I specialise in the recruitment of sales professionals across the UK. Serving markets which include engineering, construction, manufacturing and automation and I have a strong network to rely on when assisting organisations to achieve their growth targets. I started his recruitment career in 2014 within the IT sector, progressing to an Independent Head-Hunter before joining Probe in 2019. I have placed salespeople into clients ranging from SME’s to enterprise in the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA.

Rhys McFadyen

Senior Consultant

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I specialise in the recruitment of sales professionals across the UK. Serving markets which include engineering, construction, manufacturing and automation and I have a strong network to rely on when assisting organisations to achieve their growth targets. I started his recruitment career in 2014 within the IT sector, progressing to an Independent Head-Hunter before joining Probe in 2019. I have placed salespeople into clients ranging from SME’s to enterprise in the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA.

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SALES ENGINEER / TECHNICAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - MIDLANDS

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager to join an established, national manufacturer and distributer of sealants and components for use within the industrial sector. Counting blue-chip OEM’s and local engineering workshops amongst their varied client base, this company offers the chance to work and grow alongside some of the most innovative companies in the country.

Based at the company’s Head Office in Birmingham, the Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager will be responsible for the Account Management of clients, both long-standing and newly won. Working alongside the Business Development team the Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager will be dealing with technical queries and requests from clients in relation to product range, orders and suitability of products. The role will also involve travelling around the Midlands in order to meet customers and build and maintain relationships, as well as to ensure the steady generation of revenue.

The Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager role will be perfectly suited to someone who is currently working in a technical / engineering discipline, ideally with systems / machinery which uses sealants and lubricants although this is not necessary. Previous sales experience is useful but not absolutely required providing you are energetic, enthusiastic, driven and willing to learn. Whilst this is a sales role you will not be heavily targeted as this company values quality of relationships over pure profit.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary of £25,000 - £35,000 dependant on experience
  • A bonus scheme allowing you to earn up to 20% of your annual salary based on performance
  • A company car, mobile phone and pension
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • A fantastic working environment with experienced, friendly and successful colleagues

If the above sounds interesting, then what are you waiting for? Send your CV now to be considered for this brilliant position.

 

SALES ENGINEER / TECHNICAL ACCOUNT MANAGER - SOUTH EAST

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager to join an established, national manufacturer and distributer of sealants and components for use within the industrial sector. Counting blue-chip OEM’s and local engineering workshops amongst their varied client base, this company offers the chance to work and grow alongside some of the most innovative companies in the country.

Based at the company’s regional office in Dartford, the Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager will be responsible for the Account Management of clients, both long-standing and newly won. Working alongside the Business Development team the Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager will be dealing with technical queries and requests from clients in relation to product range, orders and suitability of products. The role will also involve travelling around the South East in order to meet customers and build and maintain relationships, as well as to ensure the steady generation of revenue.

The Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager role will be perfectly suited to someone who is currently working in a technical / engineering discipline, ideally with systems / machinery which uses sealants and lubricants although this is not necessary. Previous sales experience is useful but not absolutely required providing you are energetic, enthusiastic, driven and willing to learn. Whilst this is a sales role you will not be heavily targeted as this company values quality of relationships over pure profit.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary of £25,000 - £35,000 dependant on experience
  • A bonus scheme allowing you to earn up to 20% of your annual salary based on performance
  • A company car, mobile phone and pension
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • A fantastic working environment with experienced, friendly and successful colleagues

If the above sounds interesting, then what are you waiting for? Send your CV now to be considered for this brilliant position.

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

This is an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join an established component manufacturer who have had significant investment by means of acquisition and who are now looking to enter a period of sustained growth.

The business supplies components and mechanical systems to many different industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Defence and others.  The Business Development Manager will be responsible for all business development activities. This will include new logo acquisition of OEMs, suppliers and distributors within industries such as aerospace and automotive.

The business unit has a £multi-million turnover based on recurring revenue from existing accounts. Thanks to an acquisition by a $1billion+ turnover organisation they now have a real desire to grow this business with ambitious growth plans in place. The Business Development Manager will be joining a small, specialised team of salespeople which is led by an experienced and successful Manager.

Benefits for a Business Development Manager:

  • Salary : £40,000
  • Bonus

Responsibilities of the Business Development Manager:

  • Business development within the OEM space including the distribution network and supply chain
  • Achieving and surpassing personal targets including £multi-million budgets

Skills/Experience needed to be the Business Development Manager:

  • Demonstrable experience of achieving targets in a similar business development role
  • Experience of selling the components into aerospace/automotive OEM market or similar
  • High-energy, new logo focused character

Send your CV now to have an informal, exploratory and confidential conversation about this opportunity.

 

SALES MANAGER – BILINGUAL (GERMAN SPEAKERS PREFERRED)

This is an exciting opportunity for a Sales Manager to join an established component manufacturer who have had significant investment by means of acquisition and who are now looking to enter a period of sustained growth.

The business supplies precision engineered components to many different industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Defence and others.  The Sales Manager will be responsible for account management of long-standing OEM accounts as well as the new logo acquisition within the OEM distribution network.

The business unit has a £multi-million turnover based on recurring revenue from existing accounts. Thanks to an acquisition by a $1billion+ turnover organisation they now have a real desire to grow this business. The Sales Manager has an opportunity to be the first new logo focused salesperson in the company and there is real potential to grow a team in the coming months/years.

