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Sales Manager – EMI Services

Central London

Competitive

Permanent

Full Time

Background

ElectraLink delivers network services, governance services, and energy market insights to the UK energy industry. The organisation is at the centre of a complex market with a range of stakeholders including Ofgem, BEIS, energy suppliers, energy distribution companies and energy service organisations. The market is entering a period of significant change following the publication of the CMA review of the market and the commencement of major programmes such as smart metering. The Sales Manager will work in partnership with our team of Developers, the Head of EMI and other business units for all sales leads and sales opportunities. The role will report to the Head EMI services and have the responsibility for helping our customers, who have growing data volumes and service-level expectations, maximize the potential of data while delivering the real-time service to their end users.

The role

  • Work in partnership with our team of Developers and Business Analysts for all sales leads and sales opportunities.
  • Drive volume of sales by managing the complete sales process from prospecting to closing.
  • Identify and uncover new business opportunities through a variety of sources (CRM/Website/LinkedIn)
  • Collate information regarding key decision makers, business strategy etc. for all new or existing players in the utility market to assist with the sales process.
  • Be a key networker in the industry and responsible for identifying new sales leads through a variety of media including networking, attending events and research.
  • Identify areas for revenue growth and cross/up sell opportunities
  • assist with creating marketing collateral

The above is a list of the main duties for the role.  This list is not exhaustive and may be amended from time to time as per the business needs.  

Reports to

Head of EMI Services

Direct Reports / Team Operation

Direct Reports:

Matrix team management. Team structures dependant on product volume and opportunity pipeline.

Skills

Key skills:

  • Demonstrable enterprise data sales, utility solution selling sales experience.
  • Have experience in account management or new business development with a strong track record of performance.
  • Solid sales forecasting abilities and revenue achievement.
  • A background in inbound and outbound prospecting and closing of new business.
  • Ability to close both strategic/complex deals as well as regular run rate smaller deals.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years utility industry experience.

Highly desirable skills:

  • Experience of consultative selling, ideally within data, software, analytics or consultancy solutions.
  • Commercial focus and understanding of value based pricing.
  • Can demonstrate examples of inspiring new and existing customers to commit to a journey of transformation, utilising technology as a platform.

Key characteristics:

  • Self-motivated, willing to roll-sleeves up.
  • Good inter-personal skills. Able to act and behave with confidence and gravitas with senior clients and stakeholders.
  • Comfortable in presenting at client meetings and industry events.
  • The candidate must be able to understand complex solutions and then be able to explain to others in clear and simple terms.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Possesses sound commercial and financial judgement.

Performance Metrics

  • Delivery of the EMI P and L
  • The EMI sales pipeline scale
  • % win rate
  • Sales cycle time
  • Customer satisfaction feedback for EMI products