Area Sales Manager

  • Fecha de publicación: 10/01/2022
  • Nombre de la empresa: Toupret
  • Descripción de funciones:


    Job  title: Area Sales Manager
    Salary: £36,000 + car + bonus
    Reporting to: National Sales Manager, UK
    Responsibilities for people: No
    Location: Midlands
    Contract: Permanent
    Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

    Who we are

    Toupret is a leading brand in fillers for painters and decorators, building and construction professionals and DIY enthusiasts. The business was established in France in 1938 and remains a family-owned business, with a commercial head office, manufacturing plants and warehouse close to Paris.

    In France, Toupret is the benchmark brand for designing and manufacturing the most expert and innovative solutions in both powder and ready-to-use fillers, supporting professionals with guaranteed long-lasting solutions to improve wall finishes. The company leads the French market with high quality products and user-driven innovations.

    Toupret was introduced to the UK 20 years ago, with a UK commercial office in the south-east, providing products to large and small building and painting & decorating merchants as well as some distribution in DIY channels.

    What we do

    Toupret UK has embarked on an ambitious growth plan to grow the filler market for professional customers and grow Toupret sales in all sectors, channels and geographies. We also plan to grow our DIY business by launching new ranges focused on the DIY end user.

    Toupret’s marketing activity has expanded quickly to support these ambitious business objectives, to grow Toupret brand awareness and brand loyalty among professionals and DIYers, and to support our growing key accounts and end-users on a day-to-day basis.

    We are doing this through several key marketing activities: We implemented a whole new category plan for the professional market in April 2021.

    Alongside this, we implemented a complete rebrand of Toupret: new logo, new graphics and imagery, clear and explicit brand values. In addition, we are planning and developing end-user insight-driven DIY propositions for launch in 2022.

    Role purpose

    Reporting to the National Sales Manager, the Area Sales Manager will be working closely with all regional and key accounts in the area to maintain good relationships with existing customers and to develop new business by converting new accounts. The role will involve regular customer visits to keep each store up to date with latest information regarding new products, promotions, literature and point of sale support.

    The successful candidate will be required to attend trade days with customers in the area, and also to attend trade shows across the UK. These events would involve talking to end users about the benefits of using Toupret products as well as conducting product training for store staff.

    Who we are looking for

    This role will suit someone who is keen to get on board with a small but growing and dynamic business. To succeed, you will need to be a practical, dynamic self-starter with high degree of initiative, positive attitude, and a ‘hands-on’ mindset.

    We are looking for a people-person who is excited by the opportunity to engage with both account customers and end users, with a mindset that combines insight, creativity and forward thinking with a proven ability to work with data and numbers. A high degree of interpersonal and influencing skills at all levels of the business are also essential.

    You should have degree or equivalent in a business-related discipline and experience of working in a practical product environment in the decorating, construction or DIY markets.

    What it’s like to work at Toupret

    We are a small but rapidly growing team. 2022 is shaping up to be the biggest and most exciting year in Toupret UK’s history. Day to day life is fast paced but varied and exciting. Our approach is to always be flexible and adaptable; looking for the next opportunity and we enjoy turning our hand to the latest new challenge. 

    We are on the move, both literally and figuratively. In recent times we have been mainly working from home with a small office in south London, but in 2022 we plan move to a new office, enabling a flexible mix of working from home and in the office.

    Closing date: 24th January
    Interviews: w/c 31st January

    To Apply and for More Information:

    If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website. 

    Toupret is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.

    No agencies please.



  • Localización del puesto ofertado: UK - Midlands
  • Remuneración: £36,000 + car + bonus