Reed has a proven track record in finding you sales professionals who drive company performance.
We know sales recruitment
Reed has paired companies with the right sales professionals for over 60 years. Our specialist sales consultants are based in offices across the UK, giving us the national scope, as well as the local knowledge, to help you build the very best sales teams.
We recruit for a range of mid-senior, senior and leadership sales positions, working across sectors including IT and telecoms, engineering and manufacturing, medical and pharmaceutical, construction, FMCG and professional services. Each of our sales recruitment specialists focuses on one of these sectors, so you will always work with a consultant who has in-depth insight and fantastic networks within your industry.
Our sales experts provide you with a tailored service designed to fulfil your needs. We are so confident in our service that we offer industry-leading guarantees of up to 18 months.
Reed’s experienced sales experts have a breadth of experience in finding the perfect sales leaders for a range of businesses, from SMEs to the very biggest companies. They use a consultative approach to ensure that they put forward the professionals whose strategic vision is best aligned with your company.
Their extensive local and national networks give you access to the best sales leaders, including those not actively looking for new roles. When recruiting for sales leadership positions through Reed, we offer guarantees of up to 18 months – the longest available on the market.
Our teams have helped companies like yours recruit for a range of sales leadership roles, including sales directors, managing directors, commercial directors and heads of sales.
Sales management recruitment
We understand the importance of finding sales management professionals who drive their teams to outperform sales targets. This is why we only deploy dedicated sales recruiters with in-depth industry knowledge and experience to help you secure the right person to drive your company forward.
Our network of sales specialists across the UK are in constant communication with each other, providing you with national reach when seeking additions to your sales management team. Using the largest database of sales professionals in the UK, our consultants have proven experience in pairing companies like yours with the right sales managers.
As well as recruiting for traditional sales manager positions, our consultants also support you in filling managerial positions across business development, internal sales, telesales and field sales.
Business development recruitment
Reed’s consultants are singularly focused on finding the business development specialists who will add value to your company. They promote your vacancy to professionals not actively searching for a new job, adding them to the pool of professionals actively applying for roles, to give you the widest choice of BD professionals.
Our tailored approach to your recruitment needs allows us to put forward professionals with the skill sets you need, whether that be cold-calling expertise or those with a proven track record in developing valuable business partnerships.
We recruit for a wide range of business development roles, including business development managers and executives, as well as field sales specialists.
Account management recruitment
Customer retention has never been so important, so we offer a tailored approach to ensure you find the best account management professionals to build and maintain these crucial relationships.
Our specialist sales recruiters have extensive experience in helping to pair you with the right account directors, account managers and account executives. They use their sector expertise and market knowledge you guide you through the entire recruitment process, providing you with valuable information to ensure you attract the best professionals.
We combine our national recruitment network with local knowledge to source the professionals best suited to your company. Reed offers market-leading guarantees, demonstrating our faith in the account management professionals we put forward for your vacancies.
Inside sales recruitment
With inside and internal sales experts in greater demand than ever before, working with Reed’s specialists will help you to navigate this competitive landscape and ensure you secure the professionals who will drive your company’s growth.
Whether you need a specialist in qualifying and nurturing inbound leads or a cold caller who can help you to reach new customers, our experts can help. We approach both active and passive jobseekers, giving you a full spectrum of inside sales specialists to choose from.
Our sales experts stay abreast of trends in the sector. This means that they can not only skilfully recruit for traditional inside sales and internal sales positions, but have the knowledge and network to find the right sales development representatives (SDRs), business development representatives (BDRs) and marketing development representatives (MDRs).
And understand your pain points...
If you’re having trouble attracting professionals, or attracting those with your desired skill set, our sales recruitment specialists can help.
Our consultants will use their market knowledge to ensure your proposed salary is in line with candidate expectations, while also using their expertise to make your job advert stand out. They’ll use their experience to create an engaging description which sells the benefits of working for your company, including links to positive Glassdoor or Google Reviews.
When we register sales professionals, we thoroughly explore their key motivations, career aspirations and the values they seek in the companies they work for. Using this information, and our wider industry knowledge, we will work in partnership with you to not only recruit, but also retain staff.
Your Reed consultant will help you review your company benefits, incentives and personal development and career progression opportunities, to ensure that your employee value proposition is as strong as it can be for new and existing staff.
Struggling to find the right interview process for your vacancy? If it’s too short you won’t get all the information you need, but making it too long could see you miss out on the perfect sales professional. We’re here to help.
Your local Reed sales recruitment specialist will offer you comprehensive advice and guidance to guarantee the interview process is expertly conducted and beneficial for all parties.
Our experienced consultants will undertake a thorough analysis of your vacancy to identify relevant transferable skills, helping you to expand the pool of talented professionals.
When working exclusively with Reed, we will thoroughly scour our network of professionals both actively and passively seeking roles to identify those with the skills sets which fit hand in glove with your company.
One of the first questions we ask when thoroughly screening professionals is about their salary expectations. Reed consultants use our counter offer training to manage individuals’ expectations and anticipate any counter offers they may receive from their current employers.
Our specialists will stay in touch with applicants to handle any issues which may arise during the process. We’re not afraid to tell someone we won’t work with them if we believe their job search is purely motivated by money and they haven’t yet asked their current employer for a pay rise.
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Reed Salary Guides 2021
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