What was your first job role at Schoolcomms? And today?
Sales Advisor. Now I lead a team of sales advisors offering support and advice, provide training to new employees and existing members of our team on new products.
How long have you worked at Schoolcomms?
What made you apply for a job at Schoolcomms?
After 14 years in the London Broking Market I moved to Cornwall and sold holiday ownership nationally and internationally for 6 years, followed by selling training courses for an independent training provider for a further 2 years. I was then fortunate enough to be approached by the Schoolcomms Sales Manager to see if I would be interested in selling a unique and specialised school to home communication product.
Describe your first week at Schoolcomms
My first week at Schoolcomms was very exciting. It included meeting the Board of Directors and discussing the company’s plan to proactively promote Schoolcomms and increase market share, the Schoolcomms training programme & future development plans.
What’s it like working in Bude?
In comparison to commuting into the City of London, my short journey into Bude is a pleasure knowing that in the summer I can drive into Bude town, during my lunch break, pick up a roll and sit looking at the sea.
What would a normal working day look like for you?
After enjoying a welcome cup of fresh coffee the team sit down to discuss the success of what yesterday brought, and how we are going to tackle the day ahead. We look at our list of phone calls and booked telephone demonstrations before getting on the phone. The phone calls consist of a nice mix of calling existing customers that have expressed an interest in increasing their licence types, following up marketing campaigns that have been sent to schools that as of yet, are not Schoolcomms customers and setting up demonstrations. This often means discussing how Schoolcomms extensive functionality has so much more to offer than that of other providers in the field.
What training and development opportunities have you been able to take advantage of since being at Schoolcomms?
Ongoing training is very important to Schoolcomms to ensure that each member of staff is fully aware of not only new products being added, but also improving the sales skills to assist in successful results and targets being reached.
What has most surprised you about your role at Schoolcomms?
How I have made such an impact on schools day-to-day jobs, helping them save time and of course money, as well as bringing new and intuitive services that Schoolcomms offer to their attention.
Any advice for someone wanting to join your team?
You must be a driven type of person that appreciates a massive opportunity to earn good money provided you put the required effort into your role, be able to work with a team and understand the importance of Schoolcomms and it’s ‘Mission Statement’.
In your opinion, what makes Schoolcomms a unique place to work?
Schoolcomms as a company ensure that we have a good environment to work in, providing all members of staff with the tools they require, sharing information about where the company is financially, our ongoing success, as well as informing staff about the ‘Product Road Map’ and other exciting plans for the future.
Is there anything that you’re particularly proud of that you’ve achieved during your time at Schoolcomms?
I am actually very proud of what I have achieved here at Schoolcomms including my own success in hitting my annual targets, as well how my ongoing training has helped internal staff meet their targets and objectives.
Perks of the job?
A diligent member of staff will be given the flexibility and freedom to work to their own set of daily challenges and will be highly rewarded for being a successful Sales Team member.