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Data Analyst

Lytham St Annes

to £20,000pa

My client is the undisputed market leader in their field, with a long track record of growth and success and ambitious plans for further expansion. They have invested heavily ...

European Business Development Manager

Home based

£35,000pa + car, commission (OTE £60-70,000)

My client is an outstanding, Brexit busting, success story, exporting to the whole of Europe with a hard-earned reputation for quality, value for money and exceptional afterca ...


Export Sales Manager Jobs

With the global economy shrinking in size (or so it seems), neighbouring countries that seemed exotic or faraway not so long ago are now the prime markets in which many UK companies target their sales and growth strategies. Making sales in foreign countries is often very different to sales in the UK which makes export sales manager jobs varied and interesting.

What is the main difference between UK and overseas markets?

A major difference between the UK and overseas markets is that export sales are often conducted through distributors or agents. These agents may be retained as sole representatives for one manufacturer or may represent a number of manufacturers who all make a similar product. A key aspect therefore of export sales manager jobs is handling the relationships with these agents to ensure that your company’s products are at the forefront of their mind whenever they are in front of the potential end user. Export sales manager jobs therefore require a range of skills that you might not normally get with a UK based sales manager job.

Do I need a second language?

A crucial aspect of most export sales jobs is the managing, development and if necessary replacing of these agents, an understanding of their cultures and ways of doing business and very often a good grasp of the local language. In the Middle East or the Arab States, it would probably not be expected for the export sales manager to speak the language, but within Europe, and in particular the emerging nations of Europe, a second or even third language is normally a pre-requisite for all export sales jobs.

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