Working from our prestigious UK Head office, we require two French Sales Support Specialists to support our French Major Client Accounts in terms of pre sales information, bids, tenders, pricing and contract implementation as part of our global sales support department. Based from our modern offices in Frimley, you will be an integral part of the department ensuring that the Sales Support Specialist role will act as the main point of contact for our European colleagues, customers and dealer networks, providing sales support with contract implementation, bids, tenders, pricing and proposals across your own geographic French dealer and customer network.
In return we can offer a very competitive salary of up to £38k, free parking, Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5pm working hours with flexi time available and a full benefits package plus including healthcare and contributory pension, the option to buy additional holiday and subsidised on site gym and café.
This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with native French or fluent French language skills plus English to join an international organisation initially on a 12 month maternity contract basis with the opportunity to secure a permanent role through internal promotion. The role would suit candidates seeking a commercial role to build upon their education and existing work experience or those candidates who have worked within a commercially driven environment sales support role seeking a new challenge and career progression.
We operate on a worldwide scale and are a leading global recognised brand in the industry. We have been building relationships and partnering with customers, suppliers and dealers for over 80 years and currently employee of 5000 personnel across 13 countries and have 20 manufacturing operations across 12 countries.
Reporting to the Contracts Implementation Manager working as part of a team of 5 within a wider sales operations department alongside your European counterparts from our modern UK Head Office, the key accountabilities of the role are:-
Contract Implementation and Contract Project Management
Reviewing draft contracts and legal documentation in conjunction with our dealer network and internal departments UK and Overseas
To ensure the fulfilment of contracts once the bid phase has been successful coordinating with the dealer networks UK and overseas.
Liaising with internal stakeholders including finance, legal, logistics and procurement.
Project management of the processes and documentation to ensure any restrictions or liabilities are resolved prior to fulfilment.
Ensuring dealer remuneration and contract specifications are adhered to throughout the process.
Planning and project managing the contract fulfilment process to ensure the timely delivery and success of the order process.
In addition there will be cross over into the sales support element of the department which will include:-
Sales Support/Bids and Tenders/Proposals and Pricing
The provision of pre sales administrative support to the Major Accounts bids and tendering process and as required, to the Bid Team Leader, Major Accounts Managers and Business development teams.
Providing pricing and specification details for our range of products to meet the criteria of clients directly.
Calculating complex pricing deals using excel plus manual calculations.
Building the quote and pricing structure through configurator systems to suit the requirements for both individual and bulk orders.
Bid management to support the tender process including the research and compilation of both standard content and bespoke materials and information including producing branded materials and literature.
Compilation of documentation and information through research or liaison with internal and external stakeholders to build a proposal/presentation.
Liaison with relevant departments and stakeholders in order to gather the information required for the completion of tenders and other Major Account activities. Using the Adobe suite to compile proposals.
Provide detailed support for the collation of all documents required for the completion of the major accounts bids and tender process.
Development & Process
The development of business relationships with manufacturing plants, dealer networks and Territory Managers, to support Major Accounts.
The development of all documentation and supporting materials for Major Accounts.
To be successful as our French Sales Support Specialist you should be native or fluent French and have intermediate to advanced excel eg. Pivot tables, formulas, graphs and V Look Ups. You should have worked with a CRM system such as salesforce or similar and be commercially aware and have strong business acumen. The ability to learn new systems and processes with a desire to work for an international company. In addition, experience of bids, contracts, tenders, proposals, pricing and the support of the order fulfilment process is ideal. You will ideally have worked within a manufacturing, service provision or distribution company on a global scale but we will also consider candidates looking to further their career. You should be a confident communicator with excellent organizational and planning skills.
In return we can offer an excellent package with the opportunity to secure a career with a global organisation who continue to grow and develop. Further career progression and development as we often promote from within along with a generous salary and full benefits package.
Please submit your CV asap for immediate consideration.
Ref: 5370/121 Rev
Salary: £28k - 38k per year + plus benefits
Contact: Louisa Leyland
Telephone: 01276 605000