Business Development Executive – Remote

Business Development Executive – Remote

Job title:       Business Development Executive
Reports to:   Marketing Director
Location:      Home based with some travel required for meetings
Salary:           £22,000
– £25,000 per annum plus up to an additional £5,000 performance related

Helping talent thrive.
It starts with our winning team.

Our handpicked, trusted people demonstrate their specialist
knowledge in all that they do, and through our infectious and transferable
passion and energy, we motivate and invigorate those around us to be the best
they can be.

Paragon Skills are an Ofsted Grade ‘Good’ provider, winning
awards such as Care Services Apprenticeship Provider of the Year in 2021 and
being awarded Gold for both Investors in People, and Investors in Young People.
We are very proud of these successes, which have earned us the title of one of
the UK’s leading training providers.

About the role:

As a Business Development Executive, you will manage our new
and existing employer partners through the onboarding process. You will
successfully talk to employer partners over the phone cross-selling and
promoting products and services, so a confident self-starter with a can-do
attitude is a must! Collaboration is key within this Business Development role
as you will capture incoming enquiries, campaign leads, and sales referrals
from different areas of our marketing and business development activity and
will manage these opportunities to generate interest and win new business.

What will you be

Researching businesses, individuals and industry
trends to identify potential new clients and markets and ways to serve existing
clients better

Contacting potential new clients using phone and
email to gauge interest and plan meetings

Liaising with customers via phone, online
(website, social media etc.)

Handling inbound enquires

Following up on marketing campaign activity such
as email campaigns, website leads etc.

Supporting the marketing and business development
teams by being the first point of contact for lead follow up and enquires

Build and nurture your own pipeline of clients;
We understand that not everyone is ready to come onto the market right away and
support our clients on their journey until they’re ready, sharing knowledge and
insights throughout supporting our clients to make an informed decision

Overcome customer objections in a confident and
service led manner

Actively listening to all customers
requirements, maintaining accurate records of all communications and ensuring
all necessary follow-up action is taken at the earliest opportunity

Escalating any complaints to the Customer
Support Team

Updating the CRM and working closely with the
CRM Analyst

Preparing client presentations and materials,
including PowerPoint and sales displays

Identifying new opportunities for lead
generation working closely with the Marketing Team

Possess excellent product knowledge to enhance
customer support.

Attending networking opportunities including
conferences and industry events

What we need from

Similar experience within a sales/ business
development role

A team player with good planning and
organisational skills and the ability to manage own workload

Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
and PowerPoint

High levels of accuracy and attention to detail

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Self-starter who can plan and execute own work
and keep management abreast of progress appropriately

Ability to deliver to tight deadlines and to remain
calm under pressure

Ability to probe effectively when establishing a
customer’s needs

Active listener with the ability to objection

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced

Strong organisational skills; with the ability
to manage multiple tasks while maintaining accurate attention to detail

Experience in upselling and cross-selling would
be advantageous

What’s in it for you?

Paragon Skills is an inclusive, welcoming and supportive
place to work with a fantastic culture which supports your own learning and
development and career growth. In addition to this, we are proud to offer
Paragon Choices, our suite of optional and core benefits including life
assurance and income protection. We also have the following benefits available
for all colleagues:

Increasing holiday entitlement each year up to
25 days, plus an additional 3 days at Christmas and a holiday purchase scheme

Perkbox – a suite of lifestyle benefits and
wellness tools

Recognition and long service awards to celebrate
our colleagues’ commitment to Paragon Skills

Colleague referral bonus payments

Three days paid volunteering leave and corporate
conscience initiatives

We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a guaranteed interview
scheme in place to ensure that nobody is overlooked or discriminated against
because of their disability. If you meet the minimum criteria when you apply
and you have informed us in your application that you have a disability, you
will be guaranteed an interview for that role. 

To promote and maintain an inclusive working environment, as
part of your application process we will ask you to share data on certain characteristics.
These answers will not form part of the selection and recruitment process and
will not be shared with anyone outside of the People Team.

Paragon Skills is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing
of our learners and colleagues and we implement robust safer recruitment
practices to support this. Dependant on the role you are applying for, we may
undertake a number of necessary checks to confirm you are suitable to work with
children and vulnerable adults, which may include a Disclosure and Barring
Service check. We are also committed to promoting equality and inclusion throughout
our colleague and learner populations.

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