Mars UK • United Kingdom

Field Sales representative - Berkshire/Hampshire

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Field Sales representative - Berkshire/Hampshire

£33,000 - £36,000 DOE + Bonus and benefits

Do you have experience in FMCG and managing a territory?

Are you looking for a solid career path with a company that cares about their people?

We have an opportunity for a Field Sales Representative across the Berkshire and Hampshire areas of the UK

Purpose of the role

At Royal Canin, your pet's health is our obsession. We focus our attention on the unique needs of cats and dogs. That obsession with detail is what makes it possible for us to deliver precise, effective nutrition, and help them become their magnificent best.

The purpose of the role is to deliver the Royal Canin market strategy within the independent sector and value creation mutual for us and our customers.

What are we looking for?

  • Knowledge - literacy, Numeracy, IT literacy in Microsoft applications.

  • Experience- customer facing sales & negotiation experience required, FMCG experience or specialist pet trade channel knowledge with field sales experience desirable.

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license (qualify for fleet insurance criteria).

  • Ability to physically lift large quantities of product.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Achieve sales growth through our category-based value creation strategy.

  • Deliver the in-store Picture of Success through our Perfect Store programme.

  • Deliver new product launches, promotional programmes & marketing with retailers.

  • Deliver category-based range, layout, and merchandising recommendations.

  • Negotiate trading terms discounts with customers to reward Perfect Store achievement.

  • Achieve collaborative, mutual, and long-term customer relationships based upon trust.

  • Provide nutritional and product education to retailers and enable them to recommend our products knowledgeably and with confidence to their customers.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.

  • Pet-friendly offices, where your pet’s enjoyment, is as high on our agenda as yours.

  • A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.

  • The chance to take hold of your own career and develop personally and professionally.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022