“On the road” Sales person
Are you a service minded and enthusiastic individual? Do you want to work with relationship building sales? Do you enjoy travelling and spending time with people, making business and building relationships with your clients? Then this could be a job for you!
Aspen is currently sold within a dealer network of around 430 shops around the UK. AAOC is a family owned business employing a total of 18 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. Please note that we do not employ smokers due to the fact that the products that you will demonstrate are flammable.
As a salesperson for Aspen fuels, you will be responsible for sales within central and southern England + Wales and your key clients will be garden machinery dealers, hire shops and other suitable outlets. You will develop a business relationship with each client and their employees. In this role, 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 around Oxford, Up to 100 overnight stays in hotels are to be expected so that you can be out in the field 4 days per week. Sales meetings will be held at company HQ in Poole, Dorset. A company vehicle will be provided and a driving licence is a must.
- 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
- You will need to show a basic competence in Microsoft Office based Computing Software
- Full UK driving license.
- GCSE Math, English and Science of Grade C or above.
- Familiarity with Aspen Fuel or competitive products.
- Enthusiasm, engagement and a willingness to take on challenges.
- Located close to major transport links.
Job type – Permanemt
Hours – Based on 40 hours per week. Monday – Friday and up to 100 hotel stays.
Salary – We offer a competitive package which includes, starting salary in the region of £25-30k depending on experience, comission based bonus, company vehicle, full ongoing training, expenses for overnight stays, long term career prospects and an enhanced company pension scheme.
How to apply
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 firstname.lastname@example.org