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Sales Manager

Michael Page Sales
England, Essex
£40000 - £45000 per annum + OTE, office-based - rota/early/lates
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The role expects a talented and sales driven individual to manage a team of up to 15 Sales Consultants/Sales Administrators, based in the Essex office. Shift options vary from Earlies (9-6pm) or Lates (11-8pm) to allow for flexibility in how you manage your day and home life.

Client Details

My client are a leading, household name manufacturer of home finishings and product retailer. The role will sit within the Online Team and the role of the Sales Manager is to support the team to achieve KPIs, improve customer satisfaction, deal with complaints, as well as, being an effective leader and manager.


The successful Sales Manager will have:
  • Experience managing a large team of people, ideally, office-based/store-based
  • Translates business strategy into clear objectives and challenging goals.
  • Coach your team to drive performance and hit KPIs
  • Train consultants to be well-equipped to perform their role and be hands on to support, if and when needed
  • Be an approachable and rapid responder to all Sales Enquiries, ensuring appropriate delegation to the team and managing any complaints
  • Lead by example, motivate and encourage the team to be proactive! The better the team deliver, the greater the commission will be.
  • Ensure the office is well presented and tidy for all employees and visitors
  • Ensure all Health and Safety training takes place in the office including fire training.
  • Encourages innovation and creativity.
  • Demonstrates a positive approach to change.
  • Is an enthusiastic learner who demonstrates self-awareness and reliance.
  • Ensure full controls and checks are in place to enable the security of the office.


The successful Sales Manager will:
  • Have experience managing a Sales-Based Team
  • Demonstrate examples of mentoring/coaching/developing team
  • Demonstrate how you have led teams in the past to deliver on KPIs and improve performance with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in Consumer/Retail/B2C Sales is preferred - although industry experience can vary - personality and approach, as well as demonstrating skillset in terms of the role and experience managing teams and driving sales delivery

Job Offer

On offer for the successful Sales Manager:
  • Excellent basic, up to £45,000 basic salary
  • Commission/OTE paid monthly
  • Office-based, Essex - Early shifts: 9-6pm / Late Shifts: 11-8pm - mixture of both throughout the week, can be flexible to your needs. Weekend work will be required and you will work 5 out of 7 days, split across the week. You may choose to have a set day off, and the others may require more ad hoc flexibility
  • 25 days AL + 8 days BH
  • Pension


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

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