Sales Executive

Gulf Marketing Group (GMG Group)

Dubai, UAE

Posted
Ref: QP229-273

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Summary
• The role holder is responsible for managing all sales activities, including lead generation, implementation of business marketing and sales plan, achievement of sales targets in alignment with long-term sales goals of the Business Unit.
• The role holder is also responsible for identifying potential customers, and ensuring they are in line with the strategy of the Business Unit

Accountabilities

Core Responsibilities
• Adheres to sales forecast and strategic plan to ensure optimization and profitability of the Business Unit
• Provides sales forecasts and ensures that the brand/category function is informed for required actions
• Manages sales operations, regularly monitors day-to-day operations, including checks on prospective clients, negotiations and the design of competitive sales packages
• Visits customer frequently to take orders, confirm delivery details and stock levels
• Records progress of enquiries and creates regular reports, including source of business trends, enquiry conversion rates, future predicted sales and other reports as directed by the sales manager
• Promotes the business to new and existing clients and secures new and repeat business by networking at various sales and corporate events
• Advises customers on forthcoming product developments and discusses special promotions
• Develops a database of qualified leads through referrals, email, and networking; identifies and develop new customer accounts to increase sales
• Prepares documents related to sale and supports contracting activities like purchase agreements, contracts, etc. in coordination with the Legal department
• Maintains and files all related documents and ensures compliance with regulatory and organizational standards
• Provides customers with clarifications, answers queries, provides requested information and follows-up with customers
• Provides accurate and timely forecasting on a periodic basis, and discusses inefficiencies related to the performance of the sales; prepares sales reports and summaries on a frequent basis
• Evaluates customer and is responsible for applicable background checks to ensure customer falls within the Business Unit’s guidelines
• Ensures all logistics related to sales orders and delivery are in place
• Ensures timely collection of receivables from clients (when applicable)
• Performs other responsibilities and tasks as required or as directed by management from time to time

Self-Management
• Defines performance goals at the start of the year in discussion with the reporting manager and ensures that the goals are achieved during the course of the year
• Takes ownership of his/her own learning agenda by identifying development needs in consultation with the manager and agreeing on the individual development plan
• Keeps abreast of professional developments, new techniques and current issues through continued education and professional growth

Requirements

Educational Qualifications and Certificates
• High School / Diploma – Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience
• A minimum of 3 -5 years of relevant Sales experience

Skills

Language skills
• Strong English and/or Arabic language skills (written and spoken)
• Hindi spoken language if preferred

Additional skills
• Knowledge of retail processes and industry
• Communication skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Customer service orientation

About the Company

Established in 1978, by the Baker family who still own and manage the company today, Gulf Marketing Group is one of the Middle East's leading, family owned companies. Gulf Marketing Group operates regionally, across the GCC and boasts a diverse portfolio of brands, retail outlets and services. Gulf Marketing Group subsidiaries operate in key sectors such as retail and distribution of sporting goods and lifestyle brands, health and fitness, food and food processing, integrated 3PL logistics, real estate, healthcare and pharmacies, education and technology. Since 1978, Gulf Marketing Group has introduced more than 90 international brands into the Middle East, as well as building the reputation of our homegrown brands as reliable and quality driven companies.

We are proud to be one of the top 10 retailers in the Gulf region with:

  • More than three decades experience managing international brands in local environments
  • A prestigious portfolio of world class brand partners
  • Anchor tenancy in all major GCC shopping malls
  • A proven track record of securing exclusive retail and distributor agreements
  • An experienced management team
  • Strong customer relationships

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