Come and grow your career with Suttons Seeds
At Suttons Seeds we are always looking for bright new talent to help drive the business forward. If you think you have what it takes to be part of a fast-paced, ever-changing industry please send us your CV.
As a company with the ‘Investors In People’ accreditation, and we aim to ensure that everyone, throughout the company, has the necessary skills, the right training, and the right attitude to ensure Suttons Seeds remains a market leader. We offer a diverse range of opportunities, from our offices to our warehouse, from our call centre to our production department and from our laboratory to our trials ground.
Whatever your working background you may just find the job you’ve always been looking for. And the fact that we’re based by the seaside in beautiful Devon is just an added bonus!
Sales Executive –The North
Suttons is a highly recognised consumer brand which has been in existence for over 200 years, making us one of the most established and respected companies in the UK. Suttons are a major player in the Seed and Plants market, enjoying excellent distribution amongst Garden Centres and DIY/Hardware outlets. Within the Sutton’s Sales Force, the following opportunity has arisen within an established and high turnover region:-
- Attractive Salary, Commission, Bonus, Car and Benefits
- Area: Lancs, Yorks, Durham. Tyne and Wear, Derbyshire, N Staffs, Merseyside, N Wales, Humberside, Part Lincs
- Ideal Location: M62 Corridor – Huddersfield/Manchester
Calling on Independent Garden Centres, branches of Garden Centre Groups and some Independent Hardware/Gardening outlets, the successful candidate will be responsible for the achievement of monthly and annual targets by creative selling, business development, stock management, new account development, new product distribution and effective merchandising. The Sales Executive for this established area will join the existing team and be expected to forge strong and mutually beneficial relationships with the customer base, both new and existing; maintaining the Suttons reputation for quality, innovation and customer service, whilst seeking to maximise all sales opportunities.
Candidates should ideally already have some experience of FMCG sales and sales techniques, and be able to demonstrate a good track record. Experience of selling within the Garden Centre market within these areas would be ideal but is by no means a prerequisite.
Consideration will also be given to those who have retail experience or some commercial experience and wish to build a career in sales
Personal and Professional qualities sought include:
- Highly effective communication skills
- Selling and Presentation skills
- Smart in appearance
- Personal skills/good at building relationships at all levels
- Educated preferably to at least A level standard.
- IT skills/ability will also be required (Word/Excel/Outlook)
Ultimately, preference will be given to those who demonstrate an ambition to succeed and to further their careers in the short to medium term.
- Salary – Competitive
- Car – Vauxhall Insignia (Tech max) or similar
- Bonus scheme (worth potentially £5k pa)
- Commission (Uncapped)
- Ad hoc incentives
- Contributory Pension scheme
Please send a covering letter and up to date CV to: Dawn Sylvester, HR Manager, Suttons Consumer Products Ltd, Woodview Road, Paignton,Devon TQ4 7NG or email firstname.lastname@example.org
14th May 2015
Last updated: 28th April 2015