Sales Manager

Posted 6 February by Aspire Recruitment

Apprenticeship Sales Manager

Permanent / Full-Time

Up to £45, 000


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced sales professional to take the "next step" into a management role or for an experienced sales manager to join a succedssful company in Manchester city centre. The ideal candidate for this role would have a background in technical sales (e.g selling tech products, engineering products or construction products) and would feel comfortable managing a team of 7 members of staff. The overall purpose of the role is to identify, develop and deliver new business markets, opportunities and provision which support the strategic development of the business and delivery of skills and group services in Greater Manchester and beyond. In addition, you will maintain a sales framework that results in delivery of the business plan targets (recruitment and sales) ensuring high quality performance.

Experience / Key Skills Required:

  • Technical sales experience.

  • Management experience - Ability to drive a team and others to maximise performance against business plan targets including coaching, mentoring, providing constructive and encouraging feedback

  • Inspire and motivate staff to raise levels of performance and achieve their potential, rewarding and recognising achievement

  • Decision making: ability to weigh up different options, make effective, timely decisions and take appropriate action.

  • Can operate in a self-performance role whilst managing a team.

  • Proven line management and business planning and budget management ability.

  • Ability to identify and develop a new routes to market i.e. new skills training provision in line with current and future skills policy and reforms.

  • Analytical with a creative approach to problem solving.

  • High level interpersonal, communication (written and oral), influencing and negotiating skills; able to demonstrate credibility.

  • Ability to diagnose wider business needs and identify support solutions to help businesses improve, develop and grow.

  • Excellent account management, client relationship & partnership management.

  • Capable of conducting high level representational work in one-to-one and formal meeting/committee settings, including presenting presentation at Board level.

  • Proven ability in establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with stake holders.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a business to business sales/account management role, including executive and board Level, and managing sales teams

  • Experience in devising and implementing successful sale and marketing campaigns

  • Bid / proposal management experience

  • National, regional and local policy and skills programme knowledge

  • Clear awareness of customer and partner priorities and understanding of political agenda.

  • High commercial awareness

  • Good understanding of the skills and business support development

  • Sound knowledge of current business affairs and sector knowledge and links to skills development

  • Clear understanding of challenges faced by SME’s and large firms and public and private sector alike.

Please note this vacancy is being handled by Aspire Recruitment (agy). Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Application question

Do you have a technical sales background?

Reference: 37216589

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