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Business Development Consultant | Johannesburg

JOB PURPOSEDevelop relationships with customers to enable growth within business insurance channel.Meet the metrics that has been set out by business and execute on KPI''s within the BI sales unit. RESPONSIBILITIESBusiness DevelopmentMonitor and assess sales and market data for a specific geographic region that will assist management in identifying areas in the market where business can be developed.Customer Relationship Development / ProspectingMake calls (by telephone or in person) to allocated customers to develop new relationships. Act as a first point of contact for resolving customer queries and complaints.Customer Needs ClarificationSet clear objectives for each sales call or meeting; use standard materials to make a presentation to the customer; and ask relevant questions to evaluate the customer''s level of interest and to identify and respond to areas requiring further information or explanation.Sell Customer PropositionsIdentify the products or services that best meet the customer''s stated needs, use personal expertise to propose quantities and product configurations, explain the selection to the customer, and invite the customer to make a purchase at the standard price/terms and conditions of sale. Negotiate agreement with the customer and internally with commercial colleagues to ensure that customer requirements are met.Sales Opportunities CreationIdentify potential customers by obtaining information, referrals, and recommendations from existing customers and other contacts and/or through participation in trade shows and conferences.Performance ManagementPrioritise own workflow and ensure work is completed to the required standards of productivity, quality and timeliness; use performance management systems to improve personal performance.Operational ComplianceDevelop knowledge and understanding of the organization''s policies and procedures and of relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct to ensure own work adheres to those standards. Obtain authorization from a supervisor or manager for any exceptions from mandatory procedure.Personal CapabilityBuilding Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an understanding of relevant technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA