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CRM PRE-Sales Consultant

Role Summary

To support the sales teams in winning business.  Understanding customer’s specific business needs and applying product knowledge to meet those needs.


  • Provide the business solution expertise required to support new and existing business sales
  • Keep up to date with the capabilities of the latest version of products sold
  • Keep up to date with the latest business topics and trends in the industry sectors that Columbus operate in.
  • Analyse statements of requirements by prospects and clients and provide answers in response to those requirements
  • Design outline solutions (proposals) to meet specific requirements
  • Demonstrate the solutions to customers and prospects
  • Provide input to the sales team in the production of RFI and ITT responses and preparation of proposals
  • Prepare and deliver customer presentations and demonstrations of the software, articulately, confidently and enthusiastically
  • Manage your own diary in order to organise and prioritise daily and weekly goals
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend proof of concept opportunities
  • Maintain and actively update an environment to enable solution demonstrations
  • Pro-actively identify solutions and latest technologies that add value to sales proposals
  • Knowledge of benefits and messaging of complete solution’s features and functionality.

1) Understanding of product road map and enhancement plans.

2) Solid understanding of solution selling and business processes.

3) Solid understanding of the business issues faced by companies in the industry sectors that Columbus operate in

4) Experienced in preparation of analysis and documentation as required (scoping specifications).

The right candidate will have an analytical and commercial mindset. With an excellent discovery, demonstration, communication (verbal and written) skills. The ability to deal with prospects’ personnel at all levels. a Passion to work with other teams to achieve desired outcomes. And strong interpersonal skills to professionally represent Columbus in front of the customer.

Due to the nature of the role the right candidate will also need to have a full, current and clean drivers license and be flexible to travel as this role will be a mix of client site, office and home-based working.  

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Perks & Benefits

There is more than one good reason to join Columbus!

Aside from being a globally recognised Microsoft partner, that develops and invests in their employees, we offer a number of benefits including; 

  • 25 days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays) increasing with service

    Whether it's feeling the sand between your toes or skiing off piste, everyone deserves a break. So at Columbus we make sure you have the time to do what's important to you.

  • Healthcare Cashback Plan.

    We understand that you are at your best when you feel your best - That's why we enrol every employee into our healthcare cashback plan.
    Healthy body - Healthy soul!

  • Columbus Heart

    Columbus Heart is our Benefits Hub, which not only provides information on all our benefits, it also hosts a retail discount portal that offers every Columbus employee preferential discounts at everyday high street stores and on top brands. You can save on everything from your weekly shop right the way up to a new TV or your monthly gym subscription.

  • Cycle to Work

    To promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution Columbus has a Cycle to Work Scheme to help you get a new set of wheels.

Workplace & Culture

At Columbus, we are proud of our employees, their technical and industry expertise and their ability to develop, adapt and implement business solutions that help our customers maximise their efficiency and overall business performance.

We understand that there is life outside of work and try our hardest to enable a good work/life balance within the team.

In recognition of the commitment and loyalty within the team, we ensure that we celebrate successes together and offer social activities both to employees and their families at different times throughout the year.

We also have an extensive competency framework to support career development at Columbus and we invest heavily in performance management and training & development initiatives at all levels of the business.


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