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8 months ago
Mitchell Maguire Ltd
Basic Salary: £35,000-£40,000 + £7,500 Bonus
Company benefits: Company car, Professional development, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Bonus scheme
Location: Peterborough, East Midlands, Northampton, South East, Banbury
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Lee Jones
Category: Construction Sales Jobs, Field Sales Jobs, Sales Executive Jobs, Area Sales Manager Jobs, Sales Representative Jobs

Sales Manager – Contractors & Builders Merchants

Job Title: Area Sales Manager – Contractors & Builders Merchants

Industry Sector: Domestic Landscaping Sub Contractors / Installers, Block Paving, Landscape Contractors, Patio / Driveway Specialist, Builders Merchants, Stockists, Trade

Areas to be covered: Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Peterborough, South Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, North Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire and West Cambridge and Norfolk

Remuneration: £35,000-£40,000 + £7,500 Bonus

Benefits: Company car or car allowance + comprehensive benefits

The role of the Area Sales Manager – Contractors & Builders Merchants will involve:

  • Field sales position, selling our clients manufactured range of domestic hard landscaping products into small housing developers, non-registered and registered landscape & domestic driveway contractors / installers
  • You will be tasked with growing “direct to site” revenue to £2m (achieved £1.6m last year)
  • Being responsible for an area that over achieved on budget last year by 15%, despite a 35% increase and a poor representation on the area
  • 50% of your time managing relationships with circa 120 registered domestic landscape & driveway installers
  • 50% new business development or low or non spending domestic landscape & driveway contractor / installers (typically 20% of your allocated accounts)
  • Massive scope for growth within the small housebuilder sector, out client only currently tapping into 3% of the market
  • Developing close working relationships with contractors / installers, assisting them to win deals through offering general public enquiries that make contact through our clients website, selling on the value of our clients proposition
  • Working closely with a specialist stockist / builders merchant team of field sales representatives who manage the relationships with the builders merchants, as all revenue is back-sold through builders merchant channel

The ideal applicant will be an Area Sales Manager Contractors & Builders Merchants with:

  • Must have a proven field sales track record of selling to contractors / installers
  • Must also understand how the contractor / installer, manufacturer and builders merchant relationship works (understand procurement processes etc)
  • Experience of having dealt specifically with domestic landscaping & driveway contractors / installers is not essential
  • Must have sold building materials in a field sales capacity successfully (open to interior or exterior products)
  • Must have sold to and understand how contractors think / work (able to sell features and benefits – not price driven)
  • Experience of managing relationships with stockist / builders merchants is desirable
  • Strong relationship management and new business development skills
  • An outlook of looking for longevity in company that can offer a genuine career patch
  • Ability to run the area as if it was your own business
  • “Bubbly” persona, with an ability to form relationships at all levels from medium sized landscaping operations to small one-man outfits
  • Results orientated, can-do attitude, enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Strong personality who is able to quickly win the confidence of the team
  • Creative / open to new ideas


The Company:

  • Well established company
  • Nationwide presence
  • Financially secure


Mitchell Maguire is a specialist Construction Field Sales Recruitment Consultancy, dealing exclusively with Construction Field Sales Jobs, Construction field sales vacancies and Specification field sales positions within: Landscaping, Sub Contractors, Installers, Block Domestic Paving, Drainage, Landscape Contractors, Patio / Driveway Specialist, Builders Merchants, Stockists, Trade and Driveways



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