Sales & Marketing Executive

Broadfeed Ltd.

Location: Kent
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Closing Date: Monday, May 23rd 2016

Job Type: Admin / Customer Service / Marketing / Sales

Job Description

At Broadfeed Animal and Pet Superstore & Saddlery we pride ourselves on providing an individual and uncompromised service to optimise your pet’s health and wellbeing!

Our reputation has been built upon 30 years of serving the local community, including the immediate Royal Tunbridge Wells area and stretching as far as Pembury, Tonbridge, Maidstone and Sussex. Being pet owners ourselves, our friendly and knowledgeable team of staff look forward to accommodating your needs, whether it be small quantities of food or bedding for your much- loved pet, or larger bulk items for horse yards or farms.

We are looking for a multitalented individual with lots of personality and enthusiasm to oversee both in house and field based commercial activities.

Duties will include the sales across the retail and delivery businesses and in house promotion and marketing, and other ad hoc tasks.

This varied and exciting role will include time within store (customer facing) as well as out visiting Key accounts, prospecting local yards and generating new business, you’ll also get involved with optimising our ecommerce site and supporting our retail team.

Therefore the successful candidate needs to demonstrate a personable nature - welcoming to each and every customer, excellent communication skills, with some degree of creative flare and open to suggesting or trying new ideas for marketing, and with the confidence to work out on the road when needed in a sales capacity generating new business.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and prospect local yards.
  • Provide support to existing customer accounts and identify further opportunities.
  • Create content for our ecommerce site including category and product descriptions.
  • Support social media marketing: create blog posts, manage Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Attend shows and events, promoting our range of products and services to new and existing customers.
  • Assist with team training in particular equestrian product knowledge.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong equestrian knowledge acquired either from working in the equestrian industry or an equine related qualification.
  • Is a real ‘people person’ who thrives on delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Keen to get involved with a variety of different aspects of the business, with some creative thinking.
  • Has exceptional communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Has an outgoing personality and a positive approach to everything they do.
  • Is well organised, able to work from their own initiative.
  • Is willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with a small and friendly team, no 2 days will ever be the same, and responsibilities and tasks always varied, with the opportunity to take responsibility for personal and commercial growth within the business. This role could be ideal for an ambitious Graduate or a more experienced candidate with previous sales experience looking for less travel than in a field based role.

The successful candidate will need to reside within 15 / 20 miles of the store location.

Please send your CV and salary expectations to emma@equine-careers.co.uk

Please state Equine Careers when applying for this vacancy.

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