Sales executives work in a range of commercial sectors, selling goods and services to a wide range of clients. The main two disciplines involved are business to business and business to consumer sales.
Employment agencies often have very different approaches to hiring sales executives. While there aren't usually any specific qualifications required for a career in sales, selling technical goods and services - such as engineering, pharmaceuticals and technology - will probably require formal qualifications or experience in the specific discipline.
Sales staff come from many walks of life, including business, marketing and management. Those with recognised media qualifications, language skills and IT competencies also stand an excellent chance of succeeding as a sales executive. While many companies and recruiters simply want to see evidence of selling skills, larger corporations will usually be looking for personnel with degrees in relevant disciplines.
The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector accounts for a huge number of sales executive jobs, and employers include those in the food, tobacco and technology industries. In the UK, companies such as Cadbury's, British Imperial Tobacco and Samsung offer hundreds of employment opportunities. Business to business sales executives can also find opportunities in the advertising, financial and pharmaceutical sectors, working for large corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline and Procter & Gamble.
Sales executives are accountable for their results, and they often spend a great deal of time on the road. Applicants for positions in sales should be prepared to sacrifice some private time, spend long periods away from home and work under constant scrutiny. However, candidates who demonstrate the right qualities can earn anything between £18,000 and £100,000 per year, as well as generous, performance-related bonuses.
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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
Gradion Sales Recruitment specialises in the Sales industry, offering bespoke solutions for all your permanent recruitment needs. When looking for the best candidates to fill your vacancies we will fully utilise our nationwide database as well as accessing a number of job boards and adverts to find you candidates not only suitable for the role, but also suitable to join your team in roles including: Distributor Sales and Fleet Sales Executives.
2 The Paddock, Eaglesfield, Hartford, Cheshire, Northwich, CW8 1NQ
Axis Sales are a hands on recruitment agency, who have the niche sales market knowledge in FMCG, Sport (Commercial Sales), Technical, Business Services, IT Pre Sales, IT/Software, Financial Services, Luxury Goods and Call Centre / Telesales. Recently placed: Sales Manager, Team Leader and Sales Executive. Call us today!
We are different. We are Rock. We have built our reputation on the quality of our relationships with employers and candidates. We believe this is what gives us a genuine edge over other recruitment agencies.
Coverage Christchurch, Poole
Unit 9, 7 Fountain Way, Dorset, Christchurch, BH23 1PZ
8 Station Road, Ashley Cross, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UB
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
15 Offices Nationwide
Paul Wells - Recruitment Specialists in Office Furniture, Design & Build and Fit-Out
We exclusively recruit for the UK Office Furniture, Fit-Out and Design & Build industries and for a variety of positions from; Dealer Account Managers, to End-Users and Business Development Managers. We always place candidates with Commercial Interiors experience and with leading employers
Coverage UK wide
32 Catharine Close, South East, Chafford Hundred, Essex, RM16 6QH
With over 70 years experience in recruitment, Recruit Mint understand that a perfect match between candidate and post is as important as any business plan. Whether you’re in the commercial, technical or industrial sectors, we go the extra mile to find the right fit – which means less time wasted and better staff retention. With offices in Peterborough and Huntingdon, improving lives is our goal, for the employer and the jobseeker.
Route One Recruitment is a Nottingham based Commercial Recruitment Specialist. We provide permanent recruitment solutions to a wide variety of Nottingham based employers as well as other organisations all over the UK. Our aim, to connect the most suitable and the right people, with the right business...
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.
With one of Scotland’s largest and most experienced recruitment teams, Brightwork have been able to supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to companies from start up SME’s to major multi-national Blue Chips.
209/211 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G2 5QY
An important part of any commercial operations, the Sales industry has the potential to make or break a business. As a result, Buchan and London believe it is important that we only offer enthusiastic and competent candidates from our nationwide database and job boards. The Sales sector covers a wide variety of roles and we recruit for all levels and salaries, including Sales Managers and Media Sales staff.
