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Software Development/Sales Role. UK and EU citizens only.
« on: July 03, 2014, 06:20:08 PM »
I have a software development client looking for a specifically matched salesperson as they are shifting from a partner sales model to a direct sales model.  The basic salary is 50,000 per year and you could REASONABLY expect to double that with sales commission and performance bonuses.  i.e. not pie in the sky targets but very realistic and achieveable ones.  I am setting the targets with the owner of the firm who I have worked with for two years.

The client sells a coding analytics tool that monitors coding effort and coding quality in software development and provides the head of software development or CTO with reports of which of their developers are hitting performance targets, writing quality code and which are falling behind.  The tool can measure both quality and quantity of code.  It's clever stuff developed at Cambridge University.  Tool costs about 50k per year.  You'd probably need to make 5 sales in the first year to keep your job.  At around 8-10 sales you would be making 100k per year.  It's pretty easy to cost justify it provided you can reach the decision-maker.  You will get training and help there, from me.

I would see the job as ideal for someone who can work in London and sell to SE England and the M4 corridor.  Married or single as there won't be much overnight travel, 5 nights a year tops I would think.   It's probably more useful that you know something about software development and project management than you are a highly experienced salesperson.  This is what I would describe as a technical sales role.  i.e. long on credibility and short on BS and blarney.  You probably would not even need to wear a suit on half of the visits, just smart casual.

PM me if interested and I could tell you more.
 

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Re: Software Development/Sales Role. UK and EU citizens only.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 06:18:51 PM »
Sounds like an interesting product. Unfortunate since I live in the United States of Slaves.
 

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Re: Software Development/Sales Role. UK and EU citizens only.
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 06:28:42 PM »
Damn, 50k a year? That's a lot. Tell you what Greg, I'll go read up on computer science, stuff a 4 year course into a few months, then we'll talk?  :P ;)
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Re: Software Development/Sales Role. UK and EU citizens only.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 11:54:13 AM »
50,000 a year is about $80k. If America ever joins the Schengen Zone/EU, I'll take up that offer.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 01:17:03 AM »
Got my first sale today for this firm.

Large British BPO firm licensing the software for $350k per year.

Took me 6 phone calls and two meetings and a 30 day pilot which the founder managed.

Expanding, and still sales jobs open.

Late 2015 will open New York office,
 

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Re: Software Development/Sales Role. UK and EU citizens only.
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 09:50:45 AM »
That is pretty cool and exciting! 

Too bad I don't like NYC...  :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 12:53:56 PM »
Who does?

It's a shithole.

London is going the same way.
 

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Re: Software Development/Sales Role. UK and EU citizens only.
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 01:08:44 PM »
Who does?

It's a shithole.

London is going the same way.

Stupid, upper-middle class white people, from what I hear.  :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 01:10:59 PM »
They living outside the city in the most part, unless they are young and single or money junkies.

Nothing wrong with New York State but Manhattan Island is a hole.
 

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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 01:27:40 PM »
If they open up an office in the Cincinnati region (will never happen, I'm sure), I'll submit my CV and an application.

Yeah, Manhattan sucks. Cool place to visit once or twice, but I would never live there.
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2014, 01:31:06 PM »
I have never heard of a software company setting up the office in the Cincinnati region.

I visited a large PayDay lender there a couple of years ago.  Flew in flew out same day.

Perhaps in the summertime it is more pleasant?

 

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2014, 12:27:06 PM »
Yeah, it's not so bad in the summertime.

Not many (if any) software companies in town that I know of. Lots of medical research companies within and just north of the city limits though, so it has that much going for it.
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