Join our innovative team at Spherea Test & Services, where you will play a pivotal role in our exciting journey to navigate the dynamic and fast-paced world of aerospace, defence and space industries. As a graduate Sales Executive, you will be at the forefront of our ambitious projects, supporting a substantial pipeline of sales and marketing initiatives. If you are motivated and thrive in a dynamic environment, we welcome you to be a part of our success story and make a significant impact on our growing organisation.

Your Role

As a graduate Sales Executive, you will play a crucial role in supporting our sales efforts by providing exceptional customer service and cultivating strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. This position requires a post-graduate qualification and a basic understanding of business principles. We provide an exceptional career path for the ideal candidate, encompassing advancing to a bid manager or even to a business development manager by leveraging your strong analytical skills, excellent communication abilities and a proactive and persuasive personality.

This role is based from our facility at Aviation Business Park, Bournemouth International Airport.

If you are a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a desire to learn, we encourage you to apply.

Main Responsibilities

  • Act as a primary point of contact for customers, providing timely and accurate information about our services.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the sales team to support them to generate leads, qualify prospects and secure new business opportunities.
  • Maintain and update customer databases to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Assist in the preparation of sales proposals, presentations and reports.
  • Launching the bid through our formal Gate review process, setting deadlines, chasing progress, chairing meetings, etc.
  • Working alongside procurement, produce cost models including options or value add items.
  • Coordinate with internal teams to ensure smooth order processing, delivery, and after-sales support.
  • Assist in creating winning commercial proposals, which meet the requirements laid out by the customer both from a technical and commercial perspective.
  • Understanding the implications of commercial terms and conditions which may already be in place; negotiating and agreeing new terms with customers where required.
  • Post-award, continuing to own the commercial interface with the customer. This may entail attending monthly steering reviews for major programmes or managing contractual changes.
  • Identifying additional work, whether side activities or new projects, with the same customer(s) for further development either on your own or alongside the business development team.
  • Meet and exceed sales targets and key performance indicators.
  • Assist with marketing activities and events.

Key skills required

  • Confident in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Basic understanding of business principles and sales processes.
  • Ability to analyse data and generate meaningful reports.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, taking ownership of tasks and seeing them through to completion.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in handling customer information.

Soft skills required

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  • A keen desire to learn and develop professionally, staying updated with industry trends and best practices.
  • Self-sufficiency and the ability to work under minimal supervision, demonstrating initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with customers and colleagues.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced and evolving work environment.
  • Problem-solving skills with a proactive approach to resolving customer issues.
  • Results-oriented mind set with a focus on achieving and exceeding targets

Spherea UK offers a comprehensive rewards package including a generous holiday allowance and a pension with a high level of Employer contribution. Through our fully funded benefits scheme you can enjoy products that ensure you stay healthy and secure and suit todays demanding lifestyles. These include family level private healthcare, complimentary therapies cash plan (dental, optical, physio, EAP), Life Assurance and Income Protection.


  • We have a great benefits package; on top of a competitive salary
  • Generous Pension Scheme (4% EE & 8% ER)
  • Full Family Healthcare Plan
  • Family Cash Plan
  • 27 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • The ability to work remotely (after a qualifying period)
  • Cycle Scheme

If you feel you could be a good addition to our team, please send us your CV via careers@spherea.co.uk or click the link below.