Regional Account Manager North East
Leuze electronic Ltd is committed to being "the sensor people” of choice by providing not just industry leading products, but also the best customer service and support. Our innovative product range includes optical sensors for reliable detection, barcode, 2D code & RFID readers, smart cameras & vision systems for reliable identification, and the extensive machine safety range provides reliable protection.
We are a German family owned company with over two hundred years history, well known across Europe and the World as a leading manufacturer For example within the food industry and packing sectors we dominate sensing for bottle filling and label application, we are a major player in material handling and warehouse systems and supply machine builders in numerous industries.
Whilst our product range is very broad, and our quality and technology well respected, a confusing and diverting history in the UK over the past ten years has led to us having a much smaller market share than our sister companies across Europe. At the end of 2008 we divorced our previous joint venture partner, ended agency agreements that saw us selling other peoples products, and heavily refreshed and invested in the UK team, especially the sales team. For example every employee in the company has completed or is about to complete either an NVQ level 2 or level 3 training programme in customer service, sales, business improvement or technical support.
Our declared aim is to be the supplier of choice by providing the best service and therefore, we provide technical support and training from our new office in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. To provide the best service, we hold a stock of parts likely to be needed quickly by customers as spares for their machines, whilst orders, for example for OEM’s or distributors are despatched directly from Germany rather than transhipping them though the UK office, which would add delay and increase cost.
Now a much more dynamic company, 100% focused upon Leuze electronic’s products, our sales and market share grew considerably in 2009 despite the decline in the manufacturing and 2010 show record breaking months.
Things are looking positive as the UK market becomes more familiar with Leuze electronic, but to achieve our goals we require the best salesmen in the industry.
To support our ongoing expansion a position has been created to develop the North East. Aggressive sales and growth targets means that these roles will suit results oriented professionals with a passion for achieving targets and an intolerance of under-performance. A clear and demonstrable track record of significant success in account management but more importantly structured new business generation and development is required to ensure brand-leadership across the region.
Supporting, motivating, managing and accelerating sales growth with Leuze electronic’s system integration or distribution partners is a key component of the role, as is the ability to develop and deliver clear and compelling sales strategies.
Strong organisational, structured thinking and problem solving skills are essential in a Leuze team-player. A track record of building strong relationships and networks will complement the need to influence people, across all levels within Leuze electronic, and its external stakeholders.
This opportunity is not just to become part of a global team of 1,700 employees in over 50 countries, dedicated to offering World-class service and an innovative portfolio of products and solutions. The opportunity for you is to run your own business unit with profit and loss budgetary and reporting responsibility supported by World class training to support you in the transition from being a salesman to being a business manager.
The North East role is newly created to build upon the existing successes in Leeds, Darlington, Newcastle and Sunderland and expand into the rest of the North East. The region stretches from Sheffield up to Newcastle and across to Sheffield, although the boundaries might change dependent upon the person recruited. The ideal location for an applicant would be Leeds or Sheffield due to the concentration of business there.
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Please be warned that the interview process and the role itself will require a considerable level of commitment. You are advised to only apply if you are ambitious enough to make to grasp the opportunity and you are prepared for very hard work.