JW Recruitment

Business Development Executive

• Role: Business Development Executive

• Company: Leading IT Technology Distributor

• Location: Harrogate

• Salary: Up to £30,000 basic with £35,000 to £40,000 OTE

• We would welcome candidates ideally with 2 years experience in an internal /external sales role

Our Client

Our client specialise in taking emerging technologies to market whilst growing established brands using a range of value-added services. Their mission is to offer their customers unique, great value products through strong market knowledge, offering an extensive portfolio of products within the Digital Workplace arena

Job Purpose

We are looking for an individual with a passion for sales and technology to actively introduce and promote our clients portfolio of products to new and existing customers. You will be responsible for developing long term relationships within your portfolio of assigned customers and proactively ensuring the achievement of sales target on a daily, monthly and quarterly basis.

You will liaise between your customer base and internal support teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our products and solutions according to customer needs.

You will be focused on achieving KPI’s set in line with the Company’s business strategy and be committed to continuous professional development and learn the key features of the technology that we provide to our customers.

Role Responsibilities

• Achieve Sales targets set each month.

• Maintain an agreed level of proactive telephone contact daily basis.

• To pro-actively seek new business (White Space) by prospecting existing customers and new customers.

• Meet and exceed agreed performance objectives & KPI’s.

• Maximise sales by continually expanding opportunities with upsell & cross selling skills.

• Ensure that CRM is up to date for all communications in relation to your account base and all business opportunities. This includes profiling your customers and developing an awareness of their business structure, key contacts and target markets.

• Ensuring that all customers are provided with accurate, proposals, collateral and other information as required.

• Continually develop your product and technical knowledge to industry standard including

• Ensure you have an up to date Quarterly Sales Plan, which is clearly communicated, manageable, and measureable by company standards. This will include regular individual reviews with your manager or team leader and the setting of SMART objectives.

• Communicate and articulate our value proposition and strategy to prospects and customers to differentiate our Client from its competitors. Maintain high levels of customer service ensuring that our Client remains a valued and key supplier.

• Always act as an ambassador and representative to ensure a professional image for the Company. Actively contribute and act as a role model to the our Client’s values.

• Develop excellent relationships with allocated customer contacts. Use all sales support resources and departments to maximise the customer’s experience.

• Role includes business development of new and/or dormant customers, with whom our client has no active trading relationship, including cold calling, mail-shots, other acquisition activites, etc

• Role also includes providing commercial and admin support across the sales-organisation (order-management, customer-contact, tradefair support, telephone/e-mail queries, etc.

Additional Responsibilities

• Relevant Bachelor’s degree

• 2 years’ experience in an internal sales or field sales role

• Commercial and business awareness with a strong level of negotiation and influencing skills

• Outstanding organisational skills and ability to manage own time effectively

• Excellent communication skills – written and verbally, face-to-face and remotely

• Competent in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.

Skills & Personal Attributes

• Strong Organisational Skills

• Strong Communication Skills

• Excellent Communication Skills


• Relevant Sales Experience

• Commercial & Business Awareness

• Experience in Microsoft Package

• SAP Experience

Education and Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in relevant subject