Book People / Gift People Field Sales Representative / Distributor

The Book People Group
From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
24 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
£25k - £40k Target earnings self-employed. Distributor opportunity . Are you looking for the flexibility to manage your own time? Then this sales opportunity will be ideal for you. If you have no experience in sales then this is not a problem as our products sell themselves You will be joining a dynamic direct sales company with 27 years of experience and over 200 dedicated independent local Field Sales Representatives, many of whom have operated their businesses for over a decade. We buy our products in bulk direct from publishers and suppliers, so you get the items your customers want for less - and we pass the savings on every time. Your role will be to deliver a fabulous selection of deeply discounted, bestselling and popular books and gifts to hundreds of existing local workplace customers, saving them up to 75% on high street prices You then return a week later to deliver the products your customers require, take payment and then collect the samples you left them to browse. You then visit again 5 weeks later with a new selection of books and gifts – again at fabulously discounted prices. We asked our team what makes a great Field Sales Representative in our market leading business and they all agreed on these characteristics. If you have them we would love to hear from you: Organised and good at planning. Friendly and customer focused. Hardworking Independent What we offer: Full Product Training Course Ongoing sales and product training (a Regional Manager is provided) Marketing support for our Sales Field Sales Representatives CRM system that allows you to progress and invoice all your commission Commissions - Paid weekly We ask for certain skills too: Comfortable driving a large Transit sized van Have good map reading skills (not reliant on GPS) CRB checked compliant to enter Schools. English speaking Our self-employed Field Sales Representatives have the opportunity to develop their initial 1 van operation quickly into a multi-van business with serious earning potential. Many of these established businesses turn over in excess of £250k pa and the best more than double that figure. We provide the guidance, support and experience of the nation’s leading direct bookseller. Our well-established distributorship model has been developed and refined for over 25 years, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your business will be a success from day one. We also support our Field Sales Representatives by using our multi-channel online business to reward their talents at representing the brand. As independent account ambassadors in schools they can receive additional commission by growing internet sales in the schools in their territory. Unlike many franchise models, there is no cost or premium payment attached to being a Field Sales Representative; it’s not something you can ‘buy’. Instead, we’re looking for people with the right combination of skills, ambition and enthusiasm to become our exclusive Field Sales Representative in each of our established territories. You will only pay for stock once it is sold to a customer so your business is cash-flow positive from day one. We also provide the training, support and guidance to teach you how to create a rewarding and lucrative business that is all your own. WE PROVIDE – the stock, and support where needed to help you grow the business. YOU PROVIDE – your vehicle, storage for your books and insurances you require. You can also scale your business up by bringing in people to help you to grown your business. If you need support in getting a vehicle in we can also offer help and incentives to get you on the road. To find out more information about the role have a look at our website at To apply for this position please click the 'Apply' button. This job was originally posted as