Mars UK • United Kingdom

Sales Representative - Retail - (Essex or Kent based)

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Sales Representative - Retail

South East (Essex or Kent based)

£35 - £45K + bonus + benefits

At Mars, 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!

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to carve out a career in sales and beyond with Mars. Full training, support and onboarding would be provided, so first hand sales experience is not a requirement. Aptitude for learning and development are key attributes for this role.

You will be responsible for driving sales and identifying new opportunities in the independent pet retail sector, building relationships with customers, managing key accounts, and promoting world famous brands like James Wellbeloved, Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba, and Dreamies.

What are we looking for?

  • Passion and interest in developing a career in sales

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills

  • Results and targets driven

  • Full clean driving license

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Key Accounts - Manage key accounts within your territory

  • Product - Proactively promote the distribution of core products, driving brand advocacy with retailers and the adoption of merchandising principles based on category growth drivers, both within stores and online.

  • Growth - Identify new opportunities to develop territory sales in line with company strategy and key account strategy

  • Sales - Develop the territory through focusing on Perfect Store - driving distribution, availability, visibility and instore and online execution.

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 car and 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

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
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