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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  • Working with your bottom line in mind, Charter Selection specialises in Sales recruitment and carries out a rigorous search process to find the top performers in the industry. By assessing candidates for cultural fit, Sales training and a proven track record, you know that your next hire will be of the highest standards. Our expertise lie in senior Sales appointments, helping attract Managers and Directors for hard to fill vacancies.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Charter Selection Head Office, Winston House, 2 Dollis Park, London, Finchley, N3 1HF
  • 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
    • Pensby, Merseyside, Wirral, CH61 5UZ
  • We specialise in Sales recruitment and whether you're looking to add a Senior or Junior level professional to your team, our range of industry tailored solutions are designed to help. From Telesales Executives to Marketing Directors, we give our clients access to dynamic and charismatic Sales staff of all disciplines. We can fill vacancies across the UK and apply our industry experience when assessing candidates to the highest standards.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Imex Business Centre, 432 Dewsbury Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS11 7DF
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    Given the amount of travel the role of Sales Director usually entails, companies recruiting for candidates in this area may decide to offer a package of benefits including a company car and mobile phone - or an allowance in lieu of this.

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  • 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
    • Imperial Court, 2 Exchange Quay, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M5 3EB
    • Kemp House, 152 City Road, London, Greater London, EC1V 2NX
  • 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, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • 2-4 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BU
    • Unit 7, Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6LY
  • Dedicated, Experienced, Ethical, Professional - The owners of Grassroots strive to work with clients and candidates alike to ensure the challenges of the recruitment process across all skill sets in an ethical and professional manner.
    Coverage UK
    • 11th Floor, Regent House, Heaton Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1BS
  • Jobseeker tip provided by Agency Central Ltd

    The Sales Director is generally responsible for the whole Sales Team within an organisation - leading and inspiring, as well as ensuring that KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are met. This requires excellent Management and Sales skills.

  • 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
  • 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
    19 Offices Nationwide
  • 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
  • Jobseeker tip provided by Agency Central Ltd

    Some Sales Director roles will require a candidate to possess specialist legal or technical knowledge within a particular field. Examples of this often include work in the Property, Pharmaceuticals / Medical, or Scientific sectors.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Reuben Sinclair is a specialist recruitment consultancy. We're experts in Sales, Marketing, PR & Digital recruitment. Our approach is based on quality. We don't focus on sending employers as many candidates as possible; we only send the best candidates that are the best fit for the organisation. For candidates, we are with you every step from writing your CV to handling your resignation, we will makes sure you're on the best path possible.
    Coverage South of England
    • 18 King William Street, London, Greater London, EC4N 7BP

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