Permanent Jobs Buckinghamshire
|Area Sales Manager||£ 30000 34000||South West of England||VC3385|
|Our client is a national supplier of premium products for Fine Dining, Pastry and Hospitality in the UK. They are looking for an Area Sales Manager to cover the South West - the area covers all of the south down to Devon & Cornwall and Wales and the South Coast.
This is a customer facing business and they are continuing to drive up standards in product presentation, category management and range merchandising. With a passion about fine food (with over a 1000 products in their range), quality is never compromised; their aim is simply to stand out from the crowd.
The Area Sales Manager will always be at the forefront of this long term initiative.
Responsibilities & Duties
Plan and prioritise personal sales activities and customer/prospect contact towards achieving agreed business aims, especially managing personal time and productivity.
Manage product/service mix, pricing and margins according to agreed aims.
Maintain and develop existing and new customers through appropriate propositions and ethical sales methods, and relevant internal liaison, to optimise quality of service, business growth, and customer and satisfaction.
Use customer and prospect contact activities tools and systems, and update relevant information held in these systems.
Plan/carry out/support local marketing activities to agreed budgets and timescales, and integrate personal sales efforts with other organized marketing activities, e.g., product launches, promotions, advertising, exhibitions and telemarketing.
Respond to and follow up sales enquiries using appropriate methods.
Record, analyse, report and administer according to systems and requirements.
Attend and present at external customer meetings and internal meetings with other company functions necessary to perform duties and aid business development.
Attend training and to develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills.
Adhere to health and safety policy, and other requirements relating to care of equipment.
Trustworthy and confidential
Ability to work and relate to people at all levels
Ability to prioritise workloads
Ability to work well under pressure
Excellent communication skills
Confident telephone manner
Ability to work to deadlines
Excellent organisation skills
Excellent attention to detail
Positive, can-do attitude
Ability to build strong relationships and professional credibility quickly
Knowledge and understanding of the management of confidential and sensitive documents
Intermediate MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint
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