Sales Team Leader

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Edinburgh, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-07-03

Category: energy

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About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @

We’re on a mission and we need your help… Be a part of the revolution!

Octopus Energy has an exciting opportunity for a Sales Team Leader to join our new, expanding direct field team.

We're upending traditional face to face selling by building tech to make the job easier, creating more detailed and engaging conversations and sharing our empowered way of working.

As a Sales Team Leader, you’ll be exactly that, a 'Leader’, not a manager. You’ll be leading a team of door-to-door Brand Ambassadors to more than just a sales performance, you’ll be the frontline of our brand and as such, you’ll be driving our culture throughout your team.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

About the role...

  • Your leadership style will be one of inspiration!
  • You’ll be inspiring, motivating and coaching your team of around 10 Brand Ambassadors to their absolute best individual performance
  • You’ll also be inspiring your team by leading by example, you’ll be expected to carry about the same face to face activities as your team, as well as leading & supporting them
  • What you'll get...

  • We treat people like adults, so you’re trusted to work however suits you best. You've no commission cap, and get a fair base salary. On top of this, you will own your own part of the business, with share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group. 
  • Wewon best company to work for in 2019 and offer a genuine work life balance. We are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together. 
  • Weekly on Fridays we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner. We also sponsor YeoValley’s summer festival, valleyfest, every year for our offsite Summer party (we take our kids too) and aim to have 3 parties a year.
  • Speaking of kids, you get access to tax free childcare and maternity and paternity pay.  We’re always looking for ways to support parents, during lockdown we created OctoKids TV to keep your kids entertained. 
  • We offer 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), a SmartPension Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme too. 
  • Last but not least, we are obsessed about your development and help  with this via internal and external courses, learning and study support, all bespoke to you. 
  • About you...

  • Ultimately you’ll be the sort of leader who spends their time trying to catch your team members doing something right, not trying to catch them doing something wrong
  • Previous experience in face to face sales or customer facing position will be essential (although it doesn't have to be in energy!)
  • We are looking for individuals with a proven track record of managing and leading a face to face sales team and achieving outstanding performance
  • The ability to demonstrate effective leadership to colleagues in order to influence and inspire
  • Experience within F2F recruitment, people resourcing and team development
  • You will be a clear communicator who is obsessed with delivering the highest levels of customer service. 
  • You will have a positive proactive approach towards organisational change alongside the ability to work collaboratively with your colleagues in order to influence and inspire, as well as have the ability to work autonomously. 
  • Essentially, we are looking for adaptable, honest individuals who will represent us and be polite educators, not pushy salespeople.
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