Head of Sage200cloud_white Business Unit

 

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ROLE SUMMARY 

 

Acuity have been delivering Sage 200 and its predecessors for the last 25 years and the core of the business has been built around the delivery of on-premise Sage systems to the SMB market.  We are strategically moving the Sage 200 business division into its own self-managing Business Unit.  The remainder of the business, being around Sage X3 ERP implementations and cloud focus around Sage Intacct, are both at different stages of maturity and complexity.  We require a driven individual to take hold of a very experienced team and re-energise the business unit to drive growth in this area. 

The individual will be running all aspects of the Business Unit and be reporting into the CEO and will be answerable to the leadership team.  It is a budget owning role and performance will represent a proportion of the remuneration package.  The Sales, Service and recurring contracts will reside with the individual and although we are open to suggestions, we envisage the structure being a Sales lead, services lead and CX/Support lead reporting directly into them. 

Initially they will be tasked with building the following plans for SLT Budget approval, including any new hires that may be necessary: 

  • - New business Sales Plan 
  • - CX, Retention Plan 
  • - Marketing Plan 
  • - Internal Systems Review 

The role then progresses to leading, managing and holding the team accountable for delivery of the plan for growth and most importantly customer and employee experience excellence.  The wider Company will allow access to resources and skills beyond the reach of a typical Sage 200 Business Partnership and allow you to hit the ground running. 

The team is currently 9 people, and we expect this in year one to grow to around 12, so it is expected that the role will also include a ‘Player Manager’ element.  The ideal candidate will have strong skills in one or more disciplines of sales/marketing, customer support or consultancy. 

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

 

- Lead, Manage & Accountability Duties 
  • - Budget ownership and delivery 
  • - Customer Retention 
  • - Employee Engagement 
  • - Player Manager Element 

     

WEEK IN THE LIFE OF 

 

  • - Project Reviews, Team Meets 
  • - Escalations, Customer/Team 
  • - Pipeline Management 
  • - SLT/CEO 121 update 
  • - Team meets 
  • - Marketing management 
  • - KPI Reporting 
  • - Project close off meets 
  • - Support review 
  • - Sage Business Partner Manager liaison 

 

CREDENTIALS 

 

Soft skills

Essential

Desirable

Team Management

Sales Experience

Driven to deliver on budget

HR Skills for motivation & encouraging teamwork

 

Technical skills

Essential

Desirable

Working knowledge of Sage 200 Financials

Working knowledge of Sage 200 Commercials

Driven to deliver on budget

HR Skills for motivation & encouraging teamwork

 

Cultural fit

Essential

Desirable

Gets it done, a Doer! Intelligent prioritiser of tasks and starts and completes the important and not the fun stuff first.

Creator of new ideas, innovates and thinks outside of the box

Supporter of the Team and Acuity Brand, always there for colleagues and customers when in the mire. 

 

Learner, likes to challenge how things have always been done

 

Contributor, likes to contribute to debates and definitely not a wallflower

 

 

Qualifications

Essential

Desirable

None

None

 

Experience 

Essential

Desirable

Sage 200 - Technical, Sales or Support

New business sales

Team Leadership

Working knowledge of Sage 200 modules

Strong financial grasp of budgets and measures to deliver upon

Awareness of 3rd party tools integrating to Sage 200

 

Understanding of development as a solution/option to customer issues

 

Special requirements

Essential

Desirable

Willingness to travel 

South East Based, to facilitate SLT meetings

 

Package

Basic

Based on experience fit and variable element

OTE

Negotiable and based on budget performance

Location

Basic Flexible, the team is mainly distributed and working from home and travels to site. 

Reporting to

CEO as member of SLT

Reports direct

Sales, Services, Support/CX

Team size

Currently 9

Car

As a sacrifice against Basic

Expenses

All paid monthly in arrears

Travel

To management meetings, company briefings, customer sites anticipate 1 to 2 per week

Hours

0900 to 1730 contractually

Holiday

20 plus Bank Holidays

Probation

3 months

 

Recruitment process

 

  • - Closed date planned for 31st July 2020 
  • - Written applications received, with a closing date planned for 31st July 2020
  • - Shortlist applicants that fit planned for 31st July 2020
  • - Telephone/Remote interviews with SLT members 121, planned for early August
  • - Shortlist applicants and request high level plan and opportunity for further 121 to collate data for plan. Estimate completion date mid-August
  • - Present to SLT credentials and High-level plan, estimated late August
  • - Job offer and finalise package to individual, estimated 31st August 2020

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