Head of Sales

Yorkshire and the Humber Permanent
  • Fantastic opportunity to lead an established business into a period of growth
  • This is a hands on leadership role with direct responsibility for key accounts

About Our Client

The Laxton name has been synonymous with spinning fancy and worsted yarns since 1907.

Quickly establishing itself as an innovator in the sector, modern technology sits alongside traditional skills. Our story is as rich as the many fabrics we have helped create and we are as excited for the next 100 years as we are proud of the past century.

We have built a state-of-the-art new spinning mill not only increasing our capacity with new machinery but also our capability in being able to offer an even more diverse range of yarns for many different markets and end uses. We recently moved into our new premises and are looking forward to showcasing what is possible in our new factory.

That being said our people are our biggest asset and we continue to invest in them, to ensure we offer a supportive, friendly and progressive environment that allows everyone to achieve their personal and collective goals.

Laxtons currently produces yarns for some of the biggest names in fashion and if you are looking to join an innovative, forward thinking business that are looking to grow significantly in the next few years this could be the ideal place for you.

Job Description

The Head of Sales will be responsible for developing and implementing a sales strategy that delivers the businesses ambitious growth plans. The Head of Sales will be responsible for a small team that has a long standing multichannel customer base. The Head of Sales will look to develop new and existing business in line with company expectation. This is an autonomous, hands on leadership role with the Head of Sales taking full accountability for the commercial side of the business.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • In line with company expectations, ensure that all sales targets are met and exceeded.
  • Play an active part in helping to define and implement the sales strategy.
  • Deliver an accurate sales forecast by utilising the relevant company procedures.
  • Conduct market analysis in order to develop new business opportunities by identifying new market channels as well as increasing market share with existing customers.
  • Lead on new business wins, whilst also managing the businesses long standing Key Accounts

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will demonstrate the below competencies:

  • A strong technical understanding of the textile industry, with a proven track record of success within it.
  • A demonstrable track record of overachieving sales targets within the textile industry.
  • Excellent strategic account management skills with the ability to develop new business opportunities.
  • A strong communicator that is able to build key relationships from board level down, both internally and externally.
  • An autonomous sales leader that is able to take ownership of the strategic vision for the business.
  • Previous experience having developed and implemented a sales strategy would be a distinct advantage.
  • Be commutable to the office in Yorkshire on a regular basis.

What's on Offer

Excellent package depending upon experience

Jack Chambers
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Phone number
+44 113 388 9070

Job summary

Technical / Industrial
Industrial / Manufacturing
Yorkshire and the Humber
Contract type
Consultant name
Jack Chambers
Consultant phone
+44 113 388 9070
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