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Job description

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £Competitive depending on skills and experience plus bonus & car allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible Working options available

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Telecoms is one of the UK's leading connectivity providers and operates a 12,000+km private telecoms network and 15 data centres that span the UK. Offering a wide range of products and integrated solutions including leading edge SD-WAN , Ethernet , Optical and dark fibre services.

With a diverse range of customers from large Enterprises, Service Providers and the Public Sector and over 20 years of industry knowledge and experience we are well positioned to support our customers with class-leading connectivity and data centre services.

What is the Role?

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Sales Director to join us, playing a vital part in delivering our growth strategy.

You'll work closely with the Sector Director to develop and deliver the sales strategy, with growth from existing customers and new logos.

Your experience of consultative selling and complex major bids will enable us to capitalise on new opportunities.

You'll lead, coach and nurture a small high performing team to deliver exciting projects against ambitious sales targets.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience within the Telecoms industry. As a sales leader, you'll have proven experience of formulating and implementing sales strategies in B2B sales and delivery with emphasis on large enterprise negotiations.

A successful track record in leading and developing sales teams to build pipeline and exceed sales targets. You'll also bring with you extensive experience of major bids, complex sales negotiations and the ability to build strong and credible relationships with stakeholders and customers.

A persuasive communicator, you can present the value proposition while maintaining a deep understanding of the product and services. You'll understand the challenges and intricacies of operating successfully within a matrix management structure.

It is important that you have the confidence to motivate and influence at all levels allowing you to work collaboratively throughout the business.

With our vertical sector model, we're interested in hearing from people who have B2B sales experience in either Energy and Utilities, Networks, Public Sector or Transport.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch with lesley.dickson@sse.com . We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. Internal candidates - as a courtesy, please inform your manager prior to submitting an application for this role.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra "if it's not safe, we don't do it".

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Advertised: 25 Jun 2020 GMT Daylight Time
Applications close: 09 Jul 2020 GMT Daylight Time
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