Area Sales Manager

Area Sales Manager – Braintree Area – Salary circa £35,000 + Car
Are you a French speaking experienced Technical Sales Manager? Are you happy travelling within Europe on a regular basis? If so this expanding manufacturing company supplying the Marine, Rail, Industrial and Oil & Gas industries will want to hear from you.

Duties
Promote and sell the Company’s new and existing product range, primarily to the UK and European markets
Arrange regular visits with clients to ensure that a high visibility of the Company and its products is maintained.
Identify customer requirements and maximise business opportunities with them.
Pursue potential new customers.
Follow up all quotations submitted to ensure where possible their conversion in to orders.
Ensure status of quotations is reported to Sales Department and that any actions determined as the result of the customer contact are addressed promptly
Recognise and report opportunities which may exist for the company to extend its business potential to new markets or applications.
Liaise with other sales personnel to exchange information on projects, enquiries received, market intelligence and activity.
Work with the Company’s appointed representatives in overseas territories as appropriate ensuring that they are fully involved in follow-up of potential business and provide support to our sales activities.
Submit reports and written records regarding sales activities paying particular attention to all technical discussions and information in accordance with the Company’s quality procedures.
Participate in the preparation of sales forecasts providing any relevant information.
Monitor competitors’ activities, market trends and new applications.
Attend sales/marketing meetings, training sessions, exhibitions and other meetings as required.
When required, attend luncheons, dinners and business functions and assist in business entertaining.

Skills & Experience
A good level of education to HND or degree level.
Experience in technical sales.
Previous experience in a Mechanical or Air Movement engineering environment would be an advantage, but not essential.
Previous experience of business travel within Europe would be an advantage.
Conversational French would be an advantage but not essential.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to understand technical drawings.
Ability to interpret and understand Customers requirements.
Clean driving licence, would be an advantage.

Benefits
Salary circa £35,000
Hours 8.30 – 5.30 Monday to Friday with 1 hours lunch
Choice of Company Car
25 days holiday rising to 28 days with service + bank holidays
Contributory Pension scheme – company 8% employee 4%
Free parking

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 7 days your application for this position has been unsuccessful.