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Area Development Manager – East of England

Are you looking for the next step in your B2B sales or recruitment career?

We are currently recruiting for an Area Development Manager in the East of England to generate and convert sales opportunities for, and provide business support to, a group of franchised offices. The area includes and covers everywhere East of the cities of York, Leeds, Sheffield, and Milton Keynes across to the coast – currently Driver Hire’s fastest growing geographical territory. This role is a senior one within the UK’s largest specialist logistics recruiter.

What does the role involve?

Your primary objective will be to develop a new sales pipeline for your franchisees to maximise territory sales revenue growth through new business wins and effective penetration of existing business.

Other business support will be necessary to ensure that the offices run efficiently in terms of candidate attraction, management and retention, compliance and resources.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Proven track record of B2B sales, preferably within a multi site regional sales role
  • Ability to quickly build rapport and create strong working relationships with franchisees
  • Strong commercial acumen and good understanding of P&Ls
  • Be tenacious and credible in your approach with well-developed inter-personal skills
  • Positive and proactive style and the flair and determination to succeed
  • Recruitment and logistics sector experience are desirable
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

What do you get in return?

By joining us, you can expect an attractive rewards package including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Performance-related bonus scheme
  • Company car
  • Healthcare scheme (post-probation)
  • 33 days of holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • An extra paid day off on your birthday
  • An optional paid day off every year to volunteer in your local community

This high-profile role will see you interacting with key members of the senior management team, and many successful Area Development Managers have gone on to take up senior roles in the business, both in the UK and abroad.

Driver Hire is a market leading recruitment company in the transport and logistics sector. From over 100 offices nationwide, we provide more that 3,000 workers each day to a wide range of clients such as international transport companies and major retailers.

In a recent survey of over 160 franchisees, group services and local office staff, 94% say they are proud to work for Driver Hire. It is a great place to work with a supportive and collaborative culture for anyone looking to build a successful career.

So, if you’d like to join our team and have a potential opportunity to develop your career with us, we’d love to hear from you today. Please send your full CV to:

We will review all applications and you will be contacted within 5 days of your application if you have been shortlisted.

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