Sales Development Officer
We are looking for an energetic, people-person with previous sales experience to join our friendly, forward-thinking team at The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) as our Sales Development Officer. We are passionate about making a difference through the Christian faith and we want to see lives and communities transformed through our creative programmes and resources for individuals, churches and schools.
The main purpose of the role is to deliver sales of BRF resources across all channels including online, direct and trade.
Main areas of responsibility
•Provide telesales to Christian retailers and other trade accounts
•Grow sales opportunities with Christian retailers and other trade customers
•Grow and develop relationships with key, special and export customers
•Develop promotional activities and author events with retailers
•Grow and develop sales and customer engagement through BRF Online
•Develop sales with other internet retailers and online digital providers including Amazon Kindle and others
•Develop a strategy to maximise income from BRF content e.g. digital subscriptions and other models for accessing our content
•Develop a strategy for growing direct sales, including subscriptions, with existing customers and new sales opportunities with individuals, churches and Christian organisations
•Involvement in organising and planning, and attendance at, exhibitions and events
•Provide monthly sales reporting and analysis
Travel and occasional evening and weekend working is a requirement of this role.
Skills and experience
•Previous experience in a sales environment (trade/direct/online)
•Excellent customer relationship management skills
•Ability to find and develop new customers and channels to market
•Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
•Excellent telephone manner
•Ability to analyse and report on sales/marketing data and trends
•Flexible and excellent team player
•Ability to prioritise a varied workload and multi-task
•Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office)
•Excellent attention to detail
•Strong commitment to the aims of the organisation
•Full UK driving licence
•Previous experience of telesales
•28 days’ holiday per annum, including Bank Holidays
•Auto enrolment pension scheme (8% employer contribution, 3% employee contribution)
•Private Health and Permanent Health Insurance (after 12 months completed service, subject to underwriting)
•Flexitime scheme (after successful completion of probation period)
There is an occupational requirement that the role be held by a Christian, as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter, outlining how you meet the skills and experience required, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 5:00pm on Friday 20 October 2017. We will review applications as they come in and will close the vacancy early should a suitable candidate be found.