Meet Anthony - Sales Executive
Why did you choose to work for MAN?
I was working for another manufacturer and was feeling unfulfilled, and a friend told me about the opportunity to work for MAN. I had an interview/getting to know you session with Simon Makin and I felt that our personalities clicked instantly and knew I had to work for him. The good pay, commission structure, car scheme, health care etc. are all added bonuses, but working for a company that I knew would work for me was the biggest selling point.
Describe what it’s like to work here in three words.
Challenging, rewarding and fun.
What do you get up to in a typical week?
I spend a lot of time in my car: going to visit my customers, as well as potential new customers. I also get into the office to catch up on admin, as well as putting quotes together. I make a lot of phone calls and send a lot of emails, but face-to-face is my preferred method of contact.
What’s been your proudest moment at work?
Securing a deal for ten trucks with a customer that I have known for three years, after months of back-and-forth, and a LOT of hard work.
What makes someone successful here?
From a sales perspective, I’d say resilience, because you won’t win every deal, and it’s easy to dwell, but you need to dust yourself off and crack on to the next customer. I think you need the willingness to compromise where you can, and the confidence to back yourself when you believe that there is no space to compromise; that applies to the approach to customers, and internally. A positive attitude never hurts either!
How have you and your career developed since you joined us?
I feel that I have already been given a good amount of training and support towards becoming better at my job, and I feel more polished as a Sales Executive, on the whole. My product knowledge is vastly better, as there is always someone that you can talk to and ask questions. I would like to think that I have set the foundation for future growth within MAN.
What’s the best thing about working for MAN?
I can honestly say that I’ve never worked for a company where everyone that you speak to is nice, and goes out of their way to help you like they do at MAN. My team are always game for a laugh, as well.
More about you
What’s been your proudest moment outside of work?
I once played a gig with my band in front of 3,000 people, and seeing people jumping up-and-down and dancing to music that I had written with my best mate was surreal, and made me really proud.
If you could invite 3 people to a dinner party, who would they be?
Mark Noble (West Ham captain – COME ON YOU IRONS), Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dave Chappelle.
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us.
I have a Grade 8 in singing. although my karaoke performances after a few beers may not show that.
What’s your favourite film?
Guardians of the Galaxy.
What’s your signature dish?
Steak (medium-rare, preferably ribeye but I’m good with any cut), parmentier potatoes, broccoli, homemade peppercorn sauce, and a nice glass of red.