Generous holiday allowance
Charity / volunteering days
Income protection insurance

Graduate Sales Executive / Sales Development Representative

Salary Competitive plus commission
Location Manchester
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

We have a number of fantastic opportunities for sales-motivated individuals to join our software sales teams in Manchester for our next intakes on 9 January 2023.


These roles are important as you'll be responsible for generating quality sales leads to deliver new business opportunities to our sales divisions and thus further increase our market share across the UK.


What will you be doing?


Our salespeople begin their journey as Sales Development Representatives within our Sales Academy, a fast-track training course that will give you the skills you need to make sure you begin your career with us in the best position possible. On your graduation from the Academy, you will join one of our Sales teams and begin to work your way up and beyond, to build a successful and long-lasting career at IRIS.


In an Sales Development Representative position, your day-to-day tasks will typically involve the following:


  • Making outbound business-to-business (B2B) sales calls to existing and potential customers with the aim of promoting our services and identifying new business opportunities
  • Identifying, engaging and ultimately building business relationships with key decision-makers via phone, email and social media
  • Providing pre- and post-event follow-ups with businesses that attend customer events
  • Meeting and exceeding sales leads targets and KPIs
  • Continually updating and cleansing our customer database and CRM system
  • Promoting the IRIS brand in a friendly, professional manner.


What skills and experience do you need to have?


This position is a fantastic opportunity for someone sales-orientated and self-motivated, with lots of energy and a ‘go-getter’ attitude. As you'll be socially networking with potential customers it's really important that you're an excellent listener and communicator and have good organization, administration and relationship-building skills.


While it’s beneficial if you have previous B2B or business-to-consumer (B2C) sales experience, we’re also keen to hear from recent graduates or those who have just completed their A-levels and are ready to join the world of work!


Please note:


We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

As one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, IRIS Software Group exists to simplify the lives of businesses, schools and organisations.

IRIS provides software solutions and services that substantially enhance operational compliance, efficiency and accuracy, empowering the users of our technology to look forward with certainty and confidence.

Over 4 million parents use our software to connect with their child’s school, 18% of UK employees are paid via an IRIS payroll solution, 50,000 SMEs use IRIS cloud bookkeeping and 21,000 firms rely on us for legislative compliance.

Our operational software is the invisible but essential beating heart of our customers’ businesses, supporting them in a range of objectives, from maintaining legislative compliance to boosting engagement with stakeholders and enhancing productivity.

It’s vital these mission-critical functions work first time, every time.

That’s why IRIS helps businesses run the tough stuff, stay compliant and get operational tasks done right first time, every time – so they can focus on productivity and growth.

IRIS is a company built on hiring the best people; our people are our greatest assets.

They enable us to be the innovative, market-leading, and high-performing company that we are today.

We’re delighted to be certified as a Great Place to Work and one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women.

These accolades confirm that our employees have a consistently positive experience at IRIS, with the certifications considering employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, trust in management, effective communication and recognition/reward.

IRIS is committed to engaging, rewarding and empowering our employees, and this is central to what we do.

This is why we work to create an environment where employees feel like they are part of a team.

Generous holiday allowance

Charity / volunteering days

Income protection insurance

Life assurance

Employee Assistance Program

Private healthcare

Enhanced maternity pay

Additional discount

Cycle to work

We believe in creating a culture of engagement and reward to develop your potential and offer long-term career success. We do this by:

Supporting our managers to be great leaders, providing inspirational management resources and offering dedicated management development training.

Rewarding individual excellence through dedicated initiatives and Employee Awards for demonstrating our values.

Offering regular training and development programmes tailored to each employee’s development needs and providing a commitment to a ‘learning culture’ which shares knowledge, best practice and our long-standing expertise between employees.

We’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement and listen to our employees via regular feedback sessions and employee engagement surveys.

Our employees love the colleagues they work with. We promote a positive environment where our people feel comfortable, make friends and support each other.

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