Sales Director recruitment agency listing

A sales director is typically responsible for a team of sales staff on either a nationwide or regional basis. The role involves managing the performance of sales teams in order to meet the revenue targets of a commercial organisation.

While there are some exceptions - particularly in technical sectors - most sales directors have worked their way through the sales ranks of various organisations. Having achieved sales targets on a consistent basis, they gradually take on more responsibility until they are elevated to the senior position of director. While many recruitment agencies list a relevant degree as an essential qualification, experience and a demonstrable track record of sales achievement is just as important. Specific sales qualifications that can boost employment chances include the Advanced Certificate in Sales Management and the Level 6 Executive Diploma in Strategic Sales and Account Management.

Planning skills and the ability to influence others are essential attributes for sales director applicants. While most sales directors are based centrally, there is often a great deal of travel involved, so an acceptance of irregular and long working hours is also essential. Employment in this senior role also requires an eye for detail, the ability to performance manage field sales personnel and the ability to manage substantial budgets according to the priorities of the business.

Sales director roles currently exist in every sector, including retail, manufacturing and IT. Among the thousands of significant employers are companies such as Vauxhall Motors, GlaxoSmithKline and Oxfam, as well as hundreds of smaller organisations throughout the UK. Salaries of up to £150,000 are not unheard of for this role, but they are typically anything between £50,000 and £100,000 - depending on an applicant's track record of success and specific knowledge of the industry. Moreover, generous bonus schemes - based on sales performance - can boost salaries significantly.

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  • The Advocate Group

    If you need staff who are at the forefront of UK and Global Sales, then The Advocate Group should be your first choice recruitment partners. As an Executive Agency that works within an international network of top Sales contacts, we can be relied upon to facilitate key hires in Manufacturing, Technical and FMCG specialisms. We benefit from cutting edge technology and combine this with talent mapping, candidate profiling and expert knowledge.
    Coverage National, International and Global Service
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    • The Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1TS
    • 1 St Colme Street, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 6AA
    • 47 Park Square East, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 2NL
    • 4 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5HG
    • The Exchange, 1 St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DD
    • 40 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DE
    • 1 Warwick Row, London, Greater London, SW1E 5ER
  • Charter Selection - Sales & Marketing Recruitment

    Sourcing Sales personnel with the attitude and innovative personality needed to succeed in the industry, Charter Selection has the resources and screening processes in place to supply the best staff in the market. From Sales Directors to Sales Managers and Field Sales Staff, our consultative approach will guarantee a selective list of reliable professionals who will thrive in your business. We specialise in London but have offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Charter Selection Head Office, Winston House, 2 Dollis Park, London, Finchley, N3 1HF
  • Aurora Sales and Marketing Recruitment

    With over 20 years experience in Sales and Marketing recruitment we have access to a large pool of specialist candidates covering every level from trainee to Senior Director. We offer special introductory fees to all new clients so put yourself in the hands of the experts.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • The Whitehouse, Wilderspool Business Park, Greenalls Avenue, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6HL
    • Cranford Avenue, Cheshire, Knutsford, WA16 0EB
  • Absolute Sales & Marketing Specialists

    We are a specialist UK Sales Recruitment Agency. We have successfully placed sales professionals into a wide range of industries, dealing with SMEs through to blue chip companies for over 10 years. We have extensive experience recruiting for a range of sectors including, Construction , Engineering, Finance, IT & Telecomms, Manufacturing, Plastics, Printing, Media amongst many others. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Imex Business Centre, 432 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS11 7DF
  • Louisa Fleet Sales Recruitment Consultancy

    Permanent Field Sales Roles Only!! With over 30 years experience we are the first to challenge the belief of " If you can sell one product/service/solution you can sell anything!" Not true! There are many routes to market, sales methods and selling styles and we are experienced enough to qualify this with you from the start. We match based on processes, styles and personalities to ensure they fit with your business and customer type.
    Coverage England Scotland and Wales
    • Ground Floor, Unit 5 Windsor Square, Silver Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2TH
  • Wild Recruitment