Coverage UK WIDE
The Office, Patch Park Farm, Abridge, Essex, RM4 1AA
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.
Westray Recruitment Consultants are a team of knowledgeable and experienced recruitment specialists based in Gateshead. We offer our full consultancy services across the North East in the Manufacturing & Industrial, Commercial, Technical & Engineering and Professional sectors.
Coverage North East
Valley House, Kingsway South, Team Valley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0JW
Sarah Harvey Recruitment has been established for over 20 years specialising in Commercial, Technical, Healthcare and Executive recruitment. Based in Leamington, Sarah Harvey have developed a reputation as a hard working, honest and professional consultancy.
Within our diverse organisation we have expertise in a number of areas, and within these areas we recruit the full spectrum of candidates. We have a renowned reputation of providing a first class service to both clients and candidates alike.
Coverage Throughout the United Kingdom
Comely Park Business Centre, 16 Comeley Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7HU
We have specialist consultants for sales, engineering / technical, education, IT and commercial / office. We aim to save our clients both time and money and offer an honest and professional approach to recruiting. Mana will make your recruiting a simple and effective process for all perm/temp/contract roles.
Adept is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited, highly consultative recruitment, search, research, training and HRM company. Working in partnership with our Clients and Candidates, we consult professional and technical appointments throughout the North East and nationally, on a permanent and contract basis.
Coverage UK Wide
Hub Two, The Innovation Centre, Venture Court, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, County Durham, TS25 5TG
Berwick Partners leads the way in recruiting senior management and leadership positions across both commercial and public sectors. As a fully integrated part of the UK’s leading executive search firm, we recruit at the management tier below Odgers Berndtson, exclusively focused on roles with base salaries between £50,000 and £100,000, typically Senior Management, divisional or first tier Director level, Group Managers, and Heads of Function.
Coverage We have a national remit and recruit across the UK
We are international search consultants in all sectors from sales to gaming and we have a proven track record to back it up (please see our testimonials). Our knowledge enables us to find to the right opportunity to suit your skills, allow us to do our job and you will be amazed at the results. this is because we work in a partnership with all our client and candidates, which results in a better understanding between all parties.
Proud to be Independent… Since 2009 Essential Recruitment Ltd has been providing superior staffing services and temporary employment opportunities to a wide range of clients and workers alike covering transport, logistics, industrial, commercial and hospitality.
Coverage All of the UK and mainland Europe
267 County Road, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 5PQ
We are a multi discipline recruitment agency with offices in both Aberdeen and Peterhead and cover temporary, permanent and contract positions within Onshore, Offshore, Marine, Oil & Gas, Commercial, Driving & Logistics and Industrial. 24 hour on call service
IMH Recruitment is a leading Recruitment Consultancies, specialising in the placement of candidates in Construction, Driving, Industrial and Commercial, temporary and permanent, positions with our clients. Whether you are looking for a permanent career or a temporary job our team of qualified consultants are only a phone call away. Established in 2001, IMH aims to deliver satisfaction and we believe we are succeeding.
London House, Clifford Lister Business Centre, Bawtry Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 2BL
Established in 2013 Magpie quickly built its reputation as a boutique recruitment agency concentrating on key placements within the local area. The ethos of the company has always been to look past the average facts on a C.V. and to generate outstanding candidates for the position required. By pre interviewing every candidate Magpie prides itself in only putting forward the best candidates for the position available.
Parkway House, Sheen Lane, London and Surrey, London, SW148LS
At May Personnel we thrive to ensure we place the correct applicant with the correct company. We always meet all of our applicants before we submit their cv's, to make sure they possess the unique qualities you require in an employee. We are responsive, hard working and champions of a value added service. We are a family run business with over twenty years experience and are looking forward to assisting you with all your recruitment requirements.
Coverage Middlesex, Surrey and Berkshire
Unit 10 Feltham Business Complex, Browells Lane, Middlesex, Feltham, TW13 7LW
Mego works with local people to improve their ability to attract employers and get hired. And we work with employers to improve their ability to attract and hire people. Please note that we recruit for the South West, South East and London.
