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Sales Account Manager – Rail – Specialty Consumables

Recruitment Revolution
£27,000 – £30,000 Basic (£30,000 – £34,000 OTE) + Life Cover, Pension + Full Product & Technical Tra
Closing date
23 Nov 2020

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Do you have experience selling products or services into the rail industry? If so, we'd love to talk. Any sales experience with industrial speciality consumables e.g. cables and / or electronic components would be advantageous.

Role Info:

Sales Account Manager – Rail
Dunstable LU5
£27,000 – £30,000 Basic (£30,000 – £34,000 OTE) + Life Cover, Pension + Full Product & Technical Training

We are a leading distributor of cable accessories in the UK focused on supplying to Panel Builders, OEMs and Electrical Contractors either directly or via wholesalers.

The business is very successful with annual revenues of ca. £15m and is well placed to continue growing. You will join our existing specialist sales team selling cable accessories into the rail industry and actively play a part in growing this business.

The business is a division of Shoal Group Limited which is part of Diploma PLC, is an international group of businesses supplying specialised technical products and services to the Life Sciences, Seals and Controls industries. The Group employs ca. 2,000 employees and its principal operating businesses are located in the UK, Germany, US, Canada and Australia. Diploma is FTSE 250 listed with revenues of £600m and a market capitalisation value of ca. >£2.0bn.

The Sales Account Manager Role:

In this Sales Account Manager position; you'll use your B2B sales, account management, excellent customer service and communication skills to deliver performance in line with objectives of the department and financial targets set each month. You will be joining a strong sales team of 2 who specialise in selling cable and cable accessories into the rail industry.

You will be given full product and technical training, we'll support you to learn and develop your knowledge of products across the group. We’ll give you the confidence to provide customers with account management service and consultative technical sales. In return we ask for your enthusiasm to learn and immerse yourself in our industry and the products we provide across the Shoal Group.

The key measurement of success of this role will be your ability to hit and exceed the sales target each month, growing key accounts, bringing on new business, and exceeding expectations in the service and support you provide to our customers.

About You:

The ideal candidate will have the following experience/skills:

+ Previous senior sales experience within the rail industry (experience selling electrical components, accessories or cables into this industry would be advantageous)
+ Solid sales experience
+ Strong B2B sales experience, ideally consultative and/or technical
+ Account management and business development experience is essential
+ Strong communicator both verbally and in written form at all levels
+ Ability to develop and maintain effective, positive working relationships with internal and external professionals
+ Enjoys working to sales targets and goal, always striving to overachieve
+ Good all-round IT skills and previous experience using a CRM system
+ Must be team player with ‘can do, will do’ positive working attitude, determination, and confidence
+ Resilience and ability to cope with rejection
+ Ability to prioritise work and adapt positively to changing priorities
+ Able to work on own initiative
+ Formal qualifications will support any application

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.


We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for over 2500 clients. We work with everyone from tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

# Reputation

Our expertise have also been called upon by some of the leading job boards including the UK’s No1.

Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Gold Award for Service.

For more information please contact Team RR on 0800 294 3113 or visit

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