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Cleaning has been in the news a great deal more than usual this week – and particularly so yesterday with the dramatic rescue of a window cleaning team from outside the 69th floor of the World Trade Centre in Manhattan. I’m always saying that cleaning isn’t the easiest job in the world and while cleaning the windows of a tall building must have its benefits in terms of fantastic views and lots of fresh air - as well as providing the cleaners with the ‘wow factor’ when telling others about the work they do, that’s only as long as things are going well.
Well actually, that last point takes on even greater importance when things aren’t going well and I should imagine that those involved in yesterday’s drama will be dining out on their experience for months to come!
For those that missed it, the cleaners’ cradle appeared to have become dislodged and was left swinging in the wind, almost vertically on what appeared to be just one cable, with the two cleaners inside it. I can only imagine what they must have been going through while awaiting rescue, which came after about two hours when a hole was cut in a window to enable the men to climb from the cradle and into the building. You can see the action, at www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30031157
Elsewhere, Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, Scotland, has come under fire following three inspections by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate which allegedly discovered trolleys splashed with blood, ‘suspicious’ brown marks on a shower floor, faecal contamination on toilet walls and panels as well as on a call bell, equipment contaminated with blood and body fluids and 'significant amounts of dust and grime'. Worryingly, some of the dirty equipment was labelled as ‘clean’. Apparently the addition of the equivalent of eight full-time staff to the cleaning team following the first inspection, has failed to perfect the cleaning regime and the HEI has raised its concerns with the Scottish Government. I wish the cleaning teams the best of luck in rectifying the problems and good health to the people of East Kilbride until they do…
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This Week's News
The Living Wage: a view from the sharp end
Andrew Marshall, managing director of London specialist in contract cleaning, Julius Rutherfoord, highlights the impact of the Living Wage and calls for others to show their support during Living Wage Week. He explains how Julius Rutherfoord is working with its client, City University London, to support cleaning staff by paying the London Living Wage.
“Living Wage Week takes place each November and is a celebration of the Living Wage and Living Wage employers. The cleaning profession has developed greatly over recent years, but it is still seen by some as lagging behind other sectors when it comes to offering support and development to its employees.
2014 ISSA Innovation Award Programme winners announced
ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to recognise the winners of the 2014 ISSA Innovation Award Programme, which were announced during the ISSA Excellence Award Ceremony at the ISSA/Interclean North America trade show last week.
This year's ISSA Innovation Award Programme featured more than 50 innovative products and services from manufacturers and service providers throughout the cleaning industry. Products and services were entered in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services & Technology, and Supplies. Industry distributors, wholesalers, and facility service providers voted to determine the award winners.
Winter matting tips and suggestions from Crown Matting Technologies
Mats play an important role in keeping facilities clean, safe, and healthy year-round... but become crucially important in Autumn and Winter when safety is a primary concern.
So, for those managers/building owners who are just now starting to think about mats, Adam Strizzi, marketing director with Crown Matting Technologies, offers the following suggestions for selecting and installing an effective winter matting system:
Revolutionary energy saving ventilation canopy shortlisted for two healthcare awards
Medical Air Technology (MAT) is celebrating after its revolutionary ECO-flow product was shortlisted for both the 'Innovative Carbon Reduction and 'Sustainability' categories in the Building Better Healthcare Awards which took place in London last week.
The awards celebrate innovation, architecture, people, products and services that are helping to transform patient care across the UK.
British Cleaning Council's 5th annual conference hailed a great success
Cleaning industry professionals from across the UK gathered in London last Thursday for the British Cleaning Council's 5th annual conference.
The one day event was sold out well in advance and delegates were treated to superb array of keynote speeches written around the theme of the day 'changing perceptions.'
Workplace washroom survey reveals odd behaviour - such as eating!
When 'using the loo' at work, do you know what is happening in the cubicle next to you? A new study released today by SCA, shows a surprising number of Americans have used their workplace washrooms for more than they were intended. Some of the oddest activities identified by the 2014 SCA Hygiene Matters Consumer Survey were eating (8%), exercising (7%), smoking (5%) and sleeping (5%) - all of which men are more likely to do than women.
