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Commercial Turf Machinery Sales

The Role

Commercial Turf Machinery Sales

Commercial Turf Machinery Sales

Next-step career opportunity for an experienced turf machinery sales professional.  Representing Tuckwells and John Deere in the lucrative South London, Sussex and Surrey sales territory.  Targeting football clubs, local authorities and other commercial turf machinery users, this is a unique opportunity to forge an enviable career working with the best brands in the industry.

Working as part of our specialist turf machinery team, this role also offers a level of responsibility for turf within our outlets and inventory across the territory.

Responsible for sales and marketing operations across the Tuckwells south west territory. This includes the development and implementation of the sales strategy, sales department vision, annual objectives, sales processes and marketing plans to ensure growth. In addition to the normal role of a sales professional, the regional turf lead will take responsibility for turf presence at the outlets and local stock control.

Essential Duties

  • Create and maintain relationships with all local authorities within your area of responsibility
  • Monitor and respond to procurement and tender opportunities
  • Identify and target professional machinery operators and businesses
  • Advise on machinery types, suitability and options
  • Arrange demonstrations directly with the customer or with the sales support team
  • Arrange delivery of turf machinery directly or with the sales support team
  • Achieve sales targets as developed and agreed in the annual team strategy
  • Monitor and maintain inventory levels for the region for all turf products
  • Maintain a turf presence and suitable displays at relevant outlets in the region
  • Work with the junior sales professionals and offer guidance
  • Work with marketing team for promotions and advertising
  • Keep up to date with all available products including competitor brands
  • Maintain an awareness of values of new and used equipment including competitors’
  • Work with the demo team to ensure equipment suitability
  • Work with group sales manager to maintain stock availability and minimise used/aged inventory
  • Create quotations and manage pricing to maximise sales opportunities
  • Use CRM to log all enquiries, opportunities and contacts
  • Assist with open days and regional shows as required

Skills and Experience

  • Regional knowledge of turf machinery users
  • Turf machinery experience
  • Sales experience
  • Willing to be flexible with hours to maintain our level of service in busy times
  • Computer literacy including MS office and CRM
  • Valid driving licence (a trailer licence is also desirable but not essential)

The Company will provide:

  • Salary, paid monthly with performance related bonus
  • Company pension scheme
  • Paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Additional benefits: employee assistance scheme, salary sacrifice scheme, Healthshield cash back plan and independent financial wellbeing meetings, long service awards
  • Full support and product training where necessary
  • Career progression opportunities and the Tuckwell Development Program (if required)
  • Company vehicle, laptop, ipad and mobile phone

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@tuckwells.com

Regional Technical Sales Managers

AGS

Regional Technical Sales Managers

Regional Technical Sales Managers

Regional Technical Sales Managers – Northern

Advance Grass Solutions is an innovative and ambitious company consulting, supporting and supplying a range of exclusive products to the professional sports turf market. Due to the planned strategic development of our business, we are seeking to recruit Technical Sales Managers throughout the North of England.

Applications are invited from proven and successful professionals wishing to take their career to the next level.

We have an innovative team of technical individuals who work closely with global market leading manufacturers. We pride ourselves on a high level of agronomic support, as we look to build and maintain long term customer relationships.

To join our team you will have an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of the modern sports turf professional and have experience in advising products and solutions in the amenity sector. A formal sports turf or BASIS / FACTS qualification would be advantageous but full training will be provided for the right candidate. Drive and self-motivation are essential and will ensure success in a competitive and rewarding marketplace.

We offer a very competitive salary, commission, attractive bonus and a company profit share scheme. A quality company vehicle, pension, other benefits and continuous ongoing training will be provided to the successful candidate.

If you feel you have the necessary experience, skills, dedication and enthusiasm to succeed in this exciting role, please send your CV with a covering letter to Sam Honeyborne, MD at sam@advancegrass.com

Closing date for application: 8th April

New sales operation for EcoBunker

New sales operation for EcoBunker: Leading creator of synthetic bunker edging technology, EcoBunker Ltd, is reinforcing its commitment to the North American market by creating a directly owned subsidiary to support customers across the continent.

Inventor and CEO Richard Allen was the first to install synthetic bunker walls on US soil and his company, EcoBunker Ltd, has been delivering highly successful projects across the continent consistently since 2014.

New sales operation for EcoBunker

New sales operation for EcoBunker

After a short period trading under a different brand name through a distributor, Allen recognised that a better operating model was needed. EcoBunker Ltd has consequently removed its support for the alternative brand and withdrawn the privileges associated with its patented and solely owned patent pending construction methods.

The new approach will to be sell directly to market. This is being done through a new American company, EcoBunker USA LLC, which will be headed by Jay Morgan, (who until now has been running EcoBunker’s Canadian operation), and a commitment to hold stock of the EcoBunker product at several strategically selected locations across North America, ensuring that clients can be serviced as quickly as possible. Another benefit is that trading will be in dollars, making the purchase of EcoBunker as simple as possible for clubs right across the North American continent.

Allen says: “Obviously North America is the biggest golf market in the world, and figuring out how best to support that market has been an important question for us to answer throughout our history. We have developed very successful relationships with distributors across the world, but we have learned over the years that America really needs a different approach and more commitment. Setting up our own operation is a massive investment for us – the largest in the company’s history – but we have done some fantastic projects that provide a strong foundation and the potential for us to grow our business in America is huge. I know that when people think about a synthetic bunker edge, they think first about revetted pots on links courses, but when I first conceived the concept, I was thinking primarily about setting a firm, low edge for bunkers on parkland courses. With our own network of technical experts on hand, we are well placed to solve bunker edging problems for courses across North America.”

