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Area Sales Manager

Cavendish Maine
South East
£negotiable + quarterly bonus + new company car
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

  • Inherit an established sales area of 250 garden centres, gift shops and homewares retailers.
  • Sell a beautiful range of garden and gift products.
  • Enjoy an attractive basis salary, quarterly bonuses and a new company car.

The Company:

Established for 30 years, Fallen Fruits has grown into a highly respected garden trade supplier offering a range of beautifully designed garden sundries, wild bird care and gift items to thousands of retailers throughout the UK. The company was recently acquired by Esschert Design, an €85 million turnover garden décor supplier. This provides a level of support and opportunity that will fuel ambitious growth in the UK business. This new appointment is part of an investment in personnel that is key to achieving the company’s goals. See

The Role of Area Sales Manager:

Sales territory: Surrey, London South, E & W Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Middlesex, Essex,

This is a fantastic opportunity for a well-established and highly skilled Sales Representative seeking an opportunity to take a sales area to the next level of achievement.

Inheriting a territory with a well established customer base of garden centres, gift shops and homewares stores, your brief will be to develop existing accounts, open more stockists, sell through the range and work with customers to increase sell-through.

Candidate profile: Area Sales Manager:

We are looking for an experienced Sales Representative with a track record of success selling to independent retailers – ideally garden centres, gift shops, homewares retailers or department stores. With evidence of strong trade relationships, successful sales experience and a persuasive character you will be confident in your ability to open new accounts and develop existing customers by range-selling and merchandising. Specific qualities we seek are:

  • Based on area, ideally Surrey, Sussex, Kent.
  • At least five years of field sales experience – dealing with independent retailers.
  • A passionate, charismatic and persuasive character.
  • Numerate, articulate, fun and trustworthy.
  • Competent Computer Skills – Excel, Word, PP, Teams - Remote Ordering APP experience beneficial .
  • High energy with fantastic communication skills.
  • Well organised and able to work with a broad product range.

The Reward:

The successful candidate will enjoy an attractive basic salary, plus quarterly bonus, company car, fuel card, laptop, iPad, mobile phone, pension, staff discount and all of the support required for a field-based role.


Name - Nick Hester      

Telephone - 01275 813030

Email -

Reference: NH/86856

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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