Head of Sales & Operations

Location
Redditch or Home-based
Salary
Up to £40k plus bonus & excellent benefits
Posted
17 Jan 2017
Closes
17 Feb 2017
Sector
Cruise
Job function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Sales or Operations Manager to join the management team of a multi-award winning Cruise Agency based in Redditch. Joining our client as the Head of Sales & Operations and reporting to the Director of Sales & Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for 10 direct reports and oversee the management of a team of 140 office and home-based staff. They will help drive and deliver sales performance in order to achieve agreed sales, margin & productivity targets, through the management and development of high performing teams and individuals, in addition to identifying and & overseeing operational functions essential to sales force productivity, accuracy & customer satisfaction. The ideal candidate will have proven leadership skills gained within a similar role, including management experience of a large team, ideally within a contact centre type environment and a focused, driven and pro-active approach. Exposure to/experience of the management of home-based employees would also be an advantage, as would experience of working within the travel/cruise industry, however this is not essential. In return, our client can offer a competitive salary of up to £40k plus bonus & excellent benefits. Please contact us today for a confidential chat about the role, or apply online.

***Please note - this role can also be home-based, however the successful candidate will be required to visit the Redditch office for initial training and following this, approximately once per week (to be discussed)***

Role of Head of Sales & Operations:

  • Identify, develop & improve a sales culture that supports a high performing Sales Operation for both in-house & home-working.
  • Direct, coach, motivate & oversee 6 x Sales & Operations Managers who look after a sales team of 130 & within that 14 x Operations Support.
  • Oversee scheduling, staff coverage & lieu requirements. 
  • Help develop relevant KPI sales & operational measures, communicate expectations to teams and constantly measure, analyse, report and manage performance.
  • Provide input, monitor & improve the quality of the paperwork, documentation & emails sent to customers.
  • Identify & implementation of projects or changes to operational sales & sales support models to improve productivity, efficiency and the quality of the customer experience.
  • Provide input & monitor how leads are generated, handled and presented to consultants.
  • Oversee & work closely with IT & Design teams as the system is developed for customer & consultant benefit
  • Oversee Customer Relations – including levels & nature of complaints monthly so customer satisfaction is improved/maintained.

Skills required for the role:

  • Proven leadership skills gained within a similar role
  • Experience of managing a large team, ideally within a contact centre type environment
  • Exposure to/experience of managing home-based employees would be an advantage
  • Travel/cruise industry experience would also be an advantage but is not essential
  • Focused, driven and pro-active approach
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

If you’re interested in learning more about this Head of Sales & Operations role, please contact Succeed Recruitment Solutions or press the apply online button now!

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