Head of Sales - Wakefield

Job Title: Head of Sales

Department: Sales

Reporting to: Strategic Account Director

Location: Wakefield

Hours: 45 per week

The Company

At Horizon Platforms Ltd we are proud to be a leading provider of Powered Access equipment hire, sales and training in the North of England. Established in 2008, we’ve continued to grow year on year despite challenging economic times. We genuinely value our employees in the same way that we value our customers. We want you to feel challenged, fulfilled, encouraged, trained and mentored so that you can reach your full potential as quickly as possible.

This job description is structured around our employee values; Teamwork, Positivity, Ownership and Outstanding Service.

Job Purpose

Deliver profitable business growth from our key account portfolio, through both business retention and new business acquisition, focusing on large key accounts within the industrial sector. Take a leadership role within the Sales team, with overall ownership of team performance against budget and the day-to-day engagement, management and development of Sales team members.



• Manage key internal relationships to drive consistently outstanding customer service
• Support and assist others through sharing of knowledge to ensure consistency of information delivered to customers
• Demonstrate flexibility in your approach to work, showing a willingness to support your team mates whenever needed


• Demonstrate the Company Values in everything you do
• Respect all colleagues and customers, being polite and courteous at all times
• Maintain and build positive working relationships with Horizon’s core customer base


• Manage and co-ordinate relevant internal and external resource to deliver against account plans
• Contribute and deliver against strategy based upon sector insight, market trends and research
• Build and maintain profitable partnerships with key stakeholders
• Network within the access industry, capitalising on talent and opportunity
• Report any opportunities and threats to the Strategic Account Director at the earliest opportunity, escalating concerns and suggestions for    improvement
• Proactively manage your existing customer base, monitoring customer revenue
• Be creative with ideas in order to identify opportunity for growth and additional revenue
• Work conscientiously to gain a full understanding and knowledge of your customer base
• Develop, drive and report back on a highly effective value proposition for all key accounts

Outstanding Service:

• Ensure that you seek to surpass customer expectations in everything you do
• Build and develop strong customer relationships with depth and breadth, to promote the Horizon brand
• Arrange and carry out customer review meetings
• Generate high level of customer satisfaction through responsiveness to needs
• Assist customers to ensure they remain within budget and to deadlines
• Maintain regular contact with existing customers, building strong relationships and maximising all opportunities
• Ensure all actions carried out on behalf of Horizon Platforms are commercially viable
• Drive your personal development plan in order to be an expert on your key accounts and knowledgeable in your sector

Skills Required

• A proven track record in key account management, sales and profit generation
• Excellent negotiation skills, comfortable in dealing with complex corporate accounts
• Strong understanding of the drivers of key account relationships and proven ability to demonstrate value added propositions
• A comprehensive knowledge of market and competition
• Ability to analyse detailed sales and P&L data to inform sales strategy, utilising all available sales and reporting tools
• Excellent presentation skills
• Passionate and willing to provide exceptional levels of customer service
• Competent problem-solving skills with an ability to identify alternative solutions
• Self-motivation with an ability to work autonomously and take responsibility
• A flexible approach, with a positive and confident outlook and a willingness and ability to react positively to changing business demands

Apply Now

If the above sounds exciting and you know that you can meet our expectations, simply show us why we should consider you for this role by sending your covering letter and CV to lucy.normanton@horizonplatforms.co.uk


Application Process

Most vacancies include a first stage competency based interview: online assessment and a final interview.