Senior Sales Executive

Location : Reading, Berkshire, England
Job Ref : JS273
Consultant : James Smith
Sector : Sales
Salary : £60k - 70k per year + Exceptional Bonus + benefits


JS273 Senior Sales Executive

Location: Home Based

Salary: £60,000 – £70,000 + Bonus + Benefits


First Military Executive Recruitment are currently seeking a Senior Sales Executive on behalf of one of our prestigious clients.

The successful candidate will use incoming and self-generated leads to maximise revenue generation through the consultative selling of company solutions and technology.

Our client actively encourages applications from ex-military candidates however, all applications will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sell cyber security solutions and technology to Defence, Security and Wider Government Agencies in the UK and Europe, generating revenues and margins in line with targets.
  • Build and manage a credible sales pipeline that enables sales objectives to be met.
  • Update CRM tool with detailed activities and next steps to provide full visibility into key accounts, opportunities and forecasts.
  • Leverage, promote and collaborate with sales channels and partners as appropriate.
  • Be a brand ambassador in the marketplace, participating in industry events and forums.
  • Manage accounts to ensure full penetration of solutions.
  • Engage resources effectively in the pursuit of business including marketing, pre-sales and, where necessary, for larger scale strategic opportunities product development.
  • Provide support to bids, as required.
  • Maintain product knowledge.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant and related industry sales and/or pre-sales experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of driving sales account revenue and exceeding revenue targets through consultative selling, supported by a current and effective network that has allowed you to do business successfully.
  • Thorough understanding of Public Sector sales cycles and a successful track record in negotiating and closing sales.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate solution value to key prospects at ‘Senior Officer level’ combined with the knowledge and aptitude to present and explain the technical elements of product or services.
  • Ability to co-ordinate the end-to end activities from pre-sales through to post sales to ensure excellent levels of engagement and service throughout the process.
  • Either holding UK Security Clearance or willingness to undergo UK Security Clearances is key to this role.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Deep and broad understanding of the UK MOD market, particularly Defence Digital and the Front Line Commands. A range of deep relationships within UK MOD.  Must be able to open doors and communicate at 1* level and above.
  • Knowledge of the cyber security market.
  • Ability to sell a range of capability, including outcomes, services and solutions.


  • Familiarity with Pipedrive.
  • Understanding of NATO.
  • “Customer side” experience of working within a UK Government Defence or Security organisation.
  • Good understanding of Cyber Security and/or ICT technologies.

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