Inside Sales Development Representative
Thales Group
Reading, United Kingdom
1d ago

Location : Reading, United Kingdom

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other.

In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer.

  • We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you;
  • whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

    Primary Purpose of the Role :

    Thales has a vibrant, growing team of Sales Development Representatives (SDR’s), who are based in the UK responsible for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA).

    The Sales Development Representative is responsible for prospecting, qualifying and generating new sales leads to support the Regional Sales Managers.

    This individual will be a highly motivated, self-starter able to identify and develop new enterprise business prospects from multiple sources such inbound marketing leads and sales tools such Linked In Navigator, Discover Org, Salesforce.

    com and the website chat function.

    Key Responsibilities and Tasks :

  • Meet and exceed monthly quota for the creation of sales accepted leads
  • Act as the first point of contact with new clients conducting business in a professional and proactive manner
  • Drive all territory based demand generation activities , identify potential prospects and create new sales opportunities by proactively cold calling, emailing, and networking
  • Build and nurture prospect relationships by initiating communications and conducting follow-up communications in order to move opportunities through the sales funnel
  • Follow up leads generated by Field Marketing campaigns in a proactive and timely manner
  • Work with the Territory Sales Managers and Regional Sales Director to develop and grow the sales pipeline to support monthly revenue targets
  • Manage data for new and prospective clients in Salesforce.com, ensuring all communications are logged, information is accurate and documents are attached
  • Skills

  • Proven experience with cold calling prospects across all levels - including C-Level
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a can-do positive attitude
  • Ability to meet and exceed set sales targets
  • Self-motivated, able to work autonomously and take initiative
  • Proficient in MS Office products (Excel, Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint)
  • Use of a CRM system - Salesforce.com preferred
  • Ability to achieve UK Government Baseline Clearance - mandatory
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
  • A systematic, but flexible approach to workloads
  • Desirable

  • Background knowledge of IT Security (specifically data security and encryption technologies)
  • Knowledge of the data protection compliance issues in today’s IT market and how encryption technologies can help meet these requirements
  • Additional language(s)
  • Sales training
  • In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and / or education history for up to three years.

    Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

    At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields.

    Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here

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