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Regional Sales Manager- Domestic Building Services (South)

Application Deadline: 

Leighton Buzzard, GB, LU7 4TL

Contract Type:  Full-Time
Working Hours:  37
Employment Type:  Regular

Grundfos are looking for a Southern Regional Sales Manager to drive our strong external sales team in the Domestic Building Services (DBS) business unit. 


We are looking for a knowledgeable, talented, and motivated sales leader to offer support, motivation and strategic direction to the team. Ideally with a strong sales background in the domestic plumbing and heating Industry. 



What is the job about?  

In this role you will be responsible for the management of the Southern regional sales area, the leadership of your employees as well as sales/turnover and cost. 

We are looking for someone with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results over an extended period, both personally and through teams.  


Primary responsibilities include: 


  • Effective leadership and management of the Area Sales Managers, offering support, motivation and strategic direction. (30% people management/coaching) 

  • Recruit and develop a competent sales team 

  • Set out minimum standards of performance relating to sales activities and customer mix in line with company policy 

  • Develop key KPI’s to monitor individual team and team member performance using agreed reporting tools and SAP CRM package  

  • Take a leading role with nominated national merchants, buying groups and key contractors  

  • Working with all target customer groups in the specific region, including key contractors, installers, social housing providers, end users, housebuilders and developers 

  • Compile regular regional market reports, with intelligence gathered from the area managers regarding sales opportunities, competitor activities and products to enable strategic decisions to be made on a factual basis  

  • Achieve high volume of sales activities and hit monthly / specific sales targets 

  • Develop and implement regional action plans in line with our business strategy 

  • Work closely with CSSC in order to develop one DBS culture and end to end sales culture 

  • Secure specification and incremental sales across the complete Grundfos product portfolio by gaining sole / fixed specification. 

  • Play a key role in the DBS Business unit, having specific commercial and technical knowledge to support the business and market needs in this sector.  

  • Have the skills to negotiate orders either direct, via a contractor base or via  local distribution channels, to support our multi-channel route to market 

  • Execution of marketing and sales strategies using specific and focussed promotional campaigns and incentives 

  • Monitor product sales, customer sales reports, regional costs and profit levels, plus other KPI’s to ensure we are on track to deliver our targets, and take  corrective actions as required in a timely manner  

  • Identification and development of new business opportunities 


What qualifications and experience are we looking for? 

  • Proven successful sales track record 

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience  

  • Strong technical knowledge of the Domestic Building Services business and ability to support and develop regional team members 

  • Good level of IT knowledge 

  • Experience of using a CRM package- SAP CRM / BW would be advantageous 

  • Experience of using Microsoft packages- Outlook, excel, PowerPoint 

  • Sales experience within the Plumbing and Heating industry to merchants and contractors  

  • Initiate and implement successful promotions and customer entertaining / events 

  • Successful negotiating/ influencing skills 

  • Proven experience of profitably growing business turnover 

  • Previous team management experience would be advantageous 

  • Confident presenter, with the ability to construct and deliver PowerPoint presentations 



What type of personal characteristics are we looking for? 

Our ideal candidate will have a positive and confident demeanour with excellent communication skills.  You will be able to influence behaviour and decisions of others using well developed interpersonal skills.  You will be self-motivated with infections enthusiasm.  You must be able to work on your own initiative utilising efficient and effective time management.  You must thrive in an ever-changing environment.  

Who are Grundfos Pumps?   

Grundfos Pumps Ltd are a UK leader in the supply and service of pumps and pump systems for domestic and commercial building services, and process industry applications, as well as being a major supplier to the water supply and treatment industries.  We are part of the Grundfos Group that employ 19,000 people in sales and production roles in 80 companies worldwide.   



Why Grundfos?  

At Grundfos, we dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do. Our skills commit us to pioneer solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We believe innovation is not only a business opportunity but an obligation. What really matters to us is not short-term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.  



What can we offer you? 

  • Flexible working  

  • Access to training and opportunities for individual development  

  • Access to health and wellbeing initiatives  

  • Company car  

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holiday  

  • Flexible benefits package 

  • Annual incentive bonus  


We look forward to hearing from you 

About Grundfos 
Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team
If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.

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