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Technical Sales Manager

Andover, Hampshire

Up to £40000 per annum + OTE


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Technical Sales Manager

  • Andover
  • Salary: £40k per annum plus dedicated performance related bonuses (OTE £60k) plus Company Car

Preformed Line Products (PLP) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and supplier of highquality cable anchoring and control hardware and systems, fiber optic and copper splice closures, and highspeed crossconnect devices. Our core markets are divided into four distinct categories: communication , energy, special industries and solar.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Sales Manager to join our existing team in Andover.

Duties and key responsibilities

To manage and lead the sales and marketing for the telecom and special industries for the UK market To increase the market position of PLPGB for products outside of its traditional Energy Sector. To achieve the profit objectives and order intake/sales budgets and targets. To increase year on year sale and profit results. To lead and manage all Business Development, customer management and repeat order activities within the Telecom/Special Industries sectors.

Clients include Openreach (BT), CenturyLink, Verizon and Zayo, plus many others. To increase the coverage of UK clients for PLP products. To provide technical support and product training in the Telecom/Special Industries sectors. Liaise closely with PLP design, develop and engineering teams located around the world. To lead and manage all profit increasing activities for the telecom/special industry products, including:

Internal and external Continuous Improvement activities. Procurement negotiations. Sales pricing. To monitor and report on the activities of the telecom/special industry markets. Identify and develop opportunities for growth in all sectors. Identify and advise on all threats to existing business. Provide weekly plans and reports. Ensure clients receives a high level of customer service. Compile regular status and performance reports. Contribute to projects where different PLP markets cross. Any other reasonable task given by your manager or the management team. Recommend stocking levels for products and components.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

Business Degree or equivalent experience essential. Minimum of 2 years + in similar role. Customer service. Negotiation skills Knowledge of UK telecom network design and construction essential. IT literate. Communication skills. Project management skills. Planning and coordination skills. People management skills.


To be able to work under pressure. Flexible. Multitasker. Entertain employees from other PLP sister companies when in the UK. Occasional travel in the UK and overseas outside of core hours. Drive on business in the UK.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. Ortolan People are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

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