Area Sales Manager – Carpet & Contract Flooring

Field Sales
Merchants, Retailers, Distributors
Greater London, South East
a) South East London b) Kent
Salary Description:
£35,000-£38,000 + £12,000 bonus & hybrid car
Start Date:
Mitchell Maguire Limited
Job Ref:

Area Sales Manager – Carpets & Contract Flooring

Job Title: Area Sales Manager – Carpet & Contract Flooring

Job reference Number: 545585-6039-21327

Industry Sector: Flooring Retailers, Flooring Distributors, Retailers, Flooring, Carpets, Vinyl Flooring, LVT, Carpet Tiles, Independent Wholesalers, Sole Traders, Adhesives, Matting, Flooring Contractors, Contract Flooring and Floor Preparation Products

Areas to be covered: a) South East London b) Kent

Remuneration: £35,000-£38,000 + £12,000 bonus

Benefits: Fully expensed hybrid company car & benefits

The role of the Area Sales Manager – Carpet & Contract Flooring will involve:

• Field sales position selling a distributed range of carpets, vinyl floor coverings and accessories such as: flooring preparation, entrance matting, safety flooring, carpet tiles, adhesives, underlay and fitting tolls
• Responsible for approx. 160-180 customer accounts
• 60% focussed in flooring retailers, 30% sole traders and 10% flooring contractors
• Inheriting an area with a turnover of circa £915,000 (South East London) and £1.8m (Kent)
• Tasked with growing the areas next year to £1m (South East London) and £2m Kent
• Project values can vary from £100-£30,000+ and include hotels, hospitality, airports, commercial buildings etc.
• South East has been vacancy since April so the majority of your time initially with be spent winning back customers that have suffered from poor field sales representation
• Kent area currently running at approx. 95% of budget, only available due to ill health
• Up to 7 customer visits per week
• Ensuring all quotations and enquiries are carried out in timely fashion, avoiding delays, to help increase a positive customer experience

The ideal applicant will be an Area Sales Manager – Carpet & Contract Flooring with:

• Field sales experience
• Either sold to or worked for retailers, merchants or flooring contractors
• Product knowledge can be taught, however any knowledge of flooring or interior products may be advantageous
• Street wise mentality/ strong personality (some of the carpet retailers and contractors can be awkward to manage)
• Open to a flooring/ carpet retail showroom background, looking for fist step into field sales
• Experience of having sold into flooring retailers and flooring contractors (not essential)
• Excellent communication skills
• Must be hungry and driven with bags of enthusiasm

Contact Details:
Mitchell Maguire Limited
Tel: 01625 527 207
Contact: Paul Nicholas

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