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Sales Representative


The business unit Competence, responsible for international accredited training programs, is looking for an enthusiastic:

Sales Representative

About Competence Training Institute

Competence Training Institute is a company of Schouten & Nelissen. At Competence we deliver first-rate international accredited training programs within 10 countries in Europe. We are the official license partner of the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), CRR Global, Leadership Embodiment and Relevance Learning. We are people oriented, ambitious and growing. Our mission is to create a positive impact on the professional development and personal growth of people, teams and organizations.

What will you do?

As a Sales Representative, you will contribute to our mission. You will become part of a motivated and professional team that strives to provide the best possible service for our clients.

On a daily basis, you are responsible for selling and filling up the seats for our courses. Together with your colleagues you advise our clients what is the best training program in order to match their learning needs and ambitions.

You connect to potential and existing clients in a professional manner. You like to build a relationship with clients, and you shine when you have had pleasant conversations that lead to registrations.

Often, for the client, you are the first person they speak to within Competence. Therefore you radiate professionalism, accuracy and interest so that the client feels comfortable with our organization.

What are your key responsibilities?

You take care of contributing to the achievement of our commercial objectives by:

  • Promoting our training courses to potential participants, warm leads and returning clients.
  • Giving our clients advice appropriate to their learning needs and keep the commercial objectives of Competence in mind.
  • Thinking along with us and keep your ears and eyes open when it comes to market developments and trends in order to help develop the sales and products of Competence.
  • Processing the information and registration of the client in our information system (Microsoft Navision).
  • Representing Competence during information events and webinars.
  • Being a team player with your colleagues

Who are we looking for?

You enjoy connecting with our clients and participants, and can empathize with others and are a good listener. Obviously you have an interest in sales, commercial results and in developing people. You are curious and know how to use powerful questions to explore the learning needs of a person and match these with our portfolio.

You are customer focused, motivated, proactive, self-directed and commercial. You enjoy looking for opportunities and are flexible with respect to work activities and changes. Finally, you are a team player, but can also work very well independently without losing sight of the goal.

The Sales Representative, we are looking for:

  • Gets excited about all the above😊
  • Has 3-5 years work experience in an international sales environment
  • Is a native speaker or fluent in German and has a good command of the English language both orally and in writing;
  • Is customer focused, proactive, decisive, loves to connect to different persons, and knows how to close the deal;
  • Is available 32-40 hours per week;
  • Has an affinity for learning and development.

What do we offer?

You will start in Competence which is part of one of the largest training providers in the Netherlands. We value personal development as this is our core business and will invest in you along your career.

You will start with our onboarding program via Schouten Academy and onboarding on the job. Besides this you will get the chance to attend Competence training programs as a direct investment in you, giving you a warm landing in our company and getting to know our market and portfolio from the start.

Competence is a scale up and we are growing. Together with your diverse colleagues, you will achieve results. We’ll give you responsibilities in a creative, open and informal company. In return you will receive a market-level salary, depending on your (work) experience.

We offer an inspiring workplace in Zaltbommel surrounded by our green garden, free parking and there is a train station nearby. We value vital employees so you can use the facilities in the fitness club next to Schouten & Nelissen as part of your contract.


Are you energized by this position and want to contribute to Competence's mission?? Then we are looking for you! Apply by sending your motivation and resume to .

Hope to see you soon!

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