One quarter of Americans say they have used their washroom at work to text (25%) and nearly as many have gone there to talk on the phone (23%), according to the survey.
WoolSafe announces first EGTS 1502 approved product
The WoolSafe Organisation has announced the first WoolSafe Approved product to pass the stringent EGTS 1502 environmental standard: nKapper from Carpet Cleaner Industries CCI GmbH.
The new standard aims to satisfy demand for carpet care products that are both effective and safe for the environment, with WoolSafe teaming up with Enco Global Testing Services (EGTS) to test the effectiveness and the environmental impact of products, respectively.
Winter woes no more... Cold weather no match for rail specialist's new screenwash
Manufacturer of specialist cleaning and maintenance products, Arrow Solutions has given train operating companies (TOCs) some peace of mind as the temperature drops by developing a new Winter Grade Screenwash for use in the rail industry.
The screenwash maintains the same high level of performance as previous strengths, but ensures effectiveness down to minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Harrison Wipes scoops 'Business of the Year' and 'A Decade of Success' awards
Harrison Wipes tells us it is the proud winner of the prestigious 'Business of the Year' and inaugural 'A Decade of Success' in the 10th annual Havering Business Awards.
The Havering Business Awards aim to celebrate business excellence and showcase the innovation and entrepreneurial character within the London Borough of Havering business community, where there are over 7,000 businesses.
US Air Force hospital Langley adds Xenex Ebola-zapping robot to inventory
Standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall, US Air Force Hospital Langley's newest staff member doesn't initially have a commanding presence. However, after five minutes, its impact has the potential to save countless lives around the world.
The 633rd Medical Group recently received a germ-zapping robot, nicknamed 'Saul', which harnesses the power of technology to destroy viruses - including the Ebola virus.
Office Care scores again at Derby's iPro Stadium
Office Care, tells us it is delighted to have won the contract for Derby County's iPro Stadium as the firm celebrates 25 years in business.
Office Care had serviced the former Pride Park Stadium between 2002 - 2013 and is thrilled to have been re-awarded the contract for 2014.
Director Martin Booth says it was a testament to the quality of the company's cleaning and customer service.
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Technical Sales Manager: Midlands
PALLMANN is the 100+ year old division of the German Uzin-Utz AG and manufactures products and machinery for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wood floors.
We wish to appoint an experienced sales manager to promote our innovative, full range of products to contract customers and their clients.
Strong relationships within the wood floor or floor care market, an ability to identify and develop business opportunities and the self motivation to succeed will be rewarded with a generous career package and an enviable opportunity to play a key part of our success.
The ideal candidate will live in the Midlands area and should expect some time away from home, in the UK and in Germany.
Account Manager (UK and Ireland)
Salary; £40k per annum +On Target Earnings (OTE), + Car, Pension.
WECOVI, a long established Dutch manufacturing specialist to the professional cleaning and leisure sectors, is seeking to recruit an Account Manager to maintain and develop its business within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
This appointment offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for a sales professional to join a progressive organisation which has operations in The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the continuing development of the company's business with existing accounts and to build new and profitable business relationships. The role includes working with other account managers to train end-user customers in the correct use of the company's products and to develop and train distributor staff to ensure the maximum optimisation of the Wecoline brand.
We are seeking to appoint a young or experienced industry professional who is enthusiastic, willing to work hard and who is looking to enhance their career with this dynamic and growing international Organisation.
For more information please check www.wecovi.com/en/news
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National Account Managers
Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K
Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.
The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.
Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.
What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.
Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.
c. £45,000 UK based
A new position has become available for a Technical Manager to join the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The successful applicant will take the lead in developing a new range of training and learning programmes, using different methodologies including classroom, practical and online. These new products and services will contribute to the increase in training and membership sales and other related business in both the UK and Internationally. The role will include delivering consultancy services to our customers when appropriate.
Strategic Operations Manager
Cambridge, OTE 40K-50K
Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.
