We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.
We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.
Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 202122 we reached 650 million people.
The British Councils English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E) includes a significant business client base. It is part of our commercial strategy moving forward for the evolving Corporate English Solutions division to professionalise and develop our approach and to grow this income stream.
CES Sales and Account Managers (SAMs) will be responsible for activity within a clearly defined territory. They will play a key role in supporting and driving the commercial growth of sales to corporate clients in that territory by:
- Contributing to commercial planning.
- Identifying and connecting with potential new clients (prospecting)
- Partnering with them to design and sell solutions that combine products from our English Language, Professional Skills and Assessment portfolio.
- Working closely with teaching centres and other business units to create proposals and pricing.
- Maintain and manage client relationships to ensure excellent customer experience and retain business.
- Capture and manage data to help build insight around our corporate audience and the sales and marketing effectiveness of our corporate business (business data and intelligence)
Commercial planning and business delivery
Works with key stakeholders within a defined territory to shape commercial strategy and targets.
Identifies key areas of focus within a territory (e.g., target geographies, industries, channels, and product opportunities).
Works with country and regional leadership to inform resourcing and budgetary decisions.
Contributes to activity that generates awareness of the British Councils Corporate Solutions portfolio, including attending and potentially organizing events.
Supports Business Development Executive by developing clear prospect profiles for the territory
Works with country and regional marketing teams to support any marketing activity or campaigns that support corporate sales.
Achieve sales targets
Responds to Qualified Opportunities that have been assigned within the Service Level Agreement
Identifies and records the clients needs and business units involved with delivery (e.g., Teaching Centres)
Works with key stakeholders in the relevant business unit(s) to develop client proposals
Uses global pricing tools to set pricing, negotiating within agreed margins where required.
Actively manages relationships with potential clients to deliver sales success.
Provides qualitative feedback on wins/losses and lead quality to drive continuous improvement.
Takes active steps to maintain ongoing relationships with corporate clients in order to retain and where possible, grow business.
Undertakes post-delivery evaluation with clients to identify areas of improvement and future opportunities.
Business data and intelligence
Captures and manages client data in CRM and other business systems.
Responds to CRM workflows relating to Opportunities that have been assigned.
Present regular and accurate reports on sales activity (pipeline, conversion, revenue vs target)
Review data sources with colleagues to identify opportunities to improve performance
Managing self and others
Tasks and coordinates others (e.g., internal colleagues or external contractors/suppliers) to complete time-limited, straightforward activities, within established procedures, to ensure efficient delivery of services. Monitors task completion to agreed quality and time standards
About You (essential requirements for the role):
3+ years of customer management experience
Familiarity with Salesforce or use of similar CRM
Proficiency in Microsoft office programs
Local language at C2 level for speaking and writing. English level at C1 speaking and writing
Bachelors degree/University degree
Sales related experience in large sectors (e.g financial services, media, pharmaceuticals tourism etc)
Sales or Marketing qualifications
Number of positions: 1
Job type: Full time
Contract typt: FTC
Deadline to receive applications: November 19, 2023
This role is open for candidates who have the right to live and work in the job location.
Please note that all applications should be submitted in English only.
It is advisable to apply in advance to avoid any technical issues at the last moment
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion(EDI) Statement
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