New Business Sales Placement

by ProspectSoft Ltd

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Job Details

Deadline: 4th February 2022
Salary: £16,615 (£18,000 for the 13 month placement)
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Business Management, Customer Service, E-Business, Sales
Location: South East
City: Oxford

New Business Sales Placement

New Business Sales are the lifeblood of any business. In this role, you’ll be part of a high energy, dynamic and high performing Sales team. Led by senior Business-to-Business Sales experts with years of experience, you’ll gain invaluable skills and knowledge during this placement to set you on a path of a super high earning software sales career.

The placements in our Sales team often come back following graduation to become stars of the team – this is a great opportunity for someone serious about a sales career. Responsibility will be given to those that can handle it, and sales commissions are available for all placements that can complete the sales process with potential customers.

The team are close knit and support each other in the office, or on the many social events that the team organises. In our opinion, it’s the best Sales Placement role that you’ll find!

Some of the things you’ll be doing:

  • Building Customer Rapport – Each element of the role is strongly focused on communication with prospects. You’ll be responsible for managing prospective clients through the entire Free Trial process. Having the ability to build relationships and rapport with clients quickly is a vital skill you will adopt in this exciting role.
  • Customer Service – At ProspectSoft, we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service, and every member of staff needs to contribute to this. This will involve providing timely answers, assistance and escalation in a professional and friendly manner that reflects the company's core values.
  • Sales Management/Lead Generation – This will involve scoping and documenting requirements, managing the entire sales cycle, and supporting other sales staff on larger sales where required. You will be expected to engage with prospects through different mediums, including phone and email. In addition, you’ll be responsible for driving the number of opportunities, including Free Trials and Onboarding Experiences.
  • Presentations/Demonstrations – A key part of your role will be demonstrating our software to prospective clients. To be able to deliver high quality, relevant demonstrations, you’ll need to be able to translate customer requirements into efficient and desirable solutions and present these in an appealing, persuasive manner.
  • Organisation – It’s imperative that you have excellent organisation skills to ensure you successfully manage and meet desired timescales for prospective clients and internal deadlines. This will require you to liaise and co-ordinate with team members across the business, and most importantly with the client.

What you’ll need:

  • Excellent time management & organisation skills
  • Motivated by targets & deadlines
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Excellent IT systems knowledge (including email, Excel, Office etc.)
  • Passion for delivering excellent customer service
  • Enthusiastic approach & positive attitude at all times
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Completed a minimum of 2 years of your undergraduate degree but will not have graduated at the start of your placement

Why ProspectSoft?

The Most Awarded SME for Placements - We’re proud to be the most awarded SME in the UK for its placement programme! Our placements really are the heart and soul of the company.

SMEs for the Win! - Providing you with an instant sense of belonging, working for ProspectSoft offers you a working environment like no other. Being able to build relationships and work closely with senior Managers and Directors provides you with all the opportunities and skills you need to fly high in the real world.

Enhanced Employment Prospects - A placement with us will give you an excellent foundation knowledge and insight into the sector you’re working in and awareness of the working world. This will enable you to excel in your professional development, as well as enhance your employability skills.

Personal Development - Managers and Directors at ProspectSoft want to ensure you gain the most out of your placement. Throughout your year, you’ll be working alongside industry experts who’ll guide and support you along your placement journey. Plus, they’ll encourage you to work on other side projects to boost your CV, like passing online certifications!

Real Responsibility - You don’t have to worry about being the placement that gets stuck doing the coffee run! Right from the get-go, you’re given real responsibility, being treated and respected just like all the other permanent employees are. You’re given tasks that influence the business’ reputation, success and growth, and your skills are hugely valued and appreciated.

Unique Atmosphere - The friendly, young and energetic atmosphere here at ProspectSoft is something we feel makes us unique! We’re a supportive company that treasures every single employee. We’re a sociable bunch too that know how to have a great time both in the office, and outside the walls of work! Our Social Committee ensures there’s plenty of events going on throughout the year to provide all sorts of perks for our lovely employees.

Pizza Fridays & Beer Fridays - Who doesn’t love pizza? The last Friday of every month combines food and learning! Bringing the whole company together, we learn about the exciting features our Development team have been working on recently in the software, and simultaneously get to indulge in endless amounts of Domino’s pizza! Plus, every Friday, ProspectSoft finish work half an hour early to crack open the beer fridge and socialise. Employees can kick-start their Fridays and choose a refreshing alcoholic or soft beverage they fancy, to sit back, relax and enjoy! We also love a good quiz!

Departmental Socials - Each department often heads out for different socials after work. Whether it’s a curry night or getting involved in a sport such as trampolining or rock-climbing, every department loves to bring their teams together for a good laugh and sociable catch up! But socials don’t have to be set to individual departments; we like to mix! If the Dev team head out trampolining and the Marketing team fancy joining, then they’re always welcome – the more the merrier!

Company Events - ProspectSoft love to host a sunny BBQ, attend the Henley Royal Regatta, or organise afterwork drinks in the sunshine. Whatever they choose to do, ProspectSoft love a sociable get together!

About ProspectSoft

We’re a UK based CRM and eCommerce company, run by its founder, supported by a strong international management team, and financially backed by Maven Capital Partners. We create, develop and deliver our SaaS platform, Prospect, to more than 5,000 SME users worldwide. Prospect is perfect for businesses who sell physical products from stock B2B. As the official “Stock Aware CRM”, Prospect offers native integration to leading accounting and inventory management systems like Unleashed, Xero and Cin7.

How to apply

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Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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