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Job Description

Position:

Defence Sales Undergraduate Placement

Salary/Package:

£17,000 + Non-Sales Incentive

Benefits:

22 days holiday entitlement
Pension
Out of town offices with free parking and onsite sandwich/coffee bar

Business Unit:

Defence

Location/site:

Basingstoke

Vetting requirements:

No

Company Overview

Centerprise International (Ci) was established in 1983 and has over 30 years of experience and expertise in providing innovative products and services. Our financial strength, and breadth and quality of services offered, together with our enviable record of success in supplying under many framework agreements and winning many government contracts makes Ci one of the leading ICT suppliers. Our cash reserves, recent strategic acquisitions and the quality of contracts held are an assurance of our future growth. Throughout its history, Ci has evolved to meet market demands and now offers Managed Services and Solution Design to complement our own products.

 

Ci actively seeks to attract talented ambitious individuals, to nurture and develop through their career with the organisation.  The Ci Group comprises of wholly owned companies and a joint venture business, so the opportunity to build a wide and varied career path truly exists.

 

All employees have the opportunity learn from successful, capable business professionals within the organisation, to absorb knowledge and experience first-hand how a thriving privately owned business operates. 

Business Unit Overview

The Defence & Security Team hold a prestigious framework agreement with Crown Commercial Services (CCS) enabling us to service the requirements of the Ministry of Defence where customers are worldwide requiring a multitude of solutions.

Role Description

The successful placement student will work alongside our internal and external based sales team in addition to our ecommerce and project coordination resources in driving Information Assurance (IA) and mobility solutions. The Team have a wealth of knowledge in this sector having supplied the military over the last 25 years providing the candidate exposure to leading technologies and innovations being deployed in both the training and operational environments.

 

Working as part of the team, the candidate will have exposure to and benefit from the following:

  • Supporting current and potential clients across our technology products and services portfolio.  Achieved by working in collaboration with our strategic partners including Tier 1 manufacturers and suppliers to support our sales activities.
  • Providing assistance to internal and external stakeholders across a multitude of opportunities and projects.
  • Developing communication skills whilst liaising between suppliers, clients and other departments.
  • Assisting the team in managing the “sales order process” from quote generation, gaining pricing from suppliers; customer acceptance and guidance with procurement; sales order preparation and subsequent management of supply chain including stock control.

 

An opportunity to work within a busy sales and sales support environment, providing in-depth experience into the sales cycle including supplier engagement, quotations to sales, stock management and delivery through to after sales support.

 

The student will also attend monthly Undergraduate meetings, co-ordinated by the Undergraduate Liaison, which will range from general catch ups, knowledge sharing, planning charity and social events and attending specialist sessions with the Business Directors on a range of topics.

 

The placement student will also demonstrate:

  • A commitment to comply with the Company’s Information Security Policy
  • A commitment to promptly report any security weaknesses or incidents
  • A commitment to adopt and maintain a Health and Safety culture within the Group

Competencies

Collaborate & Influence Aware of the importance of connecting with people outside the immediate team and learning to positively influencing the way others think.
Communication Skills Seeks to effectively communicate his/her thoughts in a well organised and effective manner in order to get the desired message across.
Open Communication Is professional and positive in interacting with others and is able to establish rapport quickly, treating others with courtesy and respect.
Drive for Results Demonstrates a strong work ethic committed to seeing tasks through to completion, whilst taking responsibility for and taking pride in achieving successful results.
Innovation Pushes him/herself to think beyond the obvious, contributing new ideas to enhance our ways of working and ensure high quality deliverables.
Focus & Prioritisation Successfully identifies key tasks that are important to complete, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of work/projects.
Problem Solving Seeks to develop the ability to solve routine problems, gathering the information necessary to consider a potential way forward that you can share with your manager.

Experience and Skills

Essential

  • Possess excellent written communication skills
  • Confident and professional when communicating verbally or in person
  • Possess the ability to prioritise workload
  • Familiar with Microsoft packages i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Genuine interest in the IT industry

Desirable

  • Be able to demonstrate experience in an office environment
  • Science & Technology based degree

Company Profile

Essential

  • Customer-Centric - Ensure customer satisfaction is our number one priority
  • Commitment - Be true to your work and go the extra mile to deliver on your promise
  • Courage To Challenge - Have the strength to make a difference and don’t be afraid to constructively challenge the status quo
  • Succeed - Be innovative and do all that is reasonable to deliver a positive outcome
  • Dedication - Giving your time and energy in the best interests of the Company

Education/Qualifications/Specific training

Essential

  • Currently enrolled on an undergraduate Business degree course
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