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Area Sales Manager

Cavendish Maine
Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset
Up to £45,000 + Bonus, Car, Benefits
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

About the Company:
The company provides quality, choice and availability to Independent Retailers and Contractors across the UK. This is all underpinned by, a dedicated product development team and a progressive marketing and digital strategy.


Main Duties:

  • We are looking for an Area Sales Manager to take on the already well-established area of Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset.
  • You will inherit a significant customer base of Independent retailers and key accounts as well as substantial capacity to expand into the commercial sector.
  • Your role will be to identify new and existing customers’ potential and leveraging opportunities to grow sales with existing products. 
  • You will launch our new ranges into retailers by creating and delivering a market leading presentation using our detailed sales decks. 


Specifically, You Will Be Responsible For: 

  • Managing your area to deliver sales revenue targets.
  • Building relationships with new and existing customers; advising and influencing them to grow. 
  • Cleverly utilising sales decks to deliver market leading presentations introducing customers to new products and ranges.
  • Utilizing and upkeeping point of sale and sampling.
  • Managing customer pricing quotations and terms to protect margins while driving sales forward.
  • Seeking out and winning strong opportunities and working seamlessly with our specification teams.
  • Maintaining regular communication with line manager and other departments as required.


The Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following Characteristics and Experience:

  • External sales experience with a history of working to targets. 
  • Previous experience within the UK flooring industry or soft furnishings sector.
  • Individual sales success – in a retail, wholesale or other customer-facing role. 
  • Strong organisation skills and experience of working with CRM or similar systems. 
  • A strong work ethic and a passion for exploring new opportunities to build business.
  • Strong numerical reasoning.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.



  • Up to £45,000 + Bonus, Car, Benefits


Russell Cripps
Job Reference: RC/56874
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, 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. 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.

Company info
01275 813000
Leigh Court Business Centre
Pill Road
Abbots Leigh

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