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Business Development Manager – SFR291

Our client is designer and manufacturer of a large range of high-quality hardware for the lock and architectural hardware industries.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an exciting and developing team as a Business Development Manager.

What does a Business Development Role (National)

We are looking for someone who will be responsible for developing new sales across the Door Fabricator industry at a National Scale.

You would be directly reporting to the Sales Director, and you would:

  • Define the sales strategy within the Door Fabricator industry together with the Sales Director and Managing Director.
  • Generate leads through proactive prospecting of potential customers.
  • Represent the brand through both social media and face to face events.
  • Use corporate marketing and other materials to help develop relationships with prospects.
  • Prepare quotes, tenders and presentations for sales meetings.
  • Identity key areas for growth and gross profit increase.
  • Effectively manage, develop, and grow a customer to achieve set targets.

The ideal Business Development Manager will have:

  • A proven track record of winning and developing customer accounts in the Door Fabricator industry.
  • The ability to sell and negotiate at all levels within a company hierarchy.
  • A highly organised approach to workload, with a motivated and ambitious attitude.
  • The ability to collaborate as a team, working closely with Marketing, Sales and Operations.
  • Strong administration skills with a good attention to detail.
  • Experience in sales pipeline planning.
  • Full Driving License.
  • An incredible sense of customer focus and promote a sense of team spirit within the company.
  • Self-motivation. Able to prioritise demands and make decisions under pressure.
  • Strong commercial and financial understanding.

What you can expect from our client:

  • 24 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Company pension
  • Company days out
  • Career progression within a growing business
  • Car/bonus to be discussed

Full-time, Permanent

If you are interested in this position, please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

Business Development Manager – SFR290

Our client is one of the leading independent Architectural Ironmongers in the UK with a commitment to delivering complete and efficient ironmongery solutions whatever your requirements – from a single door to a complete public sector building.

The role Business Development Manager

Driving new business through local contractors, architects, builders and developers.

Identifying and targeting End User projects in Education, healthcare and commercial.

You will be responsible for monitoring sales activity and providing reporting to the Managing Director

  • You will be responsible for the management of a portfolio of clients and more importantly tasked with bringing new prospects business and win specification in a geographical area.
  • You will identify the needs of your customers and advise them in their search for the most suitable solutions and products.
  • You will identify the needs of your clients and advise them on the most suitable solutions and products from our diverse ranges.
  • Your involvement will enable you to build a real relationship of trust with your customer base.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong pro-active sales and relationship building skills
  • Proven track record in a business development or similar position.
  • Time Management skills
  • Company product and industry knowledge
  • G.A.I. trained or studying for (Guild of Architectural Ironmongers)
  • Positive and determined person.
  • Possess strong overall IT skills
  • Demonstrate robust client management skills.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be customer focused and priority driven.
  • Take a positive and determined approach to researching and analysing new business opportunities.
  • Have good planning and organisation skills.
  • Demonstrate good presentation skills

(40-45k OTE 65k+Car Allowance+Pension)

If you are interested in this position please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

Area Sales Manager – SFR289

Our client is a privately owned and growing company. Leading suppliers of Architectural Ironmongery and Security product ranges.

We are looking for a candidate who will join this sales team with a hunger to develop an existing customer base and increase sales revenue for Mechanical and electro locking systems, panic hardware and general Architectural Ironmongery.

The successful individual must demonstrate or have: –

  • Successful external sales experience within the U.K. lock products industry for a lock manufacturer, distributor, large locksmith organisation or similar.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of access control and / or electronic locking systems.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of mechanical locking and master key systems.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of Panic Hardware.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of Door Furniture and accessories.
  • G.A.I. qualifications and /or proven completion of any stage of the G.A.I education process could be advantageous
  • Must be highly computer literate with an excellent knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word programmes.
  • Excellent commercial and product sector awareness.
  • Enthusiastic, self motivated, positive and energetic personality.

The successful individual will be offered: –

  • Competitive basic salary and commission/ bonus structure
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Company car and petrol card
  • Company expenses card
  • Company Pension Scheme

If you are interested in this position, please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

Showroom Assistant – SFR288

Our client is an established and successful Architectural Ironmonger servicing trade customers, architects, interior designers and contractors.

About the Role

We are looking for a Showroom Assistant to support the development of the current showroom team in the SW11 area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the public and trade with their selections.
    • Process & collate customer orders.
    • Prepare quotations for customers based on their requirements.
    • Follow up quotes and enquiries to ensure maximum conversion.
    • Assist in keeping stock levels are adequate and stock rooms are tidy.
    • Assist in ensuring showroom displays are well presented and clean.
    • Reconciling tills at the end of the day.
    • Working with the showroom manager to further develop and promote the showroom.

