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Business Development Executive

Up to £30000 per annum

Hunter Merrifield are very pleased to be working with the membership group which campaigns to make London the best city in the world to do business. They convene and mobilise business leaders to tackle the key challenges facing our capital with their membership comprising over 200 leading employers across a wide range of sectors.

There are two new roles within the Business Development Team that will support the organisations commercial income and member recruitment goals. It is an ideal opportunity for a creative, intelligent and ambitious professional with 2-3 years experience who is keen to develop a career in sales and account management.

What will my responsibilities be in this role?

The day-to-day responsibilities involve a combination of sales support, market analysis, lead development, administration and - eventually - direct sales.

  • Providing essential sales support to the Head of Business Development and Executive Director - Commercial including: identifying new leads, phoning and email prospect organisations, and writing up various types of communications on behalf of your colleagues.
  • Providing marketing analysis including maintaining up-do-date gap analysis and mapping stakeholder connections.
  • Coordinating lead development and managing the leads process through direct marketing as well as other various communications.
  • Administering the team activities including updating CRM, taking meeting notes and other ad hoc tasks as required.
  • As you develop in the role, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your own direct sales abilities. This includes selling tickets to conferences and events, selling exhibitor stands, and - in time - closing new membership opportunities.

What experience do I need to be successful in this post?

  • Enthusiasm for sales and customer service as demonstrated through recent professional experience in a front-of-house or direct sales role.
  • Strong self-management abilities as demonstrated by handling potentially stressful situations successfully in a work context.
  • Creative and adaptable as evidenced through recent academic, professional or personal projects
  • Articulate with an ability to converse to current political and business trends
  • Self-confident with an ability to handle unpredictable scenarios and challenges successfully
  • Strong written skills
  • Creative presentation skills such as debating experience, promotional presentations or equivalent
  • Enthusiasm for technology and finding technology-based solutions to day-to-day tasks.

What Key Skills do I need?

  • Intelligent, articulate and resourceful
  • Enthusiasm for dealing with people, undaunted by more senior figures or challenging tasks
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Self-awareness with an ability to learn from mistakes and address weaknesses.
  • Honesty with the self-confidence to feedback clearly to colleagues.

If your experiences match what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you… Please apply within!

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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Customer Support Co-ordinator - Membership

Customer Support Co-ordinator - £32,700pa Benefits

12mth FTC - January start - City Based.

Hunter Merrifield are working with one of the most dynamic and innovative membership bodies with a global reach to appoint an exciting role within their Membership team starting in January. Recently winning NFP employer of the year in recognition of their fantastic culture and people orientated organisation, their newest hire will have an integral part to play in the delivery of exceptional customer service and the continued excellence of the internal learning and development for their large and fluid membership facing team.

What will this role offer you?

This role has a lot of responsibility and if you are from a call centre / customer services training, coaching or quality assurance background, it will offer an exciting chance to progress and develop. You will be responsible for providing effective training and coaching to new and existing staff across the customer facing teams to instil excellence in customer service. You will also be working with the membership team to ensure that all regulatory, compliance and operational aspects of work are clearly understood and adhered to. Highly organised and efficient you will be confident undertaking regular audits to ensure the quality of work and that any training needs and performance gaps are identified and addressed. Working closely with individuals and teams you will deliver effective and constructive feedback, create personal development plans and provide ongoing coaching and support in both 121 and group training.

This new role will allow you to work closely with the management team and help them make decisions around opportunities for improvement. You will also make sure that the teams that you are coaching have access to the best levels of support and resources to allow them to deliver exceptional membership services.

Who are you?

You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to motivate teams and individuals. Passionate about sharing and developing new ideas you will be able to demonstrate a strong sense of Customer centricity and take pride in this with both internal and external audiences. Highly organised, focused, and able to use data and analysis to drive decision making and strategy, you will enjoy responsibility and ownership of key tasks. Communication and the ability to share information with a good understanding of audience is crucial. To enjoy this role and make the most of the opportunities available you will have an upbeat and positive approach, be committed to seeing a task through and maintain a flexible yet professional approach to tasks, colleagues and customers.

Previous roles that you may have undertaken may be Membership Services, Quality Assurance, Learning and Development, Customer Service coach, Training or Education.

This exciting role will drive our clients customer services training strategy in 2020 and there is a very real opportunity for the FTC to become something more!

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.