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Area Sales Manager (Forklift Trucks)

Job Reference: AH83

Employer/Agency Name: Alexander James Recruiting T/A Alex Hopkirk Ltd

Location: --Manchester

Job Sector: Sales, Business Development

Salary/Package: £30k-£35k

Date Posted: 16/04/2018

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Alexander James Recruiting is currently working with a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment looking to recruit a new forklift sales manager to cover and develop their client base in postcodes across the North West. With excellent, uncapped commission opportunities and scope for growth, this is a great opportunity for either an experienced forklift sales professional or a sales professional from a related industry in capital equipment to develop their career.


• Managing an existing client base across Manchester, Stockport & Crewe
• Business development across the same region to develop the company’s presence there further
• Generate new business by visiting customers on site, conducting site surveys and providing customer quotes for forklift hire
• Providing a consultative sales approach in order to win new business in the hire and sale of material handling and related equipment
• Take responsibility for region revenue stream and overall growth
• Keeping the CRM system updated and maintaining organization with customers


As a slight preference, the ideal will have worked in a sales role within forklift trucks before, with a proven track record in the industry, though this experience is not essential. You will be proactive in your approach to selling and will have a solid understanding of equipment hire. As an alternative to forklift sales experience, the company are willing to consider candidates from other industries within capital equipment as long as candidates have experience of providing a consultative sell, are presentable and have the patience and drive to succeed over the longer term.


• Competitive salary dependent on experience (Up to £35,000 depending on experience)
• Guaranteed commission for the first 6 months
• Excellent uncapped Commission potential (OTE £45,000-£60,000 achievable)
• Company Car
• Genuine growth opportunity, working with a fast growing yet already well established company within forklift
• 25 days holiday + statutory
• Pension Scheme

The Company
Part of a wider group, our client is a national provider of material handling equipment, supplying customers across the UK with one of the premium forklift brands. As well as providing contract hire, the company also supplies fleet management and aviation support equipment. With a big focus on its people, the company has ensured continued growth and are looking to continue to do so over the next few years.

To find out more about this opportunity, please get in touch with Alex Hopkirk on 07724373806 or email Alternatively refer to for our latest jobs.

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