UK Sales Director

Tor Mark

job description

Sales Director


Are you highly motivated, hardworking and have proven experience in a sales and account-led environment? Do you like change and consider yourself a leader in this area? If so, we’d love to hear from you.


Tor Mark is looking for a high-performing Sales Director who will bring their own expertise and skills into our established publishing and distribution company.


Your role is to maximise our sales potential throughout the south west and beyond, delivering growth in line with the company’s strategic vision, while modelling outstanding practise in sales and account management.


In return, we offer a competitive salary and remuneration package, generous annual leave and the opportunity to grow your career in a fast-moving and energetic company.


Tor Mark has been publishing and distributing books for over 50 years. We are currently fulfilling an ambitious strategic plan which is enabling us to move into new markets outside of the south west. The successful candidate will become part of this team, driving change at an exciting time in the Company’s growth and development.


Salary will be between £34,000 and £37,000 per annum with regular reviews for uplift based on performance and successful fulfilment of key performance indicators. A car will be provided with other incentives to be discussed with the successful applicant.


Application should be made by letter, explaining how you meet the criteria in the Job Description and Person Specification, with specific reference made to your personal experience in previous roles. Applicants should include their Curriculum Vitae with their letter of application.


For more details please see the accompanying documents. For an informal conversation, please contact Anna Corbett, Chief Executive, on 01209 822101 or


This role is part funded for 12 months by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020

Job Description for Sales Director


Role: Sales Director


Responsible to: Chief Executive


Objective of the role

To support the Company’s strategic development plan through consistently high performance throughout the company with a specific focus on sales

To be responsible for delivering Company growth through sales across the business

To be responsible for the design and delivery of Tor Mark’s sales strategy and leading & supporting staff to achieve the Company’s aims


Duties & Responsibilities

  • To lead the business in all matters relating to sales, both day-to-day and into the future

  • Design and implement a territory management strategy to include (although not exclusively), customer representation to existing accounts, identification of new markets, cold-calling into accounts based on market intelligence and personal expertise, detailed analytical reporting on current and potential trends within the sector and leading colleagues into new areas of service

  • Delivering year-on-year revenue growth

  • Identifying and engaging with key stakeholders and accounts and linking this with performance target within the business

  • Efficiently and effectively follow-up on all opportunities generated by marketing campaigns and leads from, self-generated and from colleagues

  • Manage and grow existing sales opportunities, leading colleagues in this area to ensure maximised sales opportunities

  • Maintaining detailed and accurate CRM records and pipeline of new and existing businesses, including oversight and training of colleagues in this area

  • Mentor existing and new colleagues (sales and office) as a senior individual contributing to the Company’s growth strategy

  • Be proactive in providing feedback to management on product, process and potential employment improvements

  • Lead staff in establishing aspirational targets to achieve sales success throughout the Company

  • Supporting the business through team-led initiatives including although not exclusively, Partners’ meeting, strategic planning days and stock taking

  • Development of strong intelligence and knowledge of the Company’s products and services

  • Review and on-going oversight of the Company’s current sale or return system

  • Ability to lead and manage presentations to key existing and potential stakeholders

  • Any other reasonable duties as required in order to fulfil the role of Tor Mark Sales Director

The successful candidate will be expected to keep up-to-date of industry innovations within the Company’s sector.


This role is part funded for 12 months by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020

Person Specification for Sales Director


Experience and Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience of leadership and strategy delivery within previous roles

  • Tangible sales experience either within or outside the publishing sector

  • Relevant, professional experience is essential and educated to degree level is preferred

  • An experienced and informed approach to data analysis and its role within a high-growth sales strategy

  • A proven track-record of sales utilising a variety of self-motivated selling techniques again within a high-growth sector

  • Experience and understanding of design and delivery of business strategy and its relation to company growth

  • Experience of CRM and an understanding of supply-chain dynamics would be an advantage

  • Experience of training and mentoring colleagues is desirable

  • Previous senior-level experience is not required although would be an advantage


Personal skills

  • Positive, personable and out-going personality

  • A proven ability to build strong, trusting and purposeful relationships with customers, colleagues and members of the public

  • Self-motivated and evidence of entrepreneurial spirit

  • An enjoyment of working within a fast-moving and exciting company

  • Proven innovative approach with a proactive and positive attitude to new ideas

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • A commitment to, and belief in, the importance of being part of a team while maintaining an ability to work independently

  • A strong work ethic which includes leading by example in all aspects of professional life

  • A driving license which must remain active throughout the period of employment, in order to undertake the travel aspects of the role


In addition to the above, Tor Mark expects all its staff to:

  • uphold Tor Mark’s ethos of working for and with our customers for the benefit of each business and geographical area as a whole

  • support and work with all members of staff, whether permanent or temporary to fulfil their role to the best of everyone’s ability

  • attend staff meetings as required and contribute to the running and ethos of Tor Mark as a whole

  • promote and uphold excellent standards of customer and staff service

  • work in a manner which ensures the safety of all others working within the vicinity of this role. This refers to all areas of work both inside and outside the office, warehouse, individual accounts and their own environments

  • undertake any additional duties as may be required in line with the level of responsibility of this role.

Applications should be in writing, with a covering letter and CV. Please make sure your covering letter outlines how your experience demonstrates the duties, responsibilities and skills required for this role.


This role is part funded for 12 months by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020

contact information

business: Tor Mark
contact: Anna Corbett
address: Unit 2A United Downs Industrial Estate
Redruth, Cornwall TR16 5HY
phone: 01209822101 (Call Now)