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EY Sales Lead – EY's Hive - Open to flexible working in London, United Kingdom

Sales Lead – EY's Hive - Open to flexible working

Tax

Requisition # LON00JVM

Post Date 6 days ago

Sales Lead – EY’s Innovation Hive

About

Our mission is to transform the working lives of tax and finance professionals.

With the move towards to Making Tax Digital and increased remote working as well as a desire to increase the efficiency of tax and finance teams there has never been a better time to go-to-market with technology offerings for our industry.

At the Innovation Hive we have built a platform, leveraging the latest technology including AI, that has enjoyed strong internal and external adoption. With significant ongoing investment new features and functionalities are being added each month and we are well set to become the leading tech solution in the market.

We are now looking for a Sales Lead to spearhead our go-to-market activities for our SaaS offerings. This is a great opportunity for an experienced B2B sales and business development professional to join our team and make their mark on what will be a pivotal moment in our industry.

What you will do

Development, management and execution of the go-to-market strategy for SaaS solutions on our platform

Responsible for the end-to-end sales cycle from identifying targets (existing EY clients and net new targets), to delivering pitches and closing sales with C-suite audiences

Demonstrate our platform to potential customers and act as an evangelist for the solutions

Seek out and build internal networks and relationships across EY to drive opportunities

Drive business development pipeline and plan/support sales campaigns

Develop a technical understanding of the solutions, working closely with the Head of Product to develop messaging and content

Ensure best customer experience throughout sales lifecycle

Negotiate pricing and help draw up client contracts and legal documentation with the help and support of the wider team

Deliver consistent and accurate sales forecasts, measure progress and regularly report against key KPIs

Lead the team responsible for supporting sales and client implementations of the platform

You are

Empathetic - you take the time to understand what drives other team members, what motivates them and how to achieve mutual objectives

Humble - you actively seek feedback and feel comfortable providing it to others. You are not overly influenced by organisational hierarchy

Hungry – you are excited by what you do, and you bring an enthusiasm to your job

Adaptable - you are comfortable re-evaluating your view when presented with contrasting facts and your opinions

What you definitely need

Whilst our platform is aimed at tax and finance professionals, we are not expecting the candidate to have qualifications or experience in this area. We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about working with technology in a vibrant and diverse team and are focused on driving market activity and sales.

A work attitude that is empathetic, humble, hungry and adaptable (see above)

Proven track record in a sales and business development role (SaaS preferred)

A self-starter with experience building a pipeline of leads and sales

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Ability to establish and manage executive level customer relationships

Strong negotiation skills and give compelling presentations to close the deal

Ability to generate own leads and reach prospective customers

Ability to present technical concepts in a clear manner to various customer and internal stakeholders

Suggested reading

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick Lencioni

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable , by Patrick Lencioni

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules by L. David Marquet

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

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