Position Title: Zonal Sales Manager
Job Location: Kolkata
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
This career opportunity is for sales enthusiastic who can grow our client’s business in the allocated sales territory in line with, or exceeding, the business plan, while ensuring high credit quality of acquisitions.
The key focus of this job is to build and maintain robust working relationships with end-customers, dealers and BAs, to ensure a seamless delivery of the financing product to the customer and maintain effective communication with both customers and also internal functional teams in VFS.
To achieve or exceed Sales Volume, Market share, Penetration percentage and Margins (profitability) in the sales territory allocated. To interface directly with end customers, dealers and BA Sales teams in the territory, negotiate deals, sell the financing products and solve problems.
Develop, sustain and build upon solid working relationships with customers, dealers and Business Area (BA) sales teams to ensure a strong, integrated process for executing the go-to-market strategy of VFS, resulting in effective customer acquisition.
Undertake background research to gather information on the customer?s business, segment and financial situation to ensure that the originations are of high credit quality and to minimize the rejection ratio by the Credit team.
Meets customers together with the BA Sales team and dealers and facilitates sales with VFS bundled offerings. Proactively introduces fee-income offerings, particularly insurance, at the point of sale ? POS
Execute strategic plans and reviews in sales, prepare and complete action plans in sales and implement sales processes.
Drive a high level of productivity, quality, and customer-service standards, have a solution oriented approach, help complete audits and implement & manage change.
Develop, train, guide and manage sales executives & support staff.
Ensure timely processing of deals; coordinate effectively between the customer and the credit, operations and finance teams in VFS for seamless service delivery to customers, dealers and BAs.
Develop and manage distribution channels to cater to financing requirements of all potential customers in the assigned territory.
Maintain and expand customer base by prospecting & networking; building and maintaining rapport with key customers; identifying new customer opportunities.
Plan & design Promotional material jointly with respective BAs as per market requirements and launch campaigns.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
M.B.A. (Sales / Marketing) or its equivalent from a reputed Business School / University / Institute
13+ years of sales experience in a financial services or retail banking industry in India is a must, along with strong knowledge of Commercial Vehicles finance industry in India.
Sales experience in a captive finance company shall be an advantage.
Sound knowledge of local market and customer base.
Be a self-starter with demonstrable track record.
Willingness to work and adapt to a fast growing & changing environment.
Possesses strong customer relationship management skills and must be customer-centric
Ability to work independently for sales goals, learn quickly and be proactive.
Ability to perform and work well under pressure; good sales strategies analytical & troubleshooting skills.
Must possess strong English communication skills ? verbal and written. A good working knowledge of Hindi and proficiency in at least one local language relevant to the territory for which the candidate is being hired is a must.
Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is an essential pre-requisite for this job.
COMPETENCIES & SKILLS
Be presentable and be an ambassador of VFS and Volvo at all times
Solid domain knowledge of sales and marketing
Strong analytical and interpretive skills
Strong interpersonal skills, customer focus and strong ability to communicate
Ability to work in a process driven organisation
Competitive compensation package
Highly challenging and rewarding environment
Ability to impact the business
For the successful candidate in this role, there will be significant opportunities to grow scope of responsibilities within the company.
This role will report to Head - Sales
Travel : The successful candidate must be willing to travel extensively within assigned state/region and in the rest of India or abroad, as required by the management.