Aughamore Far Industrial Indus, Sligo
Verus Precision Ltd
Verus Metrology Partners are now looking for a Sales Apprentice to join their sales team.
Verus Metrology Partners are now looking for a Sales Apprentice to join their sales team. This is a paid full-time position with a view of joining the business development team in a more senior role upon completion of the apprenticeship.
You will undertake the Sales Apprenticeship over 2 years, covering all aspects of selling and sales. Your training will be a combination of on-the-job training with Verus and off-the-job learning via online classes and face to face workshops with Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB). You will be released from the workplace to participate in the online classes and face-to-face workshops.
As a Sales Apprentice, you will deliver an outstanding experience to our customers, ensuring their needs are understood and met.
Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge and build relationships with new and existing clients and their networks
Managing existing client accounts
Liaise with the Business Development Manager, Marketing Team and Key accounts managers to focus Client relationships
Compile client related data into one repository for predictive, focused Marketing activity
Ensure customer's needs are met with excellent efficiency and service
Utilize our CRM (OnePage), email, client calling, and other methods to proactively seek new business opportunities
New business development - generate sufficient new leads to ensure continuous pipeline
Be the first point of contact for new business prospects, then identifying their needs/pain points and suggesting appropriate solutions
Build long-term trusting relationships with prospects to help qualify leads as sales opportunities
Set up and attend meetings/calls between prospects and engineers, while also handling the introductions and follow-up
Collaborate with sales teams by bringing innovative lead generation ideas
Report to sales manager with weekly, monthly, and quarterly results
This position will establish your career in a niche market and thus you must have a strong work ethic and drive to succeed in a busy sales environment.
You will be assigned a dedicated workplace mentor who will be there to support you throughout the programme offering guidance and making sure that all aspects of your learning follows the structured training plan.
This is an “earn and learn” programme and upon successful completion you will qualify as a Sales Specialist and gain a QQI validated NFQ Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sales. Holders of this award will be eligible to progress within the organisation and/or to higher education programmes.
Desired Qualifications and experience:
Data management and analytics
Profiling – ICP/Personifications
Working knowledge/interest in marketing would be an advantage
Experience working with large data sets (E.g., OnePage CRM)
Works well under pressure, with a high degree of adaptability and flexibility in fast paced, rapidly changing environments
High level of personal responsibility and pride in work
Can work on own initiative, self-starter
Quick to learn and embrace new ideas and technologies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team Player – has an enthusiastic “roll up your sleeves” mentality
Attention to detail
Strategic thinker and ability to apply data to new ways of working
Entry Requirements to the Apprenticeship Programme:
Aged 18 or over
Must have Grade O6/H7 or above in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects (including Maths F2/06/H7 along with English or Irish 06/H7)
If you do not have a Leaving Certificate you must have a full QQI Level 5 or higher qualification.
International applicants must present the equivalent of a full Level 5 qualification or higher
Mature applicants aged 21 years and over without a Level 5 qualification but has relevant experience will also be considered following an interview and submission of supporting documentation
Permanent / Full-time