The Company and the Role:
The company is a multi-temperature foodservice wholesaler offering a near national delivery service.
The company has big plans for growth over the next 3-5 years and in line with their growth plans comes the need to recruit the best candidates and succession planning, therefore the path for progression is very real and carries numerous opportunities for candidates with the right aspirations, talent and capabilities.
They are currently seeking a Van Sales Representative to operate out of their depot in Buckinghamshire, close to the M40. The position is permanent
Key Features of the Role:
The role of a Van Sales Representative requires a confident and professional individual who can represent the Company, building sales on existing business, increasing sales volumes within your territory, and deliver a reliable customer service to the highest standard.
The role also requires handling and rotating of stock, cash handling, waste management, weekly target adherence and basic account management and reporting.
You will have your own identified route / terrority to work with existing customers and to win new customers.
You will make daily deliveries of pre-ordered food products and whilst with the customer you will try and increase sales by up selling, range selling and selling new product lines or products on promotion.
This is a real relationship building role, getting to know your customers and which products sell best for them at which time of year.
Daily Duties: Pre-Route Planning; Undertake a vehicle walk around, identifying any defects; Undertake vehicle checks (oil, tyres, water, etc.); Undertake temperature checks of fridge and freezer; Undertake stock checks, highlighting any discrepancies Administration; Route Planning; Temperature Sheets; Price lists / Promotion Information. Salesperson KPI’s; Customer Relations and Range Selling; Product/Pricing Knowledge and Driving Standards.
Knowledge and Skills:
Ideally you will be an accomplished Van Sales Representative and must have a full UK driving licence, alternatively if you are a field sales professional and prepared to drive a van and sell to the customer when making a delivery, the company would like to hear from you.
You must hold a Category C1 (7.5 tonne) entitlement, and it is advantageous if you hold or have undergone any training modules regarding the Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC
The role requires also that you are over 25 for insurance purposes and you must have no more than 6 points on your driver’s licence.
The ideal background for the role would be someone who has sales or customer service or retail experience.
Clearly you must be a confident communicator on all levels and an excellent relationship builder. The company will provide full product and sales development training so you can rest assured that you will receive full support from the company.
You will need to be an early riser as typically start times are at 5am each day, working Monday to Friday.
You need to be a great relationship builder, operating with high levels of integrity and giving your customers sound advice.
You will meet the same customer’s week in week out, so your ability to build relationships is key to your success.
What’s on Offer?
On offer to the successful candidate is an attractive basic salary of £25,000 and an uncapped commission scheme (OTE earnings £28-30k per annum, even more for the talented candidate). The Company has some VSR’s who are earning in the high £30k’s.
Holiday entitlement is 21 days in the first year plus all bank and public holidays increasing to 26 years in your fifth year of service.
In addition, there is a range of benefits giving you the ability to work with a dynamic, fast-growing company where the career opportunities are truly excellent.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Van Sales Representative or a field sales professional willing to drive a van and make deliveries.
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