Area Sales Manager (Maternity Cover)

Mars Horsecare UK Ltd.

Location: North England
Closing Date: Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Job Type: Customer Service / Management / Nutrition / Sales

Job Description

Regional Sales Manager – Maternity Cover 12 month contract

Northern Region (North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland)

Competitive salary + performance related bonus, company car, laptop, iPad, phone                                            

MARS Horsecare UK Ltd owns many market leading nutrition brands including SPILLERS®, WINERGY® and EQUIVITE®. Although run as a separate segment Mars Horsecare UK is part of MARS Inc. one of the most respected consumer goods companies in the world, with leading pet care brands such as Pedigree®, Whiskas® and Royal Canin®.

We are looking for a self-motivated, highly organised and passionate self-starter with exceptional communication skills. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and possess some sales experience.

The successful candidate will be numerate with a sound commercial sense, an aptitude for sales and be computer literate with skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

As Regional Sales Manager reporting to our Trade Sales Manager you'll be responsible for managing a portfolio of accounts.  You'll develop a deep understanding of your differing customers' needs. 

You'll be responsible for the store success across your portfolio and you will achieve success in your target areas by:

  • Effective route planning and analysis
  • Driving distribution of Mars Horsecare UK products
  • Ensuring availability of Mars Horsecare UK products
  • Effective budget management
  • Working with our category manager to deliver display solutions in your stores
  • Delivering NPD launch plans in your stores
  • The sell in of National & Bespoke promotions
  • High levels of communication  

This is a field based role and you must be fully mobile within your territory.  A full UK driving licence is essential.

Mars Horsecare Ltd is an equal opportunities employer

We give people freedom and responsibility to do more than they ever imagined.  If you would like to apply for this position please include a covering letter with your CV, highlighting why you would like to work for Mars Horsecare UK and what makes you a suitable candidate for the role and send to

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