Sales And Account Manager Vacancies
Lawrence Jones, UKFast's founder and CEO, describes himself as "a salesman through and through". It was a passion for selling that allowed him to kickstart his career in Manchester in the early 90s, he had sold a business and was a director of sales for The Granada Group before he hit 30.
His enthusiasm for selling continued to drive him when setting up UKFast as a fledgling firm in 1999 and to this day he is very much involved in developing the sales team at UKFast that is motivated to succeed, no matter what the obstacles.
His background means he understands what makes sales people tick. He knows just how tough an environment it can be to work in and how rejection after rejection can knock a person's confidence. For a sales person to thrive, that hard slog has to be balanced with rewards and seriously exciting and invigorating incentives. Lawrence not only wants to develop UKFast's sales team as a whole but every team member on an individual basis.
Rewards & Incentives
On top of an effective commission that allows people to earn great money in tandem with helping to grow the company, the UKFast sales team benefits from an office environment where playing on pool tables, tables tennis and trampolines is encouraged.
UKFast enthuses its sales and account management teams with gifts such as widescreen TVs, watches and meals at some of the country's best restaurants.
The team is also regularly invited to the company's retreat in picturesque Snowdon to build team spirit and challenge themselves and each other in mountain climbing, raft building and all sorts of other physical and mental agility tests.
Other rewards include trips to watch the British Superbike Championships at Donnington and Croft and track days that allow employees to test drive supercars. In recent years, the team has been treated to VIP hospitality atSilverstone for the F1 British Grand Prix.
In 2010, UKFast stepped up a gear in incentivising its top-performing sales staff, inviting them on a week-long, all-expenses-paid skiing trip to Verbier, Switzerland - recognised as one of the premiere "off-piste" locations worldwide and among Europe's most famous ski-resorts.
"Since starting at UKFast 18 months ago I have gone from being a graduate to a fully-fledged young professional. I have been given the opportunity to head up a sales team, go on sales incentive trips to Verbier, get involved with corporate events and even attended some glitzy awards ceremonies! My role heading up the Account Management team offers all the variety, excitement and challenges I need to make the job worthwhile. UKFast is a place where hard work and the right attitude are rewarded."Charlotte