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Why work for Smeg UK?

Smeg UK is a diverse and vibrant company with the UK head office based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. There are also two logistics hubs in Portsmouth and most recently, Coventry. As a well-established Italian, family owned business, Smeg prides itself on quality of life and culture. The company fully supports a healthy and happy lifestyle, encouraging staff to feel good in both their roles and personal lives.

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Current vacancies

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REGIONAL SALES SUPPORT MANAGER (RSSM)- Provide training and sales support to Smeg retail account customers, at store level, together with trade and customer events, exhibitions and show support.

Overall Purpose:
To provide training and sales support to Smeg retail account customers, at store level, together with trade and customer events, exhibitions and show support.
The Regional Sales Support Manager is responsible for:

  • To provide product training and sales support for national and independent accounts. To support the commercial and contract accounts, where appropriate.
  • Making appointments to meet both existing and new contacts at store level.Ensure customers are kept up to date with current promotions and provide relevant POS material.
  • Complete call reports daily for every customer visit, to be shared with the NTSSM.
  • Preparation and presentation of product training sessions, product demonstrations, in accounts agreed with the National and Regional Sales Managers.
  • To work towards specific objectives as agreed with the NTSSM.
  • To attend and assist with customer events field based and at the Smeg Abingdon and London showrooms, external exhibitions and shows.
  • To collect and transmit information regarding competitor or market activity relevant to Smeg UK.
  • To maintain a professional image conducive to the culture and ethos of the Smeg brand.
  • To adhere to processes and procedures of administration within agreed KPI’s set by the NTSSM.
  • Any other sales orientated duties as requested by the NTSSM.
  • To uphold the standard of appearance set by Smeg, and the NTSSM.

Normal working hours: Monday – Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm*

  • *In this role the hours are flexible and you will often be required to start your journey early in the morning. It will also include out of hours working including evenings, weekends and occasional overnight stops.
  • You will be expected to attend customer events on a regular basis as determined by the customer(s) and your manager.

Benefits:

  • Pension contribution from employer 5% of salary.
  • Income protection scheme. Death in service 4 x salary.
  • Staff discount on the purchase of Smeg products.
  • Company car, phone and Tablet.
NATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER- To maintain and expand relationships with large, multi-location customers.

Overall Purpose:
To maintain and expand relationships with large, multi-location customers. Assigned to agreed named customers, the National Accounts Manager is responsible for achieving sales quota and assigned strategic account objectives.
The National Accounts Manager is responsible for:

  • To sell and promote the full range of Smeg products within the designated National Accounts sector.
  • Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives.
  • Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts.
  • Achieves strategic customer objectives defined by Smeg senior management team.
  • Working closely with customer(s) Buyers and Marketing personnel to formulate short, medium and long term business plans.
  • To work towards specific targets for each product group and closely monitor progress against monthly/quarterly and annual targets.
  • Leads solution development efforts that best address customer needs, while coordinating the involvement of all necessary company personnel.
  • To actively contribute as a member of the wider sales management team working within the Sales and marketing policy.
  • Understand and maintain industry awareness watching competitors and the products they are offering. This information shall be reported back to Smeg to assist in maintaining a high level of competitor/market intelligence.
  • Carry out presentations to promote new products and special incentives.• Preparation and presentation of product training sessions.
  • Attending conferences and seminars as required by your customer(s) and or manager.
  • To maintain a professional image conducive to the culture and ethos of the Smeg brand.
  • Any other sales orientated duties as requested by your manager.

Normal working hours:

Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm or 9.00 am to 5.30 pm*

  • *In this role the hours are flexible and will include out of hours working including occasional overnight stops and often early starts. You will be expected to attend retailer events as determined by the customer and your manager.

Benefits:

  • Pension contribution from employer 5% of salary.
  • Income protection scheme.
  • Death in service 4 x salary.
  • Staff discount on the purchase of Smeg products.
  • Company car – Grade Audi A4, BMW 3 series, C Class Mercedes etc.
  • Phone, Laptop and or I-Pad.
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - NORTH EAST- To highlight specific new business opportunities, and develop new customer accounts whilst account managing and progressing existing customers accounts by increasing distribution of Smeg domestic products.

Overall Purpose:
To highlight specific new business opportunities, and develop new customer accounts whilst account managing and progressing existing customers accounts by increasing distribution of Smeg domestic products.

This role is based in the North East covering Yorkshire and the Midlands

The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for:

    • To constantly monitor progress against monthly/phase/annual sales targets, so as to be aware of progress against objectives.
    • To maintain regular personal contact with all designated customers ensuring comprehensive servicing of accounts.
    • To continually strive to maximise every opportunity for achieving increased sales and distribution with designated customers.
    • To work towards specific targets, sterling/product/product group.
    • To work closely with customers’ buying and marketing personnel to formulate short medium and long term business plans.
    • To monitor customers marketing policies and strategies so as to be aware of the implications on Smeg UK Ltd.
    • To maintain relationships with all customers in such a ways to enhance the Smeg brand and the company’s status and position.
    • To collect and transmit information regarding competitor or market activity to relevant Smeg UK Ltd staff to assist in maintaining a high level of competitor/market intelligence.
    • Preparation and presentation of product training sessions.
    • To adhere to systems and processes of administration to agreed time scales.
    • To maintain a professional image conducive to that of the company.
    • To maintain awareness of industry and product related issues.

Key Skills/Competencies:

  • Organisation and Planning
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Motivational
  • Problem solving
  • Specialist skills, industry knowledge
  • Business and Market awareness 

Normal working hours: Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm or 9.00 am to 5.30 pm*
*In this role the hours are flexible and will include out of hours working including occasional overnight stops and often early starts. You will be expected to attend customer events as determined by the customer and your Manager.
Benefits:

  • Pension contribution from employer 5% of salary
  • Income protection scheme
  • Death in service 4 x salary
  • Staff discount on the purchase of Smeg products
  • Company car, phone, Laptop and or I-Pad