Reference : 571558

Area Sales Manager - Cumbria, Teeside and North Yorkshire

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 11/04/2019

Who are we ?

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our passionate and knowledgeable sales team as the Area Sales Manager for Cumbria, Teeside and North Yorkshire. This role is working with British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, and the UK’s leading manufacturer of interior lining systems. Our mission is to develop innovative products and services that help customers build better spaces to live, work and play.

This exciting role will see you have the all-encompassing responsibility for customers focused in all Market sectors for a given geographical area, as directed by Regional Sales Director and Trade Sales Director. This includes back selling of local project leads with sub-contractors, general builders and resellers as well as promoting new products to ultimately secure market share at the best possible price.


What impact will you have in this role?

In this role you will strengthen existing, and build new relationships with our key sales outlets in the Cumbria, Teeside and North Yorkshire region and ideally be based in one of the following postcode areas, CA, DL, HG, Isle of Man, LA, TS and YO.

In the role as Area Sales Manager you will;

  • Market Management - Back selling local projects and business development leads for all products and systems via resellers, general builders and sub-contractors.

  • Work in partnership with colleagues from other teams to make sure the best possible outcome is achieved.

  • Have an intimate knowledge of sector projects, end users and reseller preferences within the given geographical area.

  • Commercial management (price support, debt management etc.) of sector project activity within the given geographical areas.

  • Use the above to secure market share and a preferential product mix at the best possible price. Operate with the utmost attention to health and safety at all times.


What kind of person are we looking for? 

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key – to perform well in this position, we also need someone who is;

For the Area Sales Manager specifically it is important that you have:

  • Self-motivated and sees this opportunity for what it is; a real chance to join a thriving and supportive organisation and establish yourself within the role.

  • Commercially aware and able to take a strategical and consultative approach to furthering our sales portfolio.

  • Tenacious without being aggressive, and will continue to work with more challenging accounts to see them to their full potential.

  • It is highly desirable you are able to demonstrate the above in a commercial/industrial role, however we are happy to develop the right person.


Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale. We have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employ 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of the most well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions. 

You are applying to work with British Gypsum this is one of more than 30 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you will be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. 

Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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