Career opportunities at CSL
We’re always looking for experienced and professionally presented people who are motivated, organised and keen to advance.
General Manager – Sales
Auckland based leadership role.
- Well established NZ owned electrical product company
- Significant role – provide leadership, drive revenue & growth
- Large, experienced, and well trained sales team
Are you a proven sales manager with a natural ability to grow and motivate a top performing sales team?
Our client is a highly successful and long established NZ owned business involved in the wholesale and distribution of a wide range of specialist electrical products, representing some of the world’s leading electrical brands.
They provide their customers with some of the best-loved brands in the electrical industry supported by an engineering design service, technical product support & general sales assistance. The business is continuing to grow and respond to market demands with innovative solutions, new technology, and a winning culture.
Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for leading and coaching a sales team of about 20 people.
The purpose of this role is to optimise sales from a diverse team of technical sales specialists, Channel Managers and BDMs, ensuring the Company’s pipeline of opportunities is effectively managed for maximised revenue generation.
Key to this role will be the development and implementation of effective sales plans and the ability to present and articulate those plans to the CEO and Board. You will also be required to work collaboratively with other senior managers to develop long term strategic direction and detailed annual plans, whilst managing costs in line with the financial budgets.
You will need to identify new and value creating business opportunities so experience at a senior sales level in the electrical industry or a related wholesale industry would be highly advantageous. You’ll also be tasked with protecting and enhancing customer relationships as you ensure a smooth and harmonious sales process is delivered.
As a proven sales leader in the electrical or energy industry or a related wholesale industry, you may be looking for that next step up or be looking for that next exciting growth role within a very successful organisation.
You will be tenacious, enthusiastic, accountable and results driven but also considerate, respectful and collegiate.
You will demonstrate proven success in developing and coaching a technical sales team committed to achieving growth and achieving sales targets.
There is outstanding scope for growth in the market so you’ll need an entrepreneurial capability to identify emerging markets and market shifts, while being fully aware of new products and competition status.
Skills and Experience Required
Degree in business administration or a related field is helpful but not essential
Successful previous experience in a senior sales and general management role, consistently meeting or exceeding targets
Committed to continuous education through workshops, seminars and conferences
Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence effectively at all levels internally and externally
Proven ability to drive the sales process from plan to close
Demonstrated ability to identify and implement strategies for client services, internal systems, process and development of people
Strong business sense and industry expertise
Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
To be eligible for this position you must currently reside in NZ and have a legal right to work permanently in this country.
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