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Parkinson Lee Executive Search, part of Elevation Recruitment Group, is the retained partner to TGW in the appointment of a Sales Director.
TGW are a US-Owned Group with revenues of circa $36 Million, they are global leaders in machine knife manufacturing, primarily to the food processing and packaging sectors. TGW are a business with a strong heritage and proud connection to the "Sheffield Steel" brand, a business that has been established for over 110 years with revenues more than £18M.
Earlier this year TGW were acquired by Blue Wold Capital Partners, a US Private Equity firm that endeavours to make transformational investments. Blue Wolf are an ethically minded Private Equity firm and are investing heavily in TGW to deliver long term, sustainable and profitable business growth.
It is expected that this growth will be delivered through 3 key areas:
- Future Acquisitions
- Significantly increasing manufacturing capacity
- Exponential sales growth across Europe and US
To maximise the Sales Growth, TGW are now looking to appoint a Sales Director to focus predominantly on the UK and European sales channels. Reporting directly to the Managing Director - UK, India & Europe, this Sales Director will play a pivotal role in the ongoing development and growth of TGW. This is a key strategic appointment and an opportunity for the right individual to put their own stamp on TGW's Sales strategy, directly impact business performance, and experience a possible PE sale/exit.
Key Deliverables will include:
- Establish and Deliver a UK and European Sales strategy
- Change a sales culture - become a proactive Sales force
- Transform UK sales, which is currently declining for TGW due to the focus previously being on the US establishing a structure for future growth
- Working with the SLT to transform TGW to a forward-thinking business
The successful candidate will be/have:
- Proven track record of growing sales
- Strong leadership and people management skills
- Change management experience
- A hands-on approach - able to get into the detail and lead by example
- Proven track record in UK and European sales
- A background in Engineering or technical sales is advantageous
If you are ready to take on a key, strategic leadership role in a premium brand organisation, then please get in contact with Vicki Banks at Parkinson Lee on 01709 303330 or apply via this advert.
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