Sales Manager – Europe

Global manufacturing Business requires an experienced Sales Manager to manage a European Sales team of 5 across Europe selling to the Automotive OEM Tier 1/2, Transportation, and General Industrial OEM markets.

BASIC SALARY: £85,000 – £95,000

· OTE: £102,000 – £110,000
· Company Car
· Group Pension
· Additional Group Benefits

LOCATION: This is a home based role, so the ideal location for the successful candidates would be central / near to major transport routes / airports.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Birmingham, London, Leeds, Bristol, Manchester

JOB DESCRIPTION: Sales Manager : Industrial Consumables – Automotive

This is a strategically critical role within a global business supplying technical solutions and products to the Automotive tier 1/2 transportation and general OEM markets. This role will see you managing a team of 5 and a sales budget of c$20million, therefore the position requires a strong commercially focused leader who effortlessly combines a solid technical appreciation with a strong business awareness.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Sales Manager : Industrial Consumables – Automotive

A more detailed brief will be made available to those who are shortlisted but in brief, as part of the European sales team, you will:
 Develop and grow sustainable revenues and market share
 Lead and develop your European Sales team, helping them to grow business within existing accounts, and identify, qualify and develop new, profitable long term business opportunities with new customers
 Implement the plans and strategies of the Group across Europe
 Develop the division’s ability to meet customer or market needs with a product, service or solution. Understand and positively react to the voice of the customer and their respective market

PERSON SPECIFICATION: Sales Manager : Industrial Consumables – Automotive

We would be delighted to receive applications from individuals who:
 Are degree qualified in Engineering or related technical field. Chemical Engineering would be of particular interest, but not essential
 Experienced Sales Managers with a proven track record of managing a team of Sales Engineers / Sales Account Managers (preferably across international borders) who currently sell to any of the following markets – automotive OEM tier 1/2, transportation and general industrial OEM markets
 Have a good understanding of the transportation, automotive tier 1/2 andgGeneral OEM markets
 Will have a proven track record of developing and maintaining relationships with both distribution and OEM’s
 Products wise, have sold technical products, specialised components or sub-systems; we are open in terms of product experience as long as your current sell is specification based and project led


We are a global manufacturing group operating across 5 continents across 57 countries and employing c50,000 worldwide. The products and solutions that we provide globally are used within all market sectors, but particularly automotive tier 1/2, transportation and general OEM markets.


Salary expectations will not be a limiting factor for the right candidate. There is also huge potential for career development within our division and the group globally. Where possible, we have an active policy of promotion from within and firmly believe in the development of all personnel.

INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

REF: IP15860, Wallace Hind Selection

Type: Permanent