Product Specialist

11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
PRODUCT SPECIALIST (Fixed Term contract - Maternity Cover)
(Ref: PS0218)Location: Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire

Leckey work closely with therapists, parents, carers and our business partners around the world to research, develop and supply innovative postural support and therapy equipment that improves the lives of children and adults with disabilities. We are committed to our vision to be the fastest growing company in our industry sectors with a brand recognised for integrity, innovation, quality, service and value. We are the UK and Ireland market leader in our field and export our products worldwide through our international distribution partners.

With Head Office based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland we are a profitable and growing business employing over 180 people and selling directly in the UK and Ireland to Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals, mainly within NHS structures.

VIDA UK is the sales distribution company for the Leckey products in the UK & ROI.The VIDA brand represents the best in market products, advice and customer care that Leckey can deliver to its customers.

To offer choice VIDA UK not only distributes the Leckey products but also products from other internationally recognized brands such as Kidwalk, Easystand, Ki Mobility, Made for Movement and Patron Mobility.To offer advice VIDA UK has a large dedicated highly qualified team of product specialists who are available to advise Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists on the right products to meet the child’s needs.

A number of therapy professionals have joined our team over recent years, which provides a great mix of talented sales & therapy professionals who benefit from each other’s experience & expertise and they have the opportunity to develop their unique skills and freedom to manage their working roles.

We wish to invite applications from experienced Sales or Therapy professionals to work within our Product Specialist teams. This is an exciting career development opportunity for the right candidate who can demonstrate they share our values and have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience, commitment and attitude to join our team.

As a Product Specialist you will report to the National Sales Manager and will be responsible for the proactive development of VIDA UK sales and for targeted campaigns around product promotion to our existing and new customers. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provision of the highest standards of service to build and maintain excellent customer relationships
  • Demonstrating, advising and educating customers on the full range of VIDA UK products and providing assistance to them in carrying out product assessments, product set up and product servicing.
  • Planning & monitoring of sales activities to achieve overall sales and individual product targets for the territory through effective management of the Territory Business Plan.
  • Maintaining a high level of customer contact and communication and proactively identifying opportunities for business development.
  • Managing your diary to maximise the time spent with customers and ensuring your availability for appointments when requested.
It is essential that the successful candidate can demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Empathy for the needs of children & families who use our products
  • An understanding of the demands placed upon therapy professionals
  • 2-3 years professional sales or therapy experience
  • A practical approach to equipment use and maintenance
  • Fully developed time management and planning skills
  • IT Literate in Microsoft Office to include Word & Excel with the ability to learn new IT systems
If you believe you can make a difference and you are ready to join our team please send your CV with a Covering Letter outlining your current salary details to: Emmanuel Gorman, HR Administrator, James Leckey Design Ltd, 19c Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 2SA. Alternatively you can email by clicking on the 'Apply' button .

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 16th February 2018.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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