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

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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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Project Engineer 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen an experienced Project Engineer to join a global organisation who specialise in increasing the longevity and durability of components and tools by utilising advanced chemical engineering processes. This company counts F1 teams and global aerospace manufacturers as clients. 

If you have experience in a Project Engineering position and have an interest in chemistry or physics and want to join an organisation with excellent training and plenty progression opportunities then read on.

Based in Milton Keynes, the Project 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 Project Engineer role you will deal with lots of different challenges, and no two days will be the same. You will work on projects from Formula 1 to aerospace, from defence to nuclear and everything in between.

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-£30,000
  • A quarterly bonus 
  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, so 33 days in total)
  • BUPA healthcare (after probation)
  • Critical illness cover
  • Genuine progression opportunities with potential to change function/business unit

This Project Engineer role is commutable from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Northampton, Leighton Buzzard, Buckingham, Bicester, Banbury

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Probe are pleased to be working with an industry leading manufacturer of furnace equipment and alloys who are seeking a Sales Engineer to join their team. The company are experts in their field and work with some of the largest names in motorsport, automotive, aerospace and steel. 

The company has several business units which offer different solutions but, generally speaking, they design, manufacture and supply equipment and materials which can be used in extreme conditions, predominantly for use at extreme temperatures. 

Rather than bombard you with KPI’s, the Sales Manager prefers a long-term, consultative approach with relationships at the heart of everything they do. Whilst there will be some targets the company values long term success over quick wins.

If you have a technical sales background within an engineering discipline, then read on as this Sales Engineer opportunity may be for you.

BENEFITS:

  • Up to £35,000
  • Fully expensed company car or car allowance
  • 28 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (36 days in total!)
  • Flexible working between home and office
  • Flexitime
  • Vastly experienced team and line manager
  • Relaxed working environment

DUTIES:

The Sales Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Forging and maintaining relationships with customers who will stand the test of time 
  • Advising potential and current customers on the full product and solution range
  • Liaising internally with subject matter experts to ensure the best solution is put forward
  • Maintaining good record keeping
  • Achieving group and individual goals

REQUIREMENTS:

Sales Engineers will have some or all of the following experience:

  • Several years of experience within a technical sales role in an engineering discipline 
  • Experience with alloy fabrication or furnace equipment
  • Personable and driven personality
  • Willingness to travel across the UK to meet customers
  • Live within a commutable distance of either Dudley or Nottingham

The Sales Engineer will be offered flexible working but must live within commutable distance of either Dudley or Nottingham.

Commutable from Stourbridge, Brierly Hill, Halesowen, Smethwick, Birmingham, West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough, Grantham, Newark-on-Trent, Mansfield, Ilkeston

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are pleased to be exclusively representing an established and successful manufacturer of capital equipment who are currently seeking a Business Development Manager.

The Business Development Manager will be tasked with growing UK sales. The company manufacture a wide range of capital equipment for use within the industrial cleaning sector, with many varied applications.

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for driving sales with new customers, across the UK, by identifying opportunities to sell their products to contractors involved in cleaning in an industrial setting.

The business has a global turnover in excess of €30m and manufacture their products themselves to the highest industry standards.

The products require a consultative, solutions focused sale and as such an entrepreneurial character will be needed to be successful.

BENEFITS:

The Business Development Manager will receive the following:

  • Salary of up to £50,000
  • Bonus/Profit Sharing Scheme
  • Car/Allowance
  • Home office
  • Ongoing training and education

DUTIES:

  • Identifying opportunities to sell the company’s capital equipment to cleaning contractors. 
  • Driving growth within the UK and contributing to the company’s growth targets
  • Representing the company at industry events in the UK and abroad

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years sales experience within the industrial cleaning sector
  • Consistent track record of achieving targets and meeting goals
  • Mechanically minded and comfortable talking about mechanical products with engineers

Candidates will need to be located in either the North West or the South East of England

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Engineering or Design graduate to become an Applications Engineer for a global organisation who specialise in increasing the longevity and durability of components and tools by utilising advanced chemical engineering processes. This company counts F1 teams and global aerospace manufacturers as clients. 

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

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 Applications Engineer 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’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-£30,000
  • A quarterly bonus 
  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, so 33 days in total)
  • BUPA healthcare (after probation)
  • Critical illness cover
  • Genuine progression opportunities with potential to change function/business unit

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

Commutable from Milton Keynes, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Northampton, Leighton Buzzard, Buckingham, Bicester, Banbury

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A long-established engineering firm are currently looking to hire a Technical Sales Manager to spearhead their UK sales operation. The company have been trading for a number of years and have clients ranging from local SME’s right through to multinationals. 

The Technical Sales Manager will have responsibility for all sales in the UK and will be one of the key drivers of growth for the business. They are keen to reward those who help them achieve their long-term goals.

The company specialise in niche, low volume engineering projects and they manufacture bespoke steel-related products which are sold across the globe. They have ambitious growth plans and are keen to find a motivated technical salesperson to take on the Technical Sales Manager role. Based in the heart of The Midlands, the company are well placed to serve their client base across the UK and beyond.

This role would suit a technical salesperson with a background in engineering or steel, who is capable of having technical discussions and reading drawings, whilst also possessing business development and commercial skills.

The Technical Sales Manager will be primarily home based but must be able to travel to the Birmingham area once or twice per week. The rest of the time you will be carrying out sales activities including customer meetings. 

BENEFITS:

  • A competitive salary of up to £45,000
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Training 
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Remote working

DUTIES:

The Technical Sales Manager will be responsible for:

  • Identifying new opportunities for the business, mainly in the UK but worldwide at times, in line with their capabilities 
  • Maintaining the enquiry pipeline
  • Converting and closing enquires
  • Technical meetings/presentations with customers
  • Meeting business objectives and revenue targets
  • Growing the customer base

REQUIREMENTS:

If you have the following experience and skills, we would love to hear from you:

  • A background in engineering, ideally the related to steel
  • Several years’ sales experience, both new business and account management, within the engineering sector
  • Experience of low volume manufacturing
  • Ability to read technical drawings and hold technical conversations 
  • Strong commercial acumen

This role is home based and would suit someone based in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Leicester, Worcester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby or the surrounding areas.
 

 

A leading plastics manufacturing business is currently looking to recruit a Sales Support and Customer Service Representative to join their team. This is a brand new position which has come about due to an increase in trade over the past 6 months. The role is based at the company’s custom-built facility in Derbyshire.

The company turnover in excess of £1AC8m annually and have saw their order book grow throughout 2020 due to serving a range of industries which are currently performing extremely well including DIY and leisuAe. 

The company will offer the successful Sales Support & Customer Service Rep a salary of up to £20,000, a discretionary Christmas bonus and growth & progression opportunities.

Duties of the Sales Support Role:

  • Manage daily communications with customers
  • Use initiative to effectively manage customer orders
  • Liaise with internal departments to ensure orders remain on track and keep the customer updated throughout
  • Assist the sales team with after sales support
  • Delivering high levels of customer service

Requirements of the Sales Support Role:

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Experience of the manufacturing industry, plastics would be ideal but not essential
  • Customer service skills

Benefits of the Sales Support Role:

  • Up to £20,000
  • Christmas Bonus
  • 20 Days Holiday + 1 Additional day per year capped at 5

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Sales Engineering Recruitment Specialists since 1994