Working with clients ranging from SMEs to international organisations, Meridian Office and Professional are Commercial recruitment specialists with a network of branches throughout the UK. From school leavers to Directors, we aim to place high calibre candidates into areas such as HR, Marketing, Admin, Accounting and IT. Our consultants deliver a competitive service that matches the right candidates with the right vacancies.
At Connect Appointments we offer permanent recruitment services as well as contract staffing solutions for clients throughout Scotland. Our service is tailored to your needs covering most business sectors.
19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
Primestaff is a multi-disciplined agency providing cover for over 20 years/ We have 3 offices covering the North West, midlands and All of Scotland Established in 1993, Primestaff has built one of the most experienced, dedicated and motivated recruitment teams in the marketplace. We are proud of our reputation for providing a professional and personal service.
Coverage Scotland, North West, Midlands And UK
Executive Suite 4 & 5, St James Business Centre, Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6PS
Quattro Recruitment Ltd is a specialist recruitment consultancy providing staffing services to customers across the FMCG, Industrial, Driving, Automotive and Commercial industry sectors. With a growing UK network of recruitment centres and service locations, we provide total coverage and peace of mind. We are committed to developing a partnership approach with all of our clients and candidates alike.
RecruitEasy are specialists at supplying competent and esteemed staff for the Sales industry. Our tailored approach enables us to work with clients of all sizes, giving expert advice and access to highly skilled, focused candidates. We also offer a money back guarantee, resulting in a low risk recruitment service. We typically recruit for sales champions across most areas of Sales including Automotive, Commission Only and Financial Services.
Since 1999 we have been building an enviable reputation not just for service excellence but for delivering results time after time. All our consultants are seasoned professionals who have not only the expertise in the world of recruitment but have also held an actual role within the area they recruit for.
Coverage Yorkshire, North West & Midlands
Minerva Mill, Station Road, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5ET
Rutledge Mews, 3 Southbourne Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2QN
BBIC, Innovation Way, Wilthorpe, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 1JL
Sales staff who deliver can add massive value to your company and as such, WingroveTaylor know and appreciate how vital finding new supreme sales consultants are to you and your growing company. We meet all our candidates and can undertake psychometric tests on our behalf too so as to find the right sales people who not know can close deals for you but fit well within your existing team and company culture.
Coverage South West, Glos and Welsh Borders
I2, 5th Floor, One Temple Quay, Temple Back East, Bristol, Avon, BS1 6DZ
We are committed to finding the RIGHT person - not just ANY person - for the job! Our consultants are reliable, industrious and innovative and always deliver an outstanding service to both candidates and clients alike. Personnel Selection; it's what we do best!
Coverage Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Wilts
By specialising only in the Automotive sector, we are able to attract candidates and clients who are of greater interest to one another, increasing the likelihood of a perfect match. We help employers and candidates, located anywhere in the Uk, to save their money and time by making placements quickly.
Coverage UK wide
ICon Innovation centre, Eastern Way, Daventry, Northamptoshire, NN11 0QB
Our researchers are experts at delivering the highest quality sales candidates from any industry. Extensive psychometric techniques combined with a perfected process that keeps the client informed and involved at all times, ensures success for both parties. We prioritise transparency, accountability and discretion which enables us to target your competitors. All roles we have filled can be seen on our website.
Coverage UK and International
2 New Burlington Street, London, W1S2JE
Stocks Court, 18/20 Old Market Place, Cheshire, Altrincham, WA14 4DF
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
54 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
Suite 1, First Floor, Latimer House, 42-44 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BT
Sales Administrators, Sales Support Execs, Sales Managers, Telesales Telemarketers, Sales Engineers, Technical Sales, Direct Sales, Events Sales, Door to Door Canvassers, Lead Generators, Sales Managers, National Managers, Secialist Industry Sales Execs - for over 32 years Sales have formed a specialised division here at Intro Recruitment