Sales Representative

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Sales Representative

  • Post Date:25th March 2022
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Job Description

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Sales Representative

Competitive plus bonus opportunity and benefits

Field / home-based to cover South West Region including South Wales Ideally located in Avon

We are looking for a frontline sales person who will maximize revenue from new and existing clients and exceed targets. An experienced B2B field sales professional, ideally with a background in the vehicle refinishes industry, you are looking to develop your career in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. That business is AkzoNobel. Recognised as a Top Employer, we are home to world class brands and offer exciting career opportunities.

As Sales Representative you will manage your territory and ensure sales volumes and profit targets are delivered in line with our business plan. This will mean maximising sale opportunities within existing customers as well as identifying and winning new accounts. Your role will involve developing contact strategies, engaging with customers, increasing market intelligence and building relationships to gain new business. We will look to you to develop a strong technical understanding of our product range in order to understand customer needs and provide technical guidance to strengthen our offer. Important will be the ability to monitor and report effectiveness against targets as well as deliver customer service levels that ensure the market continues to use AkzoNobel products above all others.

As a commercially astute sales professional with a background in B2B sales, you know how to develop sales plans, create contact strategies and deliver sales activities that meet customers’ needs. Target driven you must also possess excellent negotiation, interpersonal and presentation skills. Good at monitoring effectiveness and providing management reporting you will also be familiar with maintaining CRM systems. Comfortable building relationships you are the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments. A full driving licence is essential. Experience of sales in the vehicle refinishes industry would be an advantage but is not essential.

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be a Sales Representative in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

We may consider flexible working for this role.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.