Graduate scheme

North West


We have a number of fantastic opportunities for sales-motivated individuals to join our software sales teams in Manchester for our next intake on 25 October 2021.

These roles are important as you'll be responsible for generating quality sales leads to deliver new business opportunities to our sales divisions and thus further increase our market share across the UK.

What will you be doing?

Our salespeople begin their journey as Inside Sales Associates within our Sales Academy, a fast-track training course that will give you the skills you need to make sure you begin your career with us in the best position possible. On your graduation from the Academy, you will join one of our Sales teams and begin to work your way up and beyond, to build a successful and long-lasting career at IRIS.

In an Inside Sales Associate position, your day-to-day tasks will typically involve the following:

  • Making outbound business-to-business (B2B) sales calls to existing and potential customers with the aim of promoting our services and identifying new business opportunities
  • Identifying, engaging and ultimately building business relationships with key decision-makers via phone, email and social media
  • Providing pre- and post-event follow-ups with businesses that attend customer events
  • Meeting and exceeding sales leads targets and KPIs
  • Continually updating and cleansing our customer database and CRM system
  • Promoting the IRIS brand in a friendly, professional manner.

What skills and experience do you need to have?

This position is a fantastic opportunity for someone sales-orientated and self-motivated, with lots of energy and a ‘go-getter’ attitude. As you'll be socially networking with potential customers it's really important that you're an excellent listener and communicator and have good organization, administration and relationship-building skills.

While it’s beneficial if you have previous B2B or business-to-consumer (B2C) sales experience, we’re also keen to hear from recent graduates or those who have just completed their A-levels and are ready to join the world of work!

Who are we?

IRIS Software Group is one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies. Acquired by HG Capital in 2018, its purpose is to be the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services, ensuring customers get it right first time, every time.

IRIS takes the pain out of processes and let professionals working in businesses and schools focus on the work they love. Its software solutions and services for finance, HR and payroll teams, educational organisations, and accountancy firms helps comply with regulations, drive productivity and better engage with key stakeholders. Through simplifying, automating and providing insights on everyday mission-critical tasks for organisations of all shapes and sizes, IRIS ensures customers can look forward with certainty and confidence.

IRIS has over 120,000 UK and international customers with 80% having a tenure of five or more years. IRIS is the largest third-party online filer with the UK Government. Ninety-one of the top 100 UK accountancy firms and 50 of the top 100 US CPA firms use IRIS software. Circa 20% of the UK’s workforce is paid by IRIS payroll offerings. More than 850,000 UK employees are managed by IRIS HR solutions. Over 11,000 UK schools and academies use IRIS, with four million parents and guardians using IRIS apps to connect with their children’s school; 300 million messages are delivered between schools and parents each year, and over £15 million transactional payments are processed every month. IRIS is placed in the Grant Thornton Sunday Times Top Track 250 and the Megabuyte50.

IRIS is backed by Hg, Europe’s leading software investor and is committed to helping build IRIS as an ambitious business. It’s support includes a dedicated operations innovation team which provides practical support to management teams to help them realise their growth ambitions.

To see how IRIS helps organisations get things right first time, every time, follow IRIS Software Group on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Why you should apply?

At IRIS, we believe in creating a culture of engagement and reward to develop employee potential and offer long-term career success. To help with that, we offer the following:

  • Competitive salary (£20,000)
  • Attractive commission structure (£9,000 OTE)
  • 26 days holiday allowance
  • Private medical healthcare
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Additional benefits, such as Bike to Work, Childcare Vouchers and discount schemes.

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