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12 months ago
Mitchell Maguire Ltd
Basic Salary: £30,000-£35,000 + up to £5,000 Uncapped Bonus
Company benefits: Company car, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Bonus scheme
Location: East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, Manchester, Yorkshire
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 – Decorating Products for Building Trade

Job Title: Area Sales Manager – Decorating Products for Building Trade

Industry Sector:  Decorating Wholesalers, Timber Merchants and Paint Merchants

Area to be covered: Midlands & North, (ideally based between the M62 and the West Midlands)

Remuneration: £30,000-£35,000 + up to £5,000 Uncapped Bonus

Benefits: Fully expensed Car & Full Benefits

The role of the Area Sales Manager – Decorating Products for Building Trade will involve:

  • Field sales role promoting our clients manufactured range of coatings / varnishes, decorative paint, specialist paints and adhesives
  • 70% of your time targeting the paint industry, large paint distributors / wholesalers and decorative merchants
  • 30% of time selling to timber merchants, internet companies and other distributors
  • Revenue responsibility of circa £350,000, with a target to grow the territory in line with the company’s 8% price increases and 5-10% company growth targets
  • Circa 200 customer in total and 300+ prospects
  • 3-6 customer visits per day (depends on merchandising / sales training and other activities)
  • 50% of your time will focus on account development, as our client is only really exploiting a small proportion of most customers’ account potential (improved point of sale, better displays, demonstrations etc)
  • Remaining 50% of your time will be new business focussed; recruiting new accounts (20 per annum) and stimulating demand with customers’ distributors, wholesalers and merchants
  • Working for a key supply in the very niche decorative paint marketplace

The ideal applicant will be an Area Sales Manager – Decorating Products for Building Trade with:

  • Must have a proven track record of field sales within the building trade
  • Must have sold to either wholesale, merchants or distributors
  • May consider field sales professionals that have worked for wholesalers, decorative merchants or distributors
  • Previous knowledge or experience within the decorative / paint industry is not required
  • Knowledge of related ancillary products such as paint brushes or step ladders may be of interest
  • Energy, passion and enthusiasm
  • Strong commercial, networking and presentation skills


The Company:

  • Est. circa 30 years
  • 20 employees
  • Privately held
  • Leading manufacturer and supplier within the decorative paint marketplace



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: decorating wholesalers, timber merchants, paint merchants,  decorators accessories, hand tools, preparation tools, accessories, workwear, personal protection equipment, paint rollers, roller frames, trays, extension poles and any other trade decorating products



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