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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤40000 - ₤55000 per year

Job Purpose  

To build and execute a sales strategy to deliver Virgin Pure’s ambitious growth plans. Your challenge is to develop a sales team which can augment optimised Ecommerce lead conversion efficiency with a standalone sales plan. Creating a positivemotivated sales culture in the business and training up high performing sales people will be critical to your success. 


You will be responsible for both the B2C channel optimizing conversion of inbound leads as well as building a strong B2B function which can develop its own pipeline for growth.  


This is aopportunity to join a Virgin Group business where your influence and skills will play a key role in shaping the future of the company. 



Who would this role be great for? 

This role would be fantastic for talented, high achieving, high potentialsales leader looking to make the step up to a role where your impact will be a key driver of business success. Ideally you will know what good looks like from a larger business but have also delivered results in an early stage or SME business.  


Experience of selling a high volume, low value product, preferably D2C, (Direct to Consumer) is essential. A track record of either set up, or delivering demonstrable change, in organisation of a sales function is a must.  


The ideal candidate will have exceptional sales skills and be an inspirational leader commanding the respect of your team through your actions and an ability to lead from the front. You will be a confident self-starter and a natural problem solver with the resilience to thrive in a fast-paced environment. 



Key Stakeholders 

As the engine for growth this role is highly visible with both of our key stakeholders, Virgin and Strauss Water.  You will be adept at developing presentations and presenting to the leadership team. You will need confidence to be able to influence senior stakeholders to ensure they have full transparency in our ability to deliver against our plans is key to this role. 


Key Competencies and Responsibilities 



Key Tasks / Focuses 

Measures of Success 

Delivering change 

  • Creation of organisational structure, team and/or outsource partners, working environment and sales culture to deliver acclelerated growth 
  • Build from scratch the tools, processes, training, goals, and KPIs to drive high performance  
  • Comfortable with ‘building the plane as we fly’ e.g. putting in scalable simple processes as the business experiences rapid growth. 

2020 set up of a highly driven high performing sales function  


  • Leading from from front delivering your own sales targets to set an example for the team. Getting your hands dirty is a must! 
  • Instil the belief that the sales can deliver growth regardless of volume and quality of leads by identifying and capitalising on every opportunity.  
  • Creation of a sales culture at Virgin Pure by taking the board, leadership team, and your team on the journey of change 

Board, Leadership team, and team buy in to your strategic plan 

Strategic planning  

  • Creation of a B2C sales strategic plan to optimise conversion and maximise the results from wider marketing drives  
  • Initiation of a B2B sales strategy to establish the channel and create a strong growth pipeline 
  • Strong and visible performance and KPI focus with clearly articulated goals and plans 

Sales volumes exceeding targets 

People Management 

  • Role model for behaviours professionalism and integrity, consistent in words and actions and inspires loyalty and engagement 
  • Coaching and upskilling of a young graduate team 
  • Strong performance culture built on shared KPIs and SLA’s with clear review process and accountability 

A motivated and highly trained team exceeding targets 

Technical sales skills 

  • Upskill team to improve telesales conversion ratio 
  • Embed a rigorous pipeline process to target more leads more effectively 
  • Nurture and grow accounts through strong relationship skills and the ability to sniff out every opportunity for growth  
  • Deliver sales in B2B through converting your own opportunities 

Personal Sales Targets and team conversion metrics 

System and Excel Savvy 

  • Quickly get to grips with limitations of our SAPb1 ERP system and its limited CRM capability to create effective reporting and pipeline tools 
  • Able to turn data into information effectively to drive business decisions (find stories within the sea of data) 
  • Model performance metrics to feed into business planning and focus activity on drivers of commercial return 

Clear KPIs, and reporting on key metrics  




  • Technical Sales skills and techniques 
  • Soft sales skills, able to adapt the style to the customer persona 
  • Strategic planning  
  • Telesales management  
  • B2B sales (high volume low value) 
  • Pipeline development, budgeting and forecasting 
  • Lead nurture and sales cycle manipulation  
  • Set up or change management 
  • Management of a team 



Person Profile  

We are a small team and so how you work is just as important as your functional expertise. The ideal candidate will have many of the following attributes: 


  • A proactive individual who is willing to act of their own accord.  
  • A problem solver. 
  • People person who people want to work with and for. 
  • Big appetite for change and continuous improvement. 
  • Be excited by and able to deal with the challenges of rapid growth. 
  • A good sense of humour, fun to have in the team and unflappable style. 

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