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Area Sales Manager – Pet Trade

Cavendish Maine
The Midlands & North Wales
Up to £40,000 pro rata (DOE) + Car + Bonus
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Company: 
Cavendish Maine are proud to be working as the chosen exclusive recruitment partner to one of the world’s largest, privately owned, multi national pet product manufacturers and distributors with a well established market position.  

A robust and leading ‘House of Brands’ within the pet market, currently in a period of rapid technological and sales channel change.


The Role:    
An unusual opportunity to work as a Pet Trade Area Sales Manager on a 4 day per week basis covering the Midlands and North Wales territories has become available within this global leader!  

If you have ever wanted to spend your Fridays with family, volunteering, catching up on life admin or just to have the opportunity to take some extra long weekends, then this could be the role for you! 

Due to promotion, my client is looking for another high performing field sales professional to join their confident and experienced sales team during an exciting chapter of company growth and development.  


You will be responsible for representing the business within your designated territory in all aspects of B2B sales by promoting and delivering first rate pet products and exceptional service to customers.  


Specific Duties Will Include:

  • Managing an existing portfolio of clients, working to achieve agreed sales targets. 
  • Building long term effective relationships with customers in order to deliver continuous, profitable sales growth.
  • Focussing on maximising customer acquisition and retention within your territory.
  • Identifying and pursuing new sales opportunities through new and existing channels.
  • Producing accurate weekly/monthly reports and sales forecasts.
  • Achieving set sales targets.
  • Identifying a supporting merchandising solutions and marketing materials.
  • Regularly updating customers with information and promotion details.
  • Analysing customer purchase profiles.
  • Demonstrating products for customers.
  • Identifying new business and new account opportunities.


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

  • Happy to work 4 days per week (Mon – Thurs).
  • A successful track record in either B2B fields sales (ideally pet trade|) or managerial level within pet retail. 
  • Ideally a good knowledge of cat and dog nutrition.
  • Strong relationship management and negotiation skills.
  • Confident in developing commercial negotiations.
  • A full UK driving license.
  • A willingness to travel on a daily basis.
  • Happy to attend tradeshows and exhibitions when required.
  • Live within a commutable distance to Birmingham/The Midlands.


The Benefits: 

  • The job holder will enjoy a basic salary of up to £40,000 pro rata (equivalent is up to £34,000 p.a for 4 days). Company car, bonus, contributory pension 5%/7%, Life Assurance, Private Medical Care.


Sophie Simmonds
Reference: SS/86844


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. 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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