Sales Manager


Highly Competitive Salary + car allowance + bonus


Sector: Aerospace
Function: Sales
Contact: Matthew Heath
Phone: 01384 446187
Job Ref: 67141

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Sales Manager

In support of a modern SME UK based manufacturing Group, a new role of Sales Manager is required to proactively support the growth of new and existing business by developing existing accounts and attracting new customers. Working between their Gloucestershire and Kent manufacturing sites on a hybrid basis, you will need a good knowledge of precision machining and manufacturing to support this role.

To be considered, you will have a demonstrable track record in growing NEW business with a proven ability to set and meet ambitious sales targets to meet business objectives. This role also manage a sales department of circa 4 people and running an internally developed CRM system. This position has the immediate requirement to fill machining capacity from inside and outside of the aerospace sector in support of their machining/milling, processing and painting/coating capability (NADCAP). Similar sectors such as rail, medical and defence - as well as others - are targetable.

Machining to customer designs and specifications, the Sales Manager will:

-    Manage the sales team and process to plan and direct all sales activities, focusing on increasing sales order intake across the Dartford and Tewkesbury sites

-    Work with the Managing Director to develop a robust sales strategy and business development plan to deliver 1-, 3- and 5-year growth targets

-    Develop and manage a marketing strategy to increase awareness of the Company and its market-leading expertise

-    Report weekly and monthly sales performance and activity against agreed targets

-    Manage the quotation process to provide quotes on time and to the companies required financial targets

-    Identify new business opportunities through meetings, networking and other channels to achieve the targets agreed in the development plan

-    Create, maintain and develop existing and new customers through planned individual account support, and liaison with internal order-processing staff 

-    Manage the use and effectiveness of our customer and prospect database 

-    Build and develop strong on-going relationships with clients and internal teams 

-    Represent the Company at trade exhibitions and shows 

-    Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business and organisational development 

-    Provide the customer with the best advice and information relating to their manufacturing needs

-    Support 5S, LEAN and any other initiatives the Company may instigate as part of the continuous improvement drive. 

-    Follow the Company's Health & safety Policy, ensuring that responsibilities to oneself and others are discharged, e.g. wear appropriate PPE. Follow and implement the Company's Environmental Policy.

-    Carry out any other additional duties required for the role, as required by management.


To support this role, you will need:

-    Experience in a senior commercially focused business development role, delivering against targets and working to process

-    Demonstrable ability to direct marketing activities to increase sales, including the use of social media and company website

-    Ability to think critically and creatively to identify prospective sales opportunities

-    Knowledge of precision engineering and machining to a good working level

-    Sales experience with a drive to seek new business

-    Strong verbal and written communication skills, including preparation of executive summary reports

-    Proven ability to manage a team 

-    A professional, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who is committed to excellent customer service 

-    Have excellent planning and organisational skills 

-    Accomplished at building relationships, negotiating and influencing 

-    Ability to accurately report on sales pipeline 

-    Able to develop relationships with customers and inspire confidence in the company and its products and services 

-    Willing and able to travel across the region and between offices when required 

-    Basic understanding of the requirements of AS9100

-    High level of computer literacy; ability to use general office applications and internal applications relevant to role

-    Understanding of Health & Safety responsibilities


This is an ideal position for a Sales Manager to support this successful privately owned business to grow further around its' existing modern manufacturing capability.


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

In order for your CV to be processed effectively, please ensure your name, email address, phone number and location (post code OR town OR county, as a minimum) are included.


In order for your CV to be processed effectively, please ensure your name, email address, phone number and location (post code OR town OR county, as a minimum) are included


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