Holt Recruitment

Customer Logistics Support (CLS) Sales Manager

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading design and manufacturing business who are seeking a Customer Logistics Support (CLS) Sales Manager.

The Customer Logistics Support (CLS) Sales Manager will work closely with the wider Sales team to identify and develop strategic opportunities, leveraging your expertise to secure new partnerships.

Key Responsibilities for the Customer Logistics Support (CLS) Sales Manager:

- Achieve assigned sales targets for the CLS sector, aligning with the overall company budget.
- Identify new CLS opportunities from existing and new customers, ensuring they align with company strategy, capabilities, and win probability.
- Lead the creation of compelling CLS value propositions alongside ILS and CLS colleagues.
- Manage and contribute to a healthy pipeline of potential CLS clients and projects.
- Take ownership of specific CLS proposals, ensuring the "customer voice" is heard.
- Establish strong connections with key customers and end users across the UK, Europe, and internationally.
- Contribute to the development of the company strategy and investment plans for the CLS sector.
- Play a role in developing a wider company strategy for aftermarket services.
- Provide input for CLS sector contributions to company sales forecasts and budgets.
- Present summaries of new CLS opportunities to senior leadership for approval.
- Capture and share relevant best practices in CLS within the defence industry.
- Lead or participate in non-CLS campaigns and bids when required.
- Ensure compliance with Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policies with all partners and representatives.

 Key Skills & Experience Required by the Customer Logistics Support (CLS) Sales Manager:


- Experience in a UK MoD role or in the UK defence industry.
- Interest and aptitude for solving customer support and maintenance challenges.
- Knowledge of the UK, European and international defence markets.
- Strategic thinker, who recognizes business opportunities and their potential impact on the overall business.
- Ability to work well under pressure and on several simultaneous opportunities and campaigns.
- Strong customer relationship-building skills and understanding and appreciation of their challenges.
- Ability to always maintain and operate with high ethical standards.


- Prior experience in a sales or business development role.
- Direct experience of CLS, ILS or wider customer support services.
- Broad understanding of emerging technologies (software, hardware, network) and their potential relevance to products & services.

Company Benefits:

- 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
- 28 days annual leave & Christmas closure.
- Hybrid/flexible working arrangements.
- Group pension plan – matched contributions up to 5%.
- Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
- Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
- Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
- Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across sites to support and promote well-being.
- Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
- Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

If your skills and experience match this Customer Logistics Support (CLS) Sales Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com

  • Start: 30/04/2024
  • Rate: £45000 - £58000 per annum
  • Location: West Sussex,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Sales
  • Recruiter: Holt Recruitment
  • Contact: Peter Kimber
  • Tel: 03333 448009
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: V-32642
  • Posted: 2024-04-30 12:27:03 -

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