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Job Description

Position:

Distribution 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:

Distribution

Reporting to:

Business Unit Manager

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

Ci Distribution has been enjoying exciting growth in terms of supplier and customer relationships and the addition of many exciting new offerings to an already diverse and customer focused product portfolio. With vendor partnerships increasing rapidly, Ci Distribution is a highly-valued arm of the Centerprise Group, and the upward momentum it’s enjoying is expected to continue significantly.

Role Description

Centerprise has built a strong presence within Distribution, laying foundations in multiple locations throughout the UK. Our product portfolio is vast and nurtured by our dedicated Product Managers who specialise in the brands they champion. Together with the strong relationships that have been built with manufacturers, Centerprise ensures customers will receive complete specialist support.

 

The successful candidate will become a key player in the sales team, working closely with the Rugged Business Manager. They will be there to support him and the sales team on a daily basis with quotations, customer enquiries and reporting.  The role will involve speaking to existing customers, suppliers, new leads and also potentially representing the company at external shows and appointments. The candidate will also be requested to keep all our customer records updated, this will require contacting our customers via email and via the phone.

 

The candidate will have exposure to and benefit from the following:

  • Working in a successful and established sales team with a wealth of experience
  • 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 and create sales opportunities
  • Developing communication skills whilst liaising between suppliers, clients and other departments
  • Understanding and supporting the sales cycle; quote generation, obtaining pricing from suppliers, customer acceptance and guidance with procurement, sales order preparation and subsequent management of supply chain including stock control

 

There may also be the opportunity to work with the Marketing team on an ad hoc basis, as a representative of the Distribution team, to learn about and support campaign creation and help organise the teams’ yearly customer event – Rugged World.

 

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.

 

As with all personnel within the business, the individual will also be required to show:

  • 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 Mircosoft packages i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Genuine interest in the IT industry

Desirable

  • Be able to demonstrate experience in an office environment, preferably within customer service or sales.

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 or Marketing degree course
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