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Business Development Executive
Sharp Business Systems UK PLC
Permanent / Full Time

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Business Development Executive

Role Overview:
We are looking for 2 highly motivated and driven individuals to join our new business sales team. You may have prior experience in a business development, telesales, cold calling, appointment setting or sales executive role but you will definitely be self-motivated, an excellent communicator, confident in talking to business people at all levels, able to develop relationships and handle objections confidently. Excellent career progression available for the right people including potential limited opportunities to study for a sales degree
In addition to 26 days’ holidays (plus bank holidays), Sharp offer a range of benefits including cycle to work, discounted gym membership and child care vouchers. We also offer a Flexible Benefits scheme to all our colleagues (this includes high street & cinema discounts, gadget scheme, Critical Illness & Dental Insurance, holiday trading & much more)

Key Responsibilities:
Calling all sizes of businesses in a designated postcode area – leads supplied
Working to a targeted number of calls per day and appointments confirmed per month
Engaging Commercial level businesses to introduce Sharp products and solutions to identify and establish interest
Identifying appropriate decision makers/stakeholders and procurement processes
Generating qualified leads and arranging appointments at senior level on behalf of our Account Managers
Understanding and demonstrating USPs that differentiate us from competitors
Effectively manage a large database and develop/grow this over time through self-generated information
Continually learning product set in order to discuss it confidently – full training given 
Experience, Skills & Qualifications:
Excellent telephone communication skills including active listening skills and the ability to be assertive and persuasive without being aggressive
Engaging communication style, able to quickly build rapport
Ability to project enthusiastic and positive attitude down the phone
Ability to navigate corporate structures to identify decision makers and determine buying process
Ability to think on your feet and handle objections
Ability to talk to business people at all levels
Quick to pick up technology offering (full product training given) and be able to discuss confidently with potential customers
IT skills are required for efficient documentation and research
Ability to consistently hit targets
Very motivated, driven and able to manage own workload.
Prior telesales, new business, cold calling or business development experience
Knowledge of technology solutions such as Managed Print, IT industry and Visual Solutions
CRM / database experience would be an advantage
Required Behaviors:
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Resilience
  • Creative
  • Articulate
  • Results Orientated

About Sharp Business Systems UK Plc
Sharp Business Systems provide innovative print, software, managed solutions and IT services. Today we are a leading manufacturer of digital information technologies working in partnership with our customers to deliver innovative applications within their chosen sector. We not only strive to continually evolve, we are also committed to contributing to the culture and the well-being of people all over the world with our unique technologies.
By providing excellent pre-sales advice and supplying innovative, state-of-the-art solutions, which we support with outstanding service, we deliver very high-levels of customer satisfaction. We have thousands of customers who have been with us for many years and are happy to turn to us time and time again for new products, solutions and services; our relationships are testament to the quality of the customer service we provide.
As part of the globally recognised and trusted Sharp Corporation, we are at the forefront of technical innovation ensuring that we can fulfil all printing and copying requirements.
Our current portfolio of hardware products ranges from space-saving MFPs through to exceptionally versatile high-speed production print systems.  We also supply a wide range of software solutions, which combines with our premium level service support to offer our customers a powerful Managed Print Service (MPS). Our IT Services support organisations of all sizes in building and maintaining a reliable and resilient IT infrastructure.
Our success and longevity in an ever changing industry is entirely due to the application of a time-honoured ethos, delivered consistently by longstanding, experienced staff justifiably proud of the high levels of account management and after sales service that we provide.
How to Apply:
To apply now, click on “Apply Online”. All candidate applications are reviewed in accordance with the criteria outlined for the job role.

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