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Golf Sales Specialist, UK, Ireland, Iceland

Rain Bird have an open position in UK for a Golf Sales Specialist to support and manage UK, Ireland and Iceland.

Golf Sales Specialist, UK, Ireland, Iceland

Golf Sales Specialist, UK, Ireland, Iceland

Promotion within our team has presented an exciting opportunity to join the Golf team and work with a leading global manufacturer of irrigation products and services in this fast paced and dynamic region of Europe. He or she will educate and uphold our commitment to The Intelligent Use Of Water™.

A suitable candidate will possess a positive attitude with strong communication skills, will be customer driven with a willingness to work independently throughout the region providing sales and service support to distributors, contractors and golf courses. They will be responsible for visiting existing and prospective customers, promoting the use of Rain Bird Golf solutions and train customers on how to water efficiently and responsibly.

The daily activities will include reporting to and working alongside the Regional Golf Sales Manager and specifically travel throughout UK, Ireland and Iceland. On occasions the candidate may be required to visit countries outside this region.

Position Responsibilities:

The Golf Sales Specialist role is a “solution based” sales representative who will be capable of the following :

  • Profitably grow golf and service sales by managing opportunities to drive business and grow Rain Bird’s market share.
  • Manage direct relationship with influencers, contracting and distribution our partners.
  • Provide intensive support and frequency of visits to ensure Rain Bird product developments are communicated throughout the region.
  • Make technical product and systems demonstrations in front of specialized audiences of Greenkeepers, Course Managers, course owners, contractors and specifiers.
  • Support our distributors, provide training, after-sales technical support packages to golf course owners, committees, consultants, contractors, developers and Course Managers.
  • Cultivate and actively support the region’s industry partnerships and organisation with focus on end users such as collaborative open days and education.
  • Analyse irrigation systems at existing clubs, identify suitable Rain Bird solutions to enhance and future proof their systems.
  • Provide the team with updates on market activities such as competitive actions, maintain and fulfill high end user customer expectations through support and feedback.

A successful candidate will be technically competent, a sound presenter, results-oriented, highly self-motivated and will have an agronomic experience and irrigation knowledge.

This position requires intensive traveling of at least 50% of the person’s time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the irrigation or golf industry
  • Strong agronomic back ground
  • A strong attitude toward selling
  • Experience as a greenkeeper or course manager, or as a contractor
  • Ability to achieve results individually and through others
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and commonly used business software (Word, Excel etc.)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or graduate degree
  • CRM or Management software experience

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please submit resumes to the online position on Rain Bird’s website or email Jimmy Sandison (jsandison@rainbird.eu) by April 10th 2021

PSD announce new sales appointment

PSD announce new sales appointment: PSD Groundscare, the exclusive UK distributor for AS Motor, Eliet, Koppl and TS Industrie professional groundscare machinery, are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Karl Savill as Business Development Manager covering the South East and East Midlands.

The appointment supports recent growth and ensures that customer’s expectations continue to be exceeded.

PSD announce new sales appointment

PSD announce new sales appointment

Stuart Mercer, Sales Director of PSD Groundscare said:

“Karl brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience including over 12 years working in the agricultural and groundscare industry along with a great amount of enthusiasm and is a fantastic addition to our team. His experience not only covers sales but also parts and service which I’m sure will see him thrive in his new role.”

Karl says of his new role, “I am delighted to have been appointed as the South East & East Midlands Business Development Manager for PSD Groundscare and to be working with a range of high quality brands. My passion has always been groundscare machinery, and I’m really excited and looking forward to working with dealers and getting out and meeting customers and demonstrating the fantastic capabilities and benefits of our machinery”.

Karl can be contacted on:

Mob: 07973 454002    Email: karl@psdgroundscare.com

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Technical Area Sales Managers

Due to the continued success and growth of ICL Turf & Landscape in the UK & Ireland, we are looking to recruit 3 high-calibre Technical Area Sales Managers for the following areas:

Technical Area Sales Managers

Technical Area Sales Managers

  • North West UK
  • South West UK
  • Ireland

If you’re the person we’re looking for, we offer a substantial benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary plus bonus
  • Company car
  • Generous annual leave
  • Contributory pension scheme and other benefits
  • Excellent development and career opportunities that come with being part of a global business

About you

The ideal candidates will relish the opportunity to deliver first-class sales and technical support to end-users and distributors of our range of fertilisers, plant protection products and grass seeds.

