Graduate Sales Executive

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1353220915-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Vet Plus
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Apprentice Pay: £30,000
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Sales & Marketing, Commercial & QS, Driving, Health and Safety
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Position: Area Sales Manager at VetPlus

Basic salary £30,000, with a graduation bonus, after assessment, at 12 months, of £5k, Plus commission after 6 months and end of year bonus if you have hit your targets.

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Role Overview:

Are you a recent graduate eager to embark on a rewarding career in sales? VetPlus, a leading international business in the veterinary sector, is inviting passionate individuals like you to step into the role of Area Sales Manager. We offer an environment that encourages individual growth, fueled by a collective spirit of professionalism and excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Forge and nurture relationships with both existing and prospective clients via phone, email, and in-person meetings.
  • Adopt a consultative approach to determine sales opportunities based on customer needs, industry best practices, sound advice, and unparalleled product performance.
  • Manage and oversee 200-300 practices within your designated region.
  • Host daily engagement sessions, from one-on-one meetings to group presentations, identifying potential collaborations with existing and emerging practices.
  • Extend consistent, unparalleled support to all VetPlus clients, from single vet practices to larger establishments with over 30 professionals.
  • Participate and network at national and international veterinary shows and exhibitions.

Training & Development:

As part of our commitment to your success, you'll embark on an intensive 42-week training program led by our seasoned in-house team of sales managers and veterinary surgeons. The program covers:

  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of VetPlus and competitor products.
  • Mastery of the sales process from lead generation to deal closure.
  • Development of commercial and business acumen.
  • Techniques for fostering robust and lasting relationships with our clientele.

Progression Opportunities:

The VetPlus philosophy is to promote from within and current members of staff who started as graduate Area Sales Managers include:

  • UK National Sales Manager
  • Business Unit Manager Western Europe
  • Business Unit Manager Northern Europe
  • Northern Regional Sales Manager UK
  • Southern Regional Sales Manager UK
  • Country Manager Ireland

Candidate Profile:

  • An academic background with a minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline.
  • Prior experience or a keen interest in the animal health sector is advantageous.
  • Innate ability to establish and nurture relationships.
  • Goal-oriented, with a proactive approach towards achieving objectives.
  • A genuine passion for delivering exemplary customer service.
  • Capable of independent operations.
  • Openness to travel and stay away from home during critical periods.
  • Possession of a full UK driving license.

Join us at VetPlus and navigate the exhilarating path of sales, backed by a team that believes in nurturing potential and driving success.