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Area Sales Manager - Agricultural Machinery: South Australia

Employer
De Lacy Executive Recruitment
Location
South Australia (AU)
Salary
Generous salary package + commission (unrivalled in the UK for similar roles)
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

Job Details

If you have a mechanical background in agricultural machinery together with the ability to build long-term relationships with customers, this is an opportunity to develop your career alongside living the Australian lifestyle.

This opportunity is the result of sustained business growth. Joining one of South Australia's leading ag machinery dealerships, you'll experience the support of a tight-knit team and will have the chance to grow the business as if it were your own. 

You'll be responsible for a territory within 2-3 hours drive of the base depot with plenty of opportunity to develop new and repeat business. 

The company are actively seeking talented salespeople from abroad and are fully prepared to support with relocation costs and visa applications where necessary. 

Key responsibilities: 

• Visiting customers and building relationships with existing customers and overtime develop new customers

• Work as part of a team to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the organisation

• Ensure the dealership brand, its subsidiary brands as well as supplier brands and products are promoted

• Demonstrate and deliver new machinery to grow market share and create awareness of our product range

- Follow up on leads received and attempt to generate new leads

- Assist, attend and conduct on farm demonstrations

• Support the Group Sales Manager and other Salespeople with technical support

• Follow sales right through from the signed order form through to attending warranty paperwork on completion of installation to the to the customer

• Conduct follow up calls with customers to ensure ultimate customer service

Requirements:

 - A technical degree, apprenticeship (or equivalent) related to agricultural machinery (to ensure visa eligibility).

- Ability to build relationships with farmers and the wider customer base

- Past experience of agricultural sales is preferred, but not essential 

- Current knowledge of agricultural machinery 

-  Commercial and market awareness

-  Ability to take initiative and manage time effectively

What you can expect:

 - Generous salary package + commission (unrivalled in the UK for similar roles)

- Company vehicle

- Relocation support and package

- Professional development opportunities

- Aspirational lifestyle

To apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter to jon.handley@delacyexecutive.co.uk

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call:

Jon Handley on DDI: 01885 485522

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at www.delacyexecutive.co.uk/privacypolicy. Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.

Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice, and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office. De Lacy Executive complies with all relevant data protection legislation.

Company

De Lacy Executive acquisition increases recruitment resources

De Lacy Executive is pleased to announce that the agri-business recruitment consultancy has been acquired by AgCareers.com Canada, part of the Farms.com group. Farms.com is a supplier of innovative technology based information products, services and publications for the global agriculture and food industry. Farms.com has offices in Canada, USA, Australia and India and also owns and operates a 2,000 acre farm in Canada. A large number of leading organizations in the international agriculture and food industries are amongst its clients.

Graham Dyer, President of Farms.com believes "De Lacy Executive has a unique search and selection recruitment service based upon integrity and profound industry knowledge. We are thrilled to add this excellent team to our group. It will be 'business as usual' for this professional team. We will add to the De Lacy portfolio of services and spread the model to other sectors of UK land based business and to other parts of the world, benefitting our clientele and providing additional support and guidance for jobseekers. Combined with our AgCareers.com and CareersInFood.com job boards, we have an increasingly international offering in the agriculture and food industries."

The sale took effect on June 1st 2016. Stuart Goodinson is the Managing Director. John Davies, who founded De Lacy, will remain working closely with the company as a consultant to the business. Stuart says; "I believe the acquisition by AgCareers.com Canada provides additional products and services for the benefit of our clients and candidates - plus growth opportunities for us, both in the UK and in international markets. This change will increase our resource pool and search capability to ensure an even greater selection of top quality candidates for our recruitment clients."

 

De Lacy Executive is the principal recruitment specialist in the Agricultural and Land Based Business sector operating in the UK and Internationally with regional, national and global clients. We have been awarded Preferred Supplier List status with a number of major organisations.

The company was formed in 2000 and our extensive industry knowledge enables us to successfully assist our clients with vacancies in all disciplines from sales and marketing to technical and operations and at all levels from graduate trainees to chief executives. Our team of nine includes 8 who are the offspring of farmers and 6 who are agricultural graduates. Our agricultural credential are second to none.

We offer information and frank and honest advice to clients and job seekers. Career guidance is a key part of our work with candidates. Our service is free to candidates.

The Key Points to Our Business

Consultancy - We act in a consultancy capacity, adding value by devising a recruitment plan relevant to each client and each vacancy and then proactively searching and selecting the best candidates for clients whilst offering career advice to candidates.

Proactive searching for candidates - We don't wait to see if we receive applications. We use our own database and others, search websites, "head hunt" plus advertise on the most effective job boards to build our contacts and boost applicant numbers.

Our vacancies extend from graduate trainee to managing director - from sales through to technical, marketing, operations and production to R & D management.

Our specialism extends from the agricultural supply trade (arable, livestock, machinery and equipment etc) to farm management, primary food and fresh produce, horticulture, equestrian, environment, renewable energy and a diverse range of Rural and Land-based Business vacancies.

Integrity and Confidentiality - De Lacy Executive is approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UK's recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act.

Commitment - We are committed to the industry and try to give something back through sponsorship of events and scholarships.

Ambassadors - We act in a professional manner recognising that we act on behalf of our clients.

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