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Regional Area Manager (Anglia & Surrounding Area)

Gardners has proudly been an integral supply chain partner to the book industry for over 33 years. Now in 2019, the company is established as the leading wholesaler both within Britain, and one of the largest globally. 

Since the company's acquisition in 1986 by the Little family, we have gone from strength to strength and our family owned and operated company, services tens of thousands of business worldwide.

A major part of our success has been our constant investment in innovative technology and our staff. Many of the major developments in the book trade including wholesale supply and e-commerce have been developed and introduced by Gardners, something we are all incredibly proud of and strive to continue.

Gardners is looking for a Regional Area Manager to account manage and develop a varied mix of customers including: independent booksellers, online retailers and non-traditional booksellers across counties including, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

The ideal candidate will have worked in the book or retail industry and have a passion for what they do.  They will have worked in the field and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a successful team. They will need to be able to understand the wholesale market and be commercially astute.

The willingness to travel and go that extra mile is a must as you will spend much of your time on the road visiting our many retailers across your area. You will need to be able to understand and communicate the needs of all the customers you have responsibility for and be able to report back in a way that Gardners can take action. 

Your role as a RAM is to promote Gardners services to all your customers.  This will include promotions, new titles, events, new initiatives and regional products of interest.  This will enable you to be an integral part of your customer’s business and be the trusted and reliable partner of choice when they think about placing their orders.

The following is a must have:

  • Full Clean driving licence 

  • Live within Cambridgeshire or surrounding areas

  • Good understanding of the MS Office suite

  • Book or retail experience

  • Field experience 

  • Good communication 

  • Be able to work autonomously

The successful candidate will report directly to the Field Sales Manager and will receive good remuneration, a company pension (after qualifying period), 25 days holiday, home office equipment and Car Allowance / (Company Car after qualifying period).

If you are interested in the role, please in the first instance send your CV and covering letter to ruth.gardner@gardners.com

Regional Area Manager (Anglia & Surrounding Area)

Gardners Books, England
Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Account Manager, Communications, Sales, Field Sales, Customer services, Business, Business Development, Sales Manager, Special Sales