Logistics is a hugely competitive industry, with hundreds of large and small operators in the UK alone. Winning new contracts and retaining the existing ones is the lifeblood of the industry – provide a good service at a good price and clients will remain happy. The sales director in a logistics company will oversee a team of sales managers and a sales team to seek out new opportunities and maximise them.
The role might not involve any face-to-face sales at all; it could purely be an oversight task, providing goals and direction to the team under your directorship. Alternatively, it could involve executive sales, meeting and networking with players in the target companies to secure deals.
As a strategic level, the sales director’s success will be judged on the amount of new business he or she brings in to the company. That means that a firm and in-touch command of the managers and sales force will be required, whilst allowing talented sales professionals to go about their business as long as they are fulfilling the company’s aims and generating profits.
A demonstrable excellence in running a team of sales professionals will be required to perform this task, preferably at director level but managing a team will be a sufficient pre-requisite for many sales directorships.
Communication between the head office and the managers will be an important part of the job, so a lively and positive personality will be required. There will also probably be a good deal of contact with executive-level employees of target client companies, so experience of sales with this level of office will be hugely advantageous.
An in-depth knowledge of the industry in which the company operates will also help, as there are certain elements of logistics that pertain only to specific sectors, such as legal issues and matters of seasonality.
At Cast UK, we understand what attributes logistics, procurement and supply chain employers and candidates are seeking because our founder members and consultants all come from these sectors. In addition, we deal with these sectors exclusively, so employers look to us to create candidate shortlists because they know we’re focused on delivering the people who will bring experience and further drive success.
Please have a look at what’s available in your region, whether you’re looking for more job satisfaction or simply moving house to a new area. If you see something you like, get in touch straight away so we can start your application.
But even if you don’t see anything for you right now, it’s a good idea to let us have your details and CV. We can help you with every step of your application to make sure your skills are fully represented so you can sell yourself to the client. For us, it’s a win-win when we match a perfect candidate with the perfect job.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Sales Director for your business or find you a job as a Sales Director then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
The Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth is almost the UK’s most eastern place, pipped to the post by a few metres by Lowestoft 8 miles (13 km) to the south. Norwich, Norfolk’s county town, is 18 miles (30 km) to the west. Great Yarmouth has a well earned reputation for being a holiday resort, and it is one of the most popular in the UK. However its hinterland is actually rather industrialised, and is heavily involved with the gas and oil rig industries. Just offshore there is a large wind farm, with 30 turbines harvesting the North Sea breezes.
Like several towns on the North Sea, Great Yarmouth was unfortunate enough to be bombed in both world wars, by Zeppelins, the German navy and the Luftwaffe. Both times the town rebuild to carry on its tourism industries in peacetime. Great Yarmouth has managed to retain its tourism industry where many others have failed, perhaps because it is a diverse town as far as industry is concerned, and the locals use the same amenities as the tourists. Whatever the reason, its 50,000 population, made up of a mix of families and retirees, is reasonably affluent and the town is steadily growing.
The oil rig plant and the gas industry themselves can be great indicators that Sales Director work could become available in Great Yarmouth, but the town’s population and its attractiveness to tourists also create an environment where the town has complex logistical needs to be met. With Norwich nearby, opportunities could arise just down the road, too.
Cast UK are constantly working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are devoted to filling each position with the best talent possible.
With decades of experience in the fields between us, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary. If you’re looking for more information on the Sales Director positions available in Great Yarmouth or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Great Yarmouth or source a new job in Great Yarmouth then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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