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Durham, County Durham James Hall & CO Ltd
Fresh Food Sales Rep

ContractType: PermanentHours of work: 38 hours per weekLocation: Field Based - North East, Durham, Yorkshire Area , with potential travel right across the North of England (with potential overnight stays)Salary: Competitive

Based at our state-of-the-art head office and distribution centre on the outskirts of Preston, James Hall & Co. Ltd. have been established for over 150 years proudly serving communities across the north of England as supplier and distributor to over 500 SPAR stores.

We are proud to be one of the biggest employers in Lancashire with over 4000 colleagues who represent our core values of passion, enterprise and family every single day.

About the RoleThe Fresh Food Sales Rep plays a crucial role in managing and supporting wholesale sales of Fresh and Frozen categories within approximately 60 independent retailers. Reporting to the Fresh & FTG Sales Manager, this customer-facing position involves building proactive relationships with independent retailers, store managers, and key staff. The emphasis is on fostering collaboration, understanding retailer needs, and maximizing sales through effective communication and promotion of the product range.

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

  • Conduct regular range and commodity group reviews in-store, utilising sales data, new product developments, and current trends.
  • Drive like-for-like sales growth across Fresh and Frozen categories.
  • Maximize the distribution of new products, re-launches, and promotions.
  • Monitor competitor activity and market developments.
  • Ensure clear and concise communication to stores regarding Fresh Foods, Frozen Foods, and Food To Go.
  • Develop and roll out new Food To Go concepts.
  • Regularly review and analyse wholesale sales within Fresh Food/Frozen/Food To Go categories.
  • Review and analyse retail performance in Fresh Foods/Frozen/Food To Go.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date administrative records, including weekly reports, sales trackers, and wholesale reports.
  • Keep regular contact with relevant Retail Sales Advisors and Business Managers to ensure awareness of work carried out or planned in stores.
  • Support stores through refits and new store openings.

A Few Things About You

  • Experience is more important than formal qualifications however we will be looking for the following skills and attributes-
  • Excellent people skills, clear communication, active listening, and confidence in sharing ideas with respect.
  • Passionate about delivering first-class customer service and enthusiastic about retail.
  • Initiative and team collaboration skills.
  • Hardworking and flexible approach with multitasking ability.
  • Ability to analyse sales data and react to trends.
  • Sales target-driven mindset.
  • Good understanding of IT, especially Excel.
  • Full driving license is essential.

Why us?James Hall & Co. Ltd. have one simple vison: to still be in business in another 50 years!To make this vision possible we need the best talent to join us on our journey. We are a family company and believe that if we look after our people, they will look after us.

Here are some of the benefits that you can take advantage of as an employee of James Hall & Co. Ltd.

Loyalty award - From day one you will receive £0.15p per hour for every hour you work. You will then receive this as a lump sum on the pay period after your 12 month anniversary.

Company Doctor - We care about the health and wellbeing of our people. That is why you will have access to our company doctor with the ability to book appointments directly.

Free On-site Parking - You don't have to worry about paying for parking or getting from your car to the office as our site boasts a secure car park with over 1000 spaces.

Holidays - Everyone needs a break so as an employee of James Hall & Co. Ltd. you will receive our enhanced holiday package of 22 days holidays per year plus bank holidays (unless otherwise stated). Holiday entitlement increases with continuous service every two years

Learning & Development - We want all of our colleagues to reach their full potential. That is why you will benefit from our in-house learning and development team who will provide you access to fully funded accredited training and industry recognised qualifications.

Grocery Aid - We understand the importance of mental health. We work with the national charity Grocery Aid to provide all colleagues a 24/7 helpline service that is free, independent and confidential. Grocery Aid also offer a wide range of other fantastic services to support you when you need it.

We also offer staff discount, cycle to work scheme and our famous Christmas Hamper!

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