Technical Salesperson

  • 20/08/2018
  • Ref.0261

On Line People Limited are currently looking for a UK Technical Salesperson to strengthen the company’s sales team for one of our major clients based in Gainsborough. This is a permanent position with a salary circa £50k plus package.

The role

Reporting to the Sales Director the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining existing and developing new customers within the UK. Whilst this role is partially office based the individual will be required to travel extensively within the UK and occasionally overseas

 Key Responsibilities

  • Developing strong technical understanding of a wide range of products, their benefits and characteristics to communicate that information clearly and concisely to customers
  • Prepare detailed yet concise presentations and quotations tailored specifically to match customers’ needs
  • Proactively managing and increasing profitable sales and developing the customer base
  • Working closely with the New Business Specialist to progress sales leads

 Key Skills and qualifications required

  • Strong technical background and/or the ability to learn and understand new technologies and communicate technical features quickly and accurately
  • Proven commercial sales history of consistently meeting and exceeding targets
  • Skilful and proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook or equivalent
  • Confident, self-motivated and positively enthusiastic and resilient to setbacks
  • Ability to listen to customers’ requirements, adapt appropriately by being flexible and creative in order to close the sale
  • Strong negotiator with entrepreneurial spirit, commercial awareness and strategic thinking
  • Organised and proactive with good time management and ability to work independently
  • Analytical approach with close attention to detail is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and experience needed to communicate clearly, respectfully and professionally in all business and work settings
  • Educated to a high level and proficient in Maths and English
  • Willingness to travel, potentially at short notice

 It would be an advantage to have

  • Experience within the packaging machinery industry
  • A technical / engineering Degree or vocational engineering qualifications
  • Experience in the use of CRM systems