Area Sales Manager

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Non-Clinical
Salary: 35000.0
Contact name: Debbie Loding

Contact email: debbie@vettedrecruitment.co.uk
Job ref: 519
Published: 10 days ago
Join our client's team and embark on a rewarding and exciting journey in a business renowned for supplying a comprehensive range of animal breeding and husbandry products across Europe.  With a rich heritage dating back to 1984, our clients are dedicated to serving farmers, breeders, and animal enthusiasts with an array of products from electric fencing to equestrian essentials.

In the wake of their UK expansions, the demand for products has soared. This surge has paved the way for a dynamic sales professional to step in and catalyse growth within their retail accounts and explore new market frontiers.

The appointed Area Sales Manager for the North and the South West of the UK will be at the helm of managing both independent and key retail accounts within a specific geographic territory. The role entails nurturing long-standing relationships to propel sales and secure profitable, sustainable expansion. As a linchpin of the sales team, reporting to the National Sales Manager, your strategic input will be crucial in fostering current and prospective sales endeavours. You must live in the North of the UK or the South West to be eligible to apply.

Responsibilities include:
•    Cultivating a pre-existing business base and devising a sales growth strategy aligned with annual targets.
•    Day-to-day stewardship of a customer portfolio, including country stores and veterinary practices.
•    Engaging with key stakeholders to ensure a steady flow of orders, introduction of new products, and uncovering fresh sales avenues.
•    Actively seeking and securing new business through a robust prospect plan.
•    Understanding the financial dynamics of each account, including turnover, opportunities, and risks.
•    Managing all account-related administration to maintain accuracy and currency.
•    Analysing sales data and reporting on KPIs to facilitate effective forecasting.

The ideal candidate will possess:
•    A minimum of three years' experience as a Sales Representative, with a preference for those versed in agriculture, pet, or garden retail.
•    A history of meeting ambitious sales targets through effective territory and customer relationship management.
•    Exceptional communication skills, adept at fostering positive customer relations at various organisational levels.
•    Proficiency in sales, negotiation, and presentation.
•    A knack for researching and identifying new business prospects.
•    Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organisational capabilities.
•    Self-motivation with the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.
•    IT proficiency.

Benefits:
•    Annual salary of £35,000 to £40,000 depending on experience
•    Quarterly and annual bonus
•    Company car
•    Company pension
•    Generous holiday allowance
•    Inclusive workplace

This role offers the chance to be part of a forward-thinking team, where your contributions will directly influence the growth and success of a thriving business. If you are ready to take on this challenge and make a tangible impact, we’d love to hear from you!  

Contact Debbie Loding through Debbie@vettedrecruitment.co.uk or 07384 551799 today.

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