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Sales Manager – French Speaking

Daventry, Northamptonshire, International Travel
Job Type
Full-time, Hybrid, Permanent
£40000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Company Benefits;

A well known name within engineering, industrial & hydraulic equipment are continuing on there journey of growth and are working with DB Charles Recruitment to hire a new International Sales Manager that will be tasked with growing new distribution relationships in Africa and other identified areas.

The role will report directly into the Head of Sales and require frequent international travel, with the main aim of the role to grow new distribution relationships within Africa, as well as managing and maintaining many key existing ones. The goal is to consistently achieve profitable revenue streams, whilst ensuring service and customer satisfaction is upheld.

Key day to day duties for the role will involve:

  • International travel to Africa and other worldwide locations
  • Creating new distribution relationships
  • Managing existing relationships
  • Working towards sales targets
  • Achieving KPI’s
  • Aiding in technical queries
  • Providing reports & quotations
  • Negotiations
  • Demonstrating exceptional product knowledge
  • Analysing the market & competitors
  • Forecasting
  • Creating long term sales strategies

For this role, the client is looking to see CV’s with many of the following aspects:

  • A previous sales background within engineering / industrial equipment / hydraulics is a must
  • Ideally someone that holds an engineering qualification or degree, however not essential
  • Happy committing to a role with very frequent international travel
  • Fluent in French
  • Language skills in Portuguese & Arabic would be highly advantageous
  • Holder of a UK driving license
  • Strong MS Office skills in particular with MS Excel
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Driven and happy working to a role with sales & KPI targets
  • Passport holder
  • Happy to commit to a hybrid role, requiring travel to the head office in Daventry

This role will be working Monday to Friday, with standard hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm with an early finish on Friday of 4:00pm. Depending on experience, the client is looking to offer a base salary of £40,000 to £45,000 per annum with additional bonus schemes on top. In terms of additional benefits on offer, the role will also offer:

  • A yearly bonus scheme with additional stretch targets
  • Company car
  • Employer & employee pension contribution scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Additional technology & cycle to work schemes, plus additional retail discounts
  • Training & progression
  • Plus many more

If after reading through this information, this role is a great match to your skills, please apply and we look forward to receiving your application soon.

Job Information

Job Reference: DB497_1700562808
Salary From: £40000
Salary To: £45000
Job Industries: Sales
Job Locations: Daventry, Northamptonshire, International Travel
Job Types: Full-time, Hybrid, Permanent
Job Skills: Arabic, Business Development, Daventry, Distributors, Engineering, French, Hybrid, Hydraulics, Industrial Equipment, International, Permanent, Portuguese, Sales Manager, Travel

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