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Southern Account Executive - Sporting Goods

Michael Page Sales
£40000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Commission, Benefits
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Agents, Retail Management, Sales

Job Details

Opportunity to join a leading industry brand.

Looking after a large southern region of the UK.

Client Details

Industry-leading outdoor sporting goods brand.

Southern Account Executive - Sporting Goods.


The Southern Account Executive - Sporting goods will be responsible for maximising sales and profit across their designated accounts in the southern region of the UK, driving market share of the brands in retail and building long term relationships with customers, as well as driving all new sales opportunities within the region.

Main Responsibilities & Duties

The role will involve the successful candidate being field based, calling on customers on a daily basis as agreed with the Head or Export.
  • Present and sell new and existing models as well as special offers.
  • Stay on top of customer requirements and present back appropriate products and ranges to meet these customer needs.
  • Checking stock levels and in store merchandising and presentation, with a view to staying on top of supply and actioning accordingly
  • Challenge and meet any objections on products from customers or retailers with a view to increasing and meeting sales objectives.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with all existing customers and stakeholders to maximise sales and profit and with a view to increased distribution.
  • Attend all relevant trade and industry events as and when required.
  • Plan and organise daily work schedules to meet customer facing requirements.

In Addition
  • Attend sales meetings 3-4 times per year as scheduled.
  • Attend dealer trips and events and training at suppliers locations as and when requested.
  • Represent the company at trade shows, events and exhibitions as well as product demonstrations.
  • Review your own sales performance, regularly address where you are vs. target sales.
  • Maintain technical and product knowledge, staying up to date with not just my clients but the industry movements and new product additions.
  • Targeting and assessing new potential retail customer targets
  • Recommend any changes in product, service and policies as and when appropriate.
  • Gather market and customer information and report back to the business as well as use for decision making within the region.
  • Submit weekly activity reports to line management.


The Southern Account Executive - Sporting Goods will come with the following skills and experiences.
  • Sales experience in an area, regional capacity within the related industry
  • Successful track record in sales and customer growth and management
  • Strong IT skills, Excel, MS Office
  • Knowledge and understanding of Shooting Sports
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and organisational skills
  • Able to work autonomously, self-motivated and driven.
  • Attention to detail, tenacious and results orientated.
  • Full UK drivers license with mobility across the southern part of England / UK

The successful candidate will be expected to be mobile on a daily basis across the UK.

Job Offer

£40,000 to £50,000 annual salary, depending on the level of industry experience, company car, commission and package benefits.


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

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