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Junior & Senior Sales Trader - FMCG

Job Title: Junior & Senior Sales Trader - FMCG
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex, Essex
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95864
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2015 14:16

Job Description

Company: We are a well established wholesale trading company who specialise in supplying branded drinks, personal care products and toiletries to discount retailers and wholesalers throughout Europe and the UK.

Role: Responsible for achieving or exceeding given sales/profit targets and to maintain, develop and increase sales to those sales areas or accounts or territories agreed with the sales director by selling company products to the top tier discount retailers across the UK and Europe.


  • Maintaining, developing and increasing sales to those areas or accounts as defined.
  • Create strength of working relationship to ensure that Rowan become preferred supplier, influencing across multiple functions within the customer base..
  • On the basis of agreed cost prices and margins, manage prices, taking into account currency factors.
  • Contact customers at owner/director/head buyer level and make offers and negotiate sales.
  • Work within agreed credit limits to ensure no commercial decisions are made which will take customers outside these set credit limits.
  • Plan forward to arrange field trips, conduct customer visits where required, attend exhibitions as necessary; handle directly or indirectly customer complaints.
  • Liaise with appropriate internal departments to cover such items as; technical specifications, packaging and labelling requirements, availability of products, health requirements, documentation requirements etc.
  • Liaise with the buying team on strategy, prices, supply and demand etc., particularly with regard to
  • the existing customer base.
  • Liaise with Shipping and Transport on delivery documentation requirements and advising customers.
  • To monitor all relevant market information from source, including competitor activity, to enable trading policy to be decided. This will include giving advice on prices, forward stock and availability at source.


  • Sales versus target
  • GP versus target
  • Number of calls/contacts attempted
  • Number of successful presentations made to customers
  • Number/value of offers submitted to customers Number
  • Quarterly new customer target


  • Knowledge of the grocery retail market or
  • Experience in a telephone marketing/commercial environment
  • Experience of target market territory very helpful
  • Any kind of trading experience an advantage
  • Exposure to and understanding of issues such as export shipping, duty and international payment systems etc is preferred by not essential. Languages preferred but not essential.

Personal Qualities:

  • A natural instinctive deal maker with a feel for making a sale
  • Put their need to be successful in business above everything else
  • Hungry and ambitious, but emotionally mature and stable
  • Self-assured but not arrogant.
  • Empathetic, - able to "tune in" to the moods of others.
  • Someone who follows through, a self-starter who ensures completion.
  • Able to engender trust and support from colleagues. - 'team player'
  • Open minded, willing to learn.
  • Competitive, confident and robust, but like-able and social



  • Negotiable salary based on proven successful sales track-record
  • Quarterly bonus based on personal target

Must have easy access to Basildon, Essex on a daily basis.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.