Sales Manager

Sales Manager

Wallace Hind Selection | Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Posted 13 days ago

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Genuine Directorship opportunity and a chance to earn OTE £90,000! Have I got your attention? Are you experienced selling automated and / or semi-automated special purpose machinery to manufacturers? We’re quite open on your industry background - based in Bedford we’re an OEM supplying into dozens of different sectors.

BASIC SALARY: Up to £60,000 dependent on your experience

BENEFITS:·Your bonus is related to company profit – (typically £10,000-£15,000 pa – record year you’d have earned £30,000!) - UNCAPPED·Company Car·Full access to company benefits package including a matched pension of 6%·23 Days Holiday & Bank Holidays


COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Milton Keynes, Stevenage, St. Neots, Hitchin, Luton, Northampton, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Peterborough, Wellingborough, Kettering, Rushden, Letchworth, Royston.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Sales Manager / Sales Engineer - Special Purpose Machinery – FMCG – capital equipment

We need your help to grow. We will look for you to help diversify our sales into our existing client base and open new sales opportunities and channels for us too. We have a strong machinery portfolio already. A lot of new our sales enquiries will be a blank canvas.

With an existing Global customer base ranging from small start-up manufacturers - through to blue chip multi-nationals - you will need to be able and willing to travel Domestically and within Europe, Asia & the USA. You might need to be quite reactive in your customer visits too.

Our individual sales order value varies from £10,000 - £500,000. We currently turnover about £3m per annum.

As an experienced Sales Manager / Territory / Sales Engineer you’ll have a strong technical / engineering background selling automated and/or semi-automated special purpose machinery / capital equipment into manufacturers. We are reasonably open on your background when it comes to this.

Initially this will be a standalone role – but in time you will be given the autonomy to recruit and develop a team below you.

Get it touch and we can talk about our current machinery and customer base. See if it matches not just your background, but also your aspirations too.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Sales Manager / Sales Engineer - Special Purpose Machinery – FMCG – capital equipment

·Drive customer sales to end users within manufacturing·Develop a network of global agents and distributors – there is some existing infrastructure for you to build from·Help us develop our website, sales documentation, and social media presence – you can help to bring us into the 21st Century·Manage our sales advertising and marketing budget – to be discussed with the Managing Director

YOUR BACKGROUND: Sales Manager / Sales Engineer - Special Purpose Machinery – FMCG – capital equipment

·You will have a proven background selling special purpose machinery / automated capital equipment into manufacturers – directly or via distributors·You will likely be an Engineer – but you might be technical enough through your sales / applications-based background to be successful in this role·You will be used to traveling for work as we’d expect you to travel Globally 10-20% per annum

I openly welcome applications if you’re an ambitious Sales Engineer or similar who is looking to step up into this role – but you must have sold relevant special purpose machinery and/or capital equipment before into manufacturing facilities.


We are a well-established manufacturer of special purpose machinery in Bedford. This is a brand-new role with the intention of taking the business to the next level. With your help we are looking to develop our product offering and client base.


Ideally you will take on a strategic sales role from the off, which will give you a direct route to Directorship here with us. If you’re not the finished article we still want to hear from you if you could one day, be in that role.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets and worked with the following products and/or services: Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Regional sales, Territory sales, National Account Manager, Sales Engineer, Sales Executive, Applications Engineer, special purpose machinery, equipment, rewinding, slitting, converting, spooling, PPMA, process machinery, packaging, machinery, end of line, capital equipment, food, FMCG, pharmaceutical, bottling, industrial machinery.

INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgment of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

REF: JAC16842, Wallace Hind Selection