Location
London
Department
Sales Team (field based)
Advertising Salary
£28,000 per annum, plus bonus and company car

About The Role

Are you looking for an exciting and autonomous role within business development, supporting our retailers?

 

We have an opportunity to join our team, working in this fast-paced environment. You will have end to end account management of the relationship with our retailers, based on sound commercial input and superb service.

 

Deliver sales and margin across (Peterborough, Northampton, Leicester, Norwich and Ipswich), with close management of debt,a defined geographical arearobust store development and implementation of business initiatives, achieved through effective influencing and a strong personal brand.  Fully accountable for delivery of all KPIs and comms/engagement with our retailers.

 

Your main responsibilities:

  • Achieve set sales plans and implement strategies to grow the area sales in accordance with targets
  • Ensure profitability of the area in accordance with budgets, targets and sales mix
  • Maximise retailer support for the independent brand
  • Accountable for overseeing the necessary management of debt is undertaken in conjunction with the appropriate support functions
  • Managing the capital expenditure proposals and budgets for members through encouraging re-investment in their business and obtaining sign off through the appropriate channels
  • Ensure key accounts and members are serviced and supported with a range of tailored support
  • Delivery of business initiatives in accordance with set timescales ensuring full ownership, commitment, and right first-time implementation
  • Identify opportunities for capital expenditure and development with members, working closely with the development team to ensure a strong conversion rate
  • Provide insight from members back into the business which can be utilised to improve the offer and services to members
  • Outstanding ambassador for the brand, always ensuring positive comms and compliance to the brand standards

About You

  • Strong commercial understanding of Symbol Group industry including competitor market activity and market trends
  • Ability to understand a profit and loss account and understand commercial and financial information
  • Ability to spot opportunities for growth and development
  • A detailed eye for retailing standards and the ability to influence member compliance
  • Knowledge of PC applications including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Full detailed knowledge of CPOS/EPOS including interrogation of data and ability to support the retailers with use of same
  • Outstanding presenting and influencing skills
  • A confident, driven and enthusiastic self-starter
  • A great problem solver with outstanding judgement
  • Ability to prioritise and strike a balance between proactive and reactive
  • Ability to build exceptional relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Outstanding organisational skills with requests made centrally responded to within deadlines and returned in full
We'd love to hear from you if you think we match your job search!
 
 
 
 

About Bestway

About Costcutter

Our vision is simple; helping independent retailers to thrive.

Join us and you will be joining our values driven, fast paced business and become part of a friendly and dynamic culture. We work together, building strong relationships and embracing different styles. That way everyone can turn up as themselves.

Like innovating? So do we, we embrace change and believe we can always be better, in fact it’s one of Our Values!

Tell me more...

We have been championing independent retailers for over 30 years. Our Head remains in York and we have over 600 employees in Head Office and around the country.

We supply goods and services to independently-owned convenience stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland as well as to our company owned estate. These stores trade under a number of brands including Costcutter, Simply Fresh and Mace.

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