Sales Consultant : Virgin Active South Africa

Job Description
  • The purpose of this role is too Inspire people to live active lives and to ensure that the individual and club sales goal is achieved on a monthly basis by promoting and marketing Virgin Active as the preferred choice in the fitness industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To at all times do your bit towards achieving our Vision of being The World’s Most Loved Exercise Brand; to live and role-model our Values of Insatiable Curiosity, Delightfully Surprising, Heartfelt Service, Red Hot, Smart Disruption and Straight Up; and to bring to life our People Promise of Be Yourself and Go Together, Work Hard and Dream Big
  • Plan each day and month in advance, in order to generate new leads, book new appointments, and present to customers with the objective of making sales to successfully reach and exceed a pre-defined sales target.
  • Record activity inputs using the tools and systems provided by Virgin Active, in line with timelines and procedures set.
  • Abide by the Virgin Active sales processes and systems provided by Virgin Active.
  • To maintain up to date, comprehensive knowledge and understanding of VASA products, as well as in comparison to competitors.
  • To expand the customer base and strengthen the loyalty of existing customers through service calls to increase sales referrals, and ongoing development of networks and relationships.
  • To understand prospective members’ individual interests and requirements, building rapport and matching their interest and needs with our product.
  • Close sales by overcoming objections with the support of the Sales Manager and/or Regional Sales Coach.
  • Report to the Sales Manager regarding reviews, and analyse objectives and planned activities.
  • To review and analyse sales data and statistics, to plan effectively for the future with the aim to increase sales and enhance our brand image.
  • Participate in sales meetings by sharing best practice, ideas and making recommendations to generate new leads, increase sales, etc.
  • Inform the local consumer of Virgin Active through activating unique marketing opportunities local to your club E.g. Attend, arrange, prepare, promotions, health days and corporate / community events as well as in-club events as a Virgin Active brand ambassador.

  • Matric qualification essential.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferred (Sales and/ or Marketing qualification).
  •  A minimum of two years’ experience within the sales industry.
  • Promotion and sales skills to sell the Virgin Active product and service effectively.
  • Proven track record of successful sales performance.
  • Plan daily activities to maximize results.
  • The ability to build and maintain rapport with key customers and identify new opportunities.
  • Telephone communication, and listening skills.
  • Excellent communication interpersonal and leadership skills essential.
  • Must be confident, polite and aware of general matters taking place in the industry.
  • Must be customer-centric
  • Must be able to analyse the market and use data to penetrate the market effectively.
  • Must be financially astute and be able to understand sales budgets. Must have proven experience in calculating sales ratios.
  • Must have the ability to communicate and present to corporate clients
  • Understand and adhere to company systems and processes.
  • Must have excellent client relationship building skills across all customer demographics.