Sales Manager- UK & Ireland

Undisclosed Company
Bedfordshire, Biggleswade
£50000 - £55000 per annum + Company Car, Bonus & Benefits
23 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Manpower UK
Job Type

We work with a UK Leader in the Luxury Nursery Care space. They need a Commercial all rounder to come in as their Head of Sales. They can offer you a great package and a great product to sell. Simple, right?

Manpower are proud to be working in Partnership with our client, a UK leader in the Luxury Nursery space with over 30 years in Leading their Industry, in their search for a new Head of Sales.

Reporting into the MD (& Owner of the business), you will be acting as the focal point of the Commercial side of the business. This role will be a combination of Field based travel to wholesalers & clients & being based in their Head Office in Biggleswade (probably a 60/40 split). A normal day will look like:

- Monitoring a team of 9 Account Managers (3 National, 6 International)

-Acting as a Brand Leader at leading Industry Expo's on an International Level (such as Germany & Dubai)

-Assume responsibility for the Operational budgets, and monitoring the companies P&L

-Working closely with Finance & Marketing Departments

-Managing upwards to the companies MD and developing a fun & productive relationship

The challenges you are likely to face will look something like. Continue the excellent work of the previous incumbent. You will receive a rather effective handover and close support from the MD and Heads of Department. However, key challenges will include:

-Remote Management of International Account Managers
-Quite a lot of National / International Travel (especially in the beginning of your career in the business)

-Developing a relationship with the MD where you can manage up / challenge him when necessary.

Due to this, we would you are looking for you to possess a certain set of skills & experiences. Although we will consider candidates from all backgrounds and Industries, we think the ideal candidate will look something like:

- A great depth of Sales Management experience within a B2B focussed Industry (such as FMCG, Toys & Gifting or the Luxury space market)

- A strong exposure to P&L control (including budget control, Forecasting and working closely with Finance departments)

- A charismatic & self assured personality that has a positive effect on their Direct reports, colleagues and MD. This is a fun yet quirky business, and (despite a lot of businesses say this) the ability to fit in is KEY!

In return for your commitment, expertise and hard work, you will be very well compensated. Your package will look something like:

-A highly competitive basic salary (this can be discussed on a phone call)

-A strong bonus structure (you will likely double your basic salary)

-Company Car / Car Allowance

-Management Allowance for Staff Events and extra curricular activities

Interested? Know someone who would be? Have any more questions before committing your interest? Either way, click on the Apply button below to begin contact, and a Manpower representative will contact you back from there.

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