The LLC of EcoBunker USA will be established within the next week.

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Technical Area Sales Managers – FEATURED JOB

Technical Area Sales Managers – North East England/Scottish Borders & South West England

Technical Area Sales Managers - FEATURED JOB

Technical Area Sales Managers – FEATURED JOB

Due to the continued success and growth of ICL Turf & Landscape in the UK & Ireland, we are looking to recruit two high-calibre Technical Area Sales Managers to cover (predominantly) the following areas*:

  • North East England / Scottish Borders
  • South West England

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

  • Competitive salary plus bonus Company car
  • 26 days annual leave Contributory pension scheme
  • Subsidised private medical and dental insurance
  • Excellent development and career opportunities that come with being part of a global business

About you

The ideal candidates will relish the opportunity to work as part of of a team to deliver first-class sales and technical support to end-users and distributors of our range of fertilisers, wetting agents, 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.

Application

To apply, please email a résumé and application letter to Mark Ellison: mark.ellison@icl-group.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 25th February 2022.

New area sales manager for Agrovista Amenity

New area sales manager for Agrovista Amenity: Tom Weaver has been announced as the new Central Area Sales Manager for Agrovista Amenity.

Tom initially started his career as a greenkeeper and quickly worked his way up to the position of course manager. He credits his greenkeeping experience for helping to shape his career path and claims that he was proud to once have been ‘on the tools.’

New area sales manager for Agrovista Amenity

New area sales manager for Agrovista Amenity

At the age of 28 he became a sales advisor for Pitchcare, where he began advising greenkeepers and turf managers on various products – many of which he had previously used. Tom made an impact, and it wasn’t long before he was overseeing the internal sales team.

It was a period in his career that he will always remember fondly.

“For me, the biggest achievement was the team ethos that we have created,” he said.

“We’ve been on a journey together and the department is now such a well-oiled machine.

We’ve got staff ranging in age from 21 to 65, who are all pushing in the same direction – it’s great to see and even better to be a part of.”

Based in Allscott, Telford, Tom will still be leading the internal turf team but in addition he will also be focussing on the external side of the business.

“It is not a case of reinventing the wheel because the external team is the best in the business,” said Tom. “I’m there to offer support and to ensure that I’m always available on the other end of the phone if they need advice or solutions.

“I’m sure there be will lots of twists and turns in the road ahead, but that is part of the job and I fully intend on successfully overcoming any challenges. In terms of my direct line of management I could not ask for much more – my relationship with Dan Hughes (Head of Commercial) and John Marland (Head of Amenity) is very strong and it’s always nice to have their support.

“2022 has the potential to be hugely successful and I truly believe we can do great things here.”

Commenting on Tom’s appointment, Dan Hughes said: “Tom joins an exceptionally talented and experienced Area Management team of James Watson (South) and Ramsay MacGregor (North). Despite still being relatively young, Tom brings a wealth of agronomy skill and proven management experience to the role. At heart Tom is an industry person, sports enthusiast and a conscientious team player who will strengthen our business and engagement with customers.”

For more information about Agrovista UK, visit www.agrovista.co.uk/amenity

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New divisional sales manager for Vitax Amenity

New divisional sales manager for Vitax Amenity: Vitax Amenity has appointed a new divisional sales manager as it continues to drive forward plans to expand its presence in turf management and groundcare markets, both in the UK and internationally.

Greg O’Leary joins the team from Roechling Engineering Plastics where he has spent the past 10 years as sales manager responsible for leading the sports and leisure division.

New divisional sales manager for Vitax Amenity

New divisional sales manager for Vitax Amenity

Prior to joining Roechling, Greg has held several national sales manager and sales manager roles, including over 15 years’ experience working in global markets.

Managing a team of six, Greg will be responsible for working with existing UK clients whilst maintaining and growing Vitax Amenity’s international customer-base.

Carl Welsh, Vitax’s managing director and group CEO, says: “Greg has a thorough understanding of the markets we work within, the challenges the industry is experiencing post-Brexit and good ideas about where and how we can continue to grow our portfolio.

“It is an exciting time to join Vitax Amenity and Greg’s strong sales background speaks for itself. We are thrilled to have such an experienced manager join the team.”

Greg will work across all Vitax Amenity’s divisions including Supaturf and Thomas Elliot Fertilisers.

“After working in the same industry for most of my career, I have been looking for a new challenge and I am looking forward to working for a well-established company with its excellent reputation within the industry,” says Greg O’Leary, divisional sales manager at Vitax Amenity.

“Vitax are continually innovating and are well-known for producing a comprehensive range of products with a strong emphasis on quality and cost-effectiveness. I am delighted to be joining such a strong team and looking forward to the new challenges my role brings.”

In his spare time, Greg is a keen golfer and an avid supporter of Make a Wish Foundation, helping to raise funds for children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, as well as speaking on behalf of the charity at events.

To find out more about Vitax Amenity, visit: www.vitaxamenity.co.uk

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New Technical Area Sales Managers for ICL

New Technical Area Sales Managