Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £negotiable (plus benefits)
Posted: 28th November 2016
Industry: Digital, Sales, Startup
A tasty sales opportunity if ever there was one! My client is an exciting high growth e/m-commerce start-up that can personalise cakes of all shapes and sizes with HD photo quality edible icing! You can have your face on a cake and eat it! With a brand new website and gifts platform about to come online Q1 2017 the time is right to bolster the sales team with a key senior hire to lead the outward commercial sales effort on multiple fronts . As the sales manager you will be a creative and driven able to create a sales strategy, roll your sleeves up and deliver revenue as well as motivate and grow a sales team. This is a key role to bring action that will help the business make the most of its amazing and unique product offering via intelligent commercial activity. This role will involve both B2B and B2C sales, targeting high volume direct clients, big ticket corporate clients as well as strategic partnerships. As a business a high amount of incoming leads are generated weekly, the brand is incredibly strong and this position is well supported by a 360 degree marketing function. This is an incredible opportunity to join a highly innovative and successful startup that has the strategy and ambition to go all the way!
Manage a high-performance sales team 4-6 headcount and grow from there
Sales Strategy focused
Performance development and coaching
Work closely with the team to identify and execute on individual and team training needs
Strategic market research and strategy implementation
Produce weekly sales forecasts
Full employee lifecycle management (e.g. recruitment, performance improvement plans, 1:1 meetings with team members weekly etc.)
Work closely with the MD to ensure that progress aligns with the organisation’s overall marketing strategy and sales team objectives
Develop motivational incentives.
All we need from you in return is a winning attitude, integrity, trust and the ability and drive to consistently hit target.
Skills and Experience
Proven years sales management experience
Experience working in an agile start-up/small company
Experience selling an enterprise solution in the UK online marketing field
Understanding of the e-commerce, social media and marketing space
Strategic, hands on and happy to deliver personal revenue targets
Passionate about digital / ecommerce / mobile / cakes!
This is an ideal role for a driven sales professional who can tell stories and create narratives when engaging with clients - its an exciting time to join and there is serious scope for this role to grow and evolve incredibly quickly. The role comes with a competitive basic salary and uncapped commission structure. For more information please get in touch!