Lamonby Recruitment have an exciting new position for a Sales Manager to join a leading manufacturer of generators based near Leicester. As the Sales Manager, you will be responsible for a team of 2 Sales Engineers and will be required to cover the UK as area. Candidates can be home based but may be required to travel into the offices a couple of times a week.
The successful Sales Manager will be a professional, smart, eloquent and driven person who possess both technical and commercial skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to engage at any level, develop and build close relationships with both existing and new customers, be able to produce accurate and competitive quotes as well as fill out tenders and be able to source solutions to meet the needs of the customer.
The successful candidate will have 3+ years technical sales experience as well as having a background in diesel and gas generators. You will ideally be qualified to at least an HNC level in an engineering discipline as well.
In return the successful Sales Manager will be offered a starting salary of £35,000 - £45,000, company vehicle, laptop and phone, 20 days holiday + 8 as well as a company pension scheme.
Sales Engineer Role
Manage and interpret both new and existing customer requirements-to understand, anticipate and practically meet their needs.
Offer customers a product or service that best satisfies their needs in terms of technical specification, quality, price and delivery.
Provide pre-sales technical expertise and product education to new and existing customers.
Build and strategically foster relationships with key contacts and customers, to gain clear understanding of their business requirements and objectives, to ensure expectations are exceeded.
Proactively identifying and resolving customer concerns and issues.
Calculate accurate and competitive sales quotations and prepare tenders, proposals and technical documents to meet customer deadlines.
Follow up quotations in a timely manner to secure profitable orders.
Attend and actively contribute to Sales meetings to keep colleagues informed about customers etc.
Attend site visits and customer meetings in order to provide technical expertise and product clarification.
Role Requirements and Qualifications
Minimum 3 years technical sales background
Ideally an engineering qualification such as an HNC, HND or Degree in Manufacturing, Material Science, Engineering or similar
Background with diesel and gas generators
Be able to compile requests for quotations / tenders with pricing
Required to travel to existing customers and potentially new customers throughout UK
Possess both technical and commercial skills
Professional, smart, eloquent and driven
Sales Engineer Package
Company vehicle, phone and laptop
20 days + 8 holiday
Work Place Pension Scheme (auto-enrolment)