Area Sales Manager
Area Sales Manager required for rapidly expanding Catering Butchers based on the South Coast. Reporting to the Business Development Manager / Managing Director, you will be responsible for growth and management of sales in the Hampshire region. Your sales targets will incorporate both Company growth and the opportunity to increase your own personal earnings.
A superb opportunity for a business development professional to promote an exceptional service which accommodates individual bespoke orders obtained from chefs within a variety of catering establishments. This is an exciting role combining strategic account management with profitable Company growth.
We are looking for an additional Area Sales Manager who is both structured and driven in their approach to succeed and can demonstrate the ability to build relationships through appreciation of the skills and service required to win business. Ideally the successful candidate will already have substantial knowledge and experience of working within the food industry.
This sales role will involve focusing on generating new business selling to pubs, hotels, schools, nursing homes and the NHS in a sales territory within 50 miles of Poole, Dorset (predominantly Hampshire). You will additionally have the opportunity to develop existing customer accounts and will work closely with the established sales office and Customer Sales Advisors who provide support and a backup service to both you and our customers.
You will be tasked with selling predominately fresh and frozen meats prepared to each customer’s bespoke instruction/s plus, a select variety of frozen and pre-prepared products which complement any chef’s order. The Company has very ambitious growth plans and is constantly introducing products to accommodate customer enquiries in addition to exploring new opportunities in order to deliver exceptional customer service. You will typically communicate with Chefs, Catering Managers, Business Owners, Commercial Managers and Directors in a consultative based sales role.
You need to be self-motivated, organised and enjoy both winning and retaining business. Together with a drive to succeed and consistently achieve agreed targets, you must possess strong communication skills and be able to develop good working relationships with both customers and colleagues. Additionally, you will have great networking skills which focus on developing strong, long term relationships and partnerships with all clients.
Basic Salary: £20 to £25k+ negotiable DOE. OTE £30-35k.
Benefits: Company vehicle, laptop and company phone. 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays, plus long service days. Generous staff discount.
If you feel you have the skills required to fill this role, please apply by forwarding a copy of your CV together with a covering letter.
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