Lead Sales Engineer


Ref: 601Wednesday 24 June 2020

Lead Sales Engineer - Advanced Manufacturing up to £50,000 + Bonus


No matter what happens in the world,  this advanced engineering and manufacturing business on the Derby / Nottingham border always seems to come out on top. There is no uncertainty here as they positively and confidently move forward with their own growth plans.


Having recruited a number of highly talented engineers across the business to deliver new orders and project work, it is now time to grow the Sales function.  As such we are looking for a Senior / Lead Sales Engineer or Sales Manager with the capabilities to manage and convert sales opportunities, open up and build new relationships, lead and potentially grow a team of sales engineers.  


This SME punches well above its weight in every way. Working in aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear and a range of other sectors, they are highly innovative and well funded. They employ exceptional people with market-leading engineering know-how. They’re well respected, true experts in their field of precision engineering, and with industry accreditations for safety and quality, they are now in a unique position to maximise new and emerging opportunities.


Reporting into the business owner and Head of Sales, you will work closely with these stakeholders to formulate better sales and marketing strategies. You will develop an understanding of business opportunities with new prospects and engage with existing customers, re-igniting contact with older / legacy customers and proactively responding to inbound sales enquiries with agility, professionalism and skill. 


Working with the Sales Engineers you’ll support, train, coach and develop them, helping them to translate engineering knowledge and experience into proposals, quotes, costs and bids that will result in new business wins. 


The ideal candidate will be working in a Senior Sales role within an advanced manufacturing business. You will be familiar with working in a ‘make to order’ environment. While you’ll have a technical head on your shoulders, your interests will be more sales focused. You will be more motivated by a desire to establish new customer relationships, leaving the engineering detail for your team to deliver. 


So what does the future look like?  Well, this organisation will look for you to grow and build the team, open up and take advantage of new opportunities in new markets, in partnership with other internal stakeholders and build a long term role as a senior leader in the business. 


The position is to start asap, pays up to £50k base plus bonus and is on the M1 corridor. Please apply to this advert and we’ll come back to you with more information and feedback.