Skills & Experience

  • Exceptional communication skills.
    • Ability to work in high paced environment
    • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)

Interest in home interiors desirable

If you are interested in this position, please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

Trade Counter Sales – SFR287

Our client is an established and successful Architectural Ironmonger servicing trade customers, architects, interior designers and contractors.

About the Role

We are looking for a Customer Service / Trade Counter Sale to support the development of the office and trade centre team located in SW19.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the public and trade with their selections.
    • Answering the phone and dealing with email enquiries.
  • Process & collate customer orders.
    • Prepare quotations for customers based on their requirements.
    • Follow up quotes and enquiries to ensure maximum conversion.
    • Assist in ensuring trade centre displays are well presented and clean.
    • Reconciling tills at the end of the day.
    • Working with the Sales Manager to further develop and promote the trade centre and office.

Skills & Experience

  • Exceptional communication skills.
    • Ability to work in high paced environment
    • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
    • Interest in home interiors desirable


If you are interested in this position, please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

Sales Executive – SFR286

Our client is a designer and manufacturer of window and door hardware products, supplying product to Architectural Ironmongers and Door manufacturers.

A Sales Executive is required to join the growing team and we are looking for someone with a proven track record of delivering high levels of customer service and account management. This is a sales administration role, you will be asked to input data and customer orders and this requires great attention to detail.

Working as part of our team towards sales targets the role will involve:

– Making outbound calls to customers and prospects

– Building relationships, providing a high quality of service and identifying sales opportunities.

– Dealing with phone and email enquiries, following up opportunities through to point of sale.

– Accurately processing orders within a timely and efficient manner.

– General office administration duties.

This position would suit a proactive, committed, and enthusiastic individual with a willingness to learn an exciting new portfolio whilst maintaining and continually expanding product knowledge. Reliable and punctual, sales driven, friendly, confident with good communication and written skills, with experience working within a similar role.

If you are interested in this position, please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

Technical Manager (West Midlands) – SFR284

Our client is a leading manufacturer of Architectural Hardware and Door Hardware products. 

They would like to strengthen the Product Management team by recruiting a Technical Product Manager.

The ideal candidate:

  • Technical manager experience within architectural ironmongery and or construction hardware sectors. Experience as a specifying architectural ironmonger would be considered
  • Good understanding of the harmonised standards, testing and certification processes
  • Good organisation and house keeping
  • Experience in setting up new products into CRP/ERP systems (e.g., Microsoft Dynamics AX)
  • Experience from manufacturing background would be advantageous
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX, MS Project advantageous
  • GAI educated

The role would be based in the west midlands, but the candidate should be prepared to conduct site visits (within UK & Ireland).

The position offers a competitive salary and rewards package.

If you are interested in this position, please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

Head of Sales (National) – MR271

Our client is looking to recruit a dynamic, strategic thinking individual who will lead the Head of Sales for the Trade Channel.

The primary objective,

Set strategy, team management and execute total sales through Trade channel with P&L responsibility.

Key responsibilities and duties,

  • Provide a strong and positive contribution to the strategy and policies for the company.
  • Promote sales and market share growth through all targeted Trade, distribution, Ironmongery and Locksmith customers.
  • Manage a national and regional sales force team.
  • Drive and inspire the introduction of new products to the market
  • Instil a high performance culture within the organisation
  • Consistently protect and promote the brand.
  • Identify, develop and direct the implementation of the sales strategy for the business Trade Channel in line with the organisational strategy.
  • Identify key commercial activities and ensure successful implementation throughout the business.
  • Plan and direct the marketing and sales activities to achieve agreed financial targets and standards for the business.
  • Develop clear, creative and positive responses to competitive pressures and implement them through a national and regional sales force.
  • Work closely with product leads to determine product ranges and pricing models in response to market demands.
  • Setting targets that ensure the right actions are taken by the sales teams across all channels.
  • Measuring performance against targets and communicating the results in a way that leads to superior performance.
  • Lead in the creation of a best practice culture throughout the sales teams.
  • Develop an active role in developing appropriate sales techniques and material to support the sales team and ensure that all marketing and PR are aligned to support the sales team.
  • Recruit, Select, Develop and retain a successful sales team to ensure a high performing sales function.
  • Delivery of sales budget -top & bottom line.
  • Ensure the sales team are highly motivated.
  • Ensure sales efforts are properly balanced across all product groups.
  • Successful introduction of new products introduced into the market.