The Strategic Operations Manager Job Description
Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
Field Sales Executive/Estimator
Swift Office Cleaning Services Limited is an ISO9001 & 14001 accredited company that has an excellent opportunity for a Field Sales Executive to join their team. You will be visiting potential clients' premises covering London, Herts & Essex to discuss their requirements for daily office cleaning and various associated services.
A proven sales record in the cleaning industry is essential and you will be able to understand the clients' needs thoroughly, allowing enough time for our cleaning staff to complete our proposal that caters for the clients requirements at the budget they are prepared to spend. Telesales is also a vital part in this role, so experience in all aspects of lead generation is essential.
The successful candidate will be: An excellent communicator with the ability to build rapport with customers. Professional in appearance and conduct. Experienced in field sales in the daily office cleaning or associated cleaning industries and preparing accurate proposals and making your own appointments. Flexible with regards to travel and working when required for new client and contract start meetings. Clean driving licence and ideally living within 25 mile radius of Harlow.
We have an opportunity for a
Field Sales Manager
We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is a very rare opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning equipment in the central area of England.
Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.
Recognised and trusted throughout the UK and globally, the Duplex range cleans all types of flooring and features the unique ability to clean and sanitise with the power of steam. The Duplex machine is the result of many years of the finest design, engineering and craftsmanship with each machine being hand-built in Italy.
Duplex has been an ISO 9001 accredited company for over twenty years demonstrating our compliance with all quality standards related to the supply of products and services.
The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given.
Experienced Export Sales Manager - Vectair Systems Ltd
Vectair Systems is a multi-award-winning technological innovator, manufacturer and supplier of commercial 'away from home' washroom equipment. Founded over 25 years ago, we manufacture leading international brands including Airoma, Micro Airoma, Sanitex MVP, V-Screen, Vectair V-Fresh, Babyminder, Quadrasan, Prozone, Femcare, MVP and V-Air SOLID.
With an EMEA Head Office in Basingstoke, UK, Vectair Systems also offers unique OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) services, allowing companies to design their own style of coordinated washroom products and dispensers, using the latest manufacturing technologies from state of the art facilities.
As a rapidly growing company trading in over 100 countries globally, an opportunity exists for an experienced and self-motivated individual to join and further strengthen our export team.
ISSA EMEA Education & Certification Manager
£40,000 Europe, country negotiable
Summary: Are you a rainmaker? ISSA is looking for a proven leader who will provide strategic direction and manage tactical plans to provide education, training, certification and business tools for Europe, Middle East and African member companies of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry trade association, www.issa.com. This person will be accountable for planning, management, execution and communication at several levels within and outside the association to meet education and certification revenue and participation goals to satisfaction. Expected to support the EMEA Director in achieving ISSA'S overall strategic goals for the EMEA region. Submit CV in English.
Salary: £40,000 based on experience. Location: within Europe, country negotiable based on job requirements.
LAVORWASH GB – Leading manufacturer of cleaning machines
We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative to join our team based in the area of Manchester, UK. The role will be a full time position working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Typically you will be out on the road 3 days + 2 days at the office.
We are offering a good salary base + bonus/commission and benefits. The perfect candidate for this role will have at least one year of client facing sales experience; if not, please do not apply.
For more details and info please contact email@example.com by sending your CV and we will get in touch.
Key Account Executive
Base salary £30,000 OTE £42,850
Matched contribution pension scheme, company car, laptop, mobile
M40 / M1 Corridor
The Company Kaiser+ Kraft (KK) is an industrial B2B equipment and hardware reseller via catalogue. KK supplements this with Key Account Managers / Executives to provide a knowledgeable local face with the aim of becoming the preferred supplier of Maintenance, Repair and Operation hardware to its clients.
The Role The Key Account Executive reports to a Key Account Manager and is measured on these KPI's
* Growth in turnover and gross margin across the assigned customer portfolio.
* Implementation of European & UK framework agreements across the sites of major customer groups.
* The identification of capital projects valued in the range £5k to >£30k - translating these into quotations with support and closing the sale.
