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Sales Associate

, Bangalore · vahan.co · Full-time employment · Business/Management

India adds 15 million to the workforce every year but it is estimated that at least 50% are unemployable because of poor English communication and cognitive skills. This has led to the creation of a workforce that is 500 million people strong of which 60% earn less than $2/day - the poverty line in many countries. This issue, wherein most of our workers are operating significantly below their potential, presents a massive macroeconomic problem for India. It could make or break our country's future - our demographic dividend could turn into a demographic disaster. At Vahan, we're building India's first Artificial Intelligence driven virtual teacher for teaching skills that help enhance employability for workers and job applicants. 

To know more, check out our feature in YourStory. We are backed by Villgro, India's oldest social impact investor.

We're seeking a Sales Associate to help us realize our mission of bridging the skills-gap in India.

Responsibilites:

  • Running the customer development & sales processes
    • Lead generation (HR, L&D in Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare and BFSI)
    • Outreach
    • Understanding customer needs/challenges
    • Pitching our solution and converting into pilots
    • Converting pilots into paid accounts
  • Business model development
    • Assessing opportunities and defining experiments to test different hypothesesInteracting with other relevant stakeholders in the government, CSR etc.
  • Preparing sales collateral

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience selling education technology products to corporate L&D or HR departments
  • Experience developing sales strategy
  • Highly self-driven and detail-oriented
  • Excellent English proficiency
  • Location is flexible

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with a CRM system such as Salesforce
  • Previous startup experience

Job Perks

  • Solve a problem that will change millions of lives in a profound way
  • Work alongside people who have worked at successful startups in Silicon Valley and New York
  • Significant equity stake in the company 
  • Weekly happy hours with the team
  • Monthly team hiking trips around Bangalore

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