Sales Director

Location United Kingdom
Salary: £Competitive
Contact name: Louise Howard

Contact email: louise@requireconsultancy.com
Job ref: REF: 8581
Published: 15 days ago
Expiry date: 11 Jul 2024 23:59

​We are delighted to be working in partnership with a prestigious leader in the audio industry, known for delivering unmatched audio experiences through cutting-edge technology and timeless design.

For over seven decades, they have built a legacy on unwavering quality, craftsmanship, and the pursuit of sonic perfection. Their portfolio includes top-tier electronics and high-fidelity speakers. Their core values are — Excellence, Passion, Innovation, Curiosity, and Caring — guide their commitment to advancing audio technology while staying true to their principles. They really are EPICC.

To summarise the role:

We are looking for an accomplished and motivated Sales Director for the UK & Ireland, reporting to the Group Chief Commercial Officer. This role involves developing and implementing strategic sales plans, building strong client relationships, and driving growth for premium audio brands.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning: Create and execute comprehensive sales strategies to meet sales targets within key accounts and across retail and custom installation channels.

  • Account Management: Develop and sustain strong, long-term relationships with key clients, ensuring high customer satisfaction and loyalty through focused events and marketing initiatives.

  • Revenue Growth: Discover new business opportunities within existing accounts and strategically expand the client base.

  • Team Leadership: Oversee and mentor a Business Development Manager, providing guidance, training, and performance evaluations.

  • Market Analysis: Stay ahead of industry developments by monitoring market trends, competitor activities, and customer needs, and adjust sales strategies accordingly.

  • Reporting: Deliver regular sales reports, forecasts, and market analyses to senior management.

  • Collaboration: Coordinate with marketing, customer service teams, and peers in other sales organisations to ensure alignment on goals and customer requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Experience: At least 5 years of sales experience in the audio industry or a related field, with a minimum of 2 years in a leadership role managing key accounts.

  • Skills:

    • Demonstrated success in achieving sales targets and driving revenue growth in the UK audio market.

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Strong negotiation and contract management abilities.

    • Strategic thinking with superb problem-solving skills.

    • Ability to interpret market data and develop actionable strategies.

    • Leadership skills with the ability to inspire and manage a high-performing sales team.

  • Technical Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of audio products and industry trends.

  • Travel: Willingness to travel as needed for meetings with key accounts, attending industry events in the UK and internationally, and participating in Group meetings.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives

  • Car allowance

  • Pension scheme

If you are a seasoned professional with a passion for high-fidelity audio and a proven track record in sales leadership, we invite you to speak with Louise Howard who is supporting the Senior team with this vital piece of recruitment.