Area Sales Manager

Battle Hayward & Bower Ltd.

Location: Ireland
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Closing Date: Friday, June 14th 2019

Job Type: Business Development / Customer Service / Sales

Job Description

Established in 1832, from manufacturing a range of agricultural products, Battles has grown to be one of UK’s largest, and most respected Equine & Animal Welfare wholesalers, with over 220 brands. We are currently seeking an Area Sales Manager in Ireland, the successful candidate will have an exciting and varied role.

Role:

Battles are seeking an Area Sales Manager to work in their Ireland Area, covering both Northern & Southern Ireland.

This field-based role requires an individual who is confident and articulate, with a strong desire to drive sales and offer exemplary customer service to an established customer base. They will need to be enthusiastic and target driven with excellent communication skills and a passion for Equine.

Applicants must be willing to travel and stay away overnight. The appointed candidate, will also be expected to visit Head Office (Lincoln, Lincolnshire) up to 6 times per year and will be required to attend ad-hoc weekend trade shows when required. 

Key Areas of responsibility:

  • Interrogate & analyse data to effectively formulate action plans, drive sales and report actions against targets
  • Presentation of current range, new products and promotions
  • Deliver a high level of customer service, to assess customer needs and implement action plans
  • Develop and implement efficient call cycles which result in positive orders and drive sales to deliver business targets
  • Implement In-season and forward order processes
  • Evaluate/collate customer feedback and liaise with relevant business teams
  • Support customer event days and complete in store training

Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Evidence of ability to build strong relationships and deliver excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills via telephone & face to face
  • Demonstrably high level of business acumen & problem solving
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Attitude & Behaviours:

  • A love for selling
  • Demonstrate the drive to go the extra mile, in the quest to drive sales opportunities within the Area
  • Well-presented and highly articulate
  • Positive, focused, target driven & forward thinking, with a passion for exceeding expectations

Qualifications/Experience:

  •  A proven track record of minimum 2-5 years successful field sales
  • Excellent knowledge of the equestrian industry
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Office 

Location: Ireland

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Competitive, with bonus structure

Location: Field based – Ireland 

To apply, please email your CV, covering letter & salary expectation to beverley@battles.co.uk 

N.B. Due to the high volume of applicants it may not be possible to respond to all applicants. If you do not hear anything within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

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