Area Sales Manager – Carpet & Contract Flooring

Field Sales
Merchants, Retailers, Distributors
South East, South West
South of South Central (SP, BH, SO, RG, GU, PO, RH & BN)
Salary Description:
£30,000-£35,000 + £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: 344544-1730-21347

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: South of South Central (SP, BH, SO, RG, GU, PO, RH & BN)

Remuneration: £30,000-£35,000 + £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. 240 customer accounts
• 50% focussed in flooring retailers, 35% sole traders and 15% flooring contractors
• Fantastic opportunity to make a name for yourself, inheriting an area with huge growth potential, Hampshire was turning over £1.5m on its own a few years ago)
• Initially responsible for circa £1.2m
• Project values can vary from £100-£30,000+ and include hotels, hospitality, airports, commercial buildings etc.
• 90% account management role, although initially there may be a focus on winning back customers lost this year from poor field sales representation
• 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 retail showrooms, 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 first 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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