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Graduate Sales Development Representative - Rochester



20d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Rochester
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AI generated summary

  • You must have excellent academic results and a passion for business and technology. Be committed to continuous learning, have creative problem-solving skills, strong communication abilities, and a result-driven attitude with persistence.
  • You will handle inbound inquiries, execute outbound campaigns, attend events, collaborate with teams, research prospects, generate a pipeline, identify market trends, define processes, liaise with customers, and maintain global leads.


  • Excellent academic results at school and university
  • Passion for business and technology
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement - curious, flexible, scientific
  • Creative problem solving and cross team collaboration
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Result driven with an over-achiever spirit
  • Persistence & perseverance


  • Handle inbound customer inquiries across email, phone and chat
  • Execute outbound sales & marketing campaigns
  • Travel to events and conferences worldwide, presenting on booths and driving face-to-face marketing and sales opportunities
  • Collaborate across multiple teams and senior stakeholders to drive results
  • Work directly with marketing on campaigns
  • Research information about prospective customers
  • Generate a multi-million pound pipeline
  • Identify prospects and market trends
  • Help define the processes and policies for the team
  • Liaise with new and existing customers, setting up and attending meetings whilst actively mapping accounts to identify new opportunities
  • Accurately create, update, maintain and nurture leads on global opportunities


What qualifications are necessary to be successful in this role?

Excellent academic results at school and university, passion for business and technology, commitment to continuous learning and improvement, creative problem-solving skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, result-driven mindset, persistence, and perseverance.

What does a typical day look like for a Graduate Sales Development Representative at Canonical?

A typical day involves handling inbound customer inquiries, executing outbound sales and marketing campaigns, traveling to events and conferences worldwide, collaborating with multiple teams and stakeholders, researching prospective customers, generating a multi-million pound pipeline, identifying prospects and market trends, defining team processes and policies, liaising with new and existing customers, and accurately maintaining and nurturing leads on global opportunities.

What benefits and rewards are offered to employees in this role?

In addition to a competitive base pay, employees receive benefits such as a personal learning and development budget, annual compensation review, recognition rewards, annual holiday leave, parental leave, employee assistance program, opportunity to travel to new locations for 'sprints', and travel upgrades for company events. Additional benefits may apply depending on the work location.

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Mission & Purpose

Canonical is a technology company known for developing and supporting Ubuntu, a popular open-source operating system. The company focuses on providing reliable, secure, and cost-effective solutions for cloud computing, IoT, and containers. By leveraging open-source technologies, Canonical aims to enable innovation and digital transformation for businesses and developers worldwide. The company is committed to ensuring high performance and scalability, promoting the adoption of open-source software, and fostering a global community of users and contributors.


  • Remote working

    Canonical has been a fully distributed organisation since its origin in 2004. Digital collaboration allows us to enjoy our home environment and work with the best in the world in our domain. We meet each other at least twice per year during in-person sprints to nurture cross-team relationships.

  • We build trust

    Zero commute means more time for the things you enjoy. At the same time, we have very high expectations of commitment and independent execution. We invest in people who are self-driven, motivated and highly organised. We take our responsibility for the most critical elements of open infrastructure very seriously, and we are committed to quality in every aspect of our product and services.

  • We engineer excellence

    We aspire to lead on the global stage. There’s no other way to describe it than hard work, hard challenges and hard competition. You will need to show that you can compete in deeply challenging intellectual fields. Your colleagues are aiming for the top, and they depend on you to set the same standard in your area of responsibility. That’s tough but incredibly satisfying. We value those who take ownership of their area and take opportunities to be exceptional.

  • We travel

    We optimise our team structure for time zone overlap. Collaboration and inspiration takes time to fully develop but leadership at Canonical means building cross-team relationships. We nurture those relationships through regular global summits which bring diverse teams or their leaders together. We host these events around the world to discover great places to explore and appreciate in the process. Team events have taken place in Vancouver, Brugge, New York, Budapest, Orlando, Cape Town, Warsaw, Seoul, Paris, Portland, Lyon, London, Toronto and many more.