Sales Support Executive

Job Description

We’re Hiring!!

Aon is currently recruiting a dynamic and ambitious Sales Support Executive to work as part of our Global team. This role will provide support to the Global team with both day to day and strategic sales and growth activities.


About Aon


Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.


Aon’s Global team of approximately [75] colleagues is part of the UK Commercial Risk Solutions business and delivers end to end risk and insurance solutions to large multi-national companies across a mixture of different industry sectors. We would also highlight the following:


  • The Global team has significant growth aspirations and is a highly dynamic environment as a result
  • The Sales Support Executive represents a new role for the Global team and therefore an opportunity for the chosen candidate to make a real difference to our future success
  • Given the Global team’s ‘end to end’ role the chosen candidate will get exposure to a multitude of different risk and insurance solution types
  • Given the global nature of many of our clients the chosen candidate will get exposure to a variety of different geographies
  • The team is based in a mixture of London and Chelmsford but agile working is actively encouraged

About the Role 

The primary responsibilities of the Sales Support Executive are to support the Head of Sales in the following areas:


  • Sales Plan
  • Sales Process
  • Sales Governance
  • Pipeline Management
  • Sales Reporting
  • Sales Communications


Some of your key activities will therefore comprise:


  • Create and deploy a project plan to underpin Global’s sales priorities in 2020 and beyond
  • Maintain Global’s prospect list, including status of the sales process for each prospect
  • Support the preparation & running of sales meetings
  • Support the preparation & running of internal account planning meetings for specific prospects
  • Support the preparation & running of external discovery meetings
  • Undertake client penetration analysis to identify additional sales opportunities
  • Provide sales pipeline, sales forecasting and other sales related MI
  • Provide recommendations to address areas of pipeline weakness
  • Ensure CRM is kept up to date as the single source of truth for sales information
  • Enable the launch and implementation of sales campaigns
  • Draft regular internal sales communications relating to wins, sales campaigns, and case studies
  • Develop and maintain a client and prospect mailing list
  • Support the invite / marketing process for ad hoc client & prospect events


About You 
As a Sales Development Executive your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 


  • Prior experience in a Sales Support or Sales Operations role
  • Business knowledge and experience that may have been gained working in other Financial or Professional Services organisations
  • Attention to detail with excellent project management, analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to learn and build a broad understanding of Aon and how to bring the best of Aon to clients 


Salary and Benefits 

This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare and additional holiday. We also offer tremendous potential in a growing worldwide organisation. 


Our Colleague Experience

Every day, our colleagues make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. Together, we share this one purpose: to empower economic and human possibility around the world. This unifying goal is at the heart of our identity, and it lives in everything we do. To learn more about our colleague experience, visit Aon Colleague Experience. 


Aon is an equal opportunities employer. Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skills mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria. 

We’re happy to talk flexible working. If you need to flex your working pattern, Aon offers flexible and agile working policies and we’re happy to discuss options with you upon application.