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Lee Jones

Senior Consultant

01625 527 207


Area Sales Manager – Student Accommodation Sector

Job Title: Business Development Manager – Contract Furniture PBSA/ Student Accommodation and Higher Education

Industry Sector: PBSA, Universities, Education, Student Accommodation, Main Contractors, Furniture, Design, Refurbishment Accommodation

Areas to be covered: London & South East

Remuneration: £35,000-£40,000 + up to £15,000 Commission

Benefits: £400 Car Allowance & Benefits Package

The role of the Area Sales Manager – Contract Furniture PBSA Higher Education will involve:

  • Field sales role promoting a manufacture and distributed range of loose contract furniture
  • Selling into the student accommodation market including; universities, PBSA’s (purpose built student accommodation), and Student HMO’s (main contractors in the future)
  • Winning projects and frameworks for replenishment within the student accommodation market
  • Targeted to achieve £750,000
  • Order values vary from; £100-£5,000 for small orders, £5,000-£40,000 package orders and small projects from £50,000-£250,000
  • Working closely with the Commercial Director
  • Initially only 20% of your time working with existing customers, 80% prospecting for new business (this will become more account management focussed over time as accounts are retained)
  • Loads of leads to follow up with from trade shows, LinkedIn and the Commercial Director’s extensive database of contacts etc.
  • 2-3 days a week on the road (circa 6 quality client calls per week) rest of time working from home

The ideal applicant will be an Area sales Manager – Contract Furniture PBSA/ Higher Education with:

  • Must have 2 years+ field sales experience within the Higher Education/ PBSA/ University/ Education sector
  • Our client is very open in respect of what products/ services are sold into the student accommodation sector
  • Open to numerous field sales backgrounds such as; fabrics, linen, laundry, insurance, janitorial supplies, chemicals, flooring, lighting, wall coverings etc.
  • Furniture field sales experience is not essential (full product training will be provided)
  • Fire in the belly
  • Driven, resilient self-starter
  • Trustworthy, able to work autonomously
  • Contacts within universities, higher education, PBSA and education will be useful

The Company:

  • 15 years +
  • 25 employees
  • Privately owned
  • £4m turnover


If your experience matches the requirements above please do not hesitate to contact Mitchell Maguire on 01625 527207 or simply apply by forwarding us a copy of  your CV. Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 5 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.


Mitchell Maguire is a specialist Construction Field Sales Recruitment Consultancy, dealing exclusively with Field Construction Sales Jobs, Construction field sales vacancies and Specification field sales positions within: PBSA, Universities, Education, Student Accommodation, Main Contractors, Furniture, Design, Refurbishment Accommodation, FF&E, Design, Refurbishment Accommodation, and Student Accommodation




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