Sales Manager/Head of Sales - East Lancashire £40,000 - £50,000 -

Sales Manager/Head of Sales – East Lancashire £40,000 – £50,000

| Job ID: CMRSM02 | £40000 - £50000 per annum + OTE


Our clients seeks a highly motivated Head of Sales to lead and drive forward their successful sales team. The role arises in a rapidly expanding business who have a long, successful history spanning over 120 years and are a market leader in their field.


Cummins Mellor seek an experienced Head of Sales to join a rapidly expanding, well established, market leading organisation in East Lancashire. Our client specialises in the import and distribution of high-quality products combined with first class customer care and service.


Your role will be to lead sales for the organisation; maximising profitability of current and lapsed accounts whilst looking to establish new business relationships. The successful candidate will be driven and committed to motivating the current team in order to increase top line sales for the organisation.

Our client offers an intimate and friendly office environment where everyone works as a tight team to drive the business forward. You will benefit from the close support of the senior management team who wish to develop the successful candidate in order to enhance their personal development. Long term ambitions for this role are to progress to a Directorial level for sales within the business.

As the Head of Sales your role will include;


  • Identifying market opportunities and developing plans to capitalise on winning new business contracts in line with the businesses strategic growth plan
  • Leading and inspiring a team of six to achieve sales targets in line with the businesses strategic growth plan
  • Leading the team in monitoring and managing existing accounts to retain and grow business
  • Maximising on sales opportunities within existing or lapsed clients to promote the full range of products available
  • Prospecting for new clients by networking, cold calling and generating interest from potential clients with the view to close new business deals
  • Participating in pricing products and negotiating costs as appropriate
  • Monitoring and maximising margin across products and services
  • Arranging meetings with current and prospective clients by growing, maintaining and leveraging your network
  • Working closely with the marketing team to implement clear, shared strategies to achieve growth
  • Analysing sales statistics and financial information to identify growth opportunities

The successful candidate must;


  • Be a strong people manager and motivator of people
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Have a sound background in sales and an extensive knowledge of the sales process
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Be creative, and be an inspiration to their team
  • Be driven by high performance and exceeding targets
  • Be committed to upholding the ethos and strong values of the business

Our client can offer;


  • Thorough, on the job, training & exposure to all areas of the business
  • A generous bonus package payable on a quarterly basis
  • Car Allowance / Company Car (optional)
  • Private Healthcare
  • A competitive pension scheme
  • Discounts across the product range
  • Free access to an on-site gym
  • A supportive and friendly team

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Sales Manager to take up a permanent role within a thriving East Lancashire business.

Cummins Mellor is a family run employment agency who have been serving businesses across East Lancashire for nearly 25 years. We pride ourselves on sourcing the highest quality, temporary and permanent candidates for local employers. If this particular role isn’t what you’re looking for then please take a look at our website for other available opportunities.

Due to consistently high volumes of applications, Cummins Mellor are unable to contact all applicants directly. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of application, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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