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Sales and retail jobs

Our sales function is growing. With a new strategy and focus we're the team that go out and find new customers. Whether that be in the fast-moving Click & Collect market or finding partners for our mixed freight deliveries. The sales force is large and diverse - there are always opportunities to progress and grow.

Sales and retail jobs with Connect Group

Across Connect Group we offer a number of different opportunities for sales and retail professionals. You can find out more about the roles on offer below.

Field Sales

You'll have ultimate responsibility for delivering your sales targets - it's likely you'll visit around 30 new and existing customers each week. You will need to know our services inside out, be comfortable talking about the brands and services we provide, and have a real talent for identifying and fulfilling your customer's needs.

New Business Sales

You'll be tasked with bringing new customers to the business. Targeting both small, medium enterprises and major organisations, you will pull together your own sales and marketing plans, generate your own leads, engage with potential clients and encourage them to buy into our products and services.

Brand Ambassadors

Providing a first class experience for a new Pass My Parcel or Jack's Beans customer sits with our Brand Ambassador team. You will be responsible for strengthening our relationship with our network of independent retailers, training and coaching them in how our products and services work, carrying out quality standard checks and maintaining equipment.

Merchandisers

Covering all our customer's stores in your allocated region, you will provide advice and direction on how they can maximise profit from newspaper and magazine sales. You'll audit and amend current promotional displays, implement new point of sale displays, ensure stores are carrying the correct stock, while removing unsold or out-of-date stock.

Performance Managers

You'll manage, coach and support a team of field-based Merchandisers. Travelling extensively throughout your allocated region, you will focus on the professional and personal development of your team ensuring that they meet their key performance indicators and sales targets.

Which of our brands have sales and retail jobs?

Not every one of our roles are available with all of our brands. The brands that are actively recruiting for sales and retail roles are highlighted below.

Smiths News logo
Tuffnells logo
Pass My Parcel logo
Connect Group logo
DMD logo
InStore logo
Martin Lavell logo
Rascal Systems logo
Jacks Beans logo

Meet some of our team

Katie Stubbs
Senior Brand Network Support Executive

When I joined as a temp in 2015, I didn't know anything about Smiths News. In fact, I hadn't come across a role like this before. I was intrigued by the position and the opportunity to work for a large company. Of course, in the back of my mind was always the hope that it would lead to a permanent role. In 2016, it did! Since then, I've have been promoted, so it's all going really well. One of the best things about what I do is being left to get on with the job. No two days are the same. And despite being field based, there are strong working relationships within my team - where everyone communicates on a regular basis and has the full support of the management.

Mike Fowler
Senior Sales Manager

I joined in 1974, so the Company has been in my life for over 40 years. They've supported me to achieve my goals and I've enjoyed my experiences here. The nature of the business means my job's always fast-paced. The business is changing constantly and you need to be flexible in your approach and attitude to keep ahead of the game, but always be professional. I set myself high standards to work to and the most rewarding thing for me is meeting my targets and developing customer's businesses. I like working with customers to develop their business and increase sales.

Sam Page
Account Executive

Two people from Instore came into my sixth form to talk about careers, and their passion for the business captured me. So, I joined in 2012 as a part-time Co-ordinator and have had two promotions since then. My current job's very diverse. I work with some great clients, but I also have the support of the fantastic office and field teams at Instore. There's a great culture here and a positive atmosphere. Everyone's available to have a chat, listen to a moan or lend a hand when needed. This means you have the time to work independently and grow professionally, but there's support when you need it.

Sophie Morris
Account Manager

I initially joined Instore in 2013 and now I manage the Sainsbury's, WHSmith Travel, IF and Rieves accounts. I spend a lot of time at client meetings or on store visits, reviewing the working practice, so it's not an average office job. I love the challenge in my current role and the support that I get is second to none. Our team are very close and there are always people on hand, happy to help out in demanding times. It's like a little family and people really do work together well. We have a laugh, but we're also committed to doing a good job.

Stuart Williams
Brand Network Support Executive

Before I applied, I knew very little about Pass My Parcel. I was told it was a relatively new company and that my contact centre and IT skills would make me a great fit for the team. I soon realised that it's a fast-paced working environment with unique challenges that keep us moving forward, helping us build partnerships with new businesses. We regularly collaborate with other areas of the business, which enables us to build great relationships, sound out ideas and come up with solutions together. It's the diversity of my role that keeps me interested. And I've a feeling that more variety and new opportunities are just around the corner!

Latest sales and retail jobs

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