Territory Sales Manager – Giftware/Home Décor

Location
Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincoln, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire & Isle of Man
Salary
Competitive salary + bonus + Additional Benefits
Posted
18 Sep 2017
Closes
18 Oct 2017
Ref
CE-SC004143GJ
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Territory Sales Manager – Giftware/Home Décor

Region: Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire & Isle of Man

Competitive salary + bonus + Additional Benefits

Our client is a market leading non-food consumer goods business that operates across various product categories including gifting, home accessories and home appliances. The business has great history and heritage and has established a growing reputation in the industry with consistent growth of current turnover. They supply most major UK retailers and products are also sold internationally across a number of countries. Due to expansion our client are now looking to recruit an Area Sales Manager to support future plans.

In this role you will inherit a well-established customer list of independent retailers on the patch. You will also be expected to generate new business, target other retailers that the company wish to develop further. You would be joining our 12-strong sales team, calling on a variety of retailers on a well-established sales area with a Company car, contributory pension scheme and fully paid expenses. You should be resident within the territory. Previous experience within the gift industry is not essential but rather the ability to demonstrate a committed approach, a proven previous sales record and an attitude to selling which retains humility and avoids arrogance. You must be highly self-motivated and driven to meet sales targets.

Territory Manager Duties:

  • Building the business within the territory using a variety of sales techniques.
  • Work with underperforming accounts to turn the curve.
  • Targeting potential customers and assessing opportunities for sales.
  • Arranging 3-4 sales calls per day with potential customers and heavily utilising the fantastic showroom facility at Head Office.
  • Cold calling companies within the territory and establishing needs.
  • Putting together a list of target companies within the area.
  • Analysing competitor activities in the region and assessing opportunities for business development.
  • Working to revenue targets and KPI’s as set by the management team.
  • Networking with businesses in the territory and building relationships.
  • Attending relevant industry events and trade shows to build business.
  • Chasing sales leads from other members of the company.
  • Working closely with other territory sales manager’s and national account managers.
  • Putting together sales strategies to target large accounts.
  • Keeping up to date with industry news to identify opportunities for new business.

Background of the Territory Sales Manager:

  • Previous experience working as a territory sales manager.
  • Preferably have relevant industry background gained from a competitor or company in a related industry.
  • Excellent people skills and an ability to build relationships with people at all levels.
  • Proven track record of building business and hitting sales targets.