Area Sales Manager – Softwood Timber & Sheet Panel Products

Field Sales
Contractors, Housebuilders, Distribution, Fabricators, End Users
Main Contractors, Sub Contractors, Merchants, Retailers, Distributors
West Midlands
West Midlands - B & WV
Salary Description:
£35,000-£40,000 Neg. + up to £10,000 Bonus & hybrid car
Start Date:
Mitchell Maguire Limited
Job Ref:

Area Sales Manager – Softwood Timber and Panel Products

Job Title: Area Sales Manager – Softwood Timber & Sheet Panel Products

Job reference Number: 280159-5171-22125

Industry Sector: Softwoods, Sheet Material, Hardwoods, Joinery products, MDF, OSB, Panel Products, Cladding, Mouldings, Decorative Surfaces, Decking, Engineered Roof, Façade Systems, Site Hoardings, Main Contractors, D&B Contractors, National and Regional Housebuilders , Shop Fitters, Joinery Contractors, Builders and Kitchen Manufacturers

Area to be covered: B & WV

Remuneration: £35,000-£40,000 neg. + up to £10,000 Bonus

Benefits: Fully expensed hybrid or electric car + benefits package

The role of the Area Sales Manager – Softwood Timber & Sheet Panel Products will involve:

• Field sales position selling a range of predominantly softwood timber products and sheet panel materials (but also joinery, softwood and decorative surfaces)
• Selling into various contractors including; joinery contractors, small to medium sized builders, shop fitters and kitchen manufacturers
• 60% new business role, 40% account management (initially responsible for approx. £40,000-£50,000 per month)
• Three/ Four days a week initially (3 months) based from West Midlands depot, before transitioning into Three/ Four days a week on the road
• No targets for the first quarter, opportunity to build your pipeline so that you can remain one quarter ahead
• Responsible for an area with a turnover of circa £1m, opportunity created via company growth
• Working as part of a field sales team of four (depot turnover circa £15m)
• Product sizes can vary from £300 up to £20,000
• Treat the area like it’s your own business, you will responsible for marketing and planning strategy etc.

The ideal applicant will be an Area Sales Manager – Softwood Timber & Sheet Panel Products with:

• Proven track record in construction field sales and the timber industry
• Knowledge of softwoods and sheet panel products
• Must have sold to contractors either for a manufacturer or a merchant
• Commercial acumen/ business brain, understand margins, computer literate etc.
• Ability to deal at multiple levels within customers
• Initiative and autonomous approach
• Driven, enthusiastic, hungry with a passion for the product and company
• Excellent communication skills
• Efficient territorial planning skills

The Company:

• Est.100 years
• 500+ employees
• Circa £130m turnover
• Part of a larger group
• Privately held

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

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