Sales Manager - Bristol/Exeter

£40000 - £45000 per annum
13 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is a leading steel stockholding business employing 1100 employees across 25 locations in the UK with their own distribution fleet. With 43 companies within the group, their extensive steel processing facilities are world-class and their expertise and advanced specialist skills have ensured the outstanding success of a diverse range of high-profile projects around the globe

The role

They are now looking to recruit a Sales Manager to be responsible for all commercial activity for the company across both the Bristol and Exeter sites managing 8 sales executives - internal and external.

You will define and lead sales activities so as to maximise Business Profitability.


Develop robust sales plans that seek to secure profitable market share and gross margin growth through a combination of new business and the exploitation of existing accounts to their fullest potential while minimising the cost to serve.

Develop, publicise and apply a business commercial operating policy, informed as appropriate by the Group, in order that the sales team understand the limits of their authority on pricing, credit etc.

Develop, publicise, apply and monitor customer service standards that seek to build customer retention levels.

Personally lead negotiations with major and potential major customers and through regular meetings, build relationships to maximise commercial opportunities with them.

Ensuring that effective systems of control and information exist, routinely monitor sales performance against plan in order to maximise profit potential and where necessary initiate action to bring that performance "back-on-track".

Ensure that operations, including those undertaken on the Company's behalf by third party service providers, are conducted in manner that fully complies with health and safety, quality, environmental and corporate policies.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate success in a similar role plus be a highly skilled negotiator. Requiring highly developed leadership skills, the job holder must have demonstrated managerial success and have the ability to create a high level of trust between commercial, planning and operational functions.

A full UK driving license is essential as this role is split between Exeter and Bristol.

Excellent communication skills and strong analytical ability would also be advantageous, plus the ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales