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Sales Executive - KPMG Learning

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

We offer an end-to-end learning service that combines advisory, specialist content, and learning delivery, building on the capability developed for clients. Our interdisciplinary Connected Learning department aims to create a culture of learning by delivering quality, innovative learning that is easily accessible, embedded to the learner’s role and has a measurable impact. Connected Learning is an emerging, but integral part of our Consultancy practice and brings together KPMG's breadth and depth of subject matter expertise with our learning design and technology skills and capabilities to help improve individual and organisational performance. It is an exciting capability area that seeks to tackle the full breadth of clients’ learning needs.
Our work covers a whole spectrum of services at the scale and quality that the market is demanding. By closely monitoring market drivers and learning trends, we have combined a best of breed technology enabled platform with a modular approach, a library of re-usable digital content and a service delivery capability. Our Learning Solutions curriculum is designed to deliver more than just training. A core part of our offering is to help clients make the connection between what their workforce has in terms of measurable skills, what they don’t have and what they need to have. This helps clients realise their immediate and future strategic business aims.
Learning 2020
One of our key learning projects is to work with external partners and Her Majesty's Civil Service to integrate and coordinate service delivery and customer experience of cross-government learning for the United Kingdom’s Civil Servants. As part of this Learning 2020 project, we are responsible for coordinating multiple service providers, tailoring learning content, delivery of ‘off the shelf’ learning products, and measuring impact and effectiveness. We aim to help the Civil Service embrace a culture of learning, increase the range and quality of learning solutions, and improve the value for money of its learning and training interventions. We aim to help the Civil Service provide its staff with a seamless and impactful learning experience that is coordinated and built collaboratively to leverage leading practices and subject matter experts from multiple industries and service providers.

The Role

The Sales Executive is responsible for developing and driving business development strategies while engaging with existing client senior stakeholders to better understand client needs and collaboratively develop solutions. The Sales Executive will also support team members by supervising the development and implementation of account management plans, managing the deal pipeline and delivering an accurate and timely sales forecast.

The Sales Executive will be passionate about adding value and proactively engaging with clients to address current and potential issues, working with internal networks to improve our service offering, and developing analytics, data, reporting, and insights to drive product development and client engagement activities.
As a team leader, the Sales Executive must embody KPMG’s values, act as a role model, and build commitment and belief toward the accomplishment of the team’s goals.

Responsibilities:

— Work across the Civil Service to understand and help meet the evolving policy and capability requirements of assigned Civil Service Departments
— Achieve individual and team revenue targets agreed for each fiscal year
— Build a deep understanding of assigned departments, build and deliver account plans and create business development and marketing initiatives to grow footprint and adoption
— Identify the most effective learning related interventions to support professional and strategic priorities across Civil Service departments, arms-length bodies and government agencies
— Develop deep and extensive client relationships built upon a thorough understanding of our client’s business needs and capability challenges
— Boost sales conversion through the deployment of rigorous sales processes, pricing, contracting and negotiation to win work
— Develop, respond to and manage responses to RFPs and bid requirements
— Prioritise work and to meet deadlines in a demanding environment
— To actively fulfil people leadership responsibilities within the CSL team, including through performance management of designated appraises and support to wider team
— Able to work with discretion due to the sensitive nature of the role
— Continuously working towards a culture of inclusion

The Person

Essential
— Experience working with the Public Sector, Central Government
— A proven track record of achievement within a client-facing professional role with strong consulting experience of closing and delivering complex interventions
— Experience in carrying a minimum £5m quota
— Have a strong understanding of sales, engagement and business development processes
— proven and successful experience leading and closing complex deals and bids
— Coaching sales team in sales best practice
— Strong commercial and risk acumen
— Requirements analysis and solution building
— Business case analysis, ROI reporting and impact analysis
— Challenges assumptions and validates information.
— Agenda setting and event management
— Superior influencing, negotiation and communication skills
— Excellent organizational skills
— Superior presentation and proposal development skills
— Actively engages externally and internally in order to address their views/concerns
— Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and evolving work environment
— Relationships and partnerships builder
— Outcome and execution focused
— Strong financial and strategic skills
— Strong external, internal and partner stakeholder management and the ability to build networks effectively
— Demonstrates curiosity and open mindedness to new ideas, approaches and perspectives.
— Accreditation from academic or professional institutes
Desirable
— Coach the team in sales best practice
— Ability to close large
— A suitable candidate will also have proven and successful experience leading a training and development department complex deals
— Demonstrate experience in designing training materials
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