Senior Sales Specialist - Cairo

Job Title: Senior Sales Specialist 
Department: Sales & Marketing 
Immediate Supervisor: Sales Manager
Location: Cairo Office 

Position Summary:
Responsible for all AMIDEAST sales activities in assigned projects and/or regions, with the work falling into three main areas:
Supporting pre-sales activities by giving detailed information about various products and the ways in which they could meet a customer's needs;
the actual sale involves negotiating a commercial agreement to the benefit of both customer and AMIDEAST;
Customer care, which follows the sale, may include solving issues, as well as exploring the possibility of further sales.

Responsibilities:
• Present and sell AMIDEAST products and services to current and potential clients.
• Understanding customers' diverse, specific business needs and applying product knowledge to meet those needs.
• Prepare action plans and schedules to identify specific targets and to project the number of contacts to be made.
• Follow up on new leads and referrals resulting from field activity.
• Identifying and developing new business through networking, and follow-up calls;
• Cold-calling in order to create interest in products and services and generate new leads.
• Identify sales prospects and contact these and other accounts as assigned.
• Prepare presentations, proposals and sales contracts.
• Develop and maintain sales materials and current product knowledge.
• Establish and maintain current client and potential client relationships.
• Manage account services through quality checks and other follow-up.
• Prepare a variety of status reports, including activity, closings, follow-up, and adherence to goals.
• Communicate new product and service opportunities, special developments, information, or feedback gathered through field activity to appropriate company staff.
• Coordinate staff across departments to accomplish the work required to close sales.
• Participate in marketing events such as seminars, trade shows, and telemarketing events.
• Assist Finance department on follow-up for collection of payment when requested.
• Managing your own diary in order to organize and prioritize daily and weekly goals.
• Contributing to team or progress meetings to update and inform colleagues.
• Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

• Excellent written and oral English language skills, a minimum of B2 grade  i.e. Upper intermediate Competent User certificate
• Computer literacy in MS Office
• Ability to organize and maintain large amount of detailed information
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and accept responsibility
• Ability to persuade and influence others
• Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
• Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires significant local travel and may require occasional overnight travel and weekend and/or evening work.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Bachelor's Degree and three to five years of direct sales or marketing experience.
• Knowledge of advertising and sales promotion techniques. Visibility requires maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public.
• Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and occasional overnight travel.


Preferred:

• English language skills
• Experience in U.S. education and exchange activities
• Marketing experience/degree


This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will perform other reasonable business-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other managers when necessary.  AMIDEAST reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

TO APPLY:

To Apply

Interested Applicants are invited to post their application to the below link:

http://jobs.amideast.org/applications/externalapplicants/login/default.aspx