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Apprentice Sales Executive

Location Harrogate, HG2 Salary £14,000 - £16,000, depending on experience

The Opportunity
Our client is recruiting for a Apprentice Sales Executive to join their team in HG2 Harrogate.

The Level 3 IT Technical Sales Apprenticeship Programme that we are offering, will allow you to kick-start your career in an industry that is constantly evolving, dynamic and transformational.

The steps you take will provide you with valuable first-hand experience, knowledge, skills and qualification to help really drive your career forward. We are here to guide and support you every step of the way!

The Company
This company is a leading provider of refurbished server, storage and networking equipment. They’re one of the fastest growing firms in their sector and have 16 years of success behind them, revenues over £57 million, and locations in the US, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Canada and the UK. They now employ over 250 people worldwide and are committed to providing you with a lively, industrious and informal environment in which you can progress and succeed!

An opportunity is now available for a new Sales Executive to join one of their Sales teams. If you are considering a move into sales or already have sales experience and want to become part of a hard-working supportive team, this could be the new challenge you are looking for?

The Position
Job Title: Apprentice Sales Executive
Apprenticeship Course: Level 3 IT Technical Sales
Apprenticeship Duration: 12 – 15 months
Location: HG2 Harrogate
Working Hours 9-6 Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch.
Salary: £14,000-£16,000 depending on experience

Role and Responsibilities:
As their new Sales Executive in their Broker team, you’ll be responding to incoming enquiries and proactively contacting previous and potential customers. Utilising all the information they hold on products, their bespoke systems, ongoing marketing campaigns, and all of their listing sites, you’ll be following up leads and enquiries to manage existing (and create your own) accounts, along with maintaining customer records and communication.

It would be an advantage if you were familiar with the satisfaction of getting a hard-won profitable sale but really your personality, rather than experience, is what is most important to them. They have a young team, in a busy office, and you’ll be working alongside Customer Service, Purchasing, and Marketing teams. You’ll also be in frequent contact with their Warehouse teams. Basically, you need to be a friendly, patient, industrious and an affable character! You don’t have to be the loudest person in the room: you do have to be conscientious, honest, have a sense of humour, and most importantly want to work really hard for yourself, your team and the company.

They provide a lot of training on the sales process, pricing, checking stock etc and we will get you up to speed on the way we work as a company. The Sales Managers have worked their way up through the company, educating themselves about the industry and how to sell: they want you to do well and are always available to assist, guide and listen. That said! They need a self-motivated and responsible person with confidence in your own abilities because you will be accountable for hitting a reasonable target each month, and responsible (along with the rest of your team) for reaching company targets.

They’ll consider anyone who takes personal pride in doing a demanding job well, knocking stuff out of parks, with a various number of blazing guns, that kind of thing…and will look forward to welcoming you to the company!

Answering incoming phone enquiries about stock pricing and availability
Communicating frequently with previous and potential customers
Undertake any offered training and education to familiarise yourself with our products and systems
Provide information and guidance (with the assistance of colleagues) to customers to close sales
Organise face-to-face meetings with existing and potential customers
Liaising with other Techbuyer departments to ensure orders taken are in stock, tested, and shipped correctly
Maintaining our CRM in a timely manner!
Communicating with and giving feedback to colleagues
Attending industry roadshows
Developing and managing your own Sales figures every month
Maintaining good relationships with team colleagues and managers

Competitive Salary
Private Healthcare
Complimentary Flu Vac and Eye Tests
Cycle to Work Scheme
Tech Scheme
Life and Critical Illness Insurance
Regular Social Events
Structured Induction Programme

Desired Qualities, Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills – being able to chat away confidently to your customers is a necessity
Using good judgement and professionalism to build relationships with customers and colleagues
Ability to use your time wisely and efficiently
Accountability and honesty
Motivation to be successful
Very hard-working: your colleagues put a lot of time and effort into doing their job
Calm and considered approach to working under pressure
Positive, open and fair-minded
Easy-going and good humoured
Enjoy working in a busy and energetic environment
Great attitude and a willingness to succeed and be part of a growing team
Previous sales experience would be an advantage
Excellent planning and organising skills
Interest in and enthusiasm for the idea of a circular economy
Fun to be around!
A ‘can do, no quit’ attitude is most welcome!
A good imagination when it comes to charitable events, organising team sports, and planning the odd night out will endear you to everybody in the office!

Note: All applicants selected for this position will need to pass reference & security checks to qualify for employment with Techbuyer.

They are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

There are career progression opportunities available upon completion of the programme.

About ITP
We help employers develop their best talent and inspire the next generation through apprenticeships, mentoring and training, we’re plugging the UK’s digital skills gap to provide a workforce for the future.

If this sounds like the role for you, get in touch! Once we receive your application, one of our team will be in touch to help you with the next stage.

The ITP are working on behalf of a third party to advertise their vacancy. By submitting your CV, you agree to be contacted by The ITP and your information to be passed on to a third party.

Eligibility Criteria
Individuals must have a valid and eligible residency status to apply for this role.

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