Business Development Executive

£25000 - £30000 per annum 
Job Type:
Sales and Marketing 
Job Ref:

A successful and well-established supplier of educational and hygiene supplies is currently looking to recruit a talented and determined Business Development Executive at their Colchester HQ.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking business that places great emphasis on developing skilled members of staff and helping them progress in their careers. Many of their staff have been with them for a good number of years helping contribute to the sustainable growth the company continues to experience.

Suitable candidates can expect to earn well in the role, with a basic salary of up to £30,000 dependent on experience. Commission is uncapped with the following realistic OTEs in your first 3 years with the business…

– Year 1 – £5,000
– Year 2 – £10,000
– Year 3 – £15,000
with annual salary reviews

These are realistic OTEs however commission is uncapped so the potential is there for the high achievers and highly motivated to earn well in excess of these figures. You would also undergo annual salary reviews with rewards for the best performers, plus at the end of a successful year 1 there would be an option to receive a company car as you start to visit some of your customers and prospects.

The company are also flexible when it comes to remote working, with the option to work from home two days a week after a successful 6 month probation period.

The Role
As Business Development Executive you will be responsible for winning new business as well as maintaining and growing existing business through intelligent and tenacious phone activity, playing a key role in the company’s growth. Working to realistic activity and revenue KPIs you will be expected to promote the company’s product range to schools and colleges, establishing rapport and generating business. Initially you will be office-based but in time and once you have demonstrated success in the role you will have the opportunity to combine this with face to face customer visits.

The Candidate
o A proven track record of exceeding targets and KPIs in previous phone-based sales roles
o Resilient, skilled in generating new business, closing sales and developing long standing relationships
o A strategic and commercial approach to your work
o Excellent influencing, negotiating and listening skills are essential
o A problem solver, able to find solutions to commercial questions and articulate them effectively

The Company
A highly regarded third generation family business, supplying schools and colleges across London and the South with educational and hygiene supplies for over 45 years. Offering an attractive salary plus bonuses and uncapped commission, this is a fantastic chance to work with a team dedicated to offering quality products and outstanding service, where people work hard and are encouraged to excel.

The role may be suitable for you if you have a background as any of the following: Business Development Manager, Account Manager, Internal Sales Executive, Telesales Executive, B2B Telesales, Inside Sales Executive, New Business Sales, Sales Manager.

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