Mars UK • United Kingdom

Field Sales Representative - Equine

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Field Sales Representative – Equine

Mid Wales – South West

The purpose of this role is to drive profitable growth of MHC UK products by providing nutritional solutions and product recommendations to horse owners/trainers/riders in the leisure and competition sector. The role is key to creating mutual and sustainable working relationships with a variety of end user customers and key influencers including professional competition customers and leisure horse owners.

What are we looking for?

  • Strong equine Industry knowledge and ideally networked within the professional competition sector.

  • Some sales experience is useful but not essential.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • A passion for and a good understanding of equine nutrition.

  • At ease in a small company with clear organisational focus but which is part of a larger business. Capable of working in a small team.

  • Numerate, financially literate with a sound commercial sense and bottom-line focus.

  • Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Capable of operating our internal sales database system.

  • Absolute trust and integrity are essential.

  • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills.

  • Capable of working effectively either alone or in a small team.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • To drive incremental sales growth of Mars Horsecare products by providing nutritional solutions and product recommendations to horse owners in the leisure and competition industry, both on yard through feeding consultations, on trade stands, through webinars, talks or presentations, by phone or in writing.

  • To maintain existing customer relationships, managing feed deals and ensuring the continued profitably and effectiveness of these relationships.

  • To build relationships and network with professional riders in all disciplines looking for new opportunities to convert and drive new growth.

  • Responsible for effective TE budget management to deliver the most profitable ROI.

  • To establish efficient and effective call plans.

  • To develop and nurture relationships with key influencers such as Riding clubs, BHS and Discipline Governing bodies.

  • Provide nutritional advice and product recommendations via email and telephone on behalf of the MHUK Care-Line approximately 5 days per period, demonstrating empathy and building mental availability of the MHUK brands.

  • Work closely with RSM’s and retailers to ensure availability of our products and generate leads.

  • To participate in formal sales management process, including goals, targets, KPIs, best practice, success models and Personal Development Plans.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

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
Bank holiday swaps

We asked employees of Mars UK how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

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 flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
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
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
United States
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

1st – Large companies

Industry awards 2023

Consumer Goods

Flexa100 2023

3rd – Large companies

Industry awards 2022

Retail & Ecommerce