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Senior Sales Specialist

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Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Swords, IE

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:36169
Location:Dublin : Little North Street : S  
Position Category:Business Development
Position Type:Employee Regular



Role Purpose:


Responsible for the management of an array of existing accounts and expansion of the client base, through the creation of strong and trusted relationships, so we can understand clients’ needs, plan how to meet those needs and generate sales as a result in order to achieve sustainable revenue growth.  Interface with Operations and Service Delivery Support teams to retain current client base, to sustain current relationships and improve share of wallet / profitability of existing client portfolio. 


Key Responsibilities:



  • Build key customer relationships, identify business opportunities, negotiate and close business deals within defined geographical locations, sectors and services.


  • Monitor, report on, upload to Salesforce and disseminate as appropriate, all client meetings and visits as well as all aspects of competitor activity per client and general client activities.  Contribute to sales review meetings.


  • Develop a thorough understanding of your clients’ business, end-user markets and competitors to create a clear value proposition for each client.  Implement a strategy to effectively manage the relationship so we can cross- sell our full range of professional services with viable solutions to meet their needs.


  • Ensure bid/tendering activity is run professionally and accurately.  Follow up leads and work with clients/relevant internal stakeholders to define scope of works, prepare bids and see them through to execution.


  • Establish strong working relationships with all clients and ensure the voice of the customer is shared with sales, technical delivery and customer service teams internally. Take ownership to work with internal teams to resolve client concerns/problems; identify trends and make recommendations for implementing solutions to factors which may impact the competitive advantage of LR.


  • Support the team to achieve targets by devising and presenting ideas/strategies, compiling and distributing financial/statistical information and undertaking promotional activities of our products and services to customers as required. 


  • Ensure all commercial project contracts are delivered efficiently and deliver the required level of profitability and conduct all activities in line with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation and industry standards.




Technical/Professional Qualifications/Experience:



  • A degree or equivalent from a tertiary organisation recognised by Lloyd's Register within the relevant field of Engineering /Business/Sales and Marketing or qualifications from an institution.
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience within a commercial environment.
  • Experience of identifying client and business opportunities, including cold calling.
  • Experience of preparing and submitting bids and tenders to meet client proposals
  • Ability to communicate effectively at different levels within organisations and to influence successfully and openly at all levels – both inside our organisation and outside in the business (in English and local language).
  • Strong commercial awareness - in particular, analysis and interpretation of financial and non-financial information
  • In depth understanding of sales and marketing principles, especially strategic CRM
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office and CRM Systems such as Salesforce
  • Ability and understanding to participate, communicate, positively contribute and add value in technical discussions with clients and LR colleagues alike.
  • Thorough understanding of the market and environment to manage commercial focus and find new business opportunities. Able to quickly and effectively assimilate market intelligence or detailed and complex information to support business decisions.
  • Ensure all administration and communication activities needed are undertaken to successfully support designated clients









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