Sales Representative

South Yorkshire/Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Lincolnshire
Competitive + Annual Bonus + Company car
02 Aug 2017
02 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Title:  Sales Representative

Region:  South Yorkshire/Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Lincolnshire

Sector:  Horticulture

Salary: Competitive + Annual Bonus + Company car

Code:  AL/19095

The Company

A £multi-million turnover non-food consumer goods supplier. This company has a strong brand identity, reinforced by powerful TV advertisement.  They specialise in supplying the horticulture industry with state of the art products. Anything from seeds to garden tools to weed prevention. They do it and they need you to sell it. Their typical customers are garden centres/hardware stores.

The Role

As a Sales Representative, you will inherit an established client base covering a defined area, this will cover South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The current area is well established, so this role will be split into managing existing business and trying to grow within, as well as chasing new business where you can implement new lines. You will be tasked with following a set journey plan, keeping up to date with latest product launches/changes and delivering against an annual revenue target.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Create and follow a journey plan that achieves the business targets
  • Build trusting relationships with garden centres & hardware stores
  • Present the benefits of stocking the brand and be proactive in winning display space
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Report against the area sales plan

The person for this Sales Representative role:

We are looking for an experienced field sales professional with a background in FMCG sales and ideally someone from the Agriculture/Horticulture/Garden arena, however other strong candidates will be considered. A proven ability to manage a sales area with regular field sales visits is crucial. In addition, we are looking for:

  • Based in the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire/South Yorkshire area
  • A dynamic individual and a self starter
  • A proven track record in customer retention
  • Excellent sales skills. Able to influence decisions and close for sales orders
  • Great personality – positive, likeable, good sense of humour, builds relationships easily
  • Embraces being accountable for the area performance and prioritises constantly in order to meet targets
  • Possess the potential and desire to progress to a more senior role
  • Due to the shape and size of the products an element of physical fitness is required

The benefits:

Generous performance based bonus on achievement of key objectives. Company car, more will be revealed subject to applying.


If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 72 hours of receiving your application.

Due to the overwhelming Application response, we receive through various sources should you not hear from us within one week then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please be advised that if unsuccessful for this role we may keep your details in our hold file for 6 months, during which time you may be contacted for other suitable vacancies.  If you do not want us to do this please call us.

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your interest in Cavendish Maine

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