Based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, and established in 1993, Education Personnel Management (EPM) is a specialist provider of HR and Payroll services. Employing almost 170 people, EPM is regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable provider of these services, with c.1,300 education sector customers. EPM’s culture is unique and is based upon its motivated and passionate staff, and as a result, they ensure they put their people first and allow them to flourish and grow.
EPM’s performance in the market has been, and continues to be, exceptional, resulting in significant growth year after year. The Company’s plan for the future is to continue this growth, increasing our geographical reach and consider expanding the services offered.
In this role you’ll be at the heart of helping us shape the newly formed Sales & Marketing Team. Responsible for ensuring we diligently track, respond and close every single new business opportunity, no matter the conclusion. This will be a varied role where you will get to develop new skills working closely with the Sales & Marketing Director and support the wider Sales & Marketing Team to convert all new business opportunities.
This is a consultative role where you will liaise with a diverse selection of customers and prospects in the education sector. Whilst you won’t have to develop new business from scratch you will have well developed sales skills, such as being able to think on your feet, being flexible in your approach, and having the professionalism and personality to influence key stakeholders. With a strong and growing portfolio of services and products to help our customers, you will enjoy a varied role, actively discussing service solutions with education stakeholders.
With extensive training and a structured career path, we also offer a flexible approach to working, and a very supportive working environment to help you be at your best, whilst supporting the growth of our business and improving services in schools across the country.
|Five 9 - 5 GCSEs including Maths and English, or equivalent||Previous experience within the education sector|
|Honesty, integrity and excellent relationship management|
|Track record of business to business sales experience|
|Track record of meeting targets, goals & KPIs|
|Excellent verbal and written communication skills|
|Experience of consultative selling over the phone|
|Excellent people skills for working with a range of prospects|
|Good organisational and time management skills|
|Strong emotional intelligence|
|Well presented, professional, articulate with a consultative approach|
|A self-starter – able to act on own initiative with drive and determination|
|An understanding of the education market would be beneficial|
|An understanding of sales software would be beneficial|