Business Development Executive - French Speaking

Location Exeter, Devon, England
Discipline: Sales
Job type: Permanent: Full or part time
Salary: up to £24,000
Contact name: Robyn Warwick

Contact email: careers@sarahwest.co.uk
Job ref: VR/3894
Published: about 2 months ago

This is a unique and exciting role that has come up due to growth and our client securing a new extensive contract with a fast-growing partner, really looking to make an impact internationally with a big focus on Europe, in particular, France. This role is all about communicating their services to new prospects, developing a relationship with them and selling their solutions. You’ll see yourself dealing with multiple decision makers, working closely with the marketing team to tailor communication in various forms, identifying the audience and effectively getting your message in front of them. Majority of the role will be phone based, developing valued conversations with new clients but will also see you social selling via LinkedIn, email etc. too.   

We are looking for a fluent French speaker who can also communicate well in English at a business level. The role has initially been seen as part time (20hrs per week - flexible), solely supporting this one contract, however, for the right person with transferable experience and a high enough level of spoken and written English, this could easily be a full-time position where you manage more than just the one account.  

What we are looking for: 

  • Ideally, you’ll have sales experience coming from an office phone-based background with a strong understanding of optimizing leads and developing relationships from scratch

  • As mentioned, we are looking for someone fluent in French with strong communication in English

  • This role is remote so we are looking for an autonomous worker who is happy to connect with their team virtually

  • You’ll be someone outgoing, professional and thrives when gaining results. This is a proactive, sales role so confidence over the phone is key

  • We would love for someone to be based in Devon, as when restrictions ease, the hope is that this role will become a mix of office and home working - however, this is not essential

If this role sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, please do send your CV across to careers@sarahwest.co.uk or get in touch with Robyn on 01392 873813 for more information.