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Are you an enthusiastic salesperson? Are you looking to build a career within an expanding company? Do you like the sound of uncapped commission with a competitive basic? Our Client, a growing and well established company within Milton Keynes are looking for an enthusiastic and driven salesperson to join their expanding team. If you like the sound of being a key player and feel you have the ambition to drive the business forward, then we would like to hear from you! You will be the company’s representative both over the telephone and face to face. The role will involve you speaking to existing customers, calling prospective customers and meeting potential customers face to face whilst attending their exclusive events. Skill set needed; Tenacity - cold calling prospective clients Rapport building - engaging with customers on a face to face bases Knowledge - the ability to learn products Problem solving - listening to the customer’s needs and selling the most appropriate solution to help them progress We are looking for a salesperson with passion, persistence and who genuinely cares for their customers. Competitive basic salary, uncapped commission and excellent career development opportunities! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!
Do you want a career as opposed to a job? Do you want to work for a company where you aren't made to feel "just a number"? Do you possess the ability to build strong relationships and are you passionate about offering the best service to your customers? Full-time, permanent role. Basic salary 25K + uncapped commission (OTE £45K) The Company Our client, the head office for a very well known brand based in Milton Keynes, are seeking an experienced Business Development Executive to join their vibrant team! The working environment is extremely unique, with plenty of fun but also very hard-working and results-orientated. The Role The primary focus of the role is to pro-actively contact existing and potential customers via the telephone, build relationships and understand their business - Only then will you be able to advise on suitable products and services to offer. You will be consultative, this is solution-based selling. Your responsibilities will include: Identify the opportunity to generate new business Converting initial enquiries right through to closing the deal Pro-actively identify opportunities to cross-sell and up-sell Use your strong interpersonal and influencing skills to confidently communicate complex technical issues to successfully encourage customers to expand their product range Ensure sound up to date excellent knowledge of technical products and services to deliver excellent customer service and maximise selling opportunities. About You In order to be suitable for this role you will have the following skills/experience: Great communication skills Demonstrated experience of working a target environment with a desire to achieve sales targets. Driven to achieve personal and team objectives whilst demonstrating the right behaviours. Excellent sales, negotiation and presentation skills are essential! To discuss this exciting career opportunity further, please apply online now via this advert! Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are short-listed we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!
Sales & Marketing Support – Digital Media We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our thriving Sales & Marketing team. Ideally you will be a passionate graduate, with an interest in music or someone who plays in instrument. You will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, implementation and development of our clients established social media communities across Facebook, Twitter, as well as optimising their profile on other platforms (Instagram, YouTube & Pinterest). You will plan and execute social media content across multiple platforms, as well as reporting and analysing these platforms to the Sales Managers. We need someone who can achieve the exceptional and who has the courage to take risks and look at new ways of working online as well as staying one step ahead of the game. Main role will include: Social media strategy; work with Europe & also lead the strategic direction in the UK including content creation, paid support, integration, channel management, optimisation of all social channels, increase brand awareness & social engagement. Collaborate with internal product groups and explore ways to integrate social campaigns into business strategies. Working with a wider group including our European HQ on content creation and strategy. Collaborate with external partners (dealers / press / PR) with online campaigns / events Co-ordinate sponsored campaigns on different platforms and providing suggestions to Product Managers. Creation of ongoing content calendars & management of these. Plan & allocated budget for social media. Creating copy (blogging) for the UK website on a weekly basis. Skills Required: Exceptional written commination skills with the ability to write quickly and competently as well as professional verbal communication skills (online, face to face, on phone) Familiar with Hootsuite and most popular social networking tools. Demonstrate a passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. Excellent organisational skills & ability to prioritise your work load High level of computer skills (Microsoft office programmes) Ability to create images & video for social media (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects) Photography & videography skills.
Permanent, full time role - 37.5 hours per week Salary £22,000-£26,000 Based in Central Milton Keynes Life's short. Is it time for you to do something different? Maybe you're bored of the same old same old administrative tasks and want more interesting work. Have you considered moving into marketing? Not wishy washy stuff, you'd take on responsibilities that contribute directly to the bottom line and growth of a company. You'll focus on coordinating a range of events to raise our client's profile, but you'll also update their marketing collateral, research prospects, work with marketers at other offices to keep their online presence relevant and update the business development pipeline on our CRM system. Responsibilities will include: Event management including planning, venues, catering, invitations and obtaining costs - you may also be required to attend some events to meet clients CRM Database - Taking ownership of updating and maintaining client details on the database Business Development - From researching potential clients to contributing to proposals and pitches Mailings - Sending out e-shots to new and potential clients on a regular basis About you: You'll have a strong background in senior administration roles (PA/secretarial etc.) with some experience coordinating events Experience within a Professional Services organisation an advantage, but is not essential Excellent IT skills: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook essential, plus databases/CRM systems would be preferred Strong communication skills (written and spoken), confident in dealing with people at all levels Strong organisation and planning skills Willingness to travel from time to time to events or meet clients. If you are looking for a longterm opportunity with a company where you can grow and develop - look no further! To find out more please apply today! As a result of the volume of applicants we receive we will be unable to respond to each of you. We will endeavour to respond to successful applicants (to this role) within 24 hours of your application. To keep up to date with all of our vacancies please follow us on twitter, like us on face book and register with us on our own website.
Basic £25,000 plus OTE circa £40,000 Our client currently has an exciting opportunity in their Sales department, working as a Business Development Executive within the highly a successful sales team based in Milton Keynes. The successful candidate will be selling and advising on a range of world class business improvement solutions to both new and existing customers across a wide range of business sectors. These solutions include a range of products and services such as ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 as well as identifying other opportunities to upsell and cross-sell into other business streams. From converting initial enquiries right through to closing a deal, we require a sales person who is constantly striving to investigate, explore and understand customer needs in order to maximise opportunities. This role is perfect for a highly motivated and customer focused individual with a passion for optimising existing customer relationships and winning new customers. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills obtained from a desirable solution based business to business sales background. Excellent sales, negotiation and presentation skills are essential to succeed in this role. You’ll use your strong interpersonal and influencing skills to confidently communicate complex technical issues to successfully encourage customers to expand their product range. You’ll also have a Degree level qualification, equivalent educated or a proven track record of significantly exceeding targets and expectations in a sales environment.
Marketing Executive Our new client is growing at a pace and as such, they are keen to recruit key individuals to take the company into the next phase of their business. The successful candidate will be responsible for: Creating Marketing Plans Competitor Analysis and spotting keyword trends Constructing AdWords Campaigns Analysing analytics data and spotting trends and gaps and adjusting campaigns accordingly Managing the marketing budget Developing marketing materials to generate sales leads Sending regular mail outs and designing templates accordingly Initiating the PR and Social media side of the business We are looking for a really capable candidate who can bring experience to this role. Our business is within the sports industry, so a passion for a sport or an understanding of sports marketing would be really helpful.