Graduate Collaboration Solutions Sales Specialist

Posted 27 February by Softcat PLC Featured


We're on the hunt for the next Softcat superstar salesperson!

Softcat is one of the UK's leading providers of IT infrastructure and the best work place in the UK. We love our employees as much as we love our customers so we'll make sure we look after you. We'll be giving you structured progression plans, the best perks, and the chance to be part of the Softcat family. It doesn't end there; our Collaboration team is growing faster than Softcat’s overall business with 64% growth on last year and you could be part of that growing success as there is still so much more to do.

Sound impressive?

Well, if you're a graduate with a 2:1 or a second-jobber looking for the next step then we need you!

You need to be incredibly hard working, self-motivated with a desire to succeed at every opportunity. You will be given the best training in the business so you don’t need to be an IT geek to apply.

Want to know what a sales specialist does?

The role of a specialist is to be an overlay to our Account Managers so being visible on the sales floor is integral to this. You will be required to build your own internal brand by acting as an evangelist of all things Collaboration and help account managers identify opportunities within their accounts. Sitting with teams and organising training and call outs will assist in raising your profile across the sales floor.

During your time on the Collaboration team, your role will start as an Executive, speaking to new clients, or clients who don’t currently buy Collaboration products from Softcat. In this phase, you will be building credibility with these clients, speaking to them about why Softcat and our Collaboration team is a fantastic partner to work with to solve their needs. From there you will have responsibility to develop these initial conversations into tangible projects and programmes of work. You will work consultatively with them to understand and mitigate risks and challenges identified by their businesses through a combination of technology and consultancy, forming long lasting relationships.

There is a defined progression path for Collaboration Solutions Specialists to support your development throughout that process, focussing on the following responsibilities:

  • Cold calling
  • To train new starters and general sales teams to allow them to qualify opportunities
  • Arrange and lead meetings with customers
  • Take ownership for commercial and technical engagement
  • Demonstrate an applied understanding of Softcat’s services, cloud, and vendor portfolio
  • Build an internal network with technical/sales teams and an external network with partners
  • Maintain accurate pipeline and apply business analysis using tools available
  • Embrace a commission centric role, judged by performance against target
  • Develop C-Level engagement confidence and capability
  • Take advantage of mentoring and management progression opportunities if of interest

So come on, what are you waiting for?

About Softcat

Passion. Intelligence. Fun. Responsible; these are the core values which define Softcat. We are one of the UK’s leading IT infrastructure providers and a FTSE 250 listed company. The business is based on two key principles: outstanding customer service and employee satisfaction- both of which inspire our flexible, friendly approach to business.

Required skills

  • Customer Service
  • IT Sales
  • Sales
  • Graduate Entry
  • Graduate Level

Reference: 34562516

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