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careeroffice <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:50:24 +0200
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About Union Square Software Ltd

Union Square is a software house based in Nottingham. Formed in 2000,
Union Square is an exciting, dynamic and internationally expanding
business; the company has experienced exceptional growth from a start up
of the 4 Directors to employing 40 people today. Union Square are one of
the fastest growing company's in the UK. Union Square provide an
Enterprise Portal solution, Workspace, to companies in the construction
supply chain to assist them with Knowledge Management and improving
efficiency. Workspace is firmly established as the UK's leading system
for members of the construction supply chain. From our Nottingham head
office, Union Square markets this revolutionary technology across the UK
and Ireland through a wide mix of channels and activities.
All of the Directors within Union Square Software have previously
enjoyed sandwich year placements within technology businesses and know
how to maximise the learning experience from this vitally important
year. Union Square have a seven year long history of employing placement
students and graduates and offer an excellent opportunity to start a
career in sales.

Position Offered – Trainee IT Sales Executive

Based in Nottingham, England, the opportunity would involve taking full
responsibility for Union Square’s expansion into the Dutch market. This
would include market research projects, developing a database of
contacts and calling into this database to make appointments. Full
training would be given on the software and the industry as well as
comprehensive sales training including understanding of the complex
sale. The position is an excellent opportunity for a driven and
motivated individual to take full responsibility for the development of
Union Square in an entirely new market. It is a challenging position
that offers an excellent opportunity for a future career in sales. If
successful in the role the position could involve some travel to The
Netherlands to visit potential clients.

IT Sales Executives are amongst the most highly paid professionals.
Gaining access to this career path as a graduate can be one of the most
difficult and competitive options to pursue. This is an exceptional
opportunity for an ambitious and goal-oriented individual to gain
invaluable experience of “Solution Selling” within a high technology
sales environment and will provide the successful candidate with a
significant advantage upon graduation.

Ideal Candidate:
The successful candidate will be articulate, have excellent
communication skills, be enthusiastic, people focused, have an interest
in IT solutions and have an outgoing personality. They must have strong
initiative, be goal orientated and have an overriding desire to succeed
above all else. The candidate must be fluent in Dutch and English.

Key responsibilities:
• Specific market/sales research projects
• Targeted telesales campaigns
• Contacting potential clients to discuss technology/project issues
• Management of market intelligence database
• General support of corporate sales function

20,500 euro per annum (17,000e basic plus 3,500e in performance related

Application process
Email your cv and covering letter to [log in to unmask]
You must enclose a cv and a covering letter detailing three reasons why
you feel you would be well suited to this position and our company.

Career Office
Faculty of Economics and Business
P.O. Box 800
9700 AV Groningen
the Netherlands
+31 50 363 7182

For final-year projects, an internship contract must be signed by all parties (the organization, the Career Office and the student). The Faculty of Economics and Business has drafted a standard contract which can be downloaded in Dutch or in English. For more information go to