Sage Career Opportunities, Tuesday 31, May 2016

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Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world?s entrepreneurs. Sage began as a small business in the UK 35 years ago and over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy. In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. As a FTSE 100 business, we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation ? not only financially but through the participation of colleagues who are also empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.


Lead the Learning & Development strategy and the delivery regionally in alignment with Group wide strategy. Partner with Business Leaders and People Business Partners. Assist the business to understand its ?development? needs and be able to articulate how best to meet and address those needs. Using the team that reports in to them, this role will need to provide leadership and facilitate innovative best practices in how to develop colleagues. Deliver operational support, aimed at increasing employee engagement, supporting the delivery of business performance, and improving overall efficiency and effectiveness. Responsible for the service delivery of the Learning & Development quality, timing and cost targets.

Develop and implement the L&D strategy from regional/country offerings and roadmap and strike a balance between Regional/Country and Group wide priorities
Partner business leaders and people business partners within their regions to implement a solid learning structure that supports talent progression critical role capability to effective increase greater levels of capability
Lead the transformation of the L&D suite of professional development programs to build leadership capability
Lead all Regional Learning & Development projects and initiatives
Provide expert advice, interpretation and guidance on policies, practices and processes regarding leadership, people capability, L&D, performance management, and talent management, to Region People Business Partners and business leaders
Provide operational support in the execution of all Learning & Development processes and programs, including provision of tools, processes, coaching and best practice sharing
Participate and lead in development initiatives, as appropriate
Create a cohesive team by providing leadership that engages all staff, including setting the direction, establish performance expectations; provide regular feedback on performance and results, coaching, performance management, career development, reward and recognition, discipline, and recruitment


Minimum of 10+ years? experience in Learning & Development discipline with a proven track record in developing high value programs in either functional (Marketing, Technology, Sales etc.) or core (Leadership etc.) development initiatives
Experience of working internationally and in managing stakeholders at all levels within a matrix-organisation
Confident in dealing with all levels of the organisation and able to present a strong and clear rationale as to why a learning initiative is relevant
Experience of working in an organization in transition; a strong change agent
Dynamic and energetic individual focused on execution at pace
Project or program management experience with responsibilities for cross-functional problem-solving
Proficiency in English language, with strong verbal and written skills


The purpose of this role will be to identify, design and deliver core programs across Sage. The role needs to partner with Senior Leaders and PBP?s of the Sage business. By effective partnering this role will promote and build greater awareness and use of Sage wide programs. This role will lead, promote and help deliver the Sage wide programs in support of the Sage Way.

Ownership and development of Sage wide core capability programs e.g. Leadership & Management development, performance management, coaching, English Language, change management etc
Work with the Business to build development programs that evidence value in approach and outcome. Write proposals and successively gain funding to support development where required ?year on year?.
Build innovative ways to increasing learning whilst driving down development costs and reliance on traditional training services.
Work with PBP?s to determine local needs of core programs and address capability problems ahead of time
Lead and deliver local implementation of core training and professional development programmes in region
Where required lead regional implementation of talent development support processes and tools (e.g., competency and skill assessments, 360 degree feedback, career path processes, mentoringprogrammes).
Manage supplier relationships to deliver core development solutions
Deploy technology solutions that create access to core learning and development opportunities for all employees (e.g., Learning Management Systems, skill/competency assessment processes, e-Learning content)
Contribute to global L&D as required and participate in best practice sharing and adoption

Minimum 5+ years? experience in Learning & Development
Strong presentation, facilitation and training skills with small and large groups
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Proven experience developing high value organisational programs in such topics as Leadership, High Performance Coaching, Change Leadership etc.
Experience working in matrix-organisations and used to working in a global organisation and dealing with different cultures and time zones
Excellent training skills in theory, content design, delivery and facilitation as well as evaluation at all levels
Experienced in the procurement and management of suppliers and management of budgets
Experience in building strong partnering relationships with the business


Sage Pastel is seeking an ambitious and highly-motivated Business Development Executive. Responsibilities for this position will entail the driving of SageONE software solutions revenue and building a channel and key accounts as well as driving the accounting networks.

Responsible for maintaining a productive relationship with vendor, resellers and their customers
Develop, maintain and improve standard of services to channel and key accounts.
Driving regional initiatives to promote service offering and educate clients on services and products
Develop and maintain an account management strategy to ensure engagement and sound relationships with clients
Training and educating sales and service teams in the business and at key account level on products/service offerings
Reports sales and performance to management on a weekly and or monthly basis
Collaborate with Marketing and Management to drive opportunities and events as well as extending the existing stable of offerings
Preparing and delivering presentations at boardroom level as well as reseller and key accounts events
Work closely with internal departments to resolve disputes or concerns both internally and at customer level
Ensure personal monthly sales target, as well as team target is achieved
Onsite and customer visits form a major part of the position
Identifying and launching additional upsell opportunities to existing key accounts and liaising with internal departments from product development through to launch
Ensuring agreed KPAs, targets and contractual agreements with key accounts are managed and achieved/exceeded

Strong sales and marketing abilities
Excellent oral presentation and negotiation skills
Solid knowledge of Excel and advanced computer skills
A minimum of 2 years team management experience
As the position requires the incumbent to discuss business plans with resellers, it is vital that the incumbent has tertiary education in a relevant business degree/diploma or similar experience
Excellent verbal and written communication in Business English
3 years working experience in sales and IT industry
The ideal person would be one who thrives on initiative and have a strong sense of urgency
The ability to drive a revenue number

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