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Butternut Box • Wallonia, Belgium

Field Sales Manager

Employment type:  Full time

2 days/week at home

Dog friendly

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Job Description

We are looking for an aspirational colleague who is ready to take on a leadership role to grow our direct sales team and customer base in Wallonia. This role will involve building your own team of sales reps (Brand Ambassadors as we call them), and help them successfully attend hundreds of events across Wallonia. After successfully growing Butternut Box for 8 years in the UK, 2 years in the Netherlands and almost 1 year in Flanders, you will be the first hire in Wallonia. You will report and work directly with our Benelux sales manager.

You should expect to be target orientated, with a hunger to exceed your weekly goals and grow into a people management position. Your role will require you to lead from the front, selling in the field on a weekly basis whilst your team grows, prior to you creating a structure of trusted supervisors to allow you to step out of the field after 6-12 months. With that in mind, you should also see yourself as a natural & excellent salesperson, with an eye for identifying other top sellers & how to develop and train them as well.

If you're a dynamic and results-driven leader, we have an opportunity for you to take the reins and be at the helm of a one-of-a-kind success story, and your role will be nothing short of spectacular.

Your first 6 months:

  • Learn about Butternut’s story, mission and wider team org structure
  • Work with our sales recruiter to hire, onboard and train new brand ambassadors into your team
  • Find, contact and book events all across Wallonia, for you and your sales team to successfully attend.
  • Form cross department relationships within Butternut (e.g. the events team)
  • Start making your own personal sales by regularly attending shows alongside your team (note that these mostly fall on weekends)
  • Lead your sales team into sales momentum via training, socials, accountability and strong weekly shift plans
  • Learn how we track targets and report on results on a weekly basis, and start to practice these processes yourself
  • Form cross department relationships within Butternut (e.g. the events team)
  • Spend time in our Amsterdam and Flanders office with our other DS & event managers

About you

  • Fluent in French and English
  • Full driving license
  • Based near to Charleroi, Liege or Mons
  • Excited about big visions and biased towards taking action & finding solutions
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive with a ‘let’s get it done’ attitude
  • Experience in direct to consumer sales or high volume B2B sales
  • Leadership/ training experience: direct management and/or training of a direct sales team
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills and can adapt to different styles of people
  • Can perform under pressure, remains calm and focused and understands their own boundaries
  • In a stage of life where you are excited and ready to commit to a big and new opportunity
  • Able to look at data/results and derive conclusions/next steps from them
  • Love for dogs, naturally

About us

At Butternut, we put the food back into dog food. We believe dogs deserve to eat the healthiest, most natural and tastiest food with none of the nasties. That’s why we make freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions.

As a B-Corp certified company; you can be sure you are joining a sustainable company who care about our people, product and our impact on the environment.

Our goal is to help dogs live healthier, happier and longer lives whilst leaving humans smiling after every interaction. We’ve come a long way since our co-founders (Kev & Dave) hand-delivered the first Butternut Box, we now feed a lot of dogs across the UK - but we want to feed dogs everywhere. And to do this, we need a team of brilliant people who share that ambition to come and work with us. We are the leading fresh dog food company in 5 countries, and continuing this expansion throughout Europe.

What we offer

  • 25 days holiday (on top of regular bank holidays) plys an additional day for every year of service
  • 5 paid 'paws' days per year to support to learning and/or wellbeing
  • 500 euro personal learning & development budget
  • Butternut Box employee discount
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Co-working office space. Flexible working hours and work from home options.
  • A company car to use
  • A few things to note:

  • Butternut Box is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity and inclusion. We welcome people of different nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.
  • As our business has grown so has our responsibility to our community, our planet and our business. We are not perfect, but we are committed to doing business the right way and continually improving our social and environmental performance.
  • We are not able to offer visa sponsorship for this role.
  • We are not looking for agency support.
  • Company benefits

    Health insurance
    Dog friendly office
    Gym membership
    Employee discounts
    Volunteer days
    30 days annual leave + bank holidays
    Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
    Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
    Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
    Work-life balance
    Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
    Role modelling
    Employees feel that most people work flexibly
    Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

    Additional employee ratings
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    Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
    Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
    Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
    Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
    Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

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