Area Sales developer

18000.00 - 20000.00 GBP Annual + GBP18000 - GBP20000/annum
19 Sep 2017
17 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Our client, the UK market leader in their sector, are currently recruiting for a Sales Development Researcher to join the regional sales teams at their headquarters in Chesterton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. The successful applicant will be working within a regional sales team and be responsible for researching prospective and new clients alike, creating and maintaining a thorough contact database, as well as supporting the Business Sales Development Manager day to day. This role will also be responsible for scheduling client appointments and managing follow-up activities in conjunction with the Sales Development Team.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a bright, knowledgeable and enthusiastic sales closing professional to join Area Sales Development team.

If you are motivated and driven to win orders this could be the position for you.

Key Responsibilities:

Working with the public and private sectors, our client base includes local authorities, the education sector, architects and contractors

To research and develop new leads and sales opportunities in your geographical region.
Gather company and contact data, inputting and updating information into a CRM database.
Using business tools, project/lead subscription services, web and social media platforms to research prospective and new clients, collating project information relating to a range of market sectors
Following up potential business to mature the lead.
Support the Area Sales Development team with general administration duties relating to our CRM database and outbound marketing activities
Arrange appointments and plan meetings with potential/existing contacts as require
Following up quotations with prospective clients to mature sales leads and recognise opportunities to close the sale;
Update project notes using the CRM system;
Providing technical and sales advice to customers by telephone;
Negotiate to ensure the best deal for customer and the business;
Provide weekly reports on order activity.
Key Skills and Qualifications:

Experience in sales development, preferably on the telephone and used to working to deadlines
Experience of CRM database systems.
Excellent admin and IT skills (experienced on MS office programmes).
Web and social media knowledge with the ability to navigate for research purpose.
Strong sales negotiation, product cross selling and closing skills;
Confident and strong communicator able to work with colleagues and clients at all levels.
Possess a full working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs and have a high level of computer literacy;
Meticulous attention to detail with ability to identify and prioritise strong sales
Working Arrangements and Rewards:

Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00
Half an hour unpaid lunch break
25 days holiday entitlement plus 6 bank and 2 public holidays
Competitive market salary