• Sales Manager

    Location(s) UK-Greater London-Hayes | UK-Greater London-Hayes
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    Overview & Responsibilities

    As a Sales Manager you will be responsible for leading, coaching and developing a team of acquisition consultants with the main objective to exceed business targets and personal goals. To succeed you’ll be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills in a team leading capacity. You’ll possess superior negotiation and effective follow-up skills, have the ability to respond and work under pressure, whilst naturally carrying a sales quota.  Your communication skills allow you to present through Web tools, face-to-face meetings and via the telephone with potential clients. The target client-base is up to £100m turnover and you will be expected to have a track record of C-level customer engagements and driving outbound activities through Planning and Execution of a Sales Strategy.




     Drive revenue through sales reps from acquisition of new customers.

    • Engage and motivate the team through positive energy and implementing tailored personal development plans.
    • Hire and train staff in accordance with the sales growth and headcount plan
    • Meet/exceed monthly revenue while contributing to a positive customer experience.
    • Timely resolution of all new business related internal and external facing issues on a case by case basis.
    • Actively participate in the UK/EMEA sales leadership team and in cross-business initiatives where required.
    • Weekly revenue forecasting and planning to a detailed level
    • To be aware of and comply with company and statutory requirements regarding ethical behaviour, health, safety, fire and hygiene
    • Responsible for adhering to company security policies and procedure as directed.




    • Proven commercial direct sales experience in a fast-moving IT environment. (e.g. IT/ software services, web application/ platform hosting, managed services, datacenter, SAAS, Cloud computing, Co-location, ISP)
    • Proven sales management experience or potential experience backed by demonstrable leadership and mentoring experience
    • Self-starter, highly aggressive and motivated to provide the highest possible level of responsiveness and performance from a team of people.
    • Outstanding sales, communication, and relationship-building skills.
    • Broad, relevant knowledge of technology.
    • The ability to work effectively with people in a high-growth, fast-paced environment and drive results monthly.
    • Willing to work hard to customer, sales and marketing driven deadlines.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an effective team member, along with the ability to apply logical thinking and a good reasoning ability.