My Client is a leading specialist advisor for buying and selling businesses in the sectors of - hotels, pubs, restaurants, childcare, healthcare, convenience retail, leisure and medical.
Purpose of the Role
They require a Business Agent to join their successful and established specialist Hospitality Team. You will be directly responsible for matching buyers with sellers through the full life cycle of a business sale. You will generate initial leads to sell, process instructions and manage deals to completion. This means you will have full exposure to clients, their business for sale and applicants looking to buy.
This is fantastic role for an ambitious candidate who has experience in the estate agency industry but looking for a more involved, technical role with excellent career prospects. Whilst applications from candidates with estate agency industry experience is desirable, they would equally welcome applications from ambitious graduates with a background in presentation and pitching a sales skill, as full sector and industry related training will be provided.
The role is Maidstone based but with flexibility in terms of home working and you will be covering Surrey, Kent and West Sussex.
Duties and Responsibilities
·Implementing a business generation strategy within a given territory to generate new sale enquiries.
·Liaise with our marketing team to create good quality marketing materials.
·Meeting business owners, presenting Christie & Co credentials, delivering pricing advice and securing sale mandates.
·Listing, marketing, and managing opportunities for sale.
·Preparing, sending, and monitoring marketing collateral, mail, and email campaigns.
·Managing applicant calls and emails requesting information on instructions.
·Arrange & follow up viewings and processing offers including buyer due diligence.
·Collaborate with our regional and national team on corporate projects.
·Networking across the territory
·Working as part of our motivated team to enhance our reputation and profile locally, regionally and UK wide.
Working Relationships and Contacts
The role will report directly to a Regional Director and ultimately to the UK Managing Director. However, you will also work closely with regionally based fee earners, finance and insurance brokers, support staff and a wider central support team of IT and Marketing personnel.
Otherwise, you will be encouraged for forge your own relationships with business stakeholders across a given territory.
Skills and Experience
·Strong verbal and written communication skills; Essential
·Previous experience in sales is beneficial; Desirable
·GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above in Maths and English; Essential
·Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office – especially Excel and PowerPoint; Essential
·Full UK driving license; Essential
·Interested in business development;
·Professional client-facing approach;
·Professional with high standards;
·Able to develop strong working relationships;
·Communication skills, including listening carefully and giving feedback;
·Numerate with strong analytical skills;
·Meticulous and methodical in approach;
·Self-motivated and able to use initiative;
·Driven and energetic;
·Honest and trustworthy;
·Critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
·Strong organisational skills;
·Calm, considered approach when handling diverse demands;
·Able to work under pressure and to deadlines;
·Able to work independently and as part of a team
Hours of work
·9am to 5:30pm with an hour for lunch Monday to Friday.