📣  A bit about the role.  

We're thrilled to be bringing our fresh dog food to Germany. Butternut Box are looking for a Field Sales Manager to join the founding team of our brand new market in Germany. Direct (Promoter) Sales has been part of Butternut Box’s growth journey since 2018, and with successful teams in the UK, Ireland & Benelux, we are excited to launch a Direct Sales team into the German market as well. You’ll be joining a team of other mission-driven people to set-up and grow our German customer base.

We are looking for a hungry and ambitious candidate who is ready to take on the responsibility for all of our Direct Sales activities and will be responsible for delivering on an ambitious growth plan. This will involve building your own team of Brand Ambassadors (sales promoters) from scratch, to meet German dog owners face to face at events (including markets, exhibitions and trade shows) so they can smash their sales targets & represent the Brand. Pending a successful launch into Berlin in 2024, the Sales Manager’s role will develop to managing their own team of regions across the country, looking to build a strategy to hit Butternut’s ambitious growth plans in Germany.

In this role, you can expect to…

  • Be field-based for the first 6 months, building our brand awareness through events and promotions. 
  • Be ready to sell yourself at first, becoming an expert in selling Butternut, ready to pass on your knowledge to your team.
  • Build and develop your own team of Brand Ambassadors (Sales Promoters), from scratch.
  • Lead from the front, everyday, and look to build something special.
  • Work directly with the Country manager & the UK Head of Sales to achieve ambitious growth targets.
  • Build close lines of communication with the GB&I & Benelux sales teams, taking shared learnings into the field.
  • Own and optimise your metrics beyond sales.
  • Put the customer first, ensuring every customer leaves with a smile on their face.

👋 A bit about you:

  • 2-5 years experience in (direct/field/promoter/events) sales & sales training. Bonus if that experience sits in the D2C (direct to consumer) industry.
  • Fluent or native German speaker. You must also be able to speak fluent or native English too. 
  • A proven track record leading and developing a team with 3+ members, and successfully helping them grow and improve.
  • Reporting comes as second nature to you - excellent excel/google sheets/looker skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills. Feeling comfortable talking to all members of the internal business and customers.
  • Remain calm under pressure, and are someone the team looks to for advice when times get tough.
  • Have a passion for dogs.
  • Full Drivers License

 

🐶 A bit 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, Ireland, Benelux & Poland - 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. 

 🙌 A bit about what we offer.

  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) and an additional day for every year of service 
  • 5 paid 'paws' days per year to support to learning and/or wellbeing
  • Equity package as part of our ownership culture
  • €500 personal learning & development budget 
  • Butternut Box employee discount 

❗️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 looking for agency support with this role. 

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