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We always welcome hearing from people interested in a career in the timber processing sector. To enquire about current vacancies, email careers@glennonbrothers.ie

Since 1913, Glennon Brothers has been manufacturing high-quality timber products and is now the premier name in the Irish and UK timber processing industry. Through Glennon Brothers plants in Longford and Fermoy, and Windymains Timber and Adam Wilsons in Scotland, we supply both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. We also supply timber frame and engineered roof trusses through Dempsey Timber Engineering in Ireland and Alexanders Timber Design in Scotland.

Products include kiln dried graded carcassing, pallet and packing case material, CLS for the timber frame manufacturing industry and machined whitewood for the garden shed industry. In addition, we offer Glendeck timber decking and Glenfence fencing for outdoor use.

Vacancies

Head of Group Sales

Sales Operations Manager

Area Manager (South Of England)

 

Head of Group Sales

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland & UK with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. Turnover has more than doubled since 2009 and the company won the Ernst & Young Ireland Industry Entrepreneur award in 2010 and a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013. Glennon Brothers supplies both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It also manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the house building sector. It has over 460 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Over the past four years it invested over €30 million across the Group including value added processing in Fermoy and a state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Troon. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in the UK and Ireland, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its senior leadership team to appoint a Head of Group Sales. 

Role

Reporting directly to the joint Managing Directors, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a newly formed dynamic leadership team in the development and execution of the strategy to grow the business. This person will be responsible for the key customer relationships across our business and the growth and development of a dynamic sales team. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the Glennon Brothers sales strategy and sales plans. They are responsible for hitting or exceeding agreed sales targets for the group. As a member of the Senior Leadership team, this person will play a pivotal role in realising the vision of the organisation and providing guidance and direction on how to achieve the goal and key milestones along the journey. There is a requirement to frequently travel in Ireland and the UK as part of this role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • As a critical member of the leadership team, develop and execute the strategic plan to grow the company’s sales.

  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships with key accounts and Buying Groups across the UK and Ireland.

  • Own, hit or exceed annual sales targets and key milestones from a personal and company perspective.

  • Work closely with key Production and Log Procurement teams to ensure production schedules maximise sales, yield and profits.

  • Report on overall sales performance and key sales metrics.

  • Contribute to the successful delivery of the Group’s strategy.

  • Travel extensively within Ireland and the UK to customers and sales teams.

  • Demonstrate a strong willingness to grow, lead and develop their team and themselves in realising the ambitions of the company.

  • Ensure that the sales process evolves to meet the needs of the business as it grows.

  • Develop the technology plans to enable the sales team deliver on the overall sales strategy.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate needs to be a resourceful, results-driven individual with a strong sense of urgency who can build trusted relationships and understands the importance of developing people. Business degree or relevant equivalent qualification is required, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading external and internal sales team in a Senior Sales Leadership role, ideally in an internationally focused organisation. Must demonstrate a proven track record in exceeding sales targets and a brand ambassador. Experience of sales in the B2B sector and in-depth knowledge and experience of ERP/CRM systems are essential.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to

Mike Glennon at: mpdirector@glennonbrothers.com.

A detailed role profile will be provided to candidates during the recruitment process.

 

Sales Operations Manager

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland & UK with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. Turnover has more than doubled since 2009 and the company won the Ernst & Young Ireland Industry Entrepreneur award in 2010 and a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013. Glennon Brothers supplies both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It also manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the house building sector. It has over 460 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Over the past four years it invested over €30 million across the Group including value added processing in Fermoy and a state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Troon. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in Ireland and the UK, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its management team to appoint a Sales Operations Manager.

Role

Reporting to the Head of Group Sales, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a dynamic sales team and have ownership of the operations of the sales process across Glennon Brothers in the delivery of the sales strategy. As a critical member of the sales management team, this person will act as a support role to the Head of Group Sales. The role is a critical point of contact between Sales and Operations ensuring plans are aligned to deliver high-quality customer service. The successful candidate will lead and own the centralised operation of our ERP system including maintaining group-wide pricing and CRM adoption across the entire sales team. They will be required to frequently travel in the UK and Ireland to support sales process implementation. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the interfaces between sales and operations across all sites to ensure that production and sales plans are aligned.

  • Work closely with the key production and Log Procurement teams to ensure production schedules maximise sales, yield and profits.

  • Produce and develop group weekly, monthly and quarterly sales performance reports.

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills in the interpretation of sales process data.

  • Manage and optimise the group-wide sales process to enable data-driven performance. 

  • Focus on removing bottlenecks and driving automation and process improvements.

  • Create a sales operations plan aligning our services with the customer’s journey.

  • Ensure all invoicing, pricing, and customer terms are maintained and optimised.

  • Own the ERP/CRM sales administration and set up, ensure the sales team maintain customer data.

  • Consistently try to simplify workflows and communication via our ERP/CRM.

  • Develop the required sales technology stack that includes sales tools and workflows to enable the delivery of the Group sales strategy.

  • Ensure the sales process evolves to meet the needs of the business as it grows.

 

Candidate Profile

As a senior member of the sales team, this position would suit a strongly analytical individual with an ability to critically look at performance data and draw constructive conclusions about process improvements and efficiencies to improve the sales team performance. A business degree or relevant equivalent qualification is required, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in business analytics or managing ERP/CRM systems. An in-depth knowledge and experience of ERP and/or CRM systems is essential and experience of sales in the B2B sector would be an advantage.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV to by email to Mike Glennon at:

 mpdirector@glennonbrothers.com

using reference code GBSOM.

A detailed role profile will be provided to candidates during the recruitment process.

 

AREA MANAGER (SOUTH OF ENGLAND)

Glennon Brothers, one of the leading timber processors in the British Isles, is in the middle of a major expansion drive, and as a result a vacancy has arisen for an Area Manager. The job involves selling on behalf of the Group’s two Scottish operations, Glennon Brothers Troon, and Windymains Timber, based in Humbie, near Edinburgh, as well as its Irish operations (www.glennonbrothers.com). Glennon Brothers provides a one stop shop solution for sawn softwood in the British Isles and predominantly sells into the builders merchant, pallet manufacturing, and fencing sectors.

The Job:

This is a field sales role, covering the South of England, involving repeat selling to an established customer base as well as generating new business. Candidates will be fully responsible for proactively managing their accounts, from achieving sales targets, to maintaining a high level of customer service.

The Candidate:

This position would suit an ambitious, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, with a proven ability in selling timber or building products. Experience of selling timber products into the builders merchant sector would be an advantage. Good communication skills are essential as well as the ability to deal with people at all levels of the organisation

An attractive package is available for the right candidate. In the event that relocation is required, assistance will be provided.

Applications the strictest confidence, with full CV to:

 Mike Glennon

Glennon Brothers

Harbour Road, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6DN or e-mail mgdirector@glennonbrothers.com