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Senior Sales Manager (Clothing, Accessories, Footwear)

Cavendish Maine
Up to £60,000+ p.a + 20% bonus + car
Closing date
15 Dec 2020

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
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Job Details

  • Branded supplier of casual outdoor clothing now sold through 800 retail outlets
  • Achieving annual growth over 30% and stocked by many high street groups
  • Distributing to 5 export markets with more growth planned
  • Successful and growing field sales team

The company:

A successful and fast-growing British lifestyle clothing, accessories and footwear manufacturer with a strong outdoor living identity. The brand is now available behind 1100 doors and stocked by 800 independent retailers. The national accounts portfolio increases every year and includes Next, Cotswolds, Kaleidoscope and Mole Valley Farmers.  Export sales are growing with strong performance in Europe as well as newer markets in Australia and New Zealand.

The role:

As Sales Manager, you will be predominantly office based with travel throughout the UK (and some international). You will work closely with the MD to devise and deliver a growth strategy that encompasses independent retail, key accounts and export sales – leading the sales team in all areas. 

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Regular accompaniments with your field sales team
  • Meetings with new and existing key accounts to present spring/summer and autumn/winter ranges
  • Identification of new key account, wholesale and export opportunities
  • Developing existing export markets to their full potential
  • Actively participate in multiple trade exhibitions

The person:

We are looking for a highly skilled Senior Sales Management professional with experience of selling a branded product range to leading UK retail and wholesale accounts. In addition, we hope to find the additional qualities:

  • Based in Hampshire, Wiltshire or Dorset in order to be accessible to the office (relocation will be considered)
  • A proven Sales Manager and leader
  • Experience and a strong understanding of the clothing/outdoor apparel industries
  • Experience of dealing with key retail and wholesale accounts with proven skills in negotiation and presentation
  • Excellent sales skills. Able to build sales arguments, influence decisions and close for sales orders
  • Highly driven and results focused
  • Passionate about outdoor living and highly motivated to work in this trade

The benefits:

The job holder will enjoy a negotiable basic salary plus a performance based bonus scheme that will fully reward contribution, a fully expensed vehicle and all business expenses.  This is an opportunity to participate in the senior team of a successful and ambitious business with the view to evolve into a ‘Head Of’ level position.

Contact: Sophie Simmonds

Reference: SS/23121

Candidate care:

By responding to this advert you consent to Cavendish Maine processing the personal data included within this application.

If your application is successful we will contact you to discuss the opportunity in more detail, within 48 hours of receiving your application.

Should you not hear from us within 3 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 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 to advise.

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


Established in 1991 Cavendish Maine is a specialist sales, marketing and management recruitment consultancy with 25 consultants based in offices in Portishead. Covering the whole of the UK, we work with suppliers of food and non-food products to retail, hospitality and leisure markets and our impressive client portfolio ranges from global brand leaders to fast growing private companies.

Our team is experienced, professional and knowledgeable and each consultant has a specific market focus. This means that we know our clients intimately and our candidates are well briefed and well prepared for all interviews.In addition we have one consultant who specialises in export and international roles and separate teams that bring the same recruitment processes to accountancy and financial services employers.

Contact Us
  • Wessex House
  • 4 Greystoke Business Centre
  • Portishead
  • BS20 6PY
  • United Kingdom
  • 01275 813000
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