Trainee Sales Manager - Field Based

Location
Glasgow
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
07 Jul 2017
Closes
04 Aug 2017
Ref
00070758
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This employer is an internationally recognised FMCG Company. Innovation and Brands are at the heart of everything they do aligned with significant local and international growth.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain exposure in a company that has doubled its turnover in recent years.

The Role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to take their first steps into a Trainee Sales Manager position and combine hands on experience with a training and development programme under the guidance of the Sales Manager. The appointed individual will be instrumental in assisting the team achieve key sales targets and objectives for Scotland. Throughout this ongoing programme, the successful candidate will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to deliver sales success and introduce new business.

Main Duties:
- Product set-ups across the categories;
- Store walks for setting opportunities in store, securing hot-spots and key locations for optimum positioning of products;
- Assisting with selling key-lines throughout the season;
- Top-up orders across all categories depending on season the main focus being seed;
- Take responsibility for co-ordination of the seed season including set ups and returns;
- Responsible for the ordering and delegation of POS;
- Work proactively with direct team, internal colleagues, external agencies and customers maintaining positive relationships to further develop the business , its reputation and uphold the company's mission statement;
- Provide support for seed launches;
- Work closely with marketing to ensure correct POS is developed and feedback any issues;
- Provide pictures of defects of poor merchandising from both Company and competitors;
- Report to Regional Manager on a weekly basis: Work completed, competitor's actions and weekly successes.

The Person:
They are looking for driven, tenacious, hardworking and ambitious individuals with the ability to establish good working relationships with people at all levels of the business. Applicants should also possess:

- 1 years merchandising experience or 1 years' experience within a competitive sales environment
- A strong desire to work in sales
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ambition to succeed
- Willingness to travel and work in a large geographical area (Scotland)
- A Full Driving Licence

Desirable Criteria:
- Knowledge and experience of the gardening or pet food industry

The Package:
- Competitive Salary
- Company Vehicle
- Comprehensive training and development programme
- Plus additional benefits