Version 1 Belfast

Department: Business Support

Job Description

Due to the significant growth of the Northern Ireland Public Sector business Version 1 is keen to recruit an experienced Account manager to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Manager looking for a new challenge, and the opportunity to work with large scale clients.

You will develop an existing portfolio of customer accounts across the public sector in a way that delivers sales and growth targets, maximises revenue whilst delivering the highest level of customer service.

The role will be part of a successful team focused on Public Sector opportunities. The team is made up of sales people, who generate new opportunities and/or lead on responses to large government tenders and Account Managers who manage opportunities into the existing customer base.

The successful candidate will have a number of elements to their role:

  • Communicating to clients clearly and addressing their concerns and resolving any conflicts that arise 
  • Raising clients’ business concerns and needs to the company’s management
  • Negotiating and closing business contracts with existing and new clients 
  • Delivering sales pitch to prospective clients
  • Preparing and presenting business and account updates to the company’s management and clients
  • Monitoring the budget of the client, explaining costs or expenditures and discussing new terms if necessary
  • Following up with clients to ensure they are satisfied with Version 1 services
  • Contributing information to sales strategies by assessing current results, monitoring competitive products, assessing needs to be filled and analysing customer reactions.


  • Experience working in a business development/account management environment (experience in Public Sector / Central Government is a distinct advantage)
  • Experience in working in IT Services and technology solutions environment (rather than product)
  • Knowledge of Public Sector tender processes
  • Influencing skills: the ability to get people at multiple levels to deliver what you need on time and with high quality, even though they wont report to you will be critical to the success of the role
  • Strong written skills in order to complete tender and internal documentation to a high standard – you must have excellent Word, Powerpoint and Excel skills. You’ll be highly attentive to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage at all levels across an organisation internally and externally
  • Experience of building good customer relationships
  • Good commercial awareness and sound understanding of project and business dynamics
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines. You’ll be capable of effective prioritisation of tasks and personal time management, while recognising and flagging issues outside area of own expertise

Additional Information

Share in our Success Excellent base salary plus commission with no ceiling & an opportunity to join our new V1 Equity success Scheme    

Strong Career Progression & mentorship coaching through our Strength in Balance & Leadership schemes with a dedicated quarterly Pathways Career Development review  

Financial benefits including; Pension, Private Healthcare Cover, Life Assurance, Financial advice  

Ways of working with remote & hybrid working options but there is always as a good excuse to get together too   

Moments that matter & our enhanced maternity & paternity leave policies for life’s journey  

A large training budget for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role. Ways 

Wellbeing activities: an innovative Well Tech Scheme, Yoga, sponsored marathon and local team sports  

Version 1 Annual Excellence Awards & our ‘Call-Out’ platform where performance is called out and recognised   

Our active ESG & CSR initiative allows you to get involved in local fundraising and development opportunities as part of fostering our diversity, inclusion and belonging schemes.  

PLUS, many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more.   

This is a full-time permanent role with some occasional client site travel. Hybrid/ remote working options but must be commutable distance for client site/office meetings. 

We are an equal opportunities employer.  Please refer to our Diversity & Inclusion statement located at:  Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging | Version 1 Careers   


Please note: We have an internal recruitment team and does not accept agency candidates. If you want to join the team here at Version 1, get in touch with us directly! 

Company Description

Version 1 is a Technology Services company, delivering impactful change to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing digital-first world.  

We have celebrated over 26 years in Technology Services and continue to be trusted by global brands to deliver solutions that drive customer success. Version 1 has several strategic technology partners including Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, Red Hat, OutSystems and Snowflake. 

We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver. We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big, and we hire great people. 

  • 3200+ employees (and growing), €350m/£315m revenue business    
  • UK & Ireland’s premier Oracle, Microsoft & AWS partner 
  • 10 years as GPTW to work in Ireland & UK 
  • Oracle EMEA Apps/SaaS Innovation Partner of the Year – EMEA 2023 
  • AWS EMEA - Collaboration Partner of the Year - EMEA 2023 
  • Global Modernising Applications Partner of the Year Award 2023 
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