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Technical Sales Manager

  • Location

    Bury St Edmunds

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Food and Agriculture, Sales & Marketing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    full time permanenet

  • Contact:

    Victoria Herbert

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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I am very proud to be representing my client based in Bury St Edmunds who are looking for a Technical Sales Manager.

The Position:

A position of Technical Sales Manager exists within a forward-thinking company who is looking to invest for the future. The successful candidate will be someone looking to climb the ladder and have aspirations of becoming Senior Management in the future.

The company are a successful long-established company with a proven track record, providing mechanical & electrical integrated services and products for the Food, Beverage, Chemical & Pharmaceutical industries.

The client employs a very talented team that design, manufacture and install a wide range of process and packaging systems including conveyor systems, control panels plus various bespoke machinery for a wide range of blue-chip companies both Nationally and Internationally.

As part of an exciting expansion program coupled with investing for the future, my client are looking to appoint a Sales Manager to assist in growing and developing the existing Sales Team.
Working closely with the Sales Director, you will be required to develop the Sales Department and to deliver a sustained year on year growth strategy.

As Sales Manager you will have an engineering background, experience in the packaging industry, together with experience of face to face technical sales and the proven ability to succeed.

Excellent package and promotion prospects await the right candidate up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits.

Role and Responsibilities
•Contribute towards and implement company sales strategy.
•Generate leads, develop new business and maintain existing client base.
•Engage with clients to assess their needs, tailoring all quotations and tenders to suit customer requirements.
•Develop fully specified and costed proposals within fixed timescales.
•Assess contractual risk and negotiate favourable terms.
•Troubleshoot /problem solve issues escalating to Sales Director when necessary or urgent.
•Produce regular sales reports, forecasts and associated activity reports.

Your Skills:
•Possess a forward-thinking approach with the ability to think outside the box
•Be driven, ambitious and have the desire to climb the ladder to Senior Management
•Proven technical sales experience within the packaging and engineering industry (Minimum 5 Years)
•Experienced in the food industry as a minimum with brewing, chemical and/or pharmaceutical industries a significant advantage.
•A knowledge and understanding of Process System.
•The ability to create 2D production layout drawings (would be an advantage)
•The ability to create and understand P&ID Drawings
•Excellent verbal and written communication and IT skills particularly Excel
•Possess the ability to work to tight deadlines and deliver a professional approach

The Company:

Located in Bury St Edmunds the company specialises in the Management, Design, Manufacture, Installation and Commissioning of a wide range of Mechanical; Electrical; Instrumentation and Control Systems. We offer a complete portfolio of project engineering and consultancy services including full turnkey solutions from up-front studies, specification, detailed design, installation, commissioning and training. Since its formation nearly 25 years ago, the company has sought to achieve the highest standards in its work and to utilise the most up to date technology in its designs wherever possible.

What do you need to do next?

If you feel you have the right skills and ambition for this role please do get in touch in the first instance by calling Victoria Herbert at Compass Point Recruitment on 01284 765 700