Area Sales Manager

Position Overview:

At Pets Choice we have an opportunity available for an Area Sales Manager / Field Sales Representative to join our Pet Specialist Sales Channel.

The Area Sales Manager role is field based, the successful candidate will ideally be residing on the M4 Corridor, Bristol, Swindon, Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire area with good access to the motorway network.

We are looking for a background in field sales OR a Pet retail background!

Location:

Field Based: Bristol, Swindon, Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire area 

Company Overview:

Pets Choice is a leading pet food manufacturer whose industry knowledge spans over 135 years. Based in Blackburn, Lancashire, the Pets Choice portfolio of brands offers a variety of products for pets and wild animals under its brands; Webbox, TastyBone, Meatiful, Spike’s World, Goodwyns, Davies, Oceanic and Vitakraft. Each brand offers a unique insight into animals from dogs to ducks and produces high-quality products that cater to a wide variety of consumer needs. As a trusted partner, Pets Choice provide private label goods including extruded food, wet food and retorted trays, and baked fresh meat treats. The business also offers additional services such as packaging design, fulfilment and logistics. With a broad range of capabilities and distribution channels worldwide, Pets Choice are proud to be a major supplier to the UK grocery, independents and pet speciality sectors.

Role:

  • Responsible for establishing and expanding Pet’s Choice customer base within pet specialist retailers whilst developing and maintaining relationships with existing customers.
  • Accountable for meeting sales and profitability targets and ensuring regular planning and reporting is maintained.
  • Journey planning
  • Keeping up to date with market trends and competitor activity
  • Sales experience within the pet industry is favoured, but not essential.
  • Applicants must be self-motivated and have the ability to work on their own initiative to realise the potential within this market.
  • The position is field based and will involve travel around the UK; therefore, a full UK driving license are vital.
  • Normal working hours are Monday – Friday, however occasional weekend work for national exhibitions is required.

Key attributes and skills:

  • A Passion for Pets is a big help!
  • Comfortable in customer facing environments
  • Ability to manage your own time and journey planning
  • Comfortable with travel
  • Positive attitude and an opportunity seeker
  • Brand ambassador

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your cv to recruitment@petschoice.co.uk