GP Strategies Corporation Inside Sales Representative in Houston, Texas

Inside Sales Representative

Location: _US - TX - Houston

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Relocation Available: No

Job Code ID: 12441


GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at

GP Strategies is currently seeking an Inside Sales Representative in Lincoln, Nebraska. In support of one of GP Strategies’ major service areas, the Inside Sales Representative plays a key role in the research and generating new business development opportunities.


  • Effectively articulate the value of our leadership and employee engagement expertise and, using tools and information that will be provided, advise/assist prospective customers.

  • Conduct research to map target client organization, to identify key stakeholders and buyers in the leadership and employee engagement space.

  • Manage and execute outbound sales prospecting efforts to potential customers.

  • Maintain all aspects of outbound sales prospecting activities in GP Strategies’ CRM system, including but not limited to:

  • Customer contact information

  • Pertinent phone calls, emails, and customer touch point notes

  • Updating active clients in the CRM system

  • Follow up with GP Strategies Business Development teams to capture summary of meeting notes and next actions

  • Meet or exceed stated customer call and contact objectives on a daily and weekly basis

  • Meet or exceed stated sales quotas on a monthly and quarterly basis

  • Collect, analyze, and report statistical data for all outbound call and contact activities / campaigns on a weekly and monthly basis, and ad-hoc reports upon request by GP Strategies

  • Provide weekly call and contact reports to GP Strategies management

  • Proactively reach out to GP Strategies and our client for any required additional support and provide suggestions to GP Strategies management for continuous improvement


  • College Diploma or Equivalent Experience

  • Prior experience selling training services and/or general services is a plus.

  • Established and demonstrated work history of outbound selling in prior position(s)

  • Ability to effectively speak and to and manage conversations with our client’s commercial teams; shows capacity to attain and exhibit knowledge of our client’s business areas

  • Demonstrated experience with Customer Relationship Software (CRM) (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics)

  • Ability to work from an assigned GP Strategies office location, or at home, as mutually agreed upon with GP Strategies management

  • Ability to occasionally travel to GP Strategies or client offices for meetings and for sales training purposes

  • Experience in MS Office and Windows required

  • Demonstrated ability to continue to mine and build own list of customer contacts to continue to grow the business and meet sales objectives and quotas

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines

  • Ability to articulate the value our client’s industrial automation training brings to the identified marketplace

  • Ability to effectively communicate and document written weekly progress to GP Strategies management

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Ability to display creative thinking with the ability to develop ideas into executable plans

  • Highly skilled in written and verbal communications

  • Possesses a high level of interpersonal/teamwork skills

  • High level of analytical ability to provide input and establish measures

  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity across global boundaries as appropriate

  • Possesses strong organizational skills to work with multiple contributors at various levels

GP Strategies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.