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Business Development Executive - Education

Posted 5 January by Adecco UK Limited Ended
My Client is a market-leading educational software supplier seeking a Pre Sales Consultant responsible for developing high quality leads for our expanding internal sales team. Office based, with the opportunity for regular field work, the successful candidate will liaise closely with our sales and marketing departments with a view to generating leads, networking with existing customers and supporting company initiatives. The Pre Sales Consultant will be heavily involved in organising and hosting regional promotional events, will occasionally visit customers and perform online consultations or training sessions. You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining our strong referrals network and exhibit at national and regional conferences.

Applicants from an educational and/or sales and marketing background are welcome to apply, however this role may also suit someone with training experience. Dealing with school leaders, the candidate will have a proven track record in providing excellent customer service and be able to work confidently with senior members of staff in schools and other educational establishments. You will be able to demonstrate a desire and passion to achieve and exceed targets. Full training will be given on our market-leading products.

Duties / Responsibilities:

1. Generate high quality leads for our internal sales team.
2. Maximise the effectiveness of lead generation initiatives.
3. Provide online and onsite consultations, demonstrations and training sessions.
4. Develop and maintain our referrals network.
5. Maintain close, regular contact with customers.
6. Provide telephone advice and support.
7. Give pricing information.
8. Maintain CRM with a high degree of accuracy.
9. Meet/exceed targets.
10. Regularly visit customers and attend trade shows/exhibitions (overnight stays).

Professional Skills:

Essential:

* Ability to be adaptable in order to meet the demands of this developing role
* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
* Good ICT skills - excel and power point
* Excellent Maths and English skills
* Required to take holidays out of school term time
* Working with schools, you will be required to pass an enhanced DBS check
* Regular overnight stays
* Willing to travel
* Full, clean driving license

Desirable:
* Educated to degree level in English or Primary Education
* Sales and Marketing experience
* Training experience and/or teaching/classroom experience
* Knowledge and experience of how children learn to read
* Experience with web conference presentations/training

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Reference: 34151392

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