CPM is a company that tries to drive sales for other businesses using various techniques over the phone, via the internet and face-to-face. They say that it is their business to grow other businesses using cutting edge sales strategies.
The company is very successful – they drive annual incremental sales in excess of £500,000,000 for clients including British Gas, Asda, Kellogg’s, Diageo, Royal Mail, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft and Black & Decker. Some of their clients have been using the services of CPM for over a quarter of a decade.
CPM consists of a number of specialist divisions which all drive sales for other companies. They have Contract Field Sales Teams and Tactical Field Sales Teams and Contact Centres in various locations. They also have industry specialists in the Automotive, Technology, Grocery Retailing, and Insight and Planning sectors..
In the retail sector, CPM makes close to 4 million calls a year and interacts with another 8 million customers through their contact centres.
CPM is also a very prodigious provider of samplings and demonstrations through both tactical and long term campaigns; they carry out more than 70,000 demos and samplings a year for their client base.
So, where do you as a student fit in to all of this?
Well, CPM sometimes offers work which is tailored towards students – and they advertise them through the E4S website.
For example, the company might be looking to promote big companies like Microsoft at various locations throughout the UK. You might be picked out to be a part of a team that demonstrates Microsoft products like Windows 7 or Microsoft Office 2010.
That sort of work is on an ad hoc basis and depends on which businesses CPM is trying to promote right at the moment. But, if you can show a genuine enthusiasm for a product, and convey that enthusiasm to potential customers at a product demonstration or display, then you could earn decent money from CPM.
Full training and product background is usually provided by CPM so that you can be confident of promoting brand products in an effective way and drive the sales that CPM and their clients are looking for.
It’s difficult to predict at any one time just what student jobs could be advertised by CPM, simply because the range of sales techniques that they use is so diverse. But, keep an eye on this page for any new student jobs being advertised below that you might be interested in.