Position now filled

Anglo American Oil Company ltd (AAOC) are the UK distributors for Swedish produced Aspen Alkylate petrol – A low emission petrol alternative designed for small engine machinery. The Aspen brand is the market leading alkylate petrol in the countries throughout Europe which it is sold in.

Aspen is currently sold within a dealer network of around 350 shops around the UK. AAOC is a family owned business employing a total of 16 people in which the Aspen side of the business is rapidly growing. For more information about AAOC please visit our website.


Exciting job opportunity in our sales team

We are searching for a person with a basic technical understanding of simple engines as found on garden machinery, a strong drive for success, business sense and social skills to be able to work with people from within each sector of the industry. Previous experience within sales is a must and experience in working with technical products or within the garden machinery industry is a strong bonus.

As a suitable candidate you should be focused on achieving goals and be driven by new challenges. You should have good planning skills when it comes to structuring your working week and visiting/booking meetings with your clients and are happy to work with your car as your office as it is out visiting customers that you enjoy the most.

As a person the ideal candidate should be a fit and healthy non-smoker who enjoys spending time meeting and working with new and repeat customers.


Your responsibilities

We require a candidate with experience in sales and with a basic technical understanding of simple engines such as found in garden machinery, to join our growing sales team. You will cover an area north of England and Scotland with an approximate commitment to travel to clients 18 days per month. You will be responsible for communicating with existing clients and signing new clients, you will be selling the business concept of Aspen fuel and various add on products.

As a sales person for Aspen fuels, you will be responsible for sales within northern England and Scotland. Your key clients will be garden machinery dealers, hire shops and other suitable outlets. You will develop a business relationship with each shop and their employees. As a sales person, you will be responsible for the complete sales process including developing new business with new shops, training shop staff about the technical aspects of the product and how to market it to their customers. You will also be responsible for maintaining/entertaining current dealers, working closely with them to develop their Aspen business further and educating them about new products or campaigns in their area.

You will also be working with end users of the product such as councils, tree surgeons, landscapers and golf clubs. Educating them about the benefits of Aspen fuels before pointing them to their nearest suitable dealer.


Where are you based?

Being situated in your area is a bonus so that you can easily get to your customers. Ideally based near Sheffield/Leeds, Up to 100 overnight stays in hotels are to be expected so that you can be out in the field 4 days per week. Bi-weekly or monthly meetings will be held at company HQ in Poole, Dorset. A company vehicle will be provided and a driving licence is a must.

Essential requirements:

  • Previous sales experience.
  • Good knowledge of the garden machinery or agricultural industry.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Strong organization and self-motivation.
  • The ability to use standard computer applications and internet functions.
  • Full UK driving license.
  • GCSE Math, English and Science of c or above.

Desirable requirements:

  • Familiarity with Aspen Fuel or competitive products.
  • Enthusiasm, engagement and a willingness to take on challenges.
  • Located close to major transport links.

More details

Job type – Permanemt

Hours – Based on 40 hours per week. Monday – Friday and up to 100 hotel stays.

Salary – We offer a competitive salary, company vehicle, full ongoing training, annual bonus, expenses for overnight stays, long term career prospects and an enhanced company pension scheme.

Please note that we do not employ smokers due to the fact that the products that you will demonstrate are flammable.

How to apply

Please send us your application via email to axel@aaoil.co.uk

In your application, include a current CV with a covering letter explain why you would like to join our team and why you think the role is made for you.

If you would like further information about the role please contact us by email on aspen@aaoil.co.uk