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Group Sales Manager

The People Co. / Sell Jobs
South East England/ Hybrid
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Contract Type
Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

A market leading food ingredients business, very well regarded within the industry they produce consistently high-quality products and give exceptional customer service.  This exceptional business now has an opportunity for a home-based, confident and enthusiastic sales manager, to join them, selling their range of products and managing the sales team.

The Role

The Group Sales Manager will be responsible for:

  • Organisation, motivation, and leadership of the UK team of Sales Account Managers
  • Development and performance of sales activities
  • Achieve a continuous sales growth both personally and group-wide to achieve maximum profitability
  • Reporting on sales activities, business trends, customer feedback and competitors’ activity
  • Working closely with other in-house teams, particularly NPD and marketing
  • Monitoring and actioning sales office queries, documentation and supply chain issues
  • Attending trade fairs, exhibitions and head office meetings as required
  • Working closely with the credit control department to ensure overdue accounts are settled
  • Research of potential opportunities, looking at market trends, events and competition
  • Monitoring the sales teams KPIs, progress and performance, conducting reviews and agreeing plans
  • Forecasting and planning sales strategies

Personal Profile

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in sales of food ingredients
  • Sales team management experience is essential
  • Competent IT skills
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Good trouble shooter with strong multi-tasking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and negotiation skills at all levels
  • Food Science qualification preferred, or related field
  • Dynamic, positive working attitude
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Although home-based, you will be required to travel across the UK  

Ref Code: FMW11204LHF

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with your CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of Lisa Fox.

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.







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