Sales Coordinator

Full time

About EDGE Strategy

EDGE Strategy is a dynamic, global and mission-driven organization, committed to closing the gender gap in the workplace. EDGE Strategy is the commercial arm of the EDGE Certified Foundation and its aim is to prepare organizations for the EDGE Certification, the global leading standard for workplace gender equality.

EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is distinguished by its rigor and focus on business impact. EDGE Certification has been designed to help companies not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it. Its methodology uses a business, workforce analytics approach that incorporates benchmarking, metrics and accountability into the process.

EDGE Certification’s diverse customer base consists of 200 large organizations in 37 countries across five continents, representing 24 different industries and encompassing more than one million employees. Organizations that are certified include SAP, IKEA, L’Oréal, UNICEF, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, Firmenich, Zurich Financial Services and Pictet, among many others.

About the role

Are you a focused and well-networked professional, passionate about Gender Equality in the Workplace?

The person in this role will play a pivotal role in building a robust pipeline of potential clients to embark on the journey to the EDGE Certification.

Accountabilities

  • Support the EDGE sales strategy by identifying and developing new markets, industry sectors and client segments
  • Identify concrete sales targets through active business development channels and analysis
  • Play a primary role in the development of the client pipeline
  • Undertake global market and industry sector analysis using impactful business intelligence techniques
  • Provide support to senior management in the overall business planning and business strategy
  • Pro-actively maintain a network of relevant professionals for EDGE and connect with diverse stakeholders to promote and build awareness of the EDGE brand
  • Effectively coordinate sales presentations and opportunities with client advisers and other EDGE team members where necessary
  • Represent EDGE at relevant events

Key measurements of success

  • % Sales target achieved
  • Number of new clients contracted

Required Skills and Experience

  • Higher university degree, in Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a sales and business development-related role, preferably in a high-growth sector
  • Proven experience in defining and delivering sales strategies
  • Ability to manage time and resources, and pay attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, sales, and customer service skills
  • Good administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, and learn and apply new skills in the context of a fast-paced organizational agenda and ambitious organizational objectives
  • Strong understanding of sustainability topics and what Gender Equality in the workplace means in this context
  • Fluency in English

 

We require a valid permit to work in Switzerland for this position.

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