Benefits for a Sales Manager:

  • Salary : £60,000
  • Bonus

Responsibilities of the Sales Manager:

  • Account management of long-standing accounts
  • Business development within the OEM space including the distribution network and supply chain
  • Achieving and surpassing personal targets including £multi-million budgets

Skills/Experience needed to be the Sales Manager:

  • Demonstrable experience of achieving targets in a similar business development role
  • Experience of selling the components into aerospace/automotive OEM market or similar
  • High-energy, new logo focused character
  • Bilingual – English is required, and German is preferred although other European languages will be considered

Send your CV now to have an informal, exploratory and confidential conversation about this opportunity.

 

APPLICATIONS ENGINEER - ENGINEERING / DESIGN GRADUATE

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Engineering/Design graduate to join a global organisation who specialise in increasing the longevity and durability of components and tools by manipulating chemical engineering. This company counts F1 teams and global aerospace manufacturers as clients.

If you have graduated with a technical degree in an engineering or design discipline and want to join an organisation with world class training and limitless progression opportunities, then read on.

What’s in it for you?

  • World class training with a global industry leader
  • Exposure to varied projects in a highly technical, engineering environment
  • A salary of £25,000-£28,000
  • A quarterly bonus (which has been paid every quarter this year so far!)
  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, so 33 in total)
  • BUPA healthcare (after probation)
  • Critical illness cover
  • Genuine progression opportunities with potential to change function / business unit (this role has come up because the previous
  • Applications Engineer has been promoted!)

Based in Milton Keynes, the Applications Engineer is responsible for a variety of tasks - here is a snapshot of what this role entails:

  • Engaging with customers to understand their requirement from a technical perspective
  • Translating this to the various design and operational teams internally
  • Quoting and pricing works
  • Assisting in the design of processes for applying longevity-giving materials to surfaces
  • Providing feedback to the client on progress / any challenges
  • Keeping all internal stakeholders in the loop with progress
  • Project management of the project from customer engagement, through inception and design until finally handing over to operations for full scale production

Within this role you will deal with lots of different challenges, and no two days will be the same. You will spend the first 3 months on short secondments around all divisions of the business to understand and learn exactly what the business does so that you are fully prepared and trained by the time you start working with customers on projects.

The Applications Engineer works on projects from Formula 1 to aerospace, from defence to nuclear and everything in between.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

*You must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this position and you must be a commutable distance from Milton Keynes or be willing to relocate to this area.

 

This Area Sales Manager role is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leader in generator and UPS supply. On offer is an excellent salary up to £40K basic + performance related bonus + car + smart phone + laptop + healthcare + 33 days holiday + pension.

As the Area Sales Manager you will be working for a company whose reputation is exemplary.  They are a leader in their field, with an outstanding reputation for a quality product and service.

Benefits package for the Area Sales Manager:

  • Company Car
  • Smart Phone
  • Laptop
  • Bupa Healthcare
  • 33 days holiday (incl. 8 Bank hols)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Free Refreshments!

The duties of the Area Sales Manager will include:

  • Identifying and winning new potential customers within the Midlands
  • Visiting clients and to build and maintain relationships
  • Meeting and exceeding sales quota
  • Putting together quotes for hire and service contracts
  • Forecasting and maintaining the CRM

The ideal candidate will for the Area Sales Manager role will:

  • Have experience in the sales of Industrial Service or Hire Contracts to the Commercial, Industrial or Health Sectors
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record of achievement in a similar role
  • Be computer literate with Microsoft Office packages
  • Have a full clean driving licence
  • Be based in the Midlands
  • Be prepared to travel to meet clients
 

GRADUATE SOFTWARE ENGINEER - DORSET

Are you a University Graduate? Do you have an interest in software development? My client is currently seeking a Graduate Software Engineer to join their growing team in Dorset. The Graduate Software Engineer will be trained on the job in all things software development.

The Company:

  • A leading, British-based software and hardware vendor.
  • Big data focused, which is a huge, growing market
  • Serve the insurance and automotive industries predominately

The Package:

  • A salary of up to £30,000
  • Unrivalled training and development programme
  • Exposure to the latest and greatest technology
  • A chance to develop with a company leading their industry
  • A market and product which is growing in uptake, and is already very popular

The Role:

  • The Graduate Software Engineer will get involved with the full lifecycle of software development
  • Designing and developing new features and products for web apps
  • Contribute to testing
  • Supporting customer development teams
  • Training up the workforce on new apps

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will be a graduate in software or computer science related fields
  • Have experience with software development
  • Have been exposed to some of the following tech: Angular, CSS3, Node.js, HTML5, JavaScript, Python, PHP, Jquery
  • Understanding of C and / or C++
  • Have been exposed to API design
  • Have served a placement as part of degree
  • Have a knowledge of testing

If this Graduate Software Engineer sounds like a role you are interested in. Waste no time and submit your CV for consideration.

 

LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR WITH DEVOPS

BIRMINGHAM

Company:

A leading, British-based technology company.

Software (SaaS) and hardware vendor

Benefits:

  • Salary : £45,000 - £50,000
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Career Development Opportunities

Role:

  • The Senior infrastructure engineer will manage internal IT systems which internal staff use
  • Manage external IT systems which clients use - this will involve some client facing work
  • Design, build and management of server infrastructure (Linux, Web, Database, Application, Storage and Networking)
  • Working on call 1 week out of 4 remotely
  • Based on site in Birmingham

Tech Stack:

  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
  • Docker
  • Linux
  • MySQL
  • AWS
  • RedHand
  • Ubuntu

If you think you have the relevant skills and experience to succeed as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer, then please send us your CV.