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Area Sales Manager

Listing ID: 1449421

Area Sales Manager

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: People Marketing
Location: North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Start Date: ASAP
Reference Number: 12516AA
Salary / Wage: £ dependent upon experience + car + bonus benefits
Twitter Handle: People Marketing
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 2 days
About: People Marketing Fashion Recruitment (est. 1989) is a boutique recruitment agency specialising in the fashion & lifestyle industry. We recruit for a diverse range of vacancies in the UK and internationally, including jobs in design, technical, quality, sourcing, production, sales, buying & merchandising and ecommerce.

The majority of our consultants have first-hand industry experience, and our team are passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and the individuals who work in it. We have an extensive network of candidates built up over the last 25 years. We have an impressive client list of retailers, brands and suppliers within fashion & textiles. We are proud of our reputation for providing a high quality personalised service, and for placing the right candidates in successful long term career opportunities. Our business continues to grow through recommendations from candidates and clients.

Recruiting for an experienced Area /Regional Sales Manager to cover the North of England & Scottish regions.  Applicants must be based within this region.  This sock brand is firmly established in the market, and seeks to recruit a self-motivated sales manager to take them further into the outerwear, outdoor/leisure/pursuits lifestyle market with new developments excitingly on the horizon ..

The Role:

  • Successfully manage a number of Independent Territory Sales Accounts and actively targeting new opportunities within the defined strategy, and achieve own sales target
  • Working closely with the Head of Sales on delivering of the brand strategy.
  • Liaising and networking with a range of stakeholders including customers, colleagues, and partner organisations.
  • Managing a range of accounts, across different sectors, to achieve targets set. Present seasonal collections to existing and target new accounts.  Full understanding of product range, including price structure and new product developments and marketing planning!
  • Working in line with the new direction of business, targeting outdoor/lifestyle accounts.
  • Weekly reporting with Head of Sales and Sales team collectively to review performance and update on customer specifics
  • Attend Trade Show Events throughout the UK/locally & Quarterly Sales Team meetings.
  • Working with customer service and marketing to share intelligence, ideas on how to drive the business forward and ensure expectations are met .

Person Specification:

  • Experience within Area Sales Management /Territory Sales Manager. Proven experience selling into independents, speciality store groups, garden centres within fashion or textiles. 
  • Strategic thinker. The ability to use initiative.
  • Energy and enthusiasm to succeed. Problem solver
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate passion for the brand.
  • Time management & organisational skills
  • The capacity to work under pressure
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Highly numerate, attentive to detail and IT literacy (EXCEL and PPT)
  • Full current driving license

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