The ideal candidate,

  • Clear demonstration of strong sales team management including a track record of meeting and exceeding sales targets and budgets.
  • Previous experience of working in Trade Channel environment.
  • The ability to positively to influence others.
  • Working in a co-operative way.
  • Previous Brand management experience.
  • Experience in a complex multichannel sales environment.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Strong communication skills.

If you are interested in this position, please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

Sales Order Processor – Tipton – JS244

Our client is a designer and manufacturer Door hardware and locking solutions, supplying to product to the Locksmiths and Door manufacturing industry.

A Sales Order Processor is required to join the growing team and we are looking for someone with a proven track record of delivering high levels of customer service and account management. This is an administration role, you will be asked to input data and customer orders and this requires great attention to detail.

Working as part of our team towards sales targets the role will involve:

– Making outbound calls to customers and prospects

– Building relationships, providing a high quality of service and identifying sales opportunities.

– Dealing with phone and email enquiries, following up opportunities through to point of sale.

– Accurately processing orders within a timely and efficient manner.

– General office administration duties.

This position would suit a proactive, committed, and enthusiastic individual with a willingness to learn an exciting new portfolio whilst maintaining and continually expanding product knowledge. Reliable and punctual, sales driven, friendly, confident with good communication and written skills, with experience working within a similar role.

If you are interested in this position, please contact SFR Recruitment Solutions.

matthew@sfrrecruitment.co.ukwww.sfrrecruitment.co.uk

Product Category Manager – MR233

Product Category Manager

SFR are excited to be recruiting for a Product Category Manager.

This position is to develop, implement, manage and drive to completion the agreed Electro mechanical product range strategies and plans, in order to achieve market share, sales turnover and gross margin objectives for all Door Hardware products.

Main Duties:

The key responsibility of the Electro-Mechanical Product Category Manager is the management of all aspects of the product group and/or service, in order to create and deliver superior customer satisfaction, whilst simultaneously providing long-term value for the company.

  • Strategic development of the Electro-Mechanical category for both UK and Export markets.
  • Collaboration with the Door Hardware Group product team for strategic development of electromechanical door solutions for both UK and Export markets.
  • Identification of market gaps, key value chain drivers, trends and customer profit potential.
  • Consistent and regular interface in the field – customer/commercial market – VOC
  • Support and drive product sales through proactive activities to support the field based commercial team.
  • Initiate and own market research, obtaining buy-in from relevant stake holders producing creative and original specifications for best-in-class customer centric products working with product Marketing and sister companies where appropriate.
  • Create and sponsor generation plans to drive NPI and product lifecycles
  • Strategic development of the Electro-Mechanical category for both UK and Export markets.
  • Collaboration with the Door Hardware Group product team for strategic development of electromechanical door solutions for both UK and Export markets.
  • Identification of market gaps, key value chain drivers, trends and customer profit potential.
  • Consistent and regular interface in the field – customer/commercial market – VOC
  • Support and drive product sales through proactive activities to support the field based commercial team.
  • Initiate and own market research, obtaining buy-in from relevant stake holders producing creative and original specifications for best-in-class customer centric products working with product Marketing and sister companies where appropriate.
  • Create and sponsor generation plans to drive NPI and product lifecycles.
  • Full and coherent understanding of competitors products and positioning in the market.
  • Identify, explore and lead new recurring revenue work streams to maximize market potential
  • Develop comprehensive service and training plans to deliver pre/post-sales support for customers and the commercial team
  • Understand and translate all industry standards and leverage to commercial advantage.
  • Overall management and co-ordination of New Product Development programs on time and to budget.
  • Creation of effective cost/price/value propositions maximizing turnover and profit potential for the business, driving market share and the re-investment in the brands.
  • Full commercialization of new product launches.
  • Monitoring and tracking of KPI’s:
    • Turnover
    • Profitability
    • Stock Control
    • SKU Management
    • NPI delivery
  • Proactively represent the Company and its interests at Industry events.
  • To be a proactive member of the businesses Product Management Team

    Education / Qualifications:
  • Ideally qualified to degree level
  • Has experience in electronics/electronic locking systems
  • Proven project management skills
  • Experienced with I.T. software / Microsoft Office & Project
  • Hold a full UK drivers license

Personal characteristics :

  • Enthusiastic, ambitious and confident
  • Self motivated, pro-active, with good communication skills
  • An excellent team player and good networker
  • Flexible approach
  • Reliable
  • Empathetic
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