Calum is one of the newest starters in the rapidly expanding Ideal sales team. But what's he looking forward to, and what makes him tick? We ventured salesward to find out…
Welcome to Ideal! What's your new job title?
Thank you. I am a trainee account manager.
What will you be doing day to day?
My role will mostly be taken up with calling businesses to try and attract new customers.
What attracted you to Ideal?
The thing that attracted me most was the growth Ideal has seen in recent years, coupled with its potential for further growth moving forward.
What are you most looking forward to?
I’m excited to be working for a company that puts the customer at the heart of what it does. I'm looking forward to forming relationships that will strengthen the Ideal brand.
Tell us about your career in 100 words or less
I spent the past two years working for a large domestic insurance company, selling insurance products for white and brown goods to consumers.
What will be your biggest challenge(s)?
The biggest challenge for myself will be adapting to the different sales process in consumer and business sales, and moving into an environment where we build lasting customer-focused relationships.
In five years, what do you hope to have achieved?
I hope I've amassed a solid portfolio of accounts and I'm hitting my sales targets consistently. Outside of work I hope to have purchased my first house.
What do you do outside work?
Outside of work my time is spent mostly playing video games. I used to play rugby until I had to start working weekends, but now they are free again I expect to start playing again soon.
Recommend a film, TV show, game or book
I would recommend any of Neil Gaiman’s works, across all media, but my favourite book by far is his American Gods. If you're not much of a reader you're in luck - it's just been adapted as a series and is available on Amazon Prime.
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