Business Development Manager - Paints

Location Bristol
Discipline: Coatings
Job type: Sales Manager
Salary: £Highly Competitive, Car & Bonus
Contact name: Laura Merritt

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Job ref: 204
Published: about 1 year ago

​Home based in Bristol area

If you are a Sales Professional with a background in sales of decorative paints or home improvement materials, we have an exciting Business Development Manager role with an International manufacturer. Based in South West England, you will sell a high quality range of decorative paints to retailers.

The Business Development Manager will have responsibility for securing new stockists paints exclusively in the independent retail channel. They will also be responsible for supporting the development of the brand in existing independent retail customers with the goal to make client the largest brand in their premium paints portfolio. To support the sales growth in those retailers as well as our company owned showrooms, the Business Development Manager will also target the premium professional painter segment.

Key Objectives:

  • To achieve agreed sales and profit targets by securing new Independent paint retailers in the Southwest Region.

  • To achieve the highest premium brand share with existing and future stockists.

  • Achieve incremental sales to professional painters supporting independent retailers and company showrooms.

  • Represent company UK at national exhibitions and events.

Candidate requirements:

  • A few years of experience selling in to independent home improvement/building materials retailers, with a track record of delivering or exceeding sales targets by growing accounts and winning new business.

  • Strong commercial acumen and negotiating skills. Evidence of strong sales discipline.

  • An ability to present confidently and persuasively and to build strong relationships. Evidence of exceptional customer service.

  • Self-motivated, driven to succeed, and professional. Must demonstrate flexibility and integrity.

  • An interest in Interior Design and an ability to competently converse with customers about colour, design and technology.

  • Experience of working in a field-based role, with good organisational skills and an ability to operate proactively and independently.

  • A sound educational background, with qualifications to degree level preferred or equivalent experience

  • Possess a clean UK driving license, current passport and be eligible to work in the UK

  • Must be willing to travel throughout the defined territory and to attend occasional evening or weekend events.

In return you will be offered a competitive salary and bonus scheme with opportunity for career progression.