Sales Lead, Financial Services Sector at InterSwitch

Sales Lead, Financial Services Sector at InterSwitch – TDPel Jobs

Interswitch Limited is an integrated payment and transaction processing company that provides technology integration, advisory services, transaction processing and payment infrastructure to government, banks and corporate organizations.

Interswitch, through its “Super Switch” provides online, real-time transaction switching that enable businesses and individuals have access to their funds across the 24 banks in Nigeria and across a variety of payment channels such as Automated Teller Machines (ATMS), Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, Mobile Phones, Kiosks, Web and Bank Branches.Summary

To articulate and facilitate the implementation of an effective sales strategy to meet defined revenue targets in line with the division/group’s objective to drive business growth for all Interswitch solutions.
To coordinate account management function of team members and manage relationship with identified key accounts.

Responsibilities

Strategy Development & Planning ,Understands the vision and strategy for the Sales Networks
Works with the Group Head to ensure execution of sales strategies to improve market share for products
Communicates the sales strategy, direction and objectives to the team members
Draws up weekly sales plan for the Team: Draws up an activity list of prospective clients and reviews with Group Head for possible inputs and approval
Team Coordination and Leadership
Engages the Group Head for discussions, presentation and negotiation on team performance
Manages and presents all related products within the team
Supervises activities across various businesses within the team Sales Activities
Coordinates sales activities (presentation, prospecting) using the Miller Heiman sales methodology
Prospects for new opportunities and identifies new profitable customers for Interswitch products/solutions in the assigned sector
Solicits for customers
Cross-sells and up-sells group’s products & solutions to existing clients/customers
Identifies networking opportunities, sales conferences and events that would provide positive impact to the sales bottom line in assigned sectors
Attends exhibitions to generate sales leads/opportunities that can be converted to sales post event
Carries out external presentations to potential customers; performs customer demonstrations
Follows up on leads and opportunities
Develops proposals for customers
Negotiates contract & payment terms with clients, reviews and prepare tenets of agreements MOU/NDA and works with Legal team to finalize and execute the contracts with client
Ensures that relevant documents and agreements with clients/sales opportunities are executed and linked to customer profile on CRM
Actively uses the CRM tool to manage sales process and maintain accurate & up to date information on all clients ( customer database)
Prepares and attends Performance Evaluation sessions with Team Lead, Group Head and Divisional CEO, Sales Networks Business Development
Generates demand by pro-actively reaching potential customers to make them aware of the company’s products and solutions
Customer Relationship and Account Management
Develops, manages and sustains accounts relationships for future business success
Develops and maintains strong relationship with key customers of products in assigned sectors
Liaises with relevant internal teams to ensure customer issues and complaints with clients in assigned portfolio are properly resolved ( escalates where necessary)
Carries out account management activities using the key account management framework Market Polling
Carries out research with existing clients to gather market intelligence in relation to our products and services
Provides client feedback about the various products to the relevant groups
Provides market feedback to Group Head that will aid the sufficient visibility of payment products in assigned portfolio
Receivables Management; Drives the process of receivables collection by working with Finance team to receive balance payments for all projects completed with sign off in assigned sector/portfolio within stipulated time
Competition/Market Feedback Analysis; Monitors trends in client buying behaviour and provides relevant market feedback about competing products & solutions to Group Head/relevant internal teams
Understands industry trends and sells value proposition based on case studies
Provides input about competitor product (features/pricing/strategy) that can aid Interswitch offering/sales efforts
Event Management & Product Visibility; Identifies networking opportunities, sales conferences and events that would provide positive impact to the sales bottom line on assigned portfolio
Works with Group Marketing to ensure market visibility of products of assigned portfolio Risk Management & Compliance
Promptly flags off any risk or compliance issues likely to affect sales opportunities (existing/potential)
Ensures proper agreements & MOU are duly executed with clients and securely filed.
Works with Group Head to close any risks/compliance issues identified during the risk assessment and audit exercise
Regulatory Activities
Liaises with regulatory bodies to facilitate approvals for Interswitch requests and protect the interest of Interswitch during formulation of regulatory policies
Provides feedback to the Group Head promptly about policies and topical issues regulatory bodies are considering from time to time
Performance Review and Monitoring
Carries out daily review of open opportunities for the team to ensure they are closed in the month of consideration
Reviews set targets against actual with the Group Head with respect to sales turnover and revenue generated using CRM
Reviews possible revenue lines and income for the coming quarter
Monitors sales performance & deviations from budget
Conducts daily review of open opportunities for the team to ensure they are closed in the month of consideration
Reporting; Prepares and submit weekly, monthly reports on the sales activities to the Group Head
Prepares reports on all team activities, budget allocation and execution to the Group Head
Prepares reports on growth and opportunities in sector
Prepares periodic report on revenue analysis

Requirements

Strategic Thinking
Sales Forecast
Market Research and Understanding
Information Gathering
Sales Cycle Management
Business Development
Sales operations
Knowledge of payment and e-commerce products and services
Strategic & Conceptual selling
Project Management
Financial and Business acumen
Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
Report/Business writing
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