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Sales Executive

Reference #: VAC10632
Location: National
Salary: £24000 - £27000
Sector: Food Services
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 22/01/2020
Contact: Jade Oie

Job Description

As Sales Executive the role will be focussed on packaging. The products will be and can be used across all industries. The ability to sell and develop business relationships within food, medical, horticultural industries and beyond will be an asset to the candidate.

The role will require contacting potential customers, identifying their needs, persuading them that our products and services can best satisfy those needs; closing the sale by agreeing the terms and conditions; providing an unparalleled after-sales service all while enhancing business relationships and developing new products with the customer.

The role could be home based but with the need to travel to meet with potential and existing customers as required, covering the whole of the UK and occasionally beyond.  You need to be organised, self –motivated, enthusiastic and be able to work alone and as part of a team.

Key Activities

To maintain accounts through selling existing products and develop new accounts through product development.

Maintain margins through price increases with an eye to increase business.

Cold call as appropriate within your market to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities are available.

Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.

Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organisation.

Handle objections by clarifying, emphasising agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion.

Present an image that mirrors that of the client.

To develop new products through discussion with new and existing clients anywhere in the world.

To contribute to a sales team activity report and meet the sales director whenever required.

To attend monthly sales meetings at head office (West Midlands)

To follow up on samples sent out to various customers and close deals/secure business.

To handle complaints to a resolution with the assistance of QA.

To accommodate any other working requests from your manager.

Meet/exceed sales budgets.

Client Retention

Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.

Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs.

Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.

Attend industry functions, such as trade shows on behalf of the company, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.

Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.

Preferred Qualities

Someone who has some experience selling food packaging or a good knowledge of the industry.

A few years ideally in an internal workplace who wants to step up or who has experience in field sales.

Must be willing to learn quickly and adapt in a fast-moving company.

Hard working, able to work autonomously, likeable, confident, rounded and enthusiastic for new product developments.

Key attributes

An enquiring mind

Computer literate and fluent in most Microsoft programs


Well organised

A go getter who wants to carve out a career in sales with all its rewards.

Home based available but - must come into office once a week. Could be office based if local 

If home-based, must be used to working from home and be self-motivated.


Basic salary circa £24k-£27k, Company Car (A3 or equivalent), Laptop, iPhone, generous pension scheme, sales-based commission when established and death in service plan.  

Cloud 9 is acting as a Recruitment Agency

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