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 Scotland, with close management of debt, a defined geographical area robust 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
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for their whole remit.
  • A great problem solver with outstanding judgement.
  • Ability to set up & execute a clear plan.
  • Ability to prioritise and strike a balance between proactive & reactive.
  • Ability to build exceptional relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Effective time management.
  • Ability to work across a wider team of peers, sharing best practice, networking, and supporting each other’s challenges
  •  All behaviour displayed in line with the company values.
  • Outstanding organisational skills with requests made centrally responded to within deadlines and returned in full.

What next?

If you are looking to launch, or grow, an exciting career in a company that values progression and development! Choose “Apply now” to fill out our short application and submit your CV!

About Bestway

Bestway Retail now supports nearly 3000 symbol retailers as well as operating over 400 franchised stores, and over 170 company owned stores throughout England and Wales, we employ over 2500 colleagues who enable us to provide a great local retail service in our communities.

Through the acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group into our Bestway Retail Division, our annual wholesale turnover has grown to c£3b per year.

We own the UKs largest franchised off license and convenience chains which encompasses the brands Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Select Convenience and Central Convenience. Our vision is to be the best value off licence led convenience retailer and wholesaler.

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our fast-paced business, entrepreneurial and dynamic business. It's an incredibly exciting time to join us in this new venture!!

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