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Senior Sales Executive vacancy in Home Based (133lw)


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Location: Home Based
Region: Midlands, South West
Salary: £60,000.00 - £70,000.00
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Consultancy, Cyber/IT Security, Cloud, IT/Telecoms, Overseas, Sales, Senior Appointments, Security
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our client is a well-established business that has been successful in the Defence and Security market since 1992. Their secure information exchange solutions have been deployed by more than twenty-five different nations around the globe. When their customers talk about "mission critical" they mean national security matters.

Our client’s success in the defence and security niche has been built on our ability to build great technology and service solutions; but also, being as good as the very best as an organisation.

Our client is the British Standards Institute's reference enterprise for TickITplus, the software development extension to ISO9001 (Quality Management). Their agility enabled them to gain certification to ISO27001 (Information Security) several years before some of the household names they work with followed suite. They are also an Investor in People, achieving the IiP Gold Standard.

As part of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) High Assurance community, our client fully support the HMG mission to make the UK the safest place to conduct business online.

Main Purpose of Job
You will be reporting to the Head of Sales and you will use incoming and self-generated leads to maximise revenue generation through the consultative selling of client’s solutions and technology.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Capable of completing the role with minimal supervision you will:
• Sell clients cyber security solutions and technology to Defence, Security and Wider Government Agencies in the UK and Europe, generating revenues and margins in line with targets.
• Build and manage a credible sales pipeline that enables sales objectives to be met.
• Update clients’ CRM tool with detailed activities and next steps to provide full visibility into key accounts, opportunities and forecasts.
• Leverage, promote and collaborate with clients sales channels and partners as appropriate.
• Be a client brand ambassador in the marketplace, participating in industry events and forums.
• Manage accounts to ensure full penetration of client’s solutions.
• Engage client resources effectively in the pursuit of business including marketing, pre-sales and, where necessary, for larger scale strategic opportunities product development.
• Provide support to bids, as required.
• Maintain product knowledge.

Skillset
• 4+ years of relevant and related industry sales and/or pre-sales experience.
• Demonstrated track record of driving sales account revenue and exceeding revenue targets through consultative selling, supported by a current and effective network that has allowed you to do business successfully.
• Thorough understanding of Public Sector sales cycles and a successful track record in negotiating and closing sales
• Proven ability to demonstrate solution value to key prospects at ‘Senior Officer level’ combined with the knowledge and aptitude to present and explain the technical elements of product or services.
• Ability to co-ordinate the end-to end activities from pre-sales through to post sales to ensure excellent levels of engagement and service throughout the process.
• Either holding UK Security Clearance or willingness to undergo UK Security Clearances is key to this role.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Deep and broad understanding of the UK MOD market, particularly Defence Digital and the Front-Line Commands. A range of deep relationships within UK MOD. Must be able to open doors and communicate at 1* level and above.
• Knowledge of the cyber security market.
• Ability to sell a range of capability, including outcomes, services and solutions

Desirable
• Familiarity with Pipedrive.
• Understanding of NATO.
• “Customer side” experience of working within a UK Government Defence or Security organisation.
• Good understanding of Cyber Security and/or ICT technologies.

The client encourages an open and participative approach to both business and social activities. As a Gold standard Investor in People, you will have a structured career path which actively supports your career development. The client will provide an attractive remuneration package and excellent future career prospects.

The ideal candidate would probably be someone from a Royal Signals or Comms background who has experience in this market place and who has a “blackbook” of contacts within this sector.

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