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Business Development Manager / Head of Sales

Posted 25 January by Wynsor Allen Featured Ended


Please read all of the following carefully before deciding whether to apply for this role.

Are you a driven and ambitious Sales Manager with experience of leading and developing a technical sales team and selling into a manufacturing environment?

Do you have a passion for learning all you can about modern sales techniques and can demonstrate success in training and mentoring others in how best to apply them?

Are you an enthusiastic advocate for maximising the potential of CRM systems in the effective management of both customer relationships and sales reporting and can show your experience in applying this?

If you can answer 'Yes' to all of the above, read on!

Our Client, a small well-established distributor of materials, consumables and equipment to customers in high technology, high performance assembly industries including manufacturers of electronics, medical devices, plastics, optical, automotive, energy, defence and aerospace products, is seeking to recruit a highly skilled Business Development Manager / Head of Sales with the inspirational and motivational leadership skills, breadth of knowledge, customer focus and passion to bring a fresh modern energy to the sales process by developing and refining the sales team and the customer experience to an exceptionally high standard, while increasing efficiency, productivity, sales and profit margins.

This values-driven and customer-centric SME prides itself on fully understanding its customers’ objectives, their product design brief and their assembly processes, partnering with leading international material and equipment suppliers to ensure that customers always receive market-leading production solutions, all supported by excellent service and support.

The sales approach is a responsive and consultative one, focused on delivering a solution for the customer to be utilised within the manufacturing / production process.

This is a new role and is the most senior sales role in the business, reporting into the Managing Director. Responsible for both the Sales function and the Sales Teams, the individual will work closely with others in the Senior Management Team on strategy development, developing sales tactics and performance measures and will be proactive and hands-on in the management, motivation and mentoring of the Sales Teams.

The role involves team management and extensive customer contact, with an emphasis on developing the individual and collective skills of the Sales team. You will be based in the Oxfordshire headquarters but will also spend time out in the field working with customers in conjunction with Sales Team members.

The successful candidate must be a hands-on, proactive, highly experienced and fully involved Business Development Manager / Head of Sales / Sales Manager with an SME background in technical sales management and team development from an industry where the key customers are manufacturers of electronics, technology, automotive, plastics or similar, with proven first class people management skills and the commercial skills, energy, enthusiasm and creativity to be a key driver and innovator in respect of driving sales, profitability and service excellence. An in-depth understanding of manufacturing / assembly / production issues and priorities is essential, ideally with an electronics bias. Some formal sales management training would be advantageous.

Interested? Then apply now by attaching your CV to your application and explaining in a few words why you believe you're the one for the role - but please only apply for this vacancy if you are genuinely able to offer the personal traits, experience and skills detailed above and are currently able to easily travel to work in the Oxfordshire area on a daily basis.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to consider applications from overseas and time constraints prevent us from being able to respond to speculative applications made through this site so please don't be offended if you don't hear back from us in these instances. We WILL respond to UK applications that are relevant to the position advertised - promise!

Required skills

  • Business Development
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Training
  • Technical Sales
  • Team Mentoring

Reference: 34041839

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