Sales Account Consultant

Location Stockport, UK
Posted 23/11/2016
Closes 23/12/2016
Sector Media, Technology & Broadcast
Function Business Development & Sales
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary £18,500, plus £5000 OTE (uncapped commission)

Job Description

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity working within a Sales Centre environment that has good working hours, excellent benefits and colleagues that make you laugh every day? Do you fancy winning trips to places such as Barbados, New York, Ibiza and Rome to name a few? Can you win new business and sell over the phone? Do you love to talk about sport? If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

Sky Business is the business-to-business division providing commercial customers across UK & Ireland access to Sky’s great content with Sky Sports being a key feature for pubs, bookmakers and gyms across the country!

Each day is different as a Sales Account Consultant (SACs) with priorities constantly changing, with that in mind a Sales Account Consultant in Sky Business is someone who will enjoy a fast paced environment and likes to be challenged. In order to grow the business, we expect Sales Account Consultant’s to be the best in the business at promoting our content. You’ll identify opportunities to sell our product by effective questioning and objection handling. You will be working to a sales target which you'll achieve by generating new customers from leads and occasionally up-selling and cross-selling to existing customers.

You’ll be making outbound calls and receiving inbound calls, the focus is to speak with prospects with the target of converting each lead into a sale.

We like to reward and recognize performance and offer team and individual incentives. We also focus on development for our staff and ensure that we invest time in our people to continually improve as a team, as proof of this 80% of our current management team has been promoted from an SAC position – development is high on our priority list.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive acquisition of new customers
  • Build a healthy pipeline of sales opportunities
  • Outbound calling to prospect database, promoting the features and benefits of our products
  • Follow up ‘warm leads’ in a timely manner.

Skills & Experience 

You’ll be sales centric, with a passion for not just achieving but exceeding targets with a proven track record of winning new business, driving sales revenue and working in target driven environment.

Why Join Us?

On top of great training and development opportunities Sky offers you free Sky+ HD, Broadband and Talk services, private medical insurance, generous holiday entitlements, enhanced Maternity & Paternity benefits, contribution pension scheme, a share-save scheme, plus Sky Choices, a benefit scheme to help you make valuable tax and national insurance savings.

Due to the fast paced nature of Sky’s Businesses our vacancy close dates may be subject to change.

Believe in Better.

It’s our people that make Sky the UK and Ireland's leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

Hours:  37.5 per week between 0900-2100 (including evenings & weekends)

Shift:  Rolling 5 week shift pattern with 1 in 5 weekends of 09:00 – 17:30.


Across our business, whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes, we’re working really hard to deliver brilliant entertainment, products and services to our customers.

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