Sales People Required
East & West Midlands, Greater London
Denis Rawlins Ltd has been supplying cleaning machines and matting to industrial, commercial and institutional organisations for over 45 years. We specialise in first class support through customer service, training, product demonstrations and advice.
We currently have vacancies for sales people in the East and West Midlands, as well as the Greater London area with remuneration in the form of a competitive package based on your expertise.
Experience of selling cleaning machines or similar capital equipment to industrial, commercial and institutional customers is preferred but not essential.
Interested candidates should contact James White in the first instance with your C.V via firstname.lastname@example.org
Cleaning Services Sales Executive / Trainee
Founded in 1972 and based in Welwyn Garden City, we provide high quality cleaning services operating inside the M25, Herts, Beds, Bucks & Essex. We enjoy an outstanding reputation operating within the Education, Office Cleaning and Leisure sectors predominantly. We employ in excess of 1000 staff providing services for over 200 extremely satisfied customers. As we continue to grow, we are recruiting for a Sales Exec / Trainee Sales Exec with experience of the Cleaning, Washroom services or "soft services" environment.
Educated to minimum A level standard, the candidate will have a sound knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint along with a good grounding in pricing principles. Full clean driving licence & DBS clearance will be required.
You will receive full training in a friendly and supportive environment. An excellent basic salary is offered with a company vehicle, plus an uncapped commission package.
Please send your CV to Paul Nixon, Director:
Commercial Window Cleaning Manager
Lancing, West Sussex
£25K per year + bonus
Wanted to run office and scheduling for all contractors, sales work & logistics. Needs experience in window cleaning. Knowledge of London & South East Region, Health & Safety helpful. Must be competant in using computer and with good customer relations.
Email CV to email@example.com
UK Area Manager Cleaning Operations
CCS Cleaning are currently recruiting for a full-time Area Manager to look after our sites throughout the United Kingdom. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the cleaning industry and have a very good knowledge of the business. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, full training and will be mentored by our Group Operations and Development Manager. Company phone, car and tablet will also be provided.
Key responsibilities will include:
- First point of contact with our customers
- Manage staff on contracted sites and report any issues to Operations/HR/payroll
- Ensure adequate staffing levels on all sites and follow Recruitment Procedures
- Delivering Company's high standards across all sites and ensuring Customer satisfaction
- Train and develop staff through the companies training matrix
- Support, manage and maintain high cleaning standards
- Conduct Monthly Specialized Cleaning Standard Audits
- Manage store hour budgets and approve Site Supervisor's timesheets
- Ensure cleaning supervisors are following correct procedures with regard to filing paper work to the payroll department
- Be on-call at all times to fully manage and monitor any issues
- Continually promote our Company Policies and Standards -Assist with the setup of new contracts
Area Manager Cleaning Operations
CCS Cleaning are currently recruiting for a full-time bi-lingual Area Manager to look after our sites throughout the Netherlands. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the cleaning industry and have a good knowledge of the business. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, full training and will be mentored by our Group Operations and Development Manager. Company phone, car and tablet will also be provided.
Training and Development Manager
c.£30,000 - £35,000
The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry, with over 15,000 Individual and Corporate members worldwide.
BICSc is currently looking for an experienced Training and Development Manager to deliver training programmes as well as contribute to the strategic direction of BBS training solutions. The candidate will also be expected to develop a sales pipeline and increase sales activity in conjunction with other team members.
Experience within the cleaning or facilities management industry, an ability to deliver and develop training packages as well as the skills to identify new business opportunities will be rewarded with a competitive salary and the opportunity to play a key part in the future direction of the company's training programmes.
AREA OPERATIONS MANAGER
Job Title: Area Operations Manager Office: Cleanology House, 7 Lion Yard, Tremadoc Road, Clapham, London SW4 7NQ
Package: circa £30k + quarterly bonus + car
Hours of work: full time; min. 45 hours per week – permanent position
Start date: immediate
About the company: Cleanology is a dynamic and fast-growing commercial cleaning, security and facilities management company, providing professional services to offices, restaurants, retail outlets, schools and other businesses around London. The company employs 400+ staff.
