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Business Development Executive (internal/office based)

Posted 5 January by ESA Group Ended

Job Description

Post Title

Business Development Executive (internal role)


£21,500 to £22,500 pa, depending on experience, plus OTE commission scheme


Full time for 37.5 hours per week. Your normal hours of work are between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Mondays to Fridays inclusive with an unpaid lunch break of an hour.

In addition, employees may be required to work such additional hours as may be necessary for the proper performance of their duties without extra remuneration.

Reporting Lines

This post reports to the Sales Manager

The Organisation and our values:

The company is a leading provider of e-learning services delivering essential information for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people, for the provision of duty of care and for legislative compliance requirements. Using our expertise and building on our philanthropic values we will help organisations and people lead better and safer lives and fulfil their duty of care obligations.

Our objectives are to provide our customers with an efficient, well organised yet economical service, yet at the same time ensure that consultancy services and training is made available to our customers which are meaningful and relevant.

We operate a service which offers quality and value in a variety of areas. Consequently, a system has been adopted which is structured in such a way as to comply with the requirements of Quality Standard ISO 9001: 2008. Our aim is to ensure that customer requirements are fully met and implemented. Looking after the customer is key to our success. Our aim is "to get it right on time, the first time and every time".

Main purpose of role:

To identify new B2B business opportunities, pitching the companies products and services, and convert sales of varying cycles and deal sizes via multiple industry sector engagement. Build relationships with potential customers to understand their current and potential future training requirements.

Once established, the post holder will then be responsible for maintaining, developing and growing that relationship to generate further sales and secure repeat business.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

The role will be varied and cover a range of tasks. A selection of the key tasks involved are:

  1. Research, identify and follow up activity generated by outbound calls and outbound emails
  2. Develop an accurate sales pipeline and sales forecast
  3. Meet sales targets / KPIs
  4. Follow up leads generated by marketing campaigns
  5. Plan and prioritise sales activities using the CRM system and maintain accurate and up to date information at all times
  6. Upsell and discuss other services of the company
  7. Establish strong working relationship with customers to achieve repeat business
  8. Negotiate commercial terms within set guidelines
  9. Overcome objections, raise quotations and close sales
  10. Maintain records on customer CRM to a high degree of accuracy
  11. Work with colleagues to ensure customer satisfaction every time
  12. Arrange and sometimes attend customer meetings if required
  13. Contribute to the team performance by sharing and implementing best practise ideas.
  14. Understand the the companies delivery methodology and have sound knowledge of all of the range of programmes
  15. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information at all times
  16. Follow organisational and departmental quality standards and procedures
  17. Provide cover in other teams for periods of sickness and holidays as directed
  18. Ensure that health and safety policies and office procedures are observed
  19. Attend and effectively participate in team meetings and progress actions as directed
  20. Participate and engage in performance management processes
  21. Duties which include processing of any personal data must be undertaken within data protection guidelines.
  22. The above tasks are not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by their changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation

Health & Safety

The post holder must comply with Company’s health and safety policy and in particular is required:

  • To take reasonable care for their own health and safety at work and of those who may be affected by their actions or by their omissions
  • To cooperate with their line manager to work safely, to comply with health and safety instructions and information and undertake appropriate health and safety training as required
  • Not to intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety and welfare
  • To report to their manager any health and safety concerns, hazardous condition or defect in the health and safety arrangements.
  • This specific role is office based and will require the post holder to sit and use standard office VDU and telephone equipment for prolonged periods of time.

Person Specification


Completed a broad education including GCSE grade C and above in English Language and Maths (or equivalent)

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Sound understanding of the 360 sales process - from initial contact to conversion, on-boarding and Account Management

Experience in B2B sales preferable, with a proven track record of achievement of targets

Excellent communication and relationship building skills with strong questioning and listening skills

Ability to quickly build rapport and nurture strong customer relationships

Strong negotiation skills

Experienced in overcoming objections

Competent CRM user

Good administrative skills with attention to detail

Demonstrate a good of computer literacy

Required skills

  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • Telesales

Reference: 34144348

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