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DATE ADDED: Wed 12/02/2020

New Business Sales Specialist - Economics Country Risk

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Competitive

We are looking for a results-driven, new business oriented sales professional to actively prospect and sell to potential new customers within the Fortune 1000, government organisations and financial institutions.   Building on unrivaled coverage of the economic, industry and risk landscape, Economics & Country Risk enables clients-large and small-to identify growth, plan accurately and navigate uncertainty. IHS Markit partners with companies to help them identify new trends, size growth opportunities, monitor risk and opportunity ratio, conduct market assessments, plan for alternate scenarios and secure their business continuity. As part of our team, you will have responsibility for driving new business sales through prospecting and networking.  Success in this role involves partnering with colleagues in Marketing, Product Management, Research & Analysis and Sales Operations to effectively support and strengthen your own sales initiatives.  

We're looking for an energetic Sales professional who can:

•    Meet or exceed monthly new business goals

•    Drive new customer leads through cold calling and coordinated campaign outreach

•    Employ a solution-based sales methodology to best align Economics & Country Risk's capabilities with prospect needs

•    Prioritize and organize sales and administrative tasks to ensure expected outcomes are achieved on schedule

•    Provide timely and accurate insight to their pipeline leading to accurate forecasts through Salesforce

•    Represent and promote the company to senior executives both internally and externally

•    Develop a strong understanding of the value proposition for our offerings as it relates to their end market

Required Skills:

•    3-5 years of sales experience

•    Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor communications to audience needs

•    Proven excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build effective internal and external relationships

•    Experience selling information services (research, data, consulting)

•    Willingness to travel up to 25% in order to conduct face to face meetings or attend industry conferences

•    Bachelor's degree minimum

Desirable Skills:

•    Second language in addition to English (German, French or Spanish)

•   Proven experience of Salesforce


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