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SME Business Development Director UKI

Renfrew (Glasgow), GB, PA4 8WF Salford (Manchester), GB, M50 3SP

SD Worx is a leading European provider of Payroll & HR services with global reach. SD Worx’s +4000 employees operate in countries all over Europe and in Mauritius. Our goal? We bring people solutions to life. So companies of any size can turn Human Resources into a source of value for the business and the people in it. Our people solutions span the entire employee journey, from getting people paid to attracting, rewarding, and developing talent.



Your Role:
A target driven senior management role focusing on developing a new SME business line and on maximising new income from existing and new customers by identifying and closing opportunities in order to achieve an annual agreed target.  To maximise sales impact (SOV) of team performance.


As a PEOPLE COACH - you will have the skills and ability to demonstrate that you can:
•    Understand and have a strong affinity with the specific business reality and culture of SMEs.
•    Show clear Vision and Purpose and inspire teams and colleagues to organize themselves in an agile way in order to reach targets. The ability also to develop a new business and push (operational) decisions to the floor. 
•    Create an environment where teams and colleagues are inspired to embrace change, take ownership.  The ability also to attract and coach individuals that show disruptive thinking, in order to stimulate experimentation and innovation
•    Share leadership responsibilities in the team, based on individual’s talents. The ability also to coach each colleague in discovering and developing their talent in an environment of continuous learning.

Your Responsibilities:
•    Cobuild and execute the SME growth plan
•    To lead, develop and manage the SME new business team.
•    Grow the existing business (installed base)
•    To manage, control and co-ordinate sales related activity.
•    To successfully close new sales opportunities.
•    Demonstrate a skilled methodology and approach to SME sales management with the ability and experience to move the relationship up the ‘buy sell’ hierarchy, from supplier to a true value add business partner.
•    Identify, target and close profitable sales and achieve annual sales target.
•    To maximise sales through the presentation of effective cost benefit proposals and other techniques to promote SD Worx solutions.
•    Lead and manage the negotiation of high value long term contracts.
•    Develop a good understanding of the client organisation both in terms of structure and also strategic business aims.
•    Ensure that specified accounts are developed to their full business potential.
•    Identify further opportunities in order to develop customer service propositions and contribute to the client’s future strategy.
•    Have extensive understanding of all SD Worx offerings.

Our Expectations:
Thinking and Acting Outside In
•    Inspires with a clear and engaging Vision and Purpose of the whole organization.
•    Creates an environment of personal leadership and ownership where decision taking is pushed as close to the expert or client as possible.
•    Creates an agile environment where knowledge and learning flow around the organization and nurture innovation and customer experience excellence.

•    Creates an entrepreneurial culture of Diversity and Innovation: Challenges constantly the as-is situation - bringing vision and ideas to the company that shake the habitual and provoke new ways of thinking.
•    Initiates and gives impulses to organizational and cultural changes.
•    Translates societal, technological, Market trends and evolutions into strategic change vision for the company. 

•    Sets standards of authentic leadership, expecting the same from everyone
•    Creates the environment where colleagues use their talents to take ownership of decisions and implementation.
•    Creates a culture of continuous learning from each other.


Your Profile:
1.    Experience in  business development / SME sales management
2.    Experience of successfully building and maintaining relationships.
3.    Ability to sell credible and profitable high-level solutions with a professional attitude.
4.    Ability to negotiate with senior level customer contacts.
5.    Excellent communication skills.
6.    Excellent presentation skills.



SD Worx offers you, besides a competitive salary and benefits package, the autonomy and flexibility to take ownership of your work.  With the possibilities of flexible working hours, homework, working from other offices,… you can organize your own work.

For us, learning and innovating are like breathing, inspiring us to always go beyond.  We offer multiple trainings, projects… where you will learn from experts or in practice. From the start you will be engaged in your team, where we share knowledge, talents and celebrate our differences.

From many places, we work as one, moving from better to best together.

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