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French Sales Executive

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THE OPPORTUNITY:                

We are seeking a talented, money motivated French speaking individual who is looking to establish or build upon a career in sales in our Quebec Sales Territory.  Our B2B inside sales professionals are responsible for selling a diversified range of web based solutions to companies.  Our solutions solve real world business problems for our customers; allowing them to comply with regulations that are historically mundane and heavily paper-based.  As a VelocityEHS French Sales Executive you will take a consultative selling approach with understanding the customer’s needs and then guiding the customer to the appropriate VelocityEHS solution.  The ideal candidate will possess proficiency in French, intellect, enthusiasm, great people skills, a willingness to learn and an ability to articulate a value proposition.

We understand the hidden potential of entry level people who are looking for a chance to prove themselves. We use a team approach, combined with one-on-one education to bring out the best in people. A technical sales background is not a prerequisite; we will train the right person.



Daily Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Meeting and exceeding individual sales quota goals
  • Prospecting and calling leads within an assigned territory and conducting tailored, web-based presentations over the phone to showcase our wide product offerings
  • Driving revenue by effectively addressing the customers’ business need, offering appropriate value proposition solutions, creating urgency, and closing accounts over the phone
  • Building and maintaining a healthy sales pipeline to achieve and exceed monthly sales quota
  • Thinking strategically to create and deliver product and pricing solutions that provide value to clients’ bottom line
  • Becoming a subject matter expert by acquiring ongoing marketplace intelligence by researching trends and best practices, reading business publications, seeking out learning and development opportunities and utilizing internal training resources



Basic Skills and Qualifications:

  • Fluent in French with professional-level speaking and writing proficiency 
  • Bachelor’s degree or 1-3 years relevant work experience
  • Experience maintaining a high level of activity while managing multiple competing priorities
  • Experience working effectively and accurately in a results-driven, fast paced environment
  • Professional communication style; written, verbal, non-verbal
  • Experience motivating self while working independently; can also be an effective team member
  • Demonstrated ability to make rational and effective decisions 


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Consultative sales experience and ability to articulate a total cost ROI based value proposition
  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field; Professional Selling degree or Sales Certification preferred
  • Collegiate level sales experience; sales related courses, participation in selling competitions, sales related clubs/associations, etc.
  • Experience with new business development
  • Experience with SaaS technology
  • Cold calling experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability
  • Ability to effectively present to an individual and group
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce.com
  • Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook


Base salary + uncapped incentive pay program + full benefits.



At VelocityEHS we’re all about helping companies around the world promote a safer work environment for their employees. We develop innovative on-demand (cloud-computing technology) safety and compliance management solutions that enable our customers, environmental health and safety (EH&S) professionals in a wide range of industries, to work faster and more cost-effectively in administering their overall safety compliance programs.


Headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago, VelocityEHS is much more than just a place to work. VelocityEHS has cultivated a unique environment where success is both a journey and an everyday occurrence. We work hard and play hard because we love what we do. We place a high value on teamwork, and at the same time, look for individuals who are self-motivated and willing to take risk to help the company advance.


VelocityEHS offers many benefits, including:  paid time off, health/dental insurance, 401(K) plan, casual dress, transit benefit program and more. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

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Our company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago, right on the river, with plenty of restaurants and shopping within walking distance.

What are VelocityEHS Perks + Benefits

VelocityEHS Benefits Overview

Here at VelocityEHS, we place a high value on teamwork and understands that a great culture and work environment help to generate innovative ideas. Our employees are self-motivated, hard-working, enthusiastic and enjoy a great work-life balance.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

-Roof top deck overlooking the river for summer lunches!
-Summer hours!
-Game room: Including XBox, PlayStation, Pool Table, Nascar Racing, Pin Ball, Ping Pong, Hoop Shot!
-Short & Long Term Disability.
-Pre-tax FSA!
-Great culture!

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