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Area Sales/Account Manager (paint/coatings)

Cavendish Maine
Bristol/The Southwest
£30,000 - £34,000 p.a (DOE)
Closing date
21 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
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A well – established, family run coatings manufacturer with strong brands and ambitious growth plans!  Specialists in (but not restricted to) marine coatings, their range of products includes varnishes, topcoats, undercoats, primers and bilge paints.

The role:                                                                                

Reporting to the National Sales Manager and covering the Southwest region, you will ideally be based in/around the Bristol area in order to manage and service your territory effectively.  With up to 400 customers spanning your remit, you will be required to nurture, maintain and develop these existing relationships which will include cross – selling and up – selling to build on sales. 

Duties will include;

  • Work towards and achieve sales and margin targets
  • Develop new and existing stocklists and customers
  • Solutions selling – understanding the customers requirements and selling the appropriate products.
  • Increase the product rage within the existing customer base
  • Establish, maintain and develop strong relationships with customers
  • Resolve any customer problems or complaints in a timely manner
  • Acknowledge and feedback on any market knowledge including competitor marketing activity, products and distribution

The person:

In order to be considered for the position of Area Sales Manager, you must possess the following:

  • Solid sales and account management experience specifically selling branded products into  Trade Merchants
  • Experience of selling coatings/paint products would be desirable but not essential
  • Highly motivated and target driven
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • A full UK driving license
  • The ability to work from home when not out with customers
  • Based in/around Bristol

The benefits:

The job holder will enjoy a salary of up to £34,000 p.a (DOE), company car (allowance would be considered), laptop, mobile,  24 days holiday + bank holidays, pension

Contact: Sophie Simmonds

Reference: SS/23480

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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