Business Development Executive – Bournemouth

Business Development Executive – Bournemouth

We are proud to be the UK’s number one training provider. Our enthusiastic people bring genuine passion and natural energy to everything that they do, and through their infectious energy, they motivate and inspire our learners to succeed.

It has never been a more exciting time to join Paragon Skills as we continue on our journey of growth. Working nationally with small and large clients, we develop their talent at all levels. Our apprenticeship programmes integrate seamlessly with our clients’ ways of working, processes and training to support their strategic goals. 

As a key member of the Commercial Team and based in our
Bournemouth office, you will be responsible for qualifying existing leads and
identifying new leads within organisations who will benefit from the high
quality Apprenticeship solutions we have to offer. You will be experienced in
lead generation and business development.

As an excellent communicator, you'll be able to nurture
strong relationships with prospective clients, positioning Paragon Skills as
their preferred partner.

We provide a highly competitive salary and incentive scheme,
as well as great benefits through Paragon Choices and excellent training and
development to support your progression through our Academy.

What will you be

Ensure all leads coming into the business are
qualified and followed up to meet targets

Exceed new Apprenticeship targets whilst
ensuring all eligibility is met via a combination of new business and account

Identify new client opportunities within Paragon
Skills' core market sectors

Work with Business Development Managers to
develop an engagement plan to create new leads and opportunities within SME
organisations who would benefit from apprentices

Be able to demonstrate a ROI for apprentices
within any client business to highlight benefits

Work consultatively with prospective clients,
creating world-class apprenticeship delivery models to suit their needs,
sharing ideas and giving valuable and practical advice

Build strong and sustainable relationships with
client contacts at all levels, delivering outstanding customer experiences,
every time

Provide invaluable advice and guidance relating
to all aspects of the apprenticeship levy, where required, ensuring clients are
fully supported and informed throughout every step of the journey, from design
to delivery

Work closely with internal colleagues to ensure
new opportunities and contracts are well communicated into the business,
ensuring all deliverables and commercial arrangements are agreed as part of our
on-boarding process

To complete all administrative tasks to ensure
the new learner is able to be signed up when the tutor attends

Consistently demonstrate Paragon Skills' culture
and values


What we need from

Successful track record of meeting targets

Experience working with high volumes of warm
leads and managing these successfully

Experience in managing accounts in a
consultative yet influential way

Experience of presenting to and working with
decision makers

A strong commercial background

The ability to manage your own workload

Strong communication and business skills

The ability to present solutions to clients both
remotely and face to face

Well developed interpersonal and motivational

Creative thinker with an open mind

A desire to make a difference

Excellent IT skills, including the use of MS
Office (knowledge of CRM systems would be advantageous)

Use of a car insured for business use

Able to work flexible hours and commit to
overnight stays as and when required

We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a guaranteed
interview scheme in place to ensure that nobody is overlooked or discriminated
against because of their disability. If you meet the minimum criteria when you
apply and you have informed us in your application that you have a disability,
you will be guaranteed an interview for that role. 

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