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Sales Manager

 

What the role is about

 

This role will lead the Sales department for one of our key brands, motivating and growing the team in line with our expansion goals. The role reports directly into our Head of Sales Development, assisting in managing a team which currently consists of 10 Property Sales Consultants. These consultants focus on speaking to customers who have enquired through our website looking to sell their property quickly and below market value.  

As part of our service, we look to purchase property in 3 days or a timescale to suit the needs of the customer and it is the Property Sales consultants role to maximise sales and achieve the best price they can for the company.  We speak to over 1,500 customers looking to sell their house every month. 

The Property Sales consultants sales skills need to be sharp and well-practised to drive in high levels of business and as well as that need to be highly motivated. These elements will fall to the Sales Manager, and you should have similar experience in developing teams to this level. Over the next 12 months, we plan to grow our sales team by 50% and this position will play a big role in us reaching that target.   

You will be responsible for identifying sales representatives training needs and putting full development plans in place for each of them to enable them to hit those all-important company sales targets. Your focus will be on ensuring expertise exists across the team in the property market's workings, how to value property and negotiate with our customers effectively. 

In this role, you will be given the freedom to nurture and expand the team in your way and see incredible benefits from doing so successfully. 

Here at webuyanyhouse.co.uk, we have worked hard to create an excellent culture for people to work and develop. When we ask our people what they like about working in our business, their passion and love for the job is hard to hide. They love working in a close-knit team and get a real buzz from each other, spurring each other on to hit targets and excel each month.   

 

3 best things about this role

 

  • Lead a motivated and growing team, where your contribution to the expansion of the business is recognised and your leadership key to the brand's development. 

  • You will have the freedom to lead the team in your way, build processes and train them to help them achieve your shared goal. 

  • Incredible earning potential from both your own and your team's performance. 

 

Where you will be in…

 

3 months 

You will have completed our induction training program and have a good knowledge of how the team works, as well as the inner workings of the property market. You will understand the full customer journey experienced by each new customer that contacts us to sell their property.  

In the first 3 months, you will spend your time as one of our Sales representatives full time, to allow you to fully immerse yourself in the role, learn more about the day-to-day tasks and expectations, and see how you can start to improve the team. 

6 months 

You will now be putting in place the learnings you have gathered to improve your team's overall performance and begin managing them to achieve their earning potential. This will involve acting as a leader, helping each team member expand and perfect their sales technique, working with them on their pitch.  

1 year  

After your first year, you will be continuing to expand your team, having now become an expert in the property market and how to make money from it. You will be creating new ways for them to run day-to-day and develop your management and teaching style. You will be making a significant contribution to the management meetings on how to process sales faster and improve efficiency across all business areas. 

 

Here is what you can expect to be doing

 

  • Training and development of your team. 

  • Monitoring and reviewing overall performance towards targets. 

  • Analysing KPIs and reporting on the sales teams' performance to the senior leadership team. 

  • Leading, inspiring and motivating staff to maximise sales revenue. 

  • Recommending improvements to the customer relationship management system. 

  • Conducting daily briefings to motivate your team. 

  • Becoming an expert in the property market, learning how to get the most out of it. 

  • Day to day management & coaching - assisting sales consultants with client queries & objections to aid conversions. 

  • Setting incentives to motivate team members to achieve and exceed set goals. 

  • Working closely with other department heads to ensure processes are streamlined and as efficient as possible. 

  • Any other ad hoc duties dependant on business need.  

 

To be successful in this role you will need

 

  • Strong negotiation skills. 

  • The ability to lead people. 

  • To be a good motivator.  

  • A forward and progressive thinker. 

  • Assertive in management style. 

  • Background in different sales negotiation roles.   

  • Experience in sales training and the ability to demonstrate training techniques in interviews.  

  • 5 years + management experience. 

  • To provide examples of performance management techniques.  

  • A strong work ethic.  

  • Basic understanding of development procedures, such as performance plans. 

  • Success and target driven.  

  • Good personable skills. 

  • General understanding of running an estate agency. Experience here or similar essential. 

  • Good administration and organisational skills.  

  • Good understanding of IT systems. 

 

What we offer in return

 

As part of the webuyanyhouse.co.uk team, you can take full advantage of our benefits package which includes the essential benefits, like pensions and holidays, plus other benefits designed to put money back in your pocket for all of life's other essentials. 

  • 22 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays), rising to 27 days plus bank holidays. 

  • Excellent Christmas and Summer Party and other team night outs, put on throughout the year. 

  • Sales incentives. 

  • Length of service holiday bonus. 

  • Charity Fundraisers. 

  • Workplace Pension Scheme. 

  • Health Care Cash Plan - money back in your pocket for life's essentials, e.g. dentist, doctors, physiotherapy, opticians, etc. 

  • Employee recognition - Bi-monthly awards given for outstanding performance. 

  • Free on-site parking and excellent public transport links. 

  • Excellent Private Medical Insurance scheme which includes Discounted Gym Membership and free cinema tickets and Café Nero. 

  • Group Life Insurance - 4 x annual salary. 

  • Great learning and development opportunities. 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent 

Location and Hours of Work 

Working Hours: 38.75 hours per week, including one weekend in every four  

The role will be entirely office based at the company's headquarters in the newly refurbished office at Atlas Business Park close to Manchester Airport. 

With excellent transport links and free parking, we are easy to get too. The closest train station is Heald Green (10-minute walk), and Peel Hall tram stop is right around the corner. 

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