About the role: A demanding field-based, operational management role for someone with patience, energy and stamina. The role can require long hours and requires a disciplined individual able to manage time effectively. There is also opportunity to grow within the business, for ambitious candidates wanting career progression.
Purpose: - Manage and operate a portion of the company’s contracts - Manage cleaning staff working on those contracts - Maintain and develop relationships with existing clients
Key Responsibilities: - Ensure all jobs are staffed and cover in the event of holiday or sickness - Regularly meet clients for feedback - Start-up and manage any new contracts - Manage an area supervisor - Reporting to an operational director
Business Development Manager - Ireland
Business Development Manager - Northern England/Scotland
Ramon Hygiene Products, based in Leicester, are one of the UK's and Ireland leading suppliers of cleaning products and equipment to the professional hygiene and janitorial trade as well as cash and carry wholesale and retail sectors. We offer a wide range of branded and own label cleaning products into both sectors, coupled with an extensive range of professional cleaning equipment.
We have two exciting new opportunities for a high calibre salespeople to join our enthusiastic and committed team. The positions involve developing our business building on an established customer base across Ireland and another position in Northern England/Scotland and seeking new customers. The ideal candidates will be very market aware, intelligent and confident with outstanding time management expertise and have exceptional sales and account management abilities.
These are home based positions. Ideally residing in Belfast or Dublin for the position in Ireland and The Central Belt in Scotland. However, you would be expected to stay away as required to cover the territory and during the training period. You are required to have strong organisational skills, excellent reporting capabilities and be structured in your approach to your sales targeting. The ability to negotiate at all levels and conduct practical demonstrations is essential.
The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years' sales experience within the Hygiene and Janitorial markets or within the FMGC sector. Full training will be provided. Competitive salary, company car, mobile phone, laptop and usual expenses are offered.
Apply in writing enclosing a current C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Account Manager
Central England, East Anglia, Home Counties, North London
Vileda Professional is the leading global solutions provider of innovative quality cleaning systems for the Professional user. Our UK business is seeking an exceptionally talented individual for the position of Regional Account Manager covering the Central England, East Anglia, Home Counties and North London areas You will assume responsibility for the achievement of sales targets within your region through development of new business in the healthcare, FM and local government sectors in conjunction with partner distributors Skills
* We are looking for an exceptional, target driven, talented individual with proven ability to develop long term sales growth through the development and maintenance of an active prospect list
* You should be experienced in, and able to demonstrate your skills at, the sale of innovative products and systems to end-users. * You will bring with you demonstrable sales experience within the cleaning industry
* You must be able to demonstrate exceptional presentation skills both written and verbal and evidence good time management skills
Remuneration will be commensurate with the position and can be advised on application
Enquiries and CV should be addressed to Mrs Heather Spink, Personnel Manager at Heather.Spink@fhp-ww.com or alternatively to FHP LP, 2 Chichester Street, Rochdale, Lancashire OL16 2AX.
Commercial Contracts Manager
£25,000 - £27,000 p.a.
Company vehicle provided
We are a professional, commercial, cleaning company with over 30 years' experience looking to recruit a Commercial Contracts Manager who will be responsible for the effective management of a dedicated team providing a cleaning service to designated clients.
The successful applicant will be a business minded, hands-on, customer focused individual that shares our commitment to team work and high standards.
You will preferably have relevant experience, gained in a commercial cleaning setting, and experience of managing a team in a result driven environment.
We will consider established deputy managers and managers from other sectors who have the required skills and experience to take the next step in their management careers with a Company experiencing continued growth.
