Sales Manager / Business Development Manager - Rail

07 Jun 2017
05 Jul 2017
Elina Lund
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Sales Manager – Rail Systems

Location: Pudsey, Leeds

Salary: Competitive, plus bonus

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The company is a local subsidiary of a global group based in Germany (More than 1.1 Billion turnover, 70 sites around the globe, 8'000 employees). They produce and sell Carbon components and products for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Sales Manager (rail systems) is the company's primary contact with their customers in the railway sector in the UK and Ireland. You will initiate and coordinate sales activities in this field. Responsible for key project management with customers and further market development on new clients. You will understand the customer needs, gives useful advice and generally translate requirements into solutions.

Reports directly to the Managing Director of the company; supported by local sales administration and cooperates closely with their German headquarter and production sites in Europe.

They offer a competitive salary, company car and benefits.

Main Tasks

* Winning and developing customers in agreement with corporate strategy
* Caring for existing clients and key accounts and finding new opportunities
* Being present in the market and visiting customers frequently
* Identify and satisfy customer needs and close cooperation with product development
* Promoting of the company as an innovative and technology- leading company
* Compiling of contact and visit reports after each customer contact (CRM software)

Key skills

* Mastery of selling skills
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Ability to establish relations with new people quickly
* Professional handling of customer contacts
* Cooperation with partners and specialists in the group
* Useful technical knowledge includes basic physics, engineering, electrical motors,
* current transmission, traction equipment know-how and mechanics
* Good software skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Lotus Notes, SAP
* Good skills with modern means of communication

The ideal candidate

* Excellent selling skills with previous experience in the UK railway industry or similar sector
* Engineering degree with good commercial understanding or comparable qualification acquired by experience
* Self- reliant and works under own initiative, Target oriented
* Self- sufficient planning and conducting of projects

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