Territory Sales Manager - Speciality Foods
Territory Sales Manager – Speciality Foods
£30-35,000 Basic, Good Bonus, Company Car + Benefits
Our Client sell a range of speciality gift foods into garden centres, gift shops, and Farm shops / delis ( approx. one third into each channel ). A vacancy has arisen for a Territory Sales Manager to cover the Hampshire, Surrey & South London territory.
The patch is a well-established area turning over substantial sales from over 150 live accounts. There is however plenty of scope to increase this turnover, and plenty of non-trading accounts on the area.
The accounts on patch range from ( lots of ) independent garden centres, to small owner operated corner shops up to some quite major tourist attractions. Ther are also a number of Stores affiliated to a large Symbol Group. There are also some larger garden centres ( including some branches of Squires ) on patch which also provide greater incomes, but with no head office involvement.
It’s essential that candidates have good exposure to independent garden centres, Exposure to Farm Shops and / or Gift Shops would be a bit of a bonus. Experience managing Symbol Group Stores would also be a bonus.
Our Client is looking for somebody who can deal with the larger accounts and deal with professional buyers, as well as dealing with small individual shop keepers. They are also looking for somebody who can maximise the new business opportunities on patch as well as just managing existing accounts. New business is very important.
The area to be covered is Hampshire, Surrey and South London. Candidates can live anywhere within the following area; starting at Thatcham ( jn 13 of M4 ) go south to Winchester, then go east to Horsham ( south of London ), then go north to Redhill ( at 6 pm on the M25 ), then around to the M25 in a clockwise direction to Slough, and the west along the M4 and back to Thatcham
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