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Sales Manager - Food Packaging

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SALES MANAGER - FOOD PACKAGING

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Salary: £50K - £55K + Benefits Package

Our client offers food packaging solutions to a wide range of major food producers across the UK and Europe. They currently require a Sales Manager to join their team to develop and implement a business development strategy and operational plan across the key product lines and deliver a service which exceeded customer expectations to ensure continued commercial success of the company.

The candidate will have significant presence and excellent influencing skills together with a motivational and empowering leadership style. This combined with a confident and hardworking approach is critical to the success of the role. The appointed candidate must display strong commercial attributes and the ability to inspire and influence at all levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide the Managing Director with regular sales reports highlighting existing business performance and progress on opportunities
  • Provide an understanding of customer requirements and ensure accurate forecasting mechanisms are in place to aid operational planning
  • Develop and implement effective and innovative business development plans to enable growth and increased profitability with existing and new customers
  • Drive sales to ensure maximum performance versus budgets
  • Protect profit margin by ensuring sales volumes remain high and prices are set at a profitable level
  • Manage, mentor and coach the existing sales team and ensure their continued professional development
  • Provide strategic direction to the sales team through effective communication and performance management processes
  • Develop the sales team to ensure effective succession planning and employee retention
  • Establish and effectively manage the relevant budgeted expenditure for the sales organisation
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key team members and other stake holders, both within and outside the organisation
  • Assist with key contract negotiations and drive innovation to ensure effective sales practices and efficiencies
  • Develop the Marketing Strategy for existing products and target markets

The Candidate:

  • Experience of operating in a strategic sales leadership role within an organisation that has successfully established management systems and processes to deliver improved performance.
  • Natural leader with an ability to inspire performance with a fresh perspective focusing on the future within the sales teams
  • Strong influencing skills with customers and senior management
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and a track record of empowering staff
  • Enthusiastic and energetic approach to work
  • Ability to improve solutions by questioning the status quo
  • Competitive and resilient nature with desire to succeed
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Customer Relationship Management systems (ideally Salesforce)
  • A full current and valid driving licence
  • Ability to travel abroad for short defined periods to ensure performance of sales team and customer satisfaction

Sales Manager - Food Packaging

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Permanent
no work experience required
High school
£50,000 - £59,999

Published on 21 Feb 2022

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