VAC REF - 20441
Technical Sales Manager – North West
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, VB-Airsuspension is the market leader in suspension components and systems for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV’s).
THE JOB TITLE: Technical Sales Manager
THE PRODUCT: Air Suspension
THE SALARY PACKAGE: c£35,000 Basic + Bonus + Vehicle + Benefits
THE TERRITORY: UK (North West Based)
THE COMPANY: VB Airsuspension
A dynamic company growing at pace, the design, engineering and manufacturing of VB products is undertaken at the global headquarters in Holland with emphasis on the highest standards of quality and certification.
The brands international reach is achieved through a combination of distributors and a network of subsidiary companies, which together have a presence in over 40 markets. VB UK is one such subsidiary, tasked with the exclusive sales, distribution and aftersales for VB products in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
The range of VB products includes shock absorbers, coil springs and stabiliser bars as well as auxiliary, semi- and fully-automatic air suspension systems. With the widest range on the market products are available on all popular LCV chassis (Up to 7.5t), including pick-ups. Together this creates a truly whole market offer and enables a consultative approach to requirements.
VB-Airsuspension are active in a number of different markets including OEM, Converters and Body Builders, and through these reach a diverse range of market segments, including blue light, utility vehicles, transport, and the leisure market to name but a few.
Your role will be split into several key areas, requiring an adaptive and all-encompassing approach in supporting VB activities across the UK. Involved heavily within sales, you will find yourself dealing with the customers directly, visiting them throughout the UK, while at the same time, overseeing the aftersales, warranties and product development from a technical perspective.
Your main responsibilities will include:
- Building relationships with new and existing customers to identify requirements and potential sales opportunities
- Creating and developing customer relationships to promote the benefits of VB products, and working on customer specific development projects.
- Identifying technical training requirements (internal and external) – Developing an end to end training road map and calendar in association with customers, to deliver appropriate and effective training.
- Trouble shooting and problem solving
- Product development
- Aftersales process and warranty investigation
The philosophy of the role is to empower customers and dealers to function as independently as possible in servicing customer demand and enable growth of VB sales in the market through identifying and opening opportunities.
Your ideal background will include experience in both a technical and sales capacity. Having been involved within the Automotive market is always an advantage.
As a person, you will be able to work independently, be analytically strong, structured and precise with a focus on the customer and commercial aspects. You must be comfortable travelling and dealing with customers daily
If you are ready to play a pivotal part within this organisation as they look to build for the future, then apply now!
HOW TO APPLY: In the first instance, please forward your CV to the lead Consultant at PG Automotive, David Jobin, and all successful candidates will be contacted within 14 days of us receiving your CV.
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REFER A COLLEAGUE AND EARN VOUCHERS – If you feel that this vacancy is not suitable for you, or if you are happy with your current position, we would like to offer you the opportunity to recommend someone to us and earn gift vouchers of your choice. If you have recommended that your friend or colleague telephones our office, please advise them to state your name so that we can log your recommendation. Please note: we can only offer referral fees for candidates that are successfully placed in a new position by PG Automotive. You will be sent your vouchers by first class recorded delivery the day that your recommended candidate starts their new position.
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