A financial services business (with a main concentration on asset leasing) is looking to hire a Sales Manager, based out of their Leeds office.
Reporting to a National Head of Sales and working closely with the Sales Director and operational leads, this role will lead from the front, in a player managers role, developing an area, whilst also leading and managing a team which consists of experience Business development managers and motivated inside sales representatives.
The business has been posting strong results, benefiting from its USP’s, and a strong customer focus, which stands them out from the crowd in their market place.
The business internally has a brilliant culture. It is supportive and collaborative, with clear values. It has an infrastructure in place that creates excellent employee experience. This leads to a lot of long service in the business and within the sales teams a feeling of togetherness and team work.
As part of an international business, the firm benefits from global presence, whilst retaining the structure and control in the UK to maintain a close, family feel within its organisation.
The day job will consist of pushing for continued growth and capturing even more market share through establishing and maintaining new accounts for the business to trade through. Of course you will also work with the team to ensure that they are doing the same. The business works through 3rd party re sellers to write their business, so individuals who understand the dynamic of distributor / re seller sales management will have an advantage in this role. The sales cycle is consultative, but the principles fairly straight forward – successful people are driven, hard working, business development professionals who are good with people and excellent at building relationships.
To apply to this role, some experience of financial services asset leasing would of course be beneficial. However, this is not essential. You may have experience in business to business sales from other sectors that you feel could cross over well. You must have well developed new business development and subsequent account management skills. It will also be important to show clear interest in the sector and to be quickly grasping how the business and sector works.
You should have some team management experience and you should be a team player, who always looks to develop the people around you and do the right thing for your business. To be successful you must be able to demonstrate experience of managing people, coaching them to be successful and developing people around you.
Salary: c £60,000, car allowance, £90,000 OTE
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