Philips Lighting

Intern/Apprentice - Sales - Guildford, Surrey

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Plaatsingsdatum 20-02-2018 Functiecategorie Commercieel - Ondersteunend / S...
Standplaats Guildford, Surrey Niveau Stagiair/ Student
Opleidingsniveau HBO Dienstverband Stage
Uren 40 Salaris £ 12K
Intern/Apprentice - Sales

Our opportunity
Everything starts with light. Light moves cities, carries information and comforts mind and body. When joining Philips Lighting you will make an impact on people's lives with light. Read more!

Our offer
We are offering an exciting apprenticeship opportunity, within our Professional Trade Sales segment, for 2 years, based in our Guildford office.

Your challenge
Looking for excellence, responsibility, autonomy? This apprenticeship is exactly what you are looking for!
As a Sales Apprentice, you will provide support to our Trade Sales team in England. Covering different daily tasks, to analyse and actively participate in our sales development. You will assist the team by setting up and monitoring trade operations. You will be in contact with our customers to provide information about our product. You will collect, process, and manage the commercial, and administrative information and data necessary for the proper functioning of the Trade Sales activity. Come and measure the impact of your talent and energy in the realization of an ambitious business project.
Please note, this individual will need a full UK Driving License to apply to this vacancy.

Your responsibilities
  • Personal development.
  • Build strong relationships with customers.
  • Build and Manage relationships over the phone.
  • Minimum 80% time spent on telesales.
  • Working to maximize sales and ensuring targets are met with revenue and margin.
  • Create and generate sales reports and track customer engagement through Sales Force (CRM).
  • Contact potential or existing customers to inform them about Products, Systems and Services and promotions.
  • Share excess and slow-moving lists with customers.
  • Updates customers with new price lists and product portfolios.
  • Ask questions to understand the customer requirements and close sales.
  • Ensure order is sent to order desk and processed in timely manner.
  • Keep records of calls and sales - Sales Force.
  • Enter and update information - Sales Force.
  • Make recommendations back to the business, based on customer requirements and competitor's activity.
  • Maintain, up to date database of customer contacts - Sales Force.

We are looking for
  • Solid IT skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Fast learner
  • Reliable
  • Passion for enhancing your own business and commercial knowledge
  • Excellent communicator and negotiation skills
  • Ability to use numbers for various calculations and pricing
  • Proactive approach
  • Able to stay calm in a challenging environment
  • Focused on winning business
  • The UK Driving License is mandatory for this position

Recruitment process
If you are interested in this opportunity to join us, please upload your CV via the 'apply' button or through the Philips career site- vacancy number 273044
Closing date to apply: 30th March 2018

Join the leading lighting company for the digital world and help us unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. Be a game changer. Be Philips Lighting. Apply today!

Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. For more information, visit us online.

How Philips Lighting lights the world beyond illumination:

Philips Lighting is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.
Meer informatie
Deze vacature betreft een fulltime functie.

Functiecategorie(ën) Commercieel - Ondersteunend / Support / Helpdesk
Branch(es) Elektronica
Provincie(s) Verenigd Koninkrijk
Trefwoorden Internship, Apprenticeship, full-time, Guildford, Sales.


Contactpersoon Amanda Lemercier