To apply, or to request further details, please contact us on 01223 833 300, or email email@example.com
Closing date: 10th April 2015
National Washroom Company
SE London based
We currently have the following opportunities:
Servicing clients washroom needs
Clean driving licence required
Multi Drop Driver
Experience of driving in London required
LWB van and 7 1/2 tonne experience
Clean driving licence required
Internal Sales Support
Product sourcing, supporting our external sales team
Technical and Training Support
External client product training
Excellent salary and benefits
Please email Application/CV to:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Development Manager
Battersea, Greater London (SW8)
Salary: Starting at £35,000 per Annum to Uncapped OTE
Reporting To: Sales & Marketing Director
GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services is a growing, dynamic organisation offering our clients a unique service delivery, providing a green cleaning service. Although we are a young Battersea based company we have the knowledge & expertise to deliver exceptional levels of service.
We have a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a very successful team and are currently seeking Business Development Managers at all levels.
The aim of the role is to achieve mandatory sales targets. To develop the GreenZone business profitably by gaining new customers and developing specific existing accounts where the opportunity has been identified.
Candidates should possess the Skills, Behaviours and Knowledge listed below:
Business Development Manager – Key Deliverables:
• Implement the Sales and Marketing Plan.
• Identify Sales Targets for each three months on a rolling basis.
• Identify Sales Prospects for each six months on a rolling basis.
• Target Specific End User clients as agreed with the Sales and Marketing Director.
• Identify, classify and develop Sales Leads.
• Follow up Sales Leads, Periodic and Ad-hoc quotations.
• Work with Operations Managers to identify additional opportunities to sell.
Area Sales Representative - B2B
Midlands & South West
VERMOP is one of Europe´s leading manufacturers of cleaning systems and accessories. We achieved this through many years of competence, excellence in innovation and the personal motivation of our employees. Our production site in Germany stands for tradition, quality and consistent customer orientation. Due to continued expansion and growth we are now looking for a driven Area Sales Representative to join our team.
* Developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing clients
* Business development and acquisition of new clients
* Identification of client´s requirements and making recommendations
* Configuration and presentation of client customised product solutions
* Provision of ongoing site implementation and after care service support to clients
* Sales experience with a proven track record, preferably from within a field sales environment
* Knowledge of the B2B cleaning industry is highly desirable * Strong technical skills and good software skills
* Good analytical and organisational skills
* Ambition and enthusiasm to promote the VERMOP brand
We offer you a highly challenging role in a successful and growing company. You will receive a competitive salary depending on skills and experience as well as a company car and 20 days holiday. To ensure you a successful start at VERMOP, full product training at our Training Centre in Germany will be given.
To be considered for this role, please send your job application (including covering letter outlining suitability and CV) to email@example.com
In order to expand the company's commercial activities and to give further substance to the growth ambitions of Wecovi Ltd., we are looking for a m/f:
National Account Manager (Janitorial & Leisure)
UK home-based £40,000 - £50,000 per annum, inc benefits, OTE, company car
This Dutch family-owned business manufactures, converts and distributes its innovative products to customers throughout Europe. In the above position you will be responsible for the commercial results of Wecovi Ltd in the UK & Ireland. Therefore, you will draw up a concrete sales plan each year. Your focus will be on the professional cleaning sector as well as on the leisure sector.
In the case of the professional cleaning sector, you will largely be dealing with distributors of cleaning products, professional cleaning and/or facilities management companies. Always with a clear focus on the end-users (cleaners). In the case of the leisure sector, you will largely be dealing with purchasers, marketers or directly with the owner of the recreation park.
In addition, you will closely monitor developments and opportunities at end-user customers.
You will be able to convince your customers and prospects of the solutions and USPs of the Wecoline and Wecovi Service brands in terms of quality as well as the unique sustainability and effectiveness of these products. Your primary tasks will be to optimise existing customers as well as develop new potential prospects. You will also proactively seek new sales opportunities within your own territory.
In short, your bold commercial approach and technical advice (demo-ing) will enable you to create partnerships and thereby increase Wecovi's market share. You will work from home and report to the Sales & Marketing Director in the Netherlands (HQ). This position involves (inter)national travel.
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BICSc Annual Awards
14th September 2017
inc Education Programme and Exhibition
Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
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Held simultaneously with CMS
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Clean Middle East Pulire
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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Clean India Technology Week
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The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
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