Group Sales Director: Cleaning Services: National

Group Sales Director: Cleaning Services: National

Job Title: Group Sales Director: Cleaning Services: National
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: National
Salary: £95K basic salary + bonus + prestigious car/allowance: 1st year OTE £150K
Reference: 2495 AC
Contact Name: Alan Corcoran
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 05, 2020 15:03

Job Description

2495       Group Sales Director: Cleaning Services: National 

£95K basic salary + bonus + prestigious car/allowance: 1st year OTE £150K


Please only apply if you have a solid demonstrable background in business development within contract cleaning services/soft FM. 

An international FM provider are seeking a Sales Director to lead their niche UK cleaning/soft FM development team whilst also developing their own portfolio of clients. You will have direct experience of selling cleaning/soft FM and an ability to lead a newly restructured Sales team. To succeed in this role the individual will be able to effectively operate in a broad range of environments.

You will be looking to take on a highly visible and influential role which is key to their ongoing success. You will become part of a dynamic and forward-thinking leadership team reporting into the Managing Director, with a great opportunity to shape their future across a range of services and sectors.

This is a national role. You will carry a sales target and lead from the front in developing new relationships. Managing a team of sales professionals, you will not be phased by ambitious growth plans. We are seeking to engage with a senior leader who can truly design, manage and deliver a growth plan.

Experience of selling large contract services solution bundles to commercial and or industrial contracts is required.


What are they asking for?

  • Experience operating in a senior sales and development role in cleaning/soft FM and a successful track record of performance.
  • You will be new business focussed with the ability to lead a team of sales and bid professionals maintaining and forging new relationships with target clients
  • Any experience of selling specailist industry solutions to controlled environments, pharamceuticals, leisure and transport would be beneficial
  • A personable communication style with the ability to quickly engage with and influence others and use creative flair both in presentations and bid submissions.
  • Strong commercial and financial awareness particularly in relation to understanding the financial dynamic of existing contracts and the modelling of new opportunities.
  • A well-rounded commercial awareness, including experience of managing a budget
  • Bid / tendering experience in converting large scale national high value tenders
  • flexibility in leadership and management style along with an agile and flexible work ethic
  • Experience of managing and developing an improving business development environment
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set, with the ability to spot and seize opportunities
  • Relevant examples of conceiving and delivering successful new product / service introductions
  • Delivered, or had significant input into, a company’s marketing and directional plan
  • consultative selling and negotiation skills, with proven track record of presenting for new business
  • Ability to host and attend relationship driven, industry-based forums / networking opportunities
  • Implementing, and the use of, a comprehensive CRM system to track growth progress
  • Ability to recruit, mentor and manage a team of business development professionals
  • Analytical and reporting skills and intellectually robust with the ability to quickly assimilate and prioritise complex information


What are they offering?


  • £95K basic salary + bonus + prestigious car/allowance: 1st year OTE £150K
  • Private Medical Cover for Employee + Enhanced Pension
  • 25 days holiday + 2x Annual Salary Life Assurance


Key Search Terms: 

Business Development Manager Director Sales Strategy Tenders Head of Sales Business development Director


Killer Questions

Q1:  Do you have a strong track record in Business Development within cleaning/soft FM?

Q2:  Do you have a valid driver’s licence?

Q3:  Are you able to travel extensively in the UK? (mainly England)




Palmer McCarthy Solutions Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Agency for their client on this role.  As specialists in the Facilities Management, Security, Property + Sales sectors we are always interested in talking to Manned Guarding + Security Systems Operations Managers/Directors, Sales + Business Development professionals and those that work in support functions within our specialist areas