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JOB ALERT – French speaking export sales

Salary & Benefits:  c£35k per annum + BUPA, 10% Bonus and Pension after 3 months 

Commutable Locations: Northampton, Bedford, Dunstable, Luton, Milton Keynes 

Company Profile:

A $40 million market leading organisation providing equipment and innovations to the retail industry.  Lively, hard working global business with head office in USA who are market leaders in the shop fitting and retail interiors industry. The growth of the UK business has been excellent of the last 4 years and turnover has increased significantly. Due to planned expansion, an opportunity exists for a French speaking export sales person with experience in the construction, shop fitting, capital equipment or engineering industry.

Job Specification:

Due to continued planned expansion, an opportunity now exists for an experienced field sales achiever with experience of selling internationally. This varied role will involve sales growth through existing customers and new business development and the main focus will be on appointing and managing Distributors throughout Ireland, mainland Europe, Nordics, Russia and Middle East. You will be accountable for training and motivating your distributor’s sales teams to sell, survey a store, mark up and estimate a drawing, produce a quotation and chase an outstanding payment.

Direct sales to end user retailers and OEMs will also rest in your capable hands. Capable of managing project based / complex sales processes and delivering a fully integrated service from conceptual idea through manufacture to delivery, installation and follow up, you will also be responsible for generating powerful commercial and technical proposals and quotations and completing the appropriate sales order processing administration.


We are interested in:

  • Experienced field sales achievers with experience of selling internationally an instinctive eye for opportunity
  • Experience of managing and creating demand through distributors.
  • At least one language – French would be most useful, but any language would be a benefit including Russian
  • Ambitious, self-motivated and self-sufficient individuals with strong IT skills including Excel
  • Adventurous spirit and savvy traveler, willing to travel extensively, often full weeks.
  • Good decision maker and problem solver
  • Strong Commercial Acumen – commercial understanding of pricing / margins / costs
  • Technical sales background preferred – Capital equipment, engineering or shop fitting /construction
  • Strong relationship builder, buoyant and keen to work independently and cross functionally across the business
  • Optimistic, can-do and wants to delight customers
  • Attention to detail, particularly in following up with customers
  • Analytical and able to understand costs, margins and prices

 For more details of this position, or to register your interest in this role, contact us now 01234 241108 or email your CV to sam@therecruitmenthub.co.uk

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