You will be a highly motivated and social character with excellent interpersonal skills, engaging confidently and professionally with people in a range of environments.

With a background in technical product sales within the turf and landscape sectors or a proven track record as a successful and dynamic turf manager, the ideal candidates will demonstrate a knowledge of turf management practices and hold an industry-recognised qualification in a relevant discipline. Full product training will be provided on an ongoing basis.

There will be a requirement for flexible working and spending time away from home on occasion.

About us

You will know our brands, but you might not realise the strength of the business behind them. ICL Group employs more than 12,000 people globally. We are world-leaders in the production and distribution of professional horticulture, turf and landscape, and speciality agricultural products.

To apply, please email a résumé and application letter to Mark Ellison: mark.ellison@icl-group.com – Closing date for applications is Friday 7th May.

Amenity Regional Sales Manager (x2) – Grass and Seed Sales – North West England / North Wales and London / South East

Amenity Regional Sales Manager (x2) – Grass and Seed Sales – North West England / North Wales and London / South East

Continued business growth has driven the creation of exciting new positions within Barenbrug UK.

Amenity Regional Sales Manager

Amenity Regional Sales Manager

Barenbrug has a long and illustrious history, leading the way in the development of grass seed technology for over 100 years and here in the UK we continue to go from strength to strength, providing innovative seed solutions to both the Amenity and Agricultural markets. We are proud to support UK industry, producing the majority of the seed we sell right here in the UK, championing and backing UK businesses.

Joining our industry-leading Amenity Team, you will be responsible for the management and development of our business in either the North West of England and North Wales or London and the South East. Being a driven industry professional, you will be tenacious in generating additional sales from existing business as well as commercially astute, developing relationships and creating sales with new customers.

With proven technical skill in respect to Amenity Grass Seed, you will be an effective and adaptable communicator, providing market-leading professional advice, both in respect to products and to application techniques, to distributors and end-users alike, becoming an effective ‘business partner.

You will also collaborate with the rest of the Amenity team on the department strategy and key areas of focus, as well as provide support to the marketing function.

Suiting a dynamic, motivated individual who is a team player but able to work autonomously this role is a fantastic opportunity to develop and build on your existing skill set in a supportive and future-focused business.

What are we offering?

  • Competitive salary (dependant on experience)
  • Company car
  • Contributory pension
  • Training opportunities
  • Wellbeing and employee support programmes

What are we looking for?

  • Confident, performance-driven professional with relevant experience in the Amenity industry.
  • Skilled and personable communicator, able to communicate at all levels of business.
  • Commercially aware individual, able to understand, anticipate and accommodate customer requirements, while balancing them with the business aims and objectives.
  • Ability to self-motivate and effectively organise own time and priorities.
  • Individual looking for a long-term career within a people-centred, future-focused business.

What do you need to be successful?

  • Demonstrable and applicable knowledge of the Amenity Grass Seed Industry
  • Proven success in a regional or travelling sales role.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to multi-task
  • Committed to facilitating a great customer experience
  • Effective and experienced communicator
  • Flexible, solution-focused approach
  • Sportsturf qualification (preferred) or relevant experience.
  • Clean driving licence
  • Good level of computer literacy (MS Suite, Excel etc)

If this sounds like you, then please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to careers@barenbrug.co.uk – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Kubota Groundcare Sales Manager – Rutland Area

Irelands Farm Machinery  Ltd, an established business group are expanding further into the Groundcare business with a new Depot in the Rutland Area. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to manage Groundcare in this area whilst also managing our Fine Turf operation across  Rutland and Lincolnshire.

