VP of Sales UK Job at DHL Express – in Colnbrook


United Kingdom-Berkshire-Colnbrook | Full-time | Permanent | Standard

Here at DHL Express UK, we are an employer of choice, a recognised Top Employer and specialists in providing Excellence, Simply Delivered. You could join our team of over 4000 employees dedicating themselves in Connecting People and Changing Lives through express delivery of parcels and international shipments from some of the best loved and most widely recognised brands across the globe.

DHL Express UK is part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group – the world’s most international company. We operate in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, enabling us to provide exceptional national and international career development opportunities. Within DHL Express’s pursuit to be The Logistics Company of the World we engage in a number of initiatives such as – Go Teach, Go Green and Go Help.

Certified International Specialists

From Operations to Sales, Customer Services and Corporate Functions our mission remains the same, to provide Excellence. Simply Delivered to achieve this our Certified International Specialist programme builds a common culture and provides the specialised knowledge our employees need to do their job competently and confidently.

Our Values

Our values and culture are DHL Express UK are an extremely important aspect of our business. We embody our culture in three core attributes;

Head: Being Results Orientated & Leveraging Strengths

Heart: Providing Purpose & Having and Creating Trust

Guts: Being Positive about Challenge, Uncertainty and Change & Focussing on Clear Priorities

In addition to ‘Head, Heart and Guts’. We promote an open and honest feedback culture based on Results & Respect, whereby our employees respect one another, embrace diversity and inclusion and drive employee engagement, every day and everywhere whilst never compromising on integrity and compliance.

Do you want to be part of a company that connects millions of people worldwide? Do you have the drive to make a difference? Click Apply Now!

Tasks and Responsibilities

Inspire, develop and lead the UK Sales team to deliver all Revenue Targets and Margins, whilst understanding /improving Sales motivation via the DHL EOS. This will be achieved by developing and implementing short, medium and long term strategies to increase market share,

To Exceed country targets by ensuring tactical sales plans are in place and communicated, understood and delivered to all Sales functions. Identify and commercialise new service offerings and industry specific products. Oversee UK sales operations to insure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of the sales resources. Ensure that sales channels have the best combination of processes, sales tools and IT systems that will ensure that the needs and values of all Market Segments are represented in the services offered by DHL. As member of UK management board, contribute to the wider strategy and performance of UK business.


Customer: External

Develop, drive sign off champion, communicate and regularly maintain a Sales Strategy by sales channel and Market Segment which is aligned and supports the Global Commercial strategy

Using a Strong Business and bottom line focus identify development areas in performance in the sales team. Drive both short-term (tactical) as well as appropriate long-term (strategic) actions to address the short fall.

Develop and get approval of the measures and goals (revenue, profit, share) to respectively:

Stakeholder: Internal

Contribute to the successful Regional Sales Campaigns and Initiatives and strong interface with Regional Sales Roles.

Member of the UK board. Contribute to overall strategy and performance of UK business.

Recognise opportunities and develop business programmes and their business cases and drive their approval.

Manage the definition, development and implementation of these programmes.

Monitor the achievement of programmes against their business cases throughout deployment and implementation.

Participate in cross-functional projects at the regional and Global level as requested in order to drive the future Business direction at both the country, Regional and Global levels.

People Management:
Contribute as an active member of the Regional Marketing and Sales Management team.

Recruit, train, coach, motivate, supervise and evaluate the staff performances of the Sales group’s staff.

Develop Talent and a nurture a performance based culture

Our Promise to You – Benefits

Competitive salary

Eligibility to participate in performance related bonus schemes

Generous holiday entitlement increasing with years completed service

Company pension scheme with excellent contribution rates

Life Assurance

Enhanced maternity pay

Generous company sick pay

A competitive package of voluntary benefits including retail, entertainment, gym membership discounts and more

Discounted Health Assessments

Access to professional employee assistance, wellbeing programme and qualified mental health first aiders

Excellent training and development opportunities with a strong focus on internal promotion

Your Profile – Skillsets and Attributes

Sophisticated business & commercial acumen, excellent understanding of technology in a business context

Excellent market focus and awareness

Excellent knowledge of DHL processes, products & services

Excellent interpersonal skills – proven ability to succeed in a multi-cultural, multi-functional environment where consensus is critical for success

Strong strategic thinking and target orientation

Ability to empathise and integrate

Customer Focus

Excellent leadership capabilities in managing and inspiring people, ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.

What’s Next?

Apply now and upload your CV online.

If your CV has been shortlisted one of our Recruitment & Talent Advisor’s will contact you within 5-10 days to discuss further details.

Please note: Due to the nature of our business we are regulated by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), therefore it is compulsory for all applicants once offered employment to provide a full 5 year employment history. Additional to this we are required to carry out a Criminal Record check.

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Posting Legal Entity DHL International (UK) Limited

About the Company

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Company Location:  Colnbrook

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