Closing date: Nov 13, 2020, 10:59:00 AM
Reporting to the Senior Sales Manager of the Midlands CPS Leadership team this role will be responsible for profitably retaining, developing and growing a portfolio of the largest and most complex CPS existing customer accounts.
This role is responsible for achieving/exceeding business targets, expressed in terms of revenue, new product revenue growth and customer satisfaction. You will be responsible for strong account Development Plans (ADP) for all accounts with the creation of an account/win plan for all re-sign and growth opportunities, strongly influencing the account strategy for the relevant industry verticals and demonstrating required actions and effective engagement of the virtual team.
You will be accountable for integration across organisation sub-functions (encompassing commercial, finance, legal, service, bid and propositions) extensive knowledge of the industry sector and strong commercial awareness covering the trading environment and the customer’s specific commercial challenges.
You will be expected to build, motivate and co-ordinate virtual teams around the significant customer accounts, in order to achieve desired results on behalf of customers, and provide proactive support to both manager and colleagues (existing and new joiners) with additional coaching and support.
This role is also responsible for conducting customer meetings and dialogue encompassing both immediate opportunities and potential roadmap for the client’s business both medium and long term, accurately recording all sales activity on the central CRM system.
Operate within published commercial and contractual guidelines, making effective use of escalation routes.
You will act as an ambassador both in the external market and within internal stakeholders, demonstrating best in class sales behaviour and deliver excellent customer experience results.
You'll have the following responsibilities
Accountable for developing successful, sustainable and profitable long-term relationship with the largest and most complex regional customers, to include responsibility for escalation management to appropriate level
Responsible for drawing on multiple sources of information and insight (customer, competitors, market insight/trends, group insight, trading/economic environment) in order to formulate win strategies with customers
To develop a strong understanding of the customer’s requirements and transformational roadmap ensure robust account development plans exist for each customer accurately portraying the competitive landscape and how BT is positioned within it
Define, develop and own key customer relationships and customer contact strategy
Accountable for customer satisfaction improvements increasing Net Promoter score within the account
Accountable for utilising sales process tools to define, develop and owning key customer relationships and customer contact strategy, enabling other teams to deliver service and products by working closely and being clear and open with communication
Accountable for sustainable profitable growth across strategic account base maximising profit for BT and acknowledging any risk associated
Accountable for taking responsibility for own personal development, to ensure fully conversant with the whole portfolio and can sell a value proposition
Accountable for developing effective, multi-layer relationships with customers, demonstrating knowledge of their business and their decision-making process, right across their business to add value and exceptional engagement, becoming a trusted and valued partner
Identify opportunities to grow and sell BT’s complex solutions
Translation of account plans into actionable steps for self and virtual team
Understand and be able to sell the current and future benefits of the EE/BT network and all propositions and value-added services
Continually learn about the industry and new products and services
Work on additional projects to support the team, region or overall strategy
You'll have the following skills & experience
Expert in interpersonal and stakeholder manager skills; As client partner for our most significant accounts, engages at the most senior levels (CxO) with customers and draws together senior stakeholders from Enterprise for board-to-board customer conversations
Expert level ability to influence and convince both external customers (to buy) and internal colleagues (both to support the sales process and address customer concerns in-life)
Proven ability to develop and maintain an effective network of contacts and build relationships at senior levels of the customer/prospect organisation
Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
Strong commercial acumen and business understanding enabling achievement of profitable growth and retention results
Ability to articulate winning account plans and translate into tangible sales activities, successfully engaging virtual teams
Experience you would be expected to have:
Working accounts at this level will be highly experienced at managing senior customer relationships, closing sales business of significant size (£xm)
Significant industry experience in IT/Telecommunications, managed and professional services businesses
Proven experience and success in direct sales, generating growth and minimising churn in IT/Telecommunications or a business to business corporate marketplace
At BT, we entertain, educate and empower millions of people every single day. We’re a brand built on connecting people – whether that’s friends, family, businesses or communities. Working here, you’ll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but – more than that – you’ll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development. Benefits of working for BT include:
Competitive salary and on-target bonus plan
World-class training and development opportunities
25 days’ annual leave (not including bank holidays)
Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
Car allowance (dependent on your role)
Share option and pension scheme programmes
Automatic enrolment into our ‘Sales as Profession’ community
Flexible benefits to fit around you
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