Kubota Groundcare Sales Manager – Rutland Area

Kubota Groundcare Sales Manager – Rutland Area

Selling world renowned brands such as; Kubota, Baroness, Spearhead, Campey Turf Care and Wiedenmann the role will allow you the freedom to shape the strategy of our Groundcare business which is still in the early stages of its development.

The primary focus of the role will be to manage the maximisation of sales for the Rutland area whilst also helping support our Fine Turf Business across the Irelands Group.

If a suitable applicant applies the role also has scope to become Branch manager of the Rutland Depot and oversee how this premises operates.

Your role will involve but won’t be limited to:

  • Managing the selling of new and used Groundcare Machinery of the above brands
  • Supporting the Irelands Group with Fine Turf demonstrations and supporting sales

An ideal Groundcare Sales Manager will hold the following skills and experiences:

  • Experience in the Groundcare Industry (Essential)
  • Knowledge of the Fine Turf Industry (Desirable)
  • Self Starter with a professional attitude
  • IT Literate
  • Driving Licence

The role is full time.

The role offers a competitive salary with commission and company benefits including Company Car and Pension.

Please apply with your C.V. in the first instance to: Huw@ifmgroup.co.uk

Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Scottish sales agreement for Foamstream

Scottish sales agreement for Foamsteam: Drymen based ground care and garden equipment supplier Fraser C Robb has been awarded exclusive sales rights in Scotland to sell Foamstream, herbicide-free weed killing equipment.

The system has been developed by Weedingtech, who have successfully launched this product in markets around the world. This deal will, for the first time, provide customers in Scotland with access to an environmentally friendly solution for clearing weeds.

Scottish sales agreement for Foamsteam

Scottish sales agreement for Foamsteam

The Foamstream herbicide-free system can be safely used anywhere, particularly in places with high footfall and where there are animals as well as next to waterways and delicate ecosystems. The system combines heat and water with a foam solution that is both safe and highly effective. As well as removing weeds, the system can remove gum, remove graffiti and clean street furniture.

For many users such as councils, private estates, golf courses, facilities companies as well as many others, it will be far more cost-effective as fewer applications are needed each year. The system also dramatically cuts down the requirements of manual labour.

As Fraser C Robb Director Lorna Robb explains this new deal represents a significant addition to their range of environmentally friendly products.

“Our business is within a National Park and we know from our customers throughout Scotland the sensitivity to our land, waterways and public areas, Foamstream will allow them to kill weeds in a way completely safe to the environment. This system will also be more effective in keeping our towns and cities clean, saving organisations time and money.

We are delighted to be bringing this product to market in Scotland and working with the innovative team at Weedingtech. We have seen the impact of it being introduced in other markets and know that this product will be revolutionary to the operation of councils, land estates, sporting facilities etc. throughout Scotland. This is an excellent addition to our growing range of environmentally friendly garden and ground care equipment”.

Aaron Matthews, UK & ROI Sales Manager at Weedingtech said

“After many conversations with prospects in Scotland, Fraser C. Robb were the natural choice to be our distribution partner due to their fantastic reputation among their customer base and the instant enthusiasm they had for the product. They certainly have the expertise and experience required to offer the very best customer experience for Foamstream clients.

For more information about Foamstream and to book a demonstration contact Fraser C Robb on 01360 660688.

More information can be obtained by calling Weedingtech on +44(0)203 9090050

info@weedingtech.com

www.weedingtech.com

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Toptracer appoints EMEA Sales Director

Toptracer appoints EMEA Sales Director: Toptracer has announced the appointment of David Cederholm as the company’s new EMEA Sales Director as the business continues its global expansion.

Cederholm, who joins the company with a wealth of experience across several different industries, will be tasked with overseeing sales strategy and the overall growth of Toptracer Range across the region.

Toptracer appoints EMEA Sales Director

Toptracer appoints EMEA Sales Director

“We are delighted to welcome David to his new role at Toptracer,” commented Ben Sharpe, Toptracer President. “His experience in helping to implement technology to elevate businesses to the next level is something that really resonated with us.”

“We look forward to seeing the impact that David will have as we continue to accelerate our worldwide growth and help golf ranges and facilities turn their offerings into modern, forward-thinking entertainment destinations – and in turn, offer the tech driven experience the consumer now expects.”

