In this highly valued role, you must be able to lead a team with an enthusiastic approach to achieve our sales goals.
Paneton Limited is an Auckland based family owned bakery that supplies authentic French pastries and breads to a variety of customers in retail and wholesale. We are passionate about what we do and are always on the go, often with pastry or two in hand, so you will need to have the right balance of agility and structure.
About the Role
Paneton Limited has significant opportunities for growth in existing and new markets.
We are seeking an outgoing, passionate Sales Manager with exceptional communication skills to build a sales culture by developing and driving the sales strategy to drive sustainable profitability for both Paneton's fresh and frozen business. You will need to manage and provide motivation to our sales team and ensure that the notion of 'quality' is instilled across all aspects of your dealing with the team as well as internal and external stakeholders.
Develop and drive the sales strategy to achieve sustainable profitability across all areas of Paneton business
Establish sales reporting metrics and KPI's at a Company and individual level as well as manage forecasting
Ensure that the financial targets are met
Manage the sales team
Foster a performance based culture that is stimulating and where quality is paramount in everything we do
Identify NPD opportunities that are in line with Paneton's brand values to support ongoing sales growth
Submit monthly reports on set business performance targets to Managing Directors
Be an active member of our 'Leadership Team'
Monitor the market, industry and bakery trends
A track record of success in FMCG Sales in retail or Foodservice (or a similar industry)
Experience in building, managing and motivating high performance sales teams
Previous experience in a small to medium sized entrepreneurial style business( could be beneficial)
A strong understanding of pricing and commercial acumen
Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
Ability to travel domestically if and when required
A good sense of humour
Strong but friendly relationship building skills
A real desire and passion to make a difference to small food business
Passion for good food and premium brands (being a Francophile would be a bonus)
If you are an organised, dedicated and passionate person who is motivated to go the 'extra mile' and help take this business on its next stage of growth, then you should apply for this role by submitting your Cover Letter and CV via Seek.