Sales Manager

Recruiter
Lakeside Karting
Location
Purfleet
Salary
26000.0000
Posted
15 Mar 2017
Closes
14 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Sales Manager required

Central Booking Office - LetsGoActive Group (Lakeside Karting, Brentwood Karting, Laser Warfare)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the UK's leading go-kart circuit operators, managing our busy sales team based in Thurrock, Essex. We are a forward thinking company and require an individual who is not only self-motivated and driven, but who also possesses the skills to lead and inspire those around them.

You will have a proven background in sales and management and be flexible regarding your working hours and patterns. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual who is willing to get stuck in and make a difference.

Along with senior management, you will set goals and targets for the team and individuals. You will strive for growth and improvement in all areas, maintaining accurate figures, reportable on a regular basis.


Typically, your specific responsibilities will include:

  • Servicing our existing customers - on-site, online, telephone
  • Maintaining and increasing sales, plus extra spend items
  • Establishing agreed sales targets and forecasts
  • Establishing, maintaining and expanding your customer base
  • Increasing business opportunities through various routes to market
  • Recruiting and training sales staff
  • Developing sales strategies
  • Monitoring your team's performance and motivating them to reach targets
  • Compiling and analysing sales figures
  • Possibly dealing with some major customer accounts yourself
  • Collecting customer feedback and market research
  • Reporting to senior managers
  • Keeping up to date with products and competitors
  • Maintaining a high level of presentation and professionalism at all times

Skills and qualifications:

  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills
  • Good business sense
  • The ability to inspire and lead a team
  • Initiative and drive
  • Excellent communication and 'people skills'
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Good IT, budget and report writing skills
  • Maths and English to a good level
  • No formal qualifications are an absolute requirement, however, a business-related
    degree, BTEC HNC/D, NVQ or work-based qualification is desirable

Experience:

  • Proven performance in sales
  • Experience in managing a sales team

Hours and salary:

  • Varied hrs, 42.5hr week (inc. 30 mins for lunch) over 7 days. Mon-Fri - Office/Reception open
    from 9am 'til 8pm - mix of earlys and lates; one Saturday and one Sunday a month
  • Basic £26k pa; Bonus £1000 a month - OTE £38k