My client have been a leading and trusted brand for over 40 years and have an excellent reputation for quality and customer service.
They are currently seeking Field Sales Executive to look after and grow existing accounts in their southern territory (from Wales downwards, including the Channel Islands).
The role would suit an existing Field Sales professional OR an Internal Sales/Account Manager who is looking to move into the field.
Field Sales Executive - Key Responsibilities:
·Develop sustainable, profitable sales of products through effective management of an assigned regional portfolio of retail customers and corporate partners within a specified region.
·Plan business to deliver sales in accordance with pre-defined sales and distribution targets.
·Ensure timely receipt and entry of all pre-season orders to aid the buying process and maximise the Company’s delivery performance.
·Visit assigned customers on a regular, appropriately scheduled basis, building long term business relationships.
·Identify, open and develop relevant prospective retail and corporate accounts, ensuring effective territory management and appropriate distribution spread.
·Pursue opportunities for at once / in -season Sales utilising daily at hand and forward stock information.
·Complete all necessary administration accurately and on time.
·Complete Specified Reporting - including weekly contact schedule, weekly sales report, Quarterly Report and any other ad hoc requirements.
·Ensure provision of optimum customer service to all accounts via communication with support functions e.g. customer service, credit control, marketing
·Work closely with the marketing team to ensure the positive development, implementation and success of trade marketing campaigns consistent with the brand guidelines and strategic direction of the brand in the UK
·Ensure close liaison with your Manager and other colleagues.
·Order book Management: be completely conversant with current sales and order book status and assume responsibility from gaining orders through to fulfilment.
Field Sales Executive - The Candidate:
We are looking for a professional, credible and hard working candidate with proven sales experience and a desire to succeed.
You will have a strong ability to communicate at all levels, be comfortable presenting and a strong negotiator.
Highly competent IT skills along with the ability to analyse data is important.
Experience with a lifestyle apparel brand would be an advantage.