National Sales Manager

Home based – central UK
Up to £50,000 + bonus, car and benefits
10 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
NH 18681
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Job title:            National Sales Manager

Location:           Home based – central UK

Salary:              Up to £50,000 + bonus, car and benefits

Sector:              Premium pet food

Job type:          Permanent

Job reference:   NH 18681

  • Lead a national field sales team.
  • Managing the sales of some of the best quality pet food brands in the UK.
  • Personal sales to targeted key accounts.



The Company:

A privately owned premium quality pet food business that has secured an impressive reputation with all specialist retailers with sales growing at 40% per annum.

The company has launched a secondary range that has even broader market appeal and seeks a pioneering sales leader to maximise the opportunity for this brand.

The role of National Sales Manager:

This is a pioneering, home-based role, for an experienced Sales Manager who is a great salesperson, a detailed planner and exciting entrepreneur. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Agreeing an annual sales and marketing plan with the Directors.
  • Managing and recruiting Area Sales Managers to support the sales plan.
  • Allocation of annual sales target by each team member.
  • Annual strategy for key account acquisition.
  • Monthly field accompaniments with each of the sales team.
  • Analyse and interpret sales data in order to guide decision making.
  • Present regular business reviews for the Board.

National Sales Manager profile:

We are looking for a well trained and experienced National Sales Manager, ideally with pet trade experience, who can transfer skills to this role. Specifically we are looking for:

  • At least 10 years sales and business development experience.
  • Must have worked with quality fmcg brands.
  • Experience leading a national sales team and account management.
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Numerate with the ability to interpret and analyse data.
  • A great communicator at all levels with excellent negotiating, influencing and presentation skills.
  • Highly self-motivated with the desire, enthusiasm, drive, determination, tenacity and ability to achieve results.

The benefits:

The job holder will enjoy a competitive basic salary and rewarding commission scheme plus car and the expenses / support required to be field based.

For more information and to apply please contact:


Name                Nick Hester      

Telephone         01275 813030