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Mimecast: Sales Administrator Graduate Program 2014

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7 Nov, 2013

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After a successful 2013 Graduate Program, where Graduates quickly became colleagues and family, Mimecast is excited to be launching the next program for 2014!

If you wish to be part of a company, where you won’t just be a number and truly obtain hands on experience in your field of study, Mimecast is the place for you to get a head start in your career.

Mimecast is offering bright and ambitious graduates the opportunity to get ahead by providing you with scarce skills and cutting edge cloud technology experience from South Africa’s number one international cloud services vendor. If this is you… have a look at the current positions we have open!

About Mimecast

Not many people can say that they work for a business that has achieved such staggering year on year growth as well as so many prestigious industry awards which highlight and recognize this growth as well as Mimecasts’ stability and forward thinking approach to email. Some of the most recent awards include being listed as the Highest Market Share Growth Archiving Vendor by the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, Messaging Product of the Year for 2012, a ranking of 20th and 7th in the 2012 and 2011 Fastest Growing Technology Company in the UK as well as Microsoft Gold Partner status for the 6th year in a row. We also thought you would like to know that Mimecast appeared on the Tech Track 100 country’s fastest growing technology firms, securing 79th place with a 47% growth–Mimecast has also been listed this year as the 12th largest firm (we have been ranked for four consecutive years now.) With local office presence in Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Boston, San Francisco, Jersey, Chicago, Dallas and an office in Melbourne, Mimecast is a truly multinational business with a wide array of opportunities for the right people. Check out our website to find out about the other major industry awards Mimecast has achieved to date.

We understand that success is built on our people and therefore we take hiring very seriously. Only people that represent our passion, energy and commitment to the big picture will be considered for a rare spot in this company that is genuinely going somewhere and fast.

To ensure continued accelerated growth we are looking for brilliant graduates to join our super charged team where your energy and commitment will have a direct effect on your personal and professional growth within Mimecast and beyond. To be successful, you need to be excited by the opportunity to practically apply what you have learnt throughout your studies and as well as by the opportunity to continually stretch and learn. Mimecast is not a large corporate with thousands of employees so you will not be ‘a number’, but with that comes greater responsibility and commitment. Be ready to operate at full capacity!

The Mimecast Graduate Program

Commencing in February 2014 and extending 12 months the Mimecast Graduate Program aims to provide young and talented graduates with an opportunity to receive the best start in their careers in one of the most progressive Cloud technology companies in the country.
We are looking for an ambitious, go-getter, who wants to hit the ground running and learn the ins and outs of their prospective future careers by giving them a hand’s on approach. With 10% of our work force being part of our Graduate Program, this is a great opportunity to develop yourself with scarce skills in the world of Technology!

During the course of the 12 month program you will focus initially on core skills training to develop the personal and professional skills needed to establish yourself within the Mimecast community. Thereafter, you will progress into our Sales division, where you will have a dedicated mentor, ready to groom and guide you in your first working experience.

For individuals that excel at the program and embrace the Mimecast way and culture the program may just be the start of a long and rewarding career at Mimecast and the world of information banking. Should graduates complete the program and not be successful in securing employment in your chosen specialization within Mimecast we will be able to refer you to a number of our reseller partners and alliances provided you have scored well in your assessments throughout the program.

Brief Role Description:

Sales Administration
As a Sales Business Administrator Graduate, you will have the opportunity to fast track your career by spending 12 months with some of South Africa’s most highly skilled and reputable sales professionals. Essentially, you will learn from the best. Mimecast is the market leader in RSA for Software as a Service (SAAS) and you will have the opportunity to understand how and why this business has achieved phenomenal success. You will be mandated to supporting the high performance sales teams with reliable and accurate revenue trends, customer and partner opportunity data, market segment and vertical performance data as well as contribute your ideas for innovative and leading corporate branding campaigns and events. This role will report to the Business Development Director and National Sales Manager out of Johannesburg and needs an ambitious, exuberant, high energy, enthusiastic individual with a passion for IT Sales, superb attention to detail and flair for numbers.
As a Sales Administration graduate, you will be part of the Mimecast Sales Enablement Training Program where you will be required to qualify as a Mimecast Certified Sales Specialists. An internal skills development program will also be available to you so that you can quantifiably ensure that you are constantly progressing your knowledge and expertise.

Skills you will acquire:
– Forecasts and budget planning
– Ability to identify trends and challenges through quality data
– Understanding a sales cycle and how to walk through an opportunity from first contact through to being a customer
– Insight into the cloud market and the key levers and drivers a successful cloud business uses to measure itself
– Manage and meet deadlines
– Engage with sales leaders and understand their priorities
– Ability to prioritise tasks in the correct order and handle situations under pressure

Essential Qualification/s:

The successful graduates must have completed the following in the last 2 years:

Diploma/ degree in: Marketing; Sales or Business Administration

Essential Personal Characteristics:

Energetic and enthusiastic;
Goal and solutions orientated;
Passionate about Technology;
Passionate about learning and self-development;
Adaptable and flexible;
Well spoken;
Professional and presentable;
Curios and a problem solving

Only completed applications submitted to the [email protected] will be considered. A completed application must include: CV; completed application form; ID, Qualifications and Academic Transcripts. Once completed please send all documents through to [email protected]

Application forms can be requested by emailing [email protected]

Graduates over the age of 25 years and/or graduates who have not completed their relevant degree or diploma in the last 2 years will not be eligible for the program. Complete and eligible applications must be received prior to 30 November 2013.


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