Graduate Trainee – Sales + Research

  • Variety. Research and learn about all aspects of corporate business. Review and understand how companies operate and succeed.
  • Quality. Be deeply involved in shaping the future of some of the most exciting organisations in Australia today. For example, two clients have relocated to major new premises in part thanks to our work.
  • Challenge. Test your skills and find new ways to get the best results for clients. Have real input on projects. Learn more in 6 months than you could in 2 years in many mainstream roles.

Hill Start International Pty Ltd currently provides quality solutions to clients across two business units; executive recruitment and outsourced sales and marketing.

Most of our recruitment work is for hard to find specialist roles. We are in the process of creating a new division, complementary to our existing services, but servicing the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

This role is to work across both the recruitment and outsourced sales and marketing divisions and will involve working with the Director to identify new prospective clients using different research methodologies as well as telephone outreach. We have completed numerous interesting client assignments over the last 10 years and the work is always challenging and rewarding. We are in the process of completing a nice recruitment campaign for an existing client (see my LinkedIn profile) and this will be followed by new projects in Geelong and Melbourne.

Specific duties will involve;

  • Assist and provide input to the Director with regard to research, business development and new client identification.
  • Research businesses in Melbourne using the internet including LinkedIn.
  • Prepare and execute diverse sales and marketing campaigns with the Director. Social media analysis and especially telephone outreach.
  • If there is interest, you could attend meetings with clients to further understand client’s complex requirements.
  • Any other ad hoc work as required, such as general administration, producing reports, web research. 

This is an entry level role, including full and ongoing training for a business which has grown steadily over the last 5 years and is now entering a new growth phase. Not only will this role be interesting, varied and challenging in the short term, but it will offer superb development potential for the future. It is expected that the successful person will attend conferences and events as well as undertake formal/informal learning as an ongoing part of the role.

To succeed in this role you will need to demonstrate;

  • Degree or some form of tertiary education. Commerce or marketing study will be valuable, but we are flexible about specific qualifications.
  • A genuine interest in business, strategy and how companies are structured.
  • Exceptional communication capability to interact successfully with senior business executives on the telephone, digitally and face to face.
  • Confidence to conduct hundreds of telephone discussions each month.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to get the best results for clients.
  • A desire to take early responsibility for projects and managing client relationships.
  • Curiosity coupled with a willingness to work hard and spend plenty of time on the telephone taking to a wide range of business executives.
  • Ability to use technology proactively, including social media, whether for research or day to day communications.
  • Living in Melbourne, ideally easily able to commute to Preston. Eligibility to work within Australia.

You will be working with the Director to ensure client goals are achieved. The workplace is in Preston and there is flexibility for some working from home once training is complete. As part of an all-round reward package, you will be provided with current business tools to work effectively, such as PC/laptop/MS Surface Pro, mobile phone and Myki for business purposes. There will also be a performance based bonus.

In the first instance please forward your CV and whatever supporting information you feel is necessary to the Director and Principal Consultant Jeremy Hill quoting reference JH40824.