Business Development Manager – French Speaking

Job title: Business Development Manager – French Speaking

Reporting to: General Manager
Position: Full-time, location flexible
Salary: Dependant on Experience plus commission

Are you our next Sales Superstar?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Business Development team working to drive new business for Climb Channel Solutions UK through growing the existing customer base and developing relationships with customers. We work with ground-breaking technology. And whilst you won’t be expected to know your Kernels from your Kubernetes from day one, you will need a head for technology, a passion to learn and a drive to be better every day.

About the role
Day-to-day, you will be responsible for managing the relationship with key vendors and developing brand awareness in the channel. You will be generating new business sales and opportunities to stimulate sales activity within the resellers. Working closely with our in-house sales and marketing teams you will manage and direct any call-out campaign (end user or channel) The vendors you will be supporting will cover Europe, so this is an exciting role for a salesperson with language skills. The role will require flexibility and may require you to spend nights away/travel as and when required for business.

About us
Climb Channel Solutions UK sells software to resellers both in the UK and across Europe, enabling them to provide software, services, and solutions to end users and businesses. We work with many leading global software publishers such as Microsoft, Quest, Mindjet, Intel, SAP, Flexera and ManageEngine. Climb Channel Solutions UK based in Devon, is part of Wayside Technology Group (NASDAQ WSTG) with offices also in the USA, Canada and Amsterdam. We’re an enthusiastic technically led team that is at the cutting edge of new and exciting technology. We are customer-focused and pride ourselves on offering various solutions; to ensure we can solve our customers’ problems we invest time in training and personal development. To help the team grow the business, we work hard to give everyone balance – hybrid working, a personal trainer, yoga and an employee assistance program are just a few of the ways we do this. Having our HQ on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in the beautiful market town of Ashburton also helps. Colleagues regularly tell us that their teams are why they love their jobs.

Benefits for you
• Paid Training
• Individual Personal Development Plans
• Salary plus commission schemes
• Sick Pay
• Holiday Pay
• Staff Referral Scheme
• Personal Trainer Sessions
• Flexible Working arrangements
• Incentives and Rewards
• Social Events/Fundraisers/Staff Parties
• Employee Assistance Programme for 24/7/365 support
All companies say that they have a great culture – We are proud that this is the reality – We put our people first!

About you
You’ll have five GCSE grades 4/C (or equivalent) and above including Maths and English, plus a minimum of two years of sales experience. You will be self-motivated and driven with the aim of hitting individual and team targets, as well as further growing the company and brand. You will be managing your own workload with great attention to detail, efficiency, and accuracy. You will be working collaboratively with the other members of the Climb BDM team to help support each other’s workload when required. Our most successful people are commercially minded, focused, supportive, pragmatic and creative. Does this sound like you?

Other traits and skills we’re looking for:

• Fluent in speaking French would be desirable
• A ‘Hunter’ mentality with a competitive, honest, trusted, and reliable personality.
• Self-motivated with the ability to start and build relationships with customers and partners.
• Understand the complete sales cycle and margin building.
• Customer focused.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills representing a professional image.
• A quick learner and someone who will consistently look to build upon knowledge.
• Excellent IT skills.
• Proactive and ambitious to progress.
• A proven record of onboarding and expanding customer relationships and growing profits.