• Posted on May 31, 2019
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Job Title: Area Sales Manager – North East

Reference: AJ0695

Company: Playdale Playgrounds

Direct reports: Regional Manager

Based in: North East of England

Contact email: [email protected]


At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, innovative, global business currently in 49 countries, who designs, manufactures and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment.  We are family-owned, having been established for over 40 years.  We employ c105 people, with a track record of developing our people and their careers.

This is an exciting role to sell the company’s high quality and innovative portfolio of playground equipment to schools & nurseries, local authorities, parish councils, housing developers, landscape architects, leisure operators and community groups.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial sales professional, who possesses a proven track record of hitting targets.  As an individual, you will be professional and proactive, possessing strong organisational skills, and have a drive to be a winner!

The Role:

Area Sales Manager covering the North East.  Therefore, it would be preferable that you are based centrally ie. Darlington area with easy access routes to all areas.

Supported by your Regional Manager you will be responsible for driving sales of playground equipment and managing a territory profitably. You will deal with existing business whilst targeting new business and working with your dedicated sales support and marketing functions.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of identifying new opportunities
  • Building rapport
  • Excellent presentation skill
  • Consistent drive to achieve monthly and annual targets
  • Highly motivated to be a top performer
  • First class account management capabilities
  • Computer literate
  • Smartly presented
  • Full driving licence

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have proven experience in field sales with a track record in exceeding targets (you should be able to demonstrate this through sales awards, appraisal information, monthly figures etc.)

Nice to have:  Formal sales training would be an advantage however we are committed to developing individuals during an in-depth induction and mentoring programme.

Package:  Competitive basic with a significant OTE, company car, pension, healthcare, laptop, broadband, mobile phone and 25 days’ holiday.

What’s next?

Please forward your CV along with a covering letter to [email protected].  

Playdale Playgrounds is an equal opportunities employer.