Business Development Executive - Manchester

£25,000 - £30,000 (OTE 40k+)
North, Manchester


Luke Owen Edmunds

I am a Recruitment Consultant, working primarily on graduate jobs in the medical and healthcare sectors, as well as with the odd FMCG client!

My area of expertise

Through my time at Give A Grad A Go so far, I have had the opportunity to work on many roles in a variety of sectors. But because of my scientific background I enjoy working on the graduate jobs that we have on in the MedTech and HealthTech sectors.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I initially used Give A Grad A Go to help me find a job. I got to the final stages of lots of jobs, but nothing was quite the right fit for me. When I came in to talk to some of the Consultants here, one of them suggested that I come and interview here! I hadn’t considered graduate jobs in recruitment before, but upon careful consideration I thought that it would be an excellent chance for me to develop myself, as well as help out graduates who are going through exactly what I was.

The worst job I've had

I wouldn't say that I have had any really terrible jobs thankfully! However there have certainly been some tough moments that have not been too much fun. The closest I have come to quitting is when I worked on a sheep farm in Australia. It was the middle of summer, about 40 degrees and we were working in the wool shed. The roof was corrugated iron and only made it hotter - after a few hours of hard physical work I had definitely had enough!

Looking for sales graduate jobs in Manchester and want to kick-start your career at a rapidly growing EdTech platform?

Company profile

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining the world’s leading arts education resource. Already used by over 4 million students in over 1,800 schools, colleges and universities, in 80 countries across the world, they are one of the most trusted education technology companies in the world. Due to significant private-equity investment in 2015 and ongoing continued investment, they are on the lookout for a wave of graduates to help establish their new location in Manchester.

Job description

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining an already established sales team, and will be assigned a designated territory. Your aim will be to contribute to the new acquisition of clients, by pitching, demo-ing the platform to secondary schools, colleges and universities, and ultimately taking the current 1,800 subscriber number to 10,000 over the next few years. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and driven graduate to join a growing business with a clear corporate and social mission, a world-class team of sector and functional specialists, and a widely successful sales team.

Key responsibilities

In this Business Development Executive job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting and exceeding revenue targets
  • Managing the end-to-end sales process from cold call to close, including prospecting / generating leads
  • Setting up clients on the back-end
  • Meeting challenging daily, weekly and monthly KPIs
  • Accurate reporting of sales pipelines

So, what are we looking for?

  • A university degree
  • Proven experience and success of inside sales / delivering sales over the phone
  • Someone who is used to a high-call volume environment
  • Experience of owning the entire sales cycle – including researching and prospecting your own leads, pitching, negotiating, and closing
  • A real self-starter, who is highly motivated
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Outstanding communication skills – particularly active listening and compelling, persuasive written and verbal communication
  • High energy and commitment to the role

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting salary of between 25,000 - 30,000 basic with OTE of 40k (but uncapped!)
  • Annual retention bonus, increasing year-on-year
  • Hands-on training and onboarding
  • 25 days’ holiday, excluding bank holidays
  • Incentive prizes to be won (spa days, bar tab, vouchers, dinner paid for etc...)
  • Fitness Wednesdays
  • Winner's Circle Lunch: Once a month if you hit your target.
  • Fab Fridays: Including drinks, and celebrating the team’s successes
  • Social events (pub quizzes, dinners, drinks etc.)

Looking for sales jobs in Manchester, and want to work for a leading education technology company? If you’re a driven graduate with an interest in arts and education, apply for this Business Development Executive graduate job today.

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