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PET FOOD SALES MANAGER

PET FOOD SALES MANAGER (Full Time, Mon-Fri)

Do you have the hunger and proven ability to promote our speciality pet food lines in the lucrative UK pet market? Then look no further!

We are a well-established global B2B and DTC consumer branded goods company in a period of rapid technological and sales channel change. We are a leading 'house of brands' in the pet market, which has been proven to be robust in times of recession and pandemic.

As UK Pet Food Sales Manager promoting our new pet food, you will develop and grow our pet food offer with the company’s most important clients and team in the field.  

Using your nutritional knowledge and experience in the pet food market, you will be confident in working with our sales team to build strong relationships with strategic customers. You will be able to identify needs and requirements to promote our company’s solutions and achieve mutual success.

The role is field based with a minimum of at least 2 days based at our UK Head Office in Castleford, West Yorkshire each week.  You will join a busy and dynamic team at the heart of the world’s largest family owned and run global pet product business.

THE ROLE

As UK Pet Food Sales Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Apply a thorough understanding of pet food customer needs and requirements to expand the relationships with existing and new customers.
  • Serve as the link of communication between customer and internal teams, in conjunction with the existing account manager.
  • Play a key role in planning sales and marketing KPIs and budgets, with regular reporting of progress to stakeholders using key account metrics
  • Develop and train colleagues in nutrition and the pet food market
  • Involvement in the development and marketing of new product ranges and channels, working with established brand teams.

 

THE PERSON

You must be enthusiastic in developing and growing our new pet food and have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in related key account management.

Essential skills & experience required:

  • Strong working knowledge of pet nutrition
  • Strong negotiator. Problem solver
  • High level commercial numeracy
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Application
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with aptitude in building relationships with professionals of all organisation levels
  • Minimum A-Level standard of education

Nice to have:

  • Experience in the grocery channel

THE BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary with commission package. Company car or car allowance
  • Company pension
  • Life assurance
  • Free on-site parking with EV charging available
  • Private medical insurance

 

SCHEDULE

Monday to Friday with occasional weekend working and must be flexible to stay away from home when required.

 

If you are ready for this challenge and wish to apply, send a copy of your CV to 

hresources-uk@rchagen.com

AREA SALES MANAGER (South West)

 

AREA SALES MANAGER– B2B - MARKET LEADING PET PRODUCTS – Covering SW England and S Wales – Ideally based Bristol.

Do you have the desire and proven ability to take an established sales area and drive it forward with new ideas and customers. If so, read on!

We are a successful global B2B and DTC consumer branded goods company in a period of rapid technological and sales channel change. We are a leading 'house of brands' in the pet market, which has been proven to be robust in times of recession and pandemic.

We have a well-established UK market position, with brand leading products in Aquatics and Reptile and are currently enjoying immense success in growing our dog and cat ranges. We benefit from a ‘local/global’ structure and approach, where we enjoy freedom to define and implement our dynamic local sales and marketing strategy whilst benefiting from innovative NPD and international brand support from our Canadian head office and global brand teams.

We are looking for a high performing Sales Professional to join a confident, experienced team in the next chapter of our company’s growth and development. You will be responsible for representing our business on a designated Territory in all aspects of B2B sales. Together we will continue to enhance our customers' experience by promoting and delivering first rate pet products and exceptional service.

The Role - As area Sales Manager, your responsibilities will include.

  • Managing an existing portfolio of clients in partnership with an exceptional Customer Support team.
  • Working to achieve agreed sales targets and build long term relationships to deliver continuous, profitable sales growth.
  • Identifying and pursuing new sales opportunities through new and existing channels.

About You - You will have a track record of personal success in sales as an exceptional Territory Manager, or managerial experience within pet retail and are eager to develop profitable sales opportunities.

Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of cat and dog nutrition, which you can utilise to help grow our flourishing pet food business. You will possess strong relationship management and negotiation skills, be confident in developing commercial negotiations and demonstrate a history of developing trust amongst your customers and colleagues. We are looking for an exceptional Territory Manager and in turn your skills, experience, potential and success will be supported and recognised at every turn.

Salary: Competitive salary and OTE bonus structure.

Benefits:

  • Company car
  • Generous Company pension
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Thursday to enable a good work life balance with occasional weekend working and must be flexible to stay away from home when required.

Ideal Location – Bristol/Avon

If you are ready for this role, send a copy of your CV to hresources-uk@rchagen.com