Sales Executive (Professional Education)

If you have a business development background and enjoy building both new and exiting customer relationships, then you may wish to consider joining us.

Working in a professional education setting, this sales and development role is not just about selling.  It’s also about consultative working with our client base to provide professional education and training solutions, with quality and customer care being at the very heart of our business.

Salford Professional Development provide first class training and education solutions, and our sales team work in an advisory capacity to ensure that we meet the requirements of the customer and the individual, and our aim is to add value to HR and Training objectives through providing effective training solutions.

Not only would you be part of a successful and proactive sales team in a friendly and supportive environment, but we could also be integral to your personal and professional development, as Continuous Professional Development is extended to our own employees, and you will be supported in achieving your full potential. Your primary focus will be to develop new customer relationships and ongoing account management throughout the full product life cycle, to give an excellent 360 degree sales service.

Working both on the phone and by email, you will be profiling accounts, prospecting companies, and achieving monthly sales targets.  There may also be an opportunity for face to face client meetings, according to the target market.

Further career development opportunities exist within our progressive company, and we have a culture of promoting from within.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating sustainable business relationships.
  • Identifying business opportunities, and providing accurate forecasting of pipeline sales.
  • Preparing quotes and proposals for customers.
  • Effective customer service management.
  • Maintaining all relevant management information systems.
  • Prospecting for new customers.
  • Attend team meetings, and contributing to best practice within the team.

Personal Specification

  • A successful track record of achieving targets
  • Motivated and resilient
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Salary & Benefits

  • £26,000 per annum
  • Monthly commission scheme (uncapped)
  • Company pension and healthcare
  • Free Parking
  • 24 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid Working

About SPD

Salford Professional Development (SPD) is a commercial subsidiary of the University of Salford. It provides first-class continuing professional development (CPD),  training services and conferences to industry and commerce by building on and developing the intellectual capabilities of the University.

SPD’s goals are to develop business and industry links, provide a professional service in a commercial environment and contribute to local communities by the promotion of collaborative training, CPD and sponsorship opportunities.

Those interested in applying for this role should send a CV and covering letter (no more than 300 words) detailing how they meet the person specification to