Sales Manager – Defence Ref# V-32643-3

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £45000 - £58000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32643-3

Do you have a background in defence, engineering, or technical fields and enjoy building relationships with customers?
Holt Executive are searching for talented individuals who are eager to explore a rewarding career in sales!
Our partner is seeking a Sales Manager – Defence to identify lucrative opportunities, develop winning proposals, and seal the deal for critical land assets.
In this Sales Manager – Defence role you will:

  • Identify lucrative opportunities, develop winning proposals, and seal the deal for critical land assets.
  • Build strong relationships with key players – land prime contractors, systems integrators, and end users across the UK, Europe, and internationally.
  • Secure new business prospects, assess their potential, and contribute to a robust Land sector pipeline.
  • Provide strategic insights that shape company investments and future direction.
  • Uphold the highest ethical standards and foster trust with partners and clients.

Key Skills & Experience Required for the Sales Manager – Defence: 

  • A background in the defence sector, or an engineering or technical background with a strong customer focus.
  • Knowledge of the UK, European and international defence markets.
  • A strong collaborator with a collaborative mindset.
  • A methodical thinker, who recognizes business opportunities and their potential impact on the overall business.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and on several simultaneous opportunities and campaigns.
  • Strong customer relationship-building skills and understanding and appreciation of their challenges.
  • Ability to always maintain and operate with high ethical standards.

Company Benefits:

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave & Christmas closure.
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements.
  • Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

If your skills and experience match this Sales Manager – Defence opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 

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