Space

Sales Director

UK South

£75,000 - £120,000

Position description

An exceptional opportunity for a high performing senior manager or director with a track record of selling high value solutions to commercial and government customers. This is an exciting time for the client in the UK as they embark on a strategy to establish the company as one of the leading companies in the UK Space Services Industry.

Objective

As the Sales Director you will be responsible for the delivery of sustainable and profitable growth and for the company reaching its strategic sales goals.

Responsibilities / Duties

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the senior leadership team of a highly regarded UK company, which is part of a much larger international group.  Your role will be to grow our existing business and achieve ambitious growth objectives.  You will report to the CEO and have overall responsibility for all commercial and sales functions.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • UK & Export Sales
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Develop existing business
  • Actively create new business opportunities
  • Lead complex proposals
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and requirements
  • The effective leadership and development of the sales, marketing and bid team
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Full responsibility for the sales, BD and marketing budgets
  • Travel within the UK and overseas will be required

 

Candidate requirements

  • At least 10 years successful, demonstrable sales experience selling technical solutions and services
  • Knowledge of the space industry is highly desirable
  • Experience of evaluating requirements, defining spec and delivering complex solutions and services
  • Proven track record of reaching/exceeding sales targets
  • Experience of designing and delivering strategy
  • Experience of positively managing a team
  • Experience of effective budget planning/management
  • A degree or equivalent
Essential Skills                              
  • Ability to create a robust sales strategy
  • Natural leader and negotiator with the ability to drive results forward
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly
  • Customer centric
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Man-management
Qualities
  • Hands on, energetic and ambitious
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Calm and organised

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