Head of International Sales

  • Job Reference: P92332
  • Date Posted: 25 November 2021
  • Recruiter: The Language Business
  • Location: Harlow, Essex
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £65,000 to £90,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 20% bonus and benefits
  • Sector: Sales, Management & Executive
  • Language(s): Italian, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Arabic, Danish, English
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jonathan Grimes
  • Email: jgrimes@languagebusiness.co.uk
  • Telephone: 020 8503 7766

Job Description

We have a superb new opportunity for a driven and ambitious Head of International Sales to join a multi-award winning company with an impressive success story of export sales to some of the world's major sales markets. 


Harlow, Essex + international travel. Some remote working available but the role will be predominantly office based (at least 2-4 days per week) in Harlow when not travelling. Fully remote working not an option 

£65,000 - £75,000 + 20% target driven bonus and benefits


Fluent in business English is essential. Fluency in a 2nd European language, German is strongly preferred, is an advantage but not essential

Based from modern, high tech production facilities, our clients is a multi award winning export business. They work closely with governments, wholesalers, import agents and specifiers across the globe and have built a strong reputation of business excellence and innovative product design to establish themselves as a top choice in the market. 

In order to further grown their global sales arm to the business, they wish to hire a Head of International Sales. You will have an overall responsibility to spearhead revenue and profitability through proactive leadership of the sales function. The role will require management of sales team members (Country Managers and Agents overseas) and use your skills in strategic forecasting and implementation of a sales plan. Typical job responsibilities of the role will include the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Motivate and mentor a sales team to help them achieve sales targets
  • Develop a culture of data led decision making to enable long term profitable revenue
  • Develop and execute sales strategies to achieve strategic objectives
  • Create clear reports that allow easy interpretation by the wider business
  • Work proactively and harmoniously with all functions of the business



  • Fluent in business English is essential. Fluency in a 2nd European language, German is strongly preferred, is an advantage but not essential
  • Proven experience with hiring, leading, and developing successful sales teams
  • Proven, demonstrable ability to build revenue and strategic positions
  • Highly experienced at Forecasting.
  • Developing Sales Pricing Strategies
  • Skilled at business planning and diligent at measuring and communicating progress towards the plan, identifying roadblocks, and coming up with appropriate solutions
  • Highly professional persona and polished demeanour, strong verbal and written communication skills; effective at delivering executive level presentations.
  • Highly numerate and analytical with a high degree of competency in MS Excel
  • Intermediate/advanced skills and experience using MS word and CRM software.
  • Educated to Bachelors degree; MBA a plus.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your CV to us immediately.

Contact: Jonathan Grimes