Field Sales Executives
Territory: Northwest region (Lancashire, Great Manchester, Merseyside)
Sector: Packaging distribution & solutions
Basic Annual Salary £30,000-£40,000 (dependent on experience) plus bonus/commission (scope to earn 100% of salary), company car (or allowance) & flexible benefits package including hybrid working, up to 27 days holiday (Plus additional annual leave purchasing scheme)
Sector: Packaging distribution
We, the UK’s market leading packaging distributor have an outstanding opportunity for an experienced sales professional to come and join our flagship Northwest site based in Heywood. This is a marvellous opportunity for someone to build a career in the packaging sector.
You will be keen to embrace a challenging, yet rewarding sales role that will see you focus on the full sales cycle to include management of existing customer portfolio whilst also generating new business and securing new customers. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace.’ Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Appointing and nurturing sales talent across our business is key to our continued growth.
Take a quick peek inside our Heywood site facilities via the video below…
The Field Sales Executive Role
Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, this territory sales role requires a ‘full sales cycle’ approach. You can therefore expect to manage a portfolio of existing customers (£2-£3M annual spend value), whilst also having a dedicated focus during the year on targeting & securing new customers (annual target north of £150k for new customer/business revenue). An ability to switch focus and dedicate adequate time to both aspects will dictate your success in meeting agreed commercial goals and targets. You will thrive in building relationships with key decision makers and stakeholders across a range of customer accounts, continually reviewing needs and acting on opportunities to present fresh solutions.
Field Sales Executive Key Responsibilities
Do you have the correct profile?
We would love to hear from you if you are an experienced territory/client facing B2B sales professional (ideally minimum of 2 years field based/client facing sales experience). You will be an effective negotiator, with the ability to actively build strong relationships via first class communication and influencing skills. You will enjoy genuinely ‘adding value’ to customers as your prior experience will already have seen you selling a solution.
Selling with integrity, you will be accustomed to delighting customers and be able to illustrate a recent track-record of success in meeting sales targets. We would ask that you live ‘on patch’ (within the stated territory area) and have a valid UK driving license. Any prior sales experience gained within logistics or supply chain solutions as well as other similar distribution businesses (packaging, consumables, PPE, stationary, catering etc.) can also translate well.
What is most important however is that you have recent B2B field sales/customer facing experience, can demonstrate a record of impressive performance (must include some ‘new business acquisition success), are open to learning our business and sector and will be comfortable with a more technical solution-based sales approach. A fully valid UK driving license is essential and you must reside on patch within the wider Northwest area. You will also be using a CRM (dynamics) alongside the usual MS Office products, so computer literacy is important.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds irrespective of your age, gender, disability, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, or sexual orientation. Should you require any specific support or adjustments during the recruitment process, please email our recruitment team directly.
Your future with us
Here at Macfarlane Group, you truly have the potential to shape your own future and set your own ambitions. We are a large group company where internal promotion and mobility are a key feature of our success. Through tailored career plans, we provide a wide range of structure training & development pathways, utilizing both in-house expertise to share knowledge and the best-in-class external training partners. There is potential access to management & leadership development, and we work closely with recognized, accredited bodies including the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) & the Institute of Sales Professionals ISP). So there really are no limits to where your journey within Macfarlane Group may take you.
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits package can include: –
How to apply/next steps
The successful applicant will join us in January 2024, but we are keen to meet with people now and in the coming weeks to ensure we have identified the best available individuals at interview. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant.
All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
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