Sales Category Manager

Position: Sales Category Manager

Country: UK

Reporting to: National Sales Manager

Location: National Field Based, with visit to Gloucester office once a week

About the company

Tricel Gloucester Limited manufactures and supplies products for environmental, construction and material industries in the United Kingdom. The company offerings include wastewater treatment plants, septic tanks, pumping stations; meter boxes, road safety products, recycled access covers and chambers, custom mouldings, and GRP covers; and fibreglass raw materials.

As a highly experienced manufacturer of advanced composite products, Tricel (Gloucester) Limited have a unique range of products that are employed worldwide and certified by both government bodies and utility companies alike.

The group entity supplies leading manufacturers within the construction, automotive, rail, defence, aeronautical, civil and road safety industries, as well as being a leading UK off-mains drainage solutions provider.

Job Description

The Role

Tricel Gloucester are looking for an ambitious and experienced Sales Category Manager to join their team on a permanent basis to lead all sales activity in the Utilities Division, focusing on selling a manufactured range of Gas and Electric meter boxes/ enclosure nationwide. Reporting to the National Sales Manager, the successful candidate will work to maximise sales targets and profitability in line with business strategy. Working out on the field 4 days a week and in the office one day a week, the successful candidate will have proven sales experience preferably within the construction/builders merchant industry.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven sales process experience, with the ability to demonstrate the full sales process cycle within business, preferably from within a technical or utilities industry, however, this is not essential;
  • Experience with merchandising, training and developing relationships with building retailers and independent merchants
  • Excellent influencing skills & a proven track record of being able to influence sales;
  • Experience of CRM systems;
  • Excellent communication and written skills;
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, with ability to manage own time effectively;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to meet business needs;
  • Experience of working to KPI’s & objectives.
  • Highly adept at information gathering and questioning techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to prioritise and plan ahead accordingly, with a structured approach to delivering projects and day-to-day activities
  • Proven sales experience is required whilst industry sales experience would be advantageous
  • IT literate with good ability to use mobile technology and standard computing functions, word, excel etc.
  • Selling into National and regional builder’s merchants/ Buying groups an advantage
  • Working knowledge or understanding of DNO and National buying groups an advantage

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated, with initiative and a proactive approach
  • Customer focused, with a can-do attitude.
  • Natural Influencer
  • Ability to close a sale
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail

Working hours: 8.30 – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30-4.00pm Friday

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae with an accompanying cover letter detailing your suitability for the position via e-mail to

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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