Lyon Middle England Sales Representative

Lyon Middle England Sales Representative

Lyon Equipment Limited

Lyon Equipment Limited is an employee-owned company serving the outdoor, work at height and rescue markets with ‘equipment and expertise to venture further’. We manufacture our own Lyon branded products, provide technical training and distribute a portfolio of trusted brands. Lyon provides a friendly, contemporary and dynamic working environment and values a good work-life balance.

The role:

As a sales rep at Lyon, the successful candidate will work closely with the sales and marketing teams promoting our portfolio of brands. Lyon is currently going through an exciting business transition to further enhance the service we offer to our suppliers and customers. This position will focus on selling our diverse range of growing brands. Please note; Petzl is now serviced by a separate dedicated agency team within Lyon.

The job requires someone who is equally comfortable carrying out day to day administrative functions as well as face to face meetings with customers. We are looking for a highly competent and motivated professional, preferably from within the outdoor trade, to drive business in this important area.

The job will involve:

  • Meeting and exceeding agreed turnover targets and optimising revenue
  • Building new and existing relationships with customers via face to face customer visits along with regular telephone and email contact
  • Promotion and sales of products at regional, national and international trade shows and events
  • The organisation of regional roadshows
  • Keeping up to date with current products and those of our competitors
  • Social media posting in line with social media strategy
  • Regular liaison with the sales office team and management regarding customers and their sales performance
  • Participation at regular sales meetings at Head Office and occasional supplier visits
  • The organisation of personal workload to ensure minimum working outside normal hours and keeping the office up to date with appointments and travel plans
  • A considerable amount of travel, predominantly driving with regular overnights away from home
  • Hold a current full car driving licence (preferably clean) and a current passport
  • The successful candidate will be provided with the following:
  • Company vehicle
  • Computer, tablet and printer
  • Mobile phone, business telephone line into the home, telephone and fax machine
  • All necessary and reasonable stationery and consumables

Hours of work:

This is a full-time position which on average equates to 37.5 hours a week. We would expect the work to be carried out between Monday and Friday, however, this position will require regular overnight stays and some weekend work. This is a home based position.

The benefits include:

  • Commencing salary likely to be in the region of £25,000 – £30,000
  • 30 days holiday entitlement per annum (pro rata) including public holidays with loyalty increments
  • A holiday purchase scheme
  • Generous staff discount (for personal use only) on the products we supply
  • Free use of Company loan kit when available
  • Inclusion in our qualifying pension scheme after three months of service

Upon successful completion of a six-month probationary period:

  • The successful candidate will be invited to join our healthcare scheme.
  • Lyon is an employee-owned company; after the appropriate qualifying period, the successful candidate will be eligible to become a shareholder.
Location: Midlands UK
Contract: Permanent
Duration: Full Time
Salary: 25,000 - £30,000

Responsibilities

The job will involve:

  • Meeting and exceeding agreed turnover targets and optimising revenue
  • Building new and existing relationships with customers via face to face customer visits along with regular telephone and email contact
  • Promotion and sales of products at regional, national and international trade shows and events
  • The organisation of regional roadshows
  • Keeping up to date with current products and those of our competitors
  • Social media posting in line with social media strategy
  • Regular liaison with the sales office team and management regarding customers and their sales performance
  • Participation at regular sales meetings at Head Office and occasional supplier visits
  • The organisation of personal workload to ensure minimum working outside normal hours and keeping the office up to date with appointments and travel plans
  • A considerable amount of travel, predominantly driving with regular overnights away from home

Skills/Experience

The person we seek will meet the following criteria:

  • Have a genuine passion for the outdoors and a technical understanding of our products and the activities they relate to
  • Be self-motivated, able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Have a proven track record of field sales and/or retail sales
  • Reside within the sales territory
  • Have a confident and outgoing manner with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be organised, articulate, numerate and computer literate
  • Enjoy learning and development
  • Be a confident user of social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, in order to increase the reach of our sponsored events
  • Hold a current full car driving licence (preferably clean) and a current passport

How to apply

Please download an application pack from our website lyon.co.uk or call 015396 24040. Completed application forms (and accompanying C.V. if you wish) are to be emailed or posted to Debra Robinson, HR Manager:

debra@lyon.co.uk

Lyon Equipment Limited
Units 3-7 Tebay Business Park
Old Tebay
Penrith
CA10 3SS

Closing date for applications: 12:00 noon on Monday 18th February 2019

Interviews for this post are likely to take place: 5th, 6th & 7th March 2019

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £25,000.00 to £30,000.00 /year