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Area Sales Manager

Cavendish Maine
South East England
£25,000 - £35,000 plus open-ended commission + hybrid car, phone etc
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
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Job Details

  • Premium pet food brand with an outstanding reputation
  • Customer base of quality independent pet shops and country stores
  • Established area with huge potential for development


The Company:

You will be working for a leading importer and distributor of premium pet food products to the independent and specialist pet trade. Continued sales growth creates the need for a new member of the team. We are looking for a high calibre and experienced Sales Representative who can manage existing customers and drive sales growth in the South East of England.

The Role: Area Sales Manager

As an Area Sales Manager (Sales Representative) you will be responsible for sales achievement in an area covering the South East of England.

You will inherit an established business base and be targeted to achieve sales growth in these accounts while prospecting for new, suitable retail customers. The skills you will need to bring to the role are:

  • Build trusting relationships with pet shop owners using a consultative sales approach
  • Actively prospect for new stockists
  • Provide first class customer service
  • Communicate and reinforce the benefits of stocking the brands to retailers
  • Provide training and education to retail sales assistants
  • Create eye catching product displays using point-of-sale and promotional material
  • Report against your sales plan on a weekly basis

Candidate Profile: Area Sales Manager

We are looking for a highly motivated Sales Representative with experience selling to the independent pet trade. Well connected and with an excellent reputation you will be looking for an opportunity to represent premium brands and provide excellent service to your customers. The other qualities we seek are:

  • A proven ability to sell – open new accounts, extend ranges, win additional retail space and grow a sales territory
  • Experience dealing with store owners and closing sales with the decision maker
  • Able to build sales proposals, influence decisions and close for sales orders
  • Right 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
  • Enjoys running small training sessions and providing education to customers

The benefits:

The job holder will enjoy a competitive basic salary and rewarding commission scheme plus hybrid car, laptop, printer and a smart phone.

For more information and to apply please contact:


Name                Nick Hester      

Telephone         01275 813030


Reference: NH/23186

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.

Find Us
01275 813000
Wessex House
4 Greystoke Business Centre
High Street
BS20 6PY
United Kingdom
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