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Sales Team Leader - Petersfield / Portsmouth / Guildford

Job Title: Sales Team Leader - Petersfield / Portsmouth / Guildford
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Petersfield
Salary: 25000 - 30000
REF: Reference44
Contact Name: Jackie Coventry
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 4 years ago

Job Description

My client is an award winning finance company based in Petersfield focusing on the consumer market. 

They  invest heavily  in the training and development of their employees and offer a friendly and approachable working environment.

Their focus on establishing a leading and competent team and business structure helped them to win ‘Sub Prime Lender of the Year’ in April 2016! 

The Direct Sales Team is responsible for managing customers that have come direct via the website, the telephone or via 3rd party.The team work with the customer to package their deal through checking identify proofs and working out their affordability to ensure they can afford their monthly payments.The aim of the role is to increase the direct customer route.The team consists of inbound and outbound calling.

The Team leader is responsible for all aspects of Team Management, with accountability for ensuring first levels of customer service through increasing our direct customer route.

The Team Leader is also responsible for the team objectives and driving performance in quality, compliance and productivity.

Responsibilities of the Role

  • People Management – being able to manage people in line with company handbook (policies and procedures), managing absence and performance
  • Targets -  to monitor and ensure the delivery, maintenance and ongoing improvement of sales efficiency targets, through the management of individual performance
  • Development – coaching, mentoring and development of staff to be able to identify strengths and weaknesses providing ongoing training, setting individual objectives in line with the company apprasials
  • Morale and Motivation – to ensure that morale and motivation is at the required standard to achieve targets and staff feel valued, acting upon the results where this may decrease
  • Performance Feedback – to provide ongoing feedback on the quality of the Sales consultants performance
  • Team Work – to build and maintain close working relationships to ensure the successful delivery of team objectives and targets (team and internal stakeholders)
  • Contact Strategy – being able to identify contact strategy’s in a sales environment and being able to change strategy to maximize sale
  • Resource Management – to understand staffing requirements and being able to flex staff on different marketing campaigns to maximize sales.  Maintaining the correct staffing levels to meet business needs.  Interviewing and recruiting of new staff to support the teams growth
  • Compliance – delivering first line audits and ongoing evaluation of processes and procedures, making recommendations for change, to drive increased sales and lean efficiencies
  • Ad-hoc duties as required by the New Business Operations Manager

The person specification:

  • Experience in a fast paced target driven environment
  • Ability to motivate a Team to achieve KPIs and targets
  • Needs to be able to demonstrate excellence in best practice. 
  • Must be able to apply policies and procedures with consistency and accuracy.
  • Must be articulate and have a good level of PC literacy.
  • Requires a high level of confidence in their own decision making and the confidence
  • Requires resilience and determination. 
  • Ability to operate on their own initiative and in a team environment
  • Ability to work between 8:00 -20:00 Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am– 17:30 (1 in 4)


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Team Leader role
  • The ability to coach, train and motivate a team of people
  • The ability to lead others by example
  • Worked in a results driven environment
  • Worked in a sales environment


  • Previous experience in an FCA/FSA regulated environment.
  • To be able to manage the business needs  through policies and procedures balancing the needs of our people

A fantastic opportunity for a strong sales person taking that next step into managing a strong team  - give us a call or send your email through for more details about this excellent company!  

Company benefits include: 

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Sick Pay at full pay 1-20 days, half pay between 21-40 days
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance 4 x your basic salary
  • Long Term Disability Insurance (after 2 years’ service)
  • On-going Training and Professional Development
  • Free to use gymnasium & keep fit classes (after induction)
  • Weekly, fresh fruit supply provided by the business
  • Free tea, coffee
  • Free on-site parking