UK Trade Sales Manager - FTC

Seven Search & Selection
Competitive salary + Car or allowance & company benefits
Closing date
14 Feb 2021

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
National Accounts, Sales
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Job Details

Our client:

  • Market leading, international premium branded consumer goods business that manufacture products for the home
  • Design orientated, high end non-food products renowned for quality and traditional design
  • Won numerous industry awards for quality, innovation and have an outstanding reputation in the industry
  • High levels of customer service offered to a major UK and international retailers across multiple channels including online, department stores and independent retail
  • Working culture is autonomous, compassionate and employees are empowered

The role:

  • Actively lead and shape the UK sales strategy in line with company objectives and brand values
  • Management of UK national and key accounts to build on long standing relationships with key partners. Customers likely to include John Lewis, Lakeland and The White Company
  • Work well with other functions across the business including marketing, operations and product teams
  • Oversea the independent customer channel and in-store training and promotional activity
  • Construct analytical reports, budgeting, forecasting and business planning
  • This role is a fixed term contract

Ideal candidate:

  • Previous experience in a consumer goods industry such as housewares or a closely related category, candidates from other FMCG sectors will be considered
  • Worked for a brand or luxury business where brand representation is of high importance
  • Sold to major UK retail customers – experience of John Lewis, Lakeland or aligned retailers would be an advantage. Other similar retail experience will be considered
  • Operated as a National Account Manager, Sales Manager or Retail Account Manager
  • Able to hit the ground running and adapt quickly
  • Be driven and work well under pressure. Demonstrate tenacity, willingness to succeed
  • Passionate, personable and a great relationship builder
  • Need to be sociable, a great communicator and ability to build strong relationships at all levels
  • Location wise will need to be Midlands or South-West based close to both sites

If you feel you have the right experience please forward a copy of your CV to

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  • Leeds
  • LS1 5JL
  • United Kingdom
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