    Wild Recruitment comprehensively covers the Sales sector, sourcing quality candidates in areas including Telecoms, Industrial Supplies and Insurance Sales. We have a specialist knowledge of the Hampshire and Dorset market and use social media and our own expanding database to find the best Account Directors, Sales Executives and Business Development Managers. We use all of our years of collective experience to provide a service unique to you.
    Coverage Hampshire and Dorset
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • Suite 1, First Floor, Latimer House, 42-44 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BT
    • Technology House, 152 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1LH
  • TalentQuest Ltd

    We recruit for all types of sales jobs - Telesales to Field sales, Lead Generation jobs through to Business Development jobs, Account Managers and Sales Directors. Intelligent recruitment solutions for recruiting technical sales roles and specialist sales roles requiring scarce skills and knowledge sets. Contact Talent Quest today for latest vacancies or for assistance in filling your sales positions.
    Coverage UK wide and Europe
    • Central House, 1 Ballards Lane, London, Finchley, N3 1LQ
    • 40 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DE
  • Berry Recruitment - Commercial Division

    From senior director level to more junior within finance, HR, marketing, sales, customer service and administration our Office and Contact Centre service is geared towards matching candidates with opportunities which precisely suit their capabilities. We have an established pedigree within the sector and our specialist teams are well qualified to advise and assist your career development.
    Coverage UK wide
    18 Offices Nationwide
  • PurplePower Recruitment Ltd

    A strong Sales team can drive a company and our goal is to supply the best candidates to add further value to your operations. No matter the specialism, PurplePower can supply the staff that will consistently reach your targets and then exceed them. We specialise in IT Sales, Managed and Professional Services whilst we also have access to leading professionals including Sales Managers/ Directors, Channel Managers/Directors and Heads of Marketing.
    Coverage East Anglia, London, The Home Counties
    • Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0FZ
    • Orchard Road, London, Brentford, West London, TW8 0QU
  • Frazer John Recruitment

    We cover five demanding markets through our dedicated brands; FJR Finance, FJR Technology, FJR Human Resources, FJR Sales & Marketing and FJR Executive; supporting both candidates and clients across interim, contract and permanent opportunities. So whether you're an employer looking for the ideal candidate or a candidate looking for the perfect employer, contact us now.
    Coverage North West, London
    • 7th Floor, One New York Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 4HD
  • The Advocate Group - Interim

    When it comes to finding the right fit for your professional needs, a unique approach gets results. That's why the Advocate Group Interim provides a bespoke service for every Interim requirement. Specialisms include; FMCG, Manufacturing, Engineering,Technology, Distribution, Retail, Sales & Marketing & Ops
    Coverage UK Wide
    • The Exchange, 1 St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1DD
  • McBarron Wood Recruitment Specialists

    Our Sales functional practice is headed by our Sales Director with over a decade of experience working with senior sales. The division is supported by 2 senior level researchers who carefully map and network the very best sales people in varying markets, delivering quality short lists back to our clients. Our candidates are hand picked and networked exclusively for every client. Every search begins from scratch. Call us now.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG
    • Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6 2AD
    • MBW-i, McBarron Wood House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP178PB
  • OMNI Search & Selection

    With the help of our extensive database and social media presence, our team of Sales experts have the resources to fill positions in key areas such as Telecoms, Financial Services and IT. We cover all levels of permanent employment across the UK and also offer a headhunting service to supply staff including Account Directors, Regional Sales Managers and Business Development Managers.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Highwoods, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6AX
  • Executive Headhunters Ltd

    We work with only the most dynamic Sales staff in the industry and can expertly fill Management positions across all specialisms from Export Sales to Telecoms. We utilise a team of industry experts who are able to identify the individuals with the hunger and communication skills to thrive in this fast paced environment. Our consultants supply only high achievers and provide a unique staffing search for all demands.
    Coverage UK and International
    • Concorde House, Trinity Park, Solihull, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 7UQ
    • 22 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, Greater London, SE1 9PD
    • Stocks Court, 18/20 Old Market Place, Cheshire, Altrincham, WA14 4DF

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