A lifelong golfer currently playing off a handicap of 4, the role represents his first steps into the industry having garnered a wealth of experience leading sales strategies across sectors.

Cederholm began his career at Just Eat in 2006 as one of just four employees in the UK. He was with the company for six years, in which time orders grew from 100 a month to over a million, and saw the team grow to over 600 people. He led the sales function in the first nine of 13 eventual international market entries.

After leaving Just Eat, Cederholm started and scaled two other start-ups from day one of market entry: one in fashion, the other in automotive.

Since then, he’s worked on market expansion in the app-based taxi business and, most recently, returned to the takeaway food world with a SaaS platform that allows owners to take control of their own business and customer retention.

“The common element between these different verticals was it was all about selling change into traditional owner/operator businesses, where the introduction of technology and then user expectation drove change – something they had previously been reticent to adopt,” commented Cederholm.

“That’s something that I see as a common link with Toptracer Range, and the goals that I am aiming to implement in my new role. There’s an exciting, technology-led future for the golf and entertainment industries, and I will look to drive that forward with Toptracer Range at the forefront of the revolution.”

ABOUT TOPGOLF ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Topgolf Entertainment Group is a global sports and entertainment community that connects people in meaningful ways through the experiences we create, the innovation we champion and the good that we do. What began as a technology that enhanced the game of golf now encompasses a range of unmatched experiences where communities can discover common ground at brand expressions including Topgolf venues, Lounge by Topgolf, Toptracer, Toptracer Range, Topgolf Swing Suite, Topgolf Studios, Topgolf Live, World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf and Driving for Good.

ABOUT TOPTRACER RANGE

Toptracer Range, a brand expression from Topgolf Entertainment Group, connects communities of fans in meaningful ways by equipping driving ranges with Toptracer technology that offers an interactive and social experience that is perfect for all levels. With real-time data, players can compete in a variety of games, improve their skills or simply be introduced to the game of golf.

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New Infinicut Territory Sales Manager

New Infinicut Territory Sales Manager: Stephen Shaw has been announced as the new Territory Sales Manager for the INFINICUT® and TMSystem™ product ranges.

A well-known industry face, Stephen returns to the UK after spending the last 10 years of his career in Qatar, to support the continued growth of the collections, in use at leading golf venues and sports stadia worldwide.

New Infinicut Territory Sales Manager

New Infinicut Territory Sales Manager

In Qatar, Stephen worked at a main Toro dealership and Doha Golf Club, before taking on the role of Machinery Division Manager at Nakheel Landscapes which is where, over the last three years, he worked alongside John Coleman of INFINICUT® to spec machinery for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. When travel restrictions came into force earlier in the year, Stephen returned to his roots in Northumberland and the opportunity arose to use his acquired knowledge to support to dealers and customers across the North of England, Scotland and Ireland – along with spearheading exports and the construction of a worldwide dealer network.

“Joining the INFINICUT® team is hugely exciting” comments Stephen. “It is a quality British-built product, driven by technology that demonstrates a real understanding of what is required by today’s turf care professionals. It quickly became evident to me, working together with John and the INFINICUT® product, that this range is very much the future of the mower industry. Their engineering prowess continues across the multi-functional TMSystem™ collection, which delivers versatility, durability and precision to a wide variety of turf maintenance activities.”

Although Stephen only joined in the middle of September, he has already utilised his many international connections to remotely establish dealers in India, Thailand and South Korea and he looks forward to supporting these, and others, with product and sales training as and when travel restrictions ease.

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Record Engcon tiltrotators sales in France

Record Engcon tiltrotators sales in France: Engcon is a world-leading supplier and global manufacturer of tiltrotators and accessories for excavators.

Expanding internationally has been Engon’s strategic focus in recent years, to great success. In France, Engcon’s French subsidiary has seen strong growth, and 2019 was no exception. Delivering results that far surpassed its annual target, ranking third overall in the Engcon Group, behind far more mature markets such as Sweden and Finland.

Record Engcon tiltrotators sales in France

Record Engcon tiltrotators sales in France

Engcon started operating in France in 2002, and has since established itself as a market leader. Long-term local investments are now producing good results, such as the opening in 2015 of the French regional office in Mennecy, and a large storage facility holding about 1,500 spare parts to be able to rapidly serve French customers. The demand for tiltrotators in France has been steadily increasing. During the period 2015–2019 sales increased by 400 percent.

”Since 2002, we have been working hard to establish the tiltrotator as a phenomenon in the French market and in 2015 we started to really see an impact. A number of operators who are innovators have managed to influence the adoption of our products, which is evident in the 2019 results. In short, it was an excellent year driven by favourable market developments. But we must not settle for that, which is why we continue to implement our ambitious development plan”, says Patrick Régnier, Sales Manager at Engcon’s French subsidiary.

Why French operators love the tiltrotator
The success in France is based on a number of factors. Engcon’s biggest strength is that the parent company Engcon Group, is a world leader in the industry. Engcon can initiate major changes and create new standards in the market. Based on these standards, the French subsidiary advises users, and guides them based on their needs and the type of work they perform.

Another important strength is the ability to sell a complete system and not just tiltrotators. Customers have understood the benefits of combining Engcon’s wide range of products and accessories.

”The launch of the automatic quick mounting system with EC-oil by default gave us real momentum. The French love the offer and it has contributed greatly to our increased sales”, continues Patrick Régnier.

A demo says more than a thousand words
Engcon’s slogan on the French market is “A demo says more than 1,000 words”. To meet and learn from customers the subsidiary invested in a truck and a mini excavator, so that Engcon staff could travel around France and demonstrate Engcon’s products. The purpose is for end users to directly discover through a demonstration all the benefits that Engcon’s products bring to excavators and operators: safety, efficiency and profitability.

Engcon’s French team, which consists of eight people in March 2020, will grow further during the year to meet customer needs and demand, which is expected to contribute to continued growth. Plus, more service partners will be contracted in order to be closer to customers.

”A strong presence in the field is required to serve our existing customers and at the same time attract new customers. We want to become the Engcon Group’s largest subsidiary within five years and the tiltrotator should be as common a sight in France as it is in the Nordic countries. Now it remains to be seen how to address the ongoing Corona pandemic and its challenges. I hope we get through this quickly, not least for human health and well-being”, concludes Patrick Régnier.

Engcon continues to expand globally, with investments in North America and Asia (+ Australia) and in emerging markets in Europe.

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GreenMech appoint Phoenix Hire & Sales

GreenMech appoint Phoenix Hire & Sales: Strengthening their representation in Wales, GreenMech Ltd have announced the appointment of leading plant and tool dealers, Phoenix Hire & Sales Ltd.

Operating out of five depots across South Wales, the GreenMech range of pedestrian, road-tow and tracked chippers becomes the latest franchise in their specialist Arb and Grounds division.

GreenMech appoint Phoenix Hire & Sales

GreenMech appoint Phoenix Hire & Sales

With a client base spanning hire firms, engineering, utilities, railway contractors and more, Phoenix have the largest fleet of tool, plant and access equipment for hire and sale in Wales. Their team of 85 highly trained staff ensure they have both the product, and knowledge, to meet the variety of customer demands. In addition, their dedicated service department offer exceptional after-sales support, responding to most customer callouts within just four hours.

Phoenix Sales Director Jason Derraven said, “We are delighted with our latest appointment as GreenMech dealers. Since becoming a Stihl main dealer, we have had no end of enquiries for these impressive and robust machines and it is great that we can now finally fulfil customer demand. The GreenMech range complements our plant hire fleet which also means we can now fully support our customers including those in the rail sector, with a complete range of de-veg equipment and woodchippers for hire or sale.”

GreenMech Sales Director, Martin Lucas added, “We are fortunate to work with a fantastic network of dealers – renowned for providing second-to-none service and support – and Phoenix Hire & Sales becomes the latest addition to that ever-growing list. We look forward to working together with them to share our extensive woodchipper range with the Arb specialists in their area.”

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