We’re recruiting for a Sales Manager who will be based at our Head Office in Blackburn, Lancashire.

An exciting opportunity to join one of the UKs largest independent Weighing and Traceability companies.

We are recruiting for a Sales Manager who will be responsible for sales across the North West and South of England. This is a full-time, office-based role , selling traceability systems (software and hardware) to manufacturers, primarily in the food, industrial, logistics, and pharmaceutical sectors. Some travel will be required to customer sites.

Role

As Sales Manager you will be the first point of contact for new and existing customer enquiries, dealing with requests for various software and hardware. A background in software, electronic systems or similar would be advantageous, together with an interest in IT systems/solutions, software, and manufacturing processes.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and report on all aspects of the sales process from initial enquiry through, technical development, order placement, and equipment commissioning.
  • Develop relationships to identify further growth opportunities within existing accounts, through the introduction of the existing Stevens product range and new product offerings.
  • Identify new accounts for either Stevens equipment or the range of other products and services the company markets.
  • A key requirement is the ability to look outside of the existing customer base and market space for opportunities.
  • Devise quotes and presentations for customers.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Internal Sales Department to follow up on marketing campaigns.
  • Develop relationships and be able to present to, work, and negotiate with a range of end-users such as Technical, Quality, Engineering, Finance, IT, and Production staff.
  • Arrange and deliver meetings and product demonstrations, both face-to-face and online.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the customer and market needs and work together with internal Technical and Product Managers to fulfill the requirements.
  • Liaise with Contracts Managers to develop the relationship between service contracts and new goods sales.
  • Where appropriate support wider customer activity such as Key Account support and Management.
  • Update forward sales plans and forecasting for all sales activities to management, focusing on growing the territory in line with the company’s strategy.

Prime Tasks

  • Generate and meet sales targets in line with company budgets, targets, and goals
  • Achieve personal KPIs
  • Update CRM in a timely manner with all Opportunities and related information to the Opportunity
  • Input Technical Resource Form’s into CRM to manage technical queries, quote or NBD requirements
  • Process ROF’s, in a timely manner with clear details of the customer requirement
  • Promote service (POS) contracts

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of sales experience in B2B environment.
  • Previous experience in selling Capital Equipment, Software, or similar.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • A go-getter with a can-do approach.
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • Excellent IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft 365.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Confident in the use of virtual meeting software such as Teams or Zoom.
  • Strong administrative skills are essential.
  • Previous experience using a CRM system.
  • Team player.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full-time, permanent
  • Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • 26 days of annual leave per year + bank holidays
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • Employee Life Insurance which pays out x4 your annual salary
  • Company Car
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • The company culture is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with a small business feel. Everyone knows who everybody is and will happily help you when asked. Food is usually central to socialising, especially when our clients give us goodies
  • Free car parking

If you would like to apply for the role, please click the link below and provide your CV along with a covering letter.

For an informal, confidential chat before applying, please use the link below and provide your name and contact number and the best time to contact you, and we will give you a call.

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