Inside Sales Executive

Requisition ID
Business Area
Business Assurance
Sales and Business Development
Location Details
London, UK
Position Type
Permanent employment
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

DNVGL Business Assurance UK (BAUK) is targeting significant revenue growth in 2018 and onwards building on and reaching out from the foundations laid over the last two years.


To enable this, BAUK “Certification” is looking to recruit an Inside Sales Executive to join the current team comprising of three external Sales Executives, one Sales Administrator and one Sales Manager.


The key objective for this dedicated Inside Sales Executive is to support our existing Sales Team by generating new pipeline opportunities, whilst also generating their own opportunities to achieve their individual target.


The Inside Sales Executive role will be sharply focused on pro-actively generating opportunities for themselves and the team, and the success of this role will constitute an essential contribution to BAUK reaching its goals.


The Inside Sales Executive will report to the Sales Manager in BAUK Certification. 

This position is an Office Based Role – Stamford Street, London


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Take a lead role in pro-actively building sales opportunities using specific channels, to either manage personally, or pass to External Sales Executives
  • Convert owned opportunities to sales to meet set personal sales targets, support other sales executives and Sales Manager in doing the same to meet BAUK sales targets.
  • Channel expectations and needs from customers, key stakeholders as well as other key players to BAUK management and other staff in a manner helping BAUK to align and adapt our service offerings as well as marketing and communication means to support BAUK growth ambitions
  • Ensure that all aspects of sales activities are recorded according to BA requirements (by use of ConCert system)
  • Take a lead role in delivering solutions-based sales and pro-active ‘insight selling’

Supporting Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and support colleagues in the other business development functions within BAUK, i.e. Customer Support Teams, Key Customer Managers, Principal and Senior Consultants, BAUK Management when appropriate.
  • Contribute to  underpin the Business Assurance strategic aspiration of helping customers to build Sustainable Business Performance
  • Represent BAUK in relevant internal (DNVGL) relationships, facilitate the necessary interactions to build opportunities and win work

Key Internal Interfaces:

  • BAUK Customer Teams
  • BAUK Marketing Team 

Position Qualifications

Competency Requirements:

  • Strong sales acumen and relationship selling skills
  • Energetic, confident and inquisitive with strong questioning skills to uncover known and unknown needs
  • Accepts Responsibility:  Willing and able to bear the explicit and implicit responsibilities of the role, making decisions, being accountable
  • Openness: Communicates honestly, openly, and consistently with all parties; internal and external
  • Positive Attitude: Encourages a positive rather than negative viewpoint; steer away from a “blame culture” focus on finding workable and satisfactory solutions
  • Integrity:  Maintains the highest standard of personal conduct in performing all duties
  • Passion: Enjoys selling in the right way, takes satisfaction form building and growing long-term relationships
  • Tenacious: Never lets an opportunity slip away, even if it means waiting!
  • Commitment: Committed to success; willing and able to work for the best interests of customers and our organisation - not thinking in terms of being right at the expense of being successful
  • Toughness:  Able to handle pressure well; willing and able to deal with problem situations – mentally robust
  • People Skills: Able to build productive working relationships with customers and internal personnel based on respect and good rapport – listens well
  • Judgment: Able to evaluate information quickly, identify key issues and formulate conclusions based on sound, practical judgment, experience, and common sense; pro-actively seeks assistance and help earner that later
  • Organised: Well prepared and organised; carries out all responsibilities and action items in a purposeful way.  Able to prioritise and adjust response / action when situations change
  • Dependable:  Can be relied upon to get the job done; no surprises
  • Proactive: Proactive rather than reactive; able to avoid mistakes that could/should be anticipated
  • Knows how to say “no” gracefully and without antagonising other stakeholders

Technical/ Professional Expertise and Qualifications Required:

  • Demonstrable experience of successful track record in business to business sales in a target driven environment
  • Demonstrable evidence of translating explicit and implicit customer needs and expectations into coherent, compelling and value adding offerings and solutions
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of successfully anticipating customer needs and expectations
  • Possess the ability to learn and understand the range of technical aspects of accreditation and audit
  • Processes and the commercial and technical interfaces relevant for the business setting in which Business Assurance operates
  • A background in Certification is not necessary however we are looking for experienced Sales professionals who are adaptable and looking for a new challenge and a chance to grow in a dynamic and motivated team.

Company & Business Area Description


Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


As a world-leading certification body, we work with companies to assure the performance of their organisations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment and training.  As part of the larger DNV GL Group, our 2,000 Business Assurance employees worldwide help our customers build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust.  We promise to be focused on your future.


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