

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sales Executive to join a fast paced, multi award-winning, market leading Educational Technology Company based in Gloucester

The Role 

The Direct Sales Representative will primarily be responsible for generating and growing direct school sales.      Focusing on the UK education market along with international school groups, this will involve lead generation, product demonstrations and pro-actively selling our clients product to key decision makers within schools. The successful candidate will drive market awareness via marketing efforts and help develop territory sales by direct end user engagement via the phone and online presentations.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Business Development team to drive SAAS revenue and deliver on the companies sales plan. The successful candidate will communicate with school IT managers and decision makers to maximise school customer acquisition and manage the day-to-day sales pipeline to forecast accurately.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain strong and long-lasting relationships with schools and prospects
  • Effectively communicate the value proposition to schools, to drive both sales and increased engagement
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal stakeholders to ensure seamless service delivery
  • Develop a deep understanding of the education sector, trends and the competitive landscape
  • Use internal CRM to log all activity and identify key opportunities

 Required skills and experience:

  • A dynamic, pro-active approach to working with potential customers,
  • The ability to work collaboratively across departments to achieve success
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience working with reseller and channel partners globally
  • Experience of working within a fast paced, high growth environment
  • Experience working with CRM and online sales tools

 Personal qualities

  • An outgoing, confident individual with excellent interpersonal skills who is able to quickly build strong rapport with customers
  • A quick learner who is able to assimilate new information and shows a passion for self development
  • A well-organised approach to managing workload, being able to prioritise effectively and demonstrate strong time-management skills
  • Resilient and resourceful with a can do attitude
  • Passionate about sales and service
  • High levels of energy, passion and motivation
  • High standards of integrity and ethics
  • Consultative, smart, articulate and hungry for success

Whilst we would love to respond to every single applicant applying to our roles, we are unable to reply to everyone due to the high number of CV’s we receive on a daily basis. Please be aware that if you haven’t been contacted within 10 working days then unfortunately you have not been successful this time around.

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