Sales is a tough gig, even tougher when the product you are trying to sell is below par or you have no personal interest in it. Couple that with an inflexible employer, no career growth opportunities and a capped commission structure, and it’s enough to make an adult T-Rex cry.
What if I (This advert) was to tell you there was a role selling market leading consumer electronics products into retail networks, distributors and independents that that they will bite your hand off for. Why would they bite you ask me, that’s not nice? Because their competitors are already selling them, because the margins are excellent, because they’re already proven and appearing in TV Shows!
What if the same company needing this role had no existing sales staff within this division but is already achieving £1m+ sales within the partners you would inherit with minimum effort, so as well as getting ownership over the opportunity there would be no glass ceiling for future career growth. And on top of that it’s a great team, with good benefits and a flexible working culture.
What is the catch? Well you have to be a motivated self-starter with the existing composure to take ownership for current partners like Argos and Robert Dyas, but drive heavily for more in a variety of different channels such as hospitality, ecom and distribution. You must be willing to break down doors, open new relationships, negotiate contracts. You mustn’t be corporate, happy not wearing a suit but willing to if needed to win a deal. Travelling internationally must be appealing, and you have to be commercially sound and money motivated to take this rocket as high as it can fly.
Hang on there is no salary on the advert, this must be a trick? Yes that’s right because at the moment we don’t actually know what we need to pay, and as we don’t want to put it wrong and miss speaking with you if you’re the right person.
So if the concept of this job sounds great, and working a hybrid role out of a Cambridge office is viable, plus you have some experience selling physical consumer products into retail and distribution get in touch. Ideally you will be in the Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Bedford, Stevenage, Hitchin, Newmarket, Ipswich, Norwich or Northampton areas, but we’re open to speak if you’re wider afield as well.
Zero Surplus is East Anglia’s premier sales recruitment agency, based just outside Cambridge our sales recruiters source staff for small and international B2B & B2C businesses across Cambridgeshire and the East of England.
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