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Internal Sales Executive (3251495795)
Internal Sales Executive / Technical Sales Burgess Hill Full time permanent role 0830-1730 Mon-Thu and 0830-1300 on Fridays - office based. Salary: £30000-£40000 per annum plus very good company benefits Plenty of free parking on site and close to the nearest station. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a solid background within sales of a technical nature and high value Excellent opportunity to join a highly established and very professional organisation The role: As a key member of the UK Sales Department, the Sales Executive will report directly to the Head of Sales. The role is to pro-actively support the Sales and Process teams with the coordination of technical sales activities from bid identification, tracking the quote compilation process through to successful order award and handover to the Project Engineering team. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Proactive identification of enquiries at the early stages of client project approval Assess new sales leads and opportunities and evaluate whether to pursue them, contacting clients for clarifications and further information Develop initial tenders in conjunction with Process and Estimating teams Support Sales Managers with tenders and administration as required Mentor and train the Sales Administrator Manage the completion of pre-qualification applications Ensure relevant bid/estimate sign-offs are attained in line with procedures Check technical documents are in line with procedures Work with the Estimating team to expand the supply chain by researching and identifying new suppliers General sales and admin duties as required, including occasional ad-hoc projects Potential client visits and secondment to other departments Assist in the development of new admin systems and streamlining of the department Participate in Sales and Strategy meetings Represent the company at trade events, seminars etc Develop the website and any other social media/marketing potential, developing new ideas and initiatives. Ensure CRM system is current and all users are inputting accurately and in a timely manner. Produce monthly order reports and other CRM reports as required. Coordinate travel logistics and hospitality during client visits Provide support and back-up for the Estimating function SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / COMPETENCIES: A formal technical background would be advantageous but not essential Previous experience of working in a technical sales / solution engineering environment Demonstrable commercial acumen and tactical thinking Some experience of negotiation skills, would be desirable Self-starter, able to use initiative and perseverance to see tasks through to the end Capable of building relationships by phone / email and competent at extracting key information from clients Extremely organised with good attention to detail Able to manage and prioritise a diverse workload Able to work quickly and accurately under pressure Competent use of CRM systems and MS Office A working knowledge of contractual terms and conditions would be beneficial Pro-active with a desire to improve processes and business performance Able to work alone and on own initiative, as well as part of the team Good communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to communicate clearly with multinational clients This is an excellent opportunity for a Sales Executive with a technical / engineering background to join a superb organisation Please apply now for immediate interview consideration First Recruitment Services is acting as an employment agency on behalf of this vacancy