Specification Sales Manager – Painting & Decorating

Field Sales
Specification, Contractors, Distribution, Social Housing
Architects, Main Contractors, Sub Contractors, Merchants, Local Authority, Public Sector
Greater London, South East
South East – based below M4/ M25
Salary Description:
£42,000-£45,600 Neg. + £2,500 bonus & Hybrid Car
Start Date:
Mitchell Maguire Limited
Job Ref:

Specification Sales Manager – Painting & Decorating

Job Title: Specification Account Manager – Painting & Decorating

Job reference Number: 274358-8370-21301

Industry Sector: Local authorities, architects, main contractors, social housing, housing associations, joinery sub-contractors, painting & decorating merchants and general builders merchants

Area to be covered: South East – based below M4/ M25

Remuneration: £42,000-£45,600 Neg. + £2,500 bonus

Benefits: Fully expensed Hybrid Car & Full Benefits

The role of the Specification Sales Manager – Painting & Decorating will involve:

• Field sales position, selling a range of epoxy resins and fillers for wood repair
• 50% of your time winning specifications with local authorities/ housing associations, social housing and architects
• 35% stimulating demand for product with main contractors and specialist joinery and timber sub-contractors
• 15% of time managing relationships with circa 50 painting & decorating merchants
• Inheriting an area with a turnover of circa £750,000
• Tasked with growing the area by 30%
• Initially 70% new business development, 30% account management, although this will change to 80% account management over time as all won projects are retained
• Working in a “buddy system” with a Technical Account Manager who will be responsible for all site inspections, site surveys and training for customers
• Project sizes up to £20,000, with an average order value of circa £5,000-£10,000

The ideal applicant will be a Specification Sales Manager – Painting & Decorating with:

• Specification field sales experience with either local authorities, social housing or architects
• Network of contacts within local authorities, social housing or architect specifiers
• Ability to communicate with main contractors or sub-contractors such as joinery/ timber contractors
• Can do attitude is essential
• Ideally with 2 years field sales experience
• Painting & decorating industry background preferred, although also open to joinery or building products backgrounds
• Comfortable with a tracker in your vehicle and also reporting on a CRM system
• Outgoing, empathetic and tonnes of charisma
• Knowledge of epoxy resins, fillers, grouts or adhesives not essential as full product training will be provided
• Team player, comfortable working in a “buddy system”

The Company:

• Established 30 years
• Market leader
• 3m+ turnover
• 100+ Group employees

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

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