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Sutcliffe Play is committed to improving the quality of children’s play through the design and manufacture of playground equipment. Its ambitions for growth are matched only by its total commitment to quality at every level and its determination to provide a rewarding environment for its employees.

Area Sales Manager – South  

Sutcliffe Play is committed to improving the quality of children’s play through the design and manufacture of playground equipment. Its ambitions for growth are matched only by its total commitment to quality at every level and its determination to provide a rewarding environment for its employees.

To continue our planned growth strategy, and following a territory realignment exercise, a vacancy now exists for a further Area Sales Manager to join our established and successful sales team. The role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to become part of the largest employee-owned UK manufacturer in the industry and is integral in helping Sutcliffe Play develop the business and achieve its commercial targets.

Sales territory – approximately a 45 mile radius of Winchester, Hampshire

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate their ability to:

  • promote and manage the sales activities within the assigned territory
  • develop the presence of Sutcliffe Play with existing and prospective customers through a relationship-based approach
  • gain a clear understanding of our customers’ requirements and their future project plans
  • establish and maintain a robust sales pipeline
  • manage CRM data specific to the territory
  • work in conjunction with our internal teams in creating detailed proposal documents, often as part of a formal bidding process
  • to be available to assist the Contracts Team with project related site meetings
  • attend regular meetings at our Head Office in Upton, West Yorkshire

Experience and Knowledge

The successful candidate will be a dedicated sales professional with a proven track record of success in both relationship and transactional selling. Preferably with experience of selling into the local authority sectors they will be accustomed to achieving monthly and annual targets and be able to plan and work strategically. Product and project based training is provided. It is essential that candidates are familiar with Excel, Word and PowerPoint. The role also requires a basic understanding of AutoCAD for which onsite training is available.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Sales & Marketing Director.

We offer a competitive salary with target-related rewards, company car, laptop, and phone.

For a full job description or to apply for this position, please contact Julie Smith at Julie@sutcliffeplay.co.uk.

Saw / Drill Operator

A Manufacturing Operative is sought who will work flexibly within the fabrication area of the factory. The post holder will be integral in helping Sutcliffe Play develop the business and achieve its commercial targets by manufacturing within timescales and budgets.

If you agree with the following company values, then we would like to hear from you:

  • Deliver a quality service to our customers
  • Embrace and drive change
  • Build a positive team spirit
  • Treat everyone with respect and fairness
  • Are honest and have strong moral values
  • Provide an environment where people are able to fulfil their potential

Whilst maintaining a clean and safe work area, the role includes operating:

Primary Role:

  • Manual and semi-automatic saws
  • Pillar drill

Progression to

  • Akyapak pipe and tube bending machine
  • Messer plasma cutting machine

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Have previous experience of machinery operation
  • Have ability to read technical drawings
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Have the aptitude to learn a variety of tasks
  • Have a good work ethic and be a team player
  • Co-operate to complete tasks to deadlines

Position is full time 38.5 hour week. 7am – 3.15pm with a 1.30pm finish on Friday

Salary: £7.85 – £8.00 hour + non-contractual incentive scheme + non-contractual profit share.

Average Earnings from £17,400 to £23,300

Overtime will be required, which is paid at time and a half

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

For a full job description or to apply for this position, please contact Julie Smith at Julie@sutcliffeplay.co.uk.

Sutcliffe Play is an Employee Owned business and an equal opportunities employer.