Job vacancy - Sales Manager - France Speaking

Position: Sales Manager - France Speaking
Reference: JBacs1037
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum
Benefits: car, 50% bonus


  • To establish, develop and generate new business within a specified list of Regional Distributors to ensure targeted growth within the region of 20% pa.
  • Establish, develop and maintain successful relationships at all levels, from Board to Field Sales to develop new business opportunities.
  • Identify, develop and establish new end user business to drive through specified distributors.
  • Identify, develop and establish new business, including to expand public sector customer base.
  • Identify and develop new potential distributors.
  • Seek out, recommend and develop new product development and key product opportunities by surveying consumer needs and trends and tracking competitors.
  • Keep abreast with products, market conditions and competitive activities, advertising and promotional trends through research, reading professional publications and developing and maintaining personal networks.
  • Supply management with oral and written reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products.
  • Work effectively with the external colleagues and partners, developing new business ideas.
  • Work effectively with European Marketing team to develop consistent lead generation, new business ideas and opportunities.
  • Participate in trade shows, events and conventions.
  • Expedite and support the resolution of customer problems and complaints.
  • Structure time and plan journeys within the region to ensure effective visits within the region.
  • Work flexibly as a full team member by covering for holidays and absence, by role re-allocation and carrying out any other duties, which may reasonably be requested of the role when required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal professionally and empathetically with all clients, internal and external stakeholders.
  • A high level of attention to detail in order to ensure accuracy, monitor results.
  • Probing and enquiring mind in order to be able to explore options and fully and properly develop business opportunities and ideas.
  • Successful sales track record preferably in the commercial catering equipment Industry.
  • Experience and knowledge of end user and distributor selling, developing end users to specify products via a distributor and targeted sales growth, developed from specific accounts.
  • Proactive approach and able make decisions and to take appropriate actions, in line with agreed policy and objectives, with minimal reference to the European Sales Director.
  • High level organisational and time management skills and the ability to pragmatically assess and manage priorities.
  • The ability to assess customer demand commercially, alongside cost implications and to negotiate skilfully, and confidently.
  • Flexible in approach to work and willing to work in all areas of the sales team.
  • Computer literate, specifically Microsoft Office, able to use spreadsheet formulae and calculations and to produce accurate and articulate meeting and visit reports, commercially orientated reports and correspondence.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems and how to use them to greatest effect.
  • Ability to travel overseas
  • Fluent in French & English languages

ACS are recruiting for a Sales Manager - France Speaking. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Sales Manager - France Speaking, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Sales Manager - France Speaking. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Sales Manager - France Speaking with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Sales Manager - France Speaking role you desire.