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Kickstart - Sales Rep

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 29 October 2021
Location: Harrow, HA20RL
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000309200

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Summary


To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

EMPLOYER
Aqua Foods Limited

JOB SUMMARY
We are a vegan startup called Blops and we have developed a range of 100% natural gourmet snacks. We are looking for a highly enthusiastic team of individuals who believe in veganism/healthy living just like us. Half of the time would be working from home and half of the time would be field based. At home, you would email retailers and distributors, follow up with calls, perhaps even video call. You would be in charge of travelling around London and building relationships with retailers and delivering stock to them. You would be required to call up and email new retailers when they are not on the field. There may be occasional monthly meetings in our unit in HA2 0RL but this may be conducted over zoom.

SKILLS NEEDED
Fluent English, good communication skills, good level of confidence, negotiation and persuasive skills. High level of organisation, tenacity and pro-activeness is needed and a driving license is essential.

WORKING HOURS
Monday-Friday 9:00-2:30pm with a 30-minute lunch break May need to book appointments and visit retailers in person so needs to be flexible.

HOURLY RATE
national minimum wage

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
Ideally, we are a small team and we would all work together. The marketing rep, web designer and I will be discussing projects and successful strategies in weekly meetings when it comes to our online presence and branding. The manufacturing rep, sales rep and I would discuss in weekly meetings what orders have been placed and the schedule for manufacturing. On quiet days the team would learn customer service skills and I will teach them how best to reply to e-mails and phone calls. Occasionally we will have trade shows and we will take at least two people to join us and shadow us and perhaps even interact with the public. They will develop sales and negotiation skills along with improving their confidence. We will try to rotate everyone so they develop a multitude of skills from marketing, sales, manufacturing, designing and customer service. The sales rep would be required to create their own timetable for the week and book appointments with retailers and distributors and make phone calls or e-mails on home based days. We will help develop time management skills and also entrepreneurial skills for everyone who joins our team. Full training will be given.

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