Area Sales Engineer

  • Job Reference: RE0666AS
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Rise Executive Search
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus Bonus Car Pension & other benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Brewin
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01623 640544

Job Description

Area Sales Manager West Midlands Electrical Control & Automation

Circa £30K - £40K basic plus OTE plus car and benefits package.


If you are looking for a position that offers you the chance to maximise results utilising your sales and relationship building skills, in a secure position maintaining and growing a well established customer base yet still with the challenge of developing new business and new avenues for growth, then we may have the ideal sales engineer role for you.

We have an outstanding opportunity on offer for an experienced and motivated salesperson to be a Field based Sales Engineer/Area Sales Manager covering the North West of England and West Midlands, but predominantly the West Midlands and Greater Manchester area, developing sales of industrial switch gear.

The role includes account management of an established customer base, growing and developing further business with those and business development of new accounts. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful track record within the Electrical components market place, and ideally experience with OEM’s Specifier, End User along with Electrical Component Distributors, Electrical Wholesalers, and specialist Distributors. A high proportion of sales are via wholesalers and distributors so this role will suit someone with experience working through reseller channels or currently working at an electrical wholesaler or distributor.

You will be field based, dividing your time working from a home office to make appointments with influential personnel in your target sector and travelling and visiting customers at other times. You will be provided with initial and on-going product training and full support to assist you in your success and technical support will be available to assist you.

You will be working to achieve a target and as is normal will need to file reports to the office detailing your activities on a regular basis.

The person

Ideal locations Greater Manchester, Stockport, Warrington, Chester, Telford, West Midlands, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Stoke on Trent, Stafford, Staffordshire, . You will have a background in Field Sales within the Electrical Control and Automation industry, probably an electrical qualification to ONC level or an ability to demonstrate your electrical understanding and knowledge. An ability to learn quickly and think on your feet. Enjoy dealing with both commercial and technical sales. Excellent communication and presentation skills. You will be very self motivated and have a strong desire to succeed. Good negotiation skills and the ability to close, natural drive and the ability to make things happen. You will be able to illustrate your sales success and ideally have benefitted from some form of sales training. Travel throughout the defined territory will be necessary at times and you will be required to spend some nights away from home. 

To register your interest contact us with an up to date CV and we will be pleased to call you for a confidential discussion.