Orchard Information Systems

Since 1979 Orchard has focused its efforts and energies on providing software, services and supporting technical solutions that help Housing businesses and Public Sector organisations to improve the lives of their customers, tenants and residents.

Today we are the largest independent provider of complete end to end business solutions to the housing sector, helping them to manage all aspects of their businesses. Our solutions portfolio delivers value in supporting core business functions like Housing Management, Finance and Asset Management, as well as supporting commercial activities and providing a range of solutions to help manage the overall efficiency, effectiveness and cost of IT provision.

Our independence enables us to maintain a strong business ethic of measuring success through customer satisfaction and retention, whilst continuing to use profits to make significant additional investments in our solutions portfolio.

We work hard to ensure that our strategy and solutions remain closely aligned to the housing sector and our customer’s needs. This is achieved through the development of strong working relationships with our customers and engagement at all levels of their business.

Our aim is to continue building on our position as a supplier of choice, trusted advisor and thought leader in the housing sector. We will continue to grow our business by making significant investments in our solutions, as well as continuing to acquire and successfully integrate businesses that add further value to our solutions portfolio and our customers.

Orchard Information Systems UK
Dec 12, 2018
Full time
Newcastle / Home-based Competitive salary and benefits   A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen at Orchard for a Housing Pre-Sales Consultant to join the Sales and Marketing Team. If you are passionate about the Housing sector and are seeking an opportunity to join a forward thinking and dynamic team, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.   Job Summary and Responsibilities Reporting to the Head of New Business, you will be an expert witness for our solutions within the housing sector, understanding and portraying how our solutions can assist housing businesses. To provide close liaison with other departments to drive understanding of solutions and direction into sales and marketing teams, while also providing market perspective influence in return.   Principal Responsibilities Design and deliver professional, informative and convincing presentations of our solutions Understanding customer and prospect challenges and requirements Providing written responses to bid documentation such as ITTs, PQQs and RFIs Creation and maintenance of appropriate demonstration environments and data to support sales and marketing activities. Progression of relationships for all Orchard solutions and services Assistance to sales staff in qualifying prospects and opportunities Construction and delivery of solution aspects of marketing campaigns e.g. webinars, exhibitions, analyst sessions, etc Working with the Product Strategy Board, Product Management and customer participants to assist with the development of current and future solutions Involvement in Delivery and Product Marketing activities: Representing the “prime” or “alpha” customer for new solutions Converting new and upcoming solutions into messages and tangible demonstrations Conveying solution deliveries and futures into sales and marketing and other internal teams Providing market perspective, feedback and influence into other departments Salary and Other Benefits Salary commensurate with skills and experience Company pension scheme Permanent health insurance and life assurance Westfield Health Cash Plan Scheme To apply for this role, please email hr@orchard-systems.co.uk with a CV and covering letter. The company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the company’s business.