Head of Strategic Sales National Up to £75,000 (OTE up to £120k)

Head of Strategic Sales

Location: National |
Salary: Up to £75,000 (OTE up to £120k) |
Posted: 9 Jul 2021 |
Closes: 12 Jul 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: G4S/CD/7131

Commission Scheme, Company Car or Allowance, Pension, Private Medical Cover, Life Assurance, Employee Assitance Programme

Job Introduction:

G4S is the largest secure solutions company in the world, the second largest private employer on the London Stock Exchange and one of Britain’s top Employers. Our Cash Management Solutions business has expertise in cash and valuables transportation, cash processing, ATM and cash centre outsourcing, secure storage and retrieval.

As an employee of G4S Cash Solutions, each role will have specific responsibilities for the identification, management and control of risk in order to safeguard the business, staff, customers, assets and reputation. Every G4S employee has a role to play in understanding and supporting the business in embedding effective risk management controls and assurance and be integral to the effectiveness and success of G4S.

Role Responsibility:

Main Purpose of Job

G4S Cash Solutions (UK) is looking for a senior strategic business development sales person who will be responsible for seeking out and developing and closing high-value (>£1m ACV) new business with a consultative approach to selling. They should have demonstrable experience in selling technology and service solutions, and be commercially astute, with excellent negotiation skills and a proven record in closing strategic sales and generating significant revenues.

This individual will be expected to hit or over-achieve against an annual sales target by targeting high-value accounts and identifying new sales sectors and winning 2-3 large customer wins per annum (dependent on ACV).

In addition, the individual will directly manage 3x Business Development Managers and ensure delivery of the BDM’s individual sales targets, and serve as a mentor to members of the wider sales team.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Integrity & Respect

  • To act as a credible ambassador for G4S when speaking to potential customers 

  • Manage own workload according to performance targets and objectives advising the Head of Retail where tasks may not be completed within necessary timescales

  • To work with professionalism, honesty and integrity maintaining confidentiality

  • Treat people fairly, with respect, impartiality and consistency

Safety & Security

  • Prepare sales contracts ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines

  • Ensure emails and Salesforce activities are dealt with promptly and according to company procedures

  • Ensure inclusion and timely response to RFP/RFIs in line with bid processes

Service Excellence

  • Develop a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and customer satisfaction

  • Hunt and resolutely prospect new strategic business

  • Develop and actively manage personal & team’s sales pipeline

  • To consistently achieve the agreed personal & team new business revenue targets and objectives

  • Demonstrate commercial focus and financial awareness when developing new business opportunities

  • Demonstrate a structured approach to winning new business and the ability to negotiate effectively at all levels.

  • Manage and communicate progress via accurate and timely reporting in Salesforce

  • To have complete understanding of the suite of G4S Cash Solutions offered to customers and be able to communicate those effectively in a compelling manner to our prospective customers


  • Maintain up to date G4S product knowledge and competitor product knowledge to ensure an in-depth understanding on the market and to remain competitive

  • Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs

  • Discuss and analyse end user requirements to identify the correct G4S services to sell

  • Ability to articulate the benefits and specialised features of our solutions to positively influence customer purchasing decisions and add value.


  • Build long-term relationships with new and potentially existing customers

  • Support the development of New Business sales team into valuable salespeople

  • Provide support to other team members, and fulfil any reasonable management request

  • Work positively and effectively across other business functions as required

The Ideal Candidate:

Person Specification

  • Experience working as a Senior Business Development Manager or similar role (preferably from within the Cash/Finance industry although not essential)

  • Track record of meeting and exceeding sales targets 

  • Excels in the use and adoption of Salesforce and Sales Navigator to build and manage their sales pipeline (desirable)

  • Proficiency in English

  • Unparalleled communication and negotiation skills

  • Ability to build a rapport with prospective customers

  • Time management and planning skills

  • BSc/BA in business administration, sales or relevant field (desirable)

  • Experience of solution selling 

  • Able to work under their own initiative 

  • A positive attitude

  • Flexibility and quick thinking 

  • Knowledge about all the company’s products and services

  • To be well-organised and thorough, even under pressure 

  • To understand and comply with the legislation relating to direct marketing

  • The ability to ‘make it happen’


Sales Cycle Competencies

  • Making Contact

  • Understanding needs

  • Creating Options

  • Adding value

  • Building Desire

  • Presenting

  • Closing the Sale

  • Satisfying the Customer

  • Developing a Game Plan

  • Managing and Growing

  • Relating and Networking 

Essential Universal Competencies

  • Working with People

  • Persuading and Influencing

  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

  • Following Instructions and Procedures

  • Coping With Pressures and Setbacks

  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives

  • Robust time management

  • Adapting and Responding to Change


If you are experiencing technical issues applying for this role, please send your CV directly to tim.andrews@uk.g4s.com.

This role will be subject to screening including but not limited to a criminal record check, credit check and 5 year background check. In addition, this role will be subject to a medical review which may include a medical assessment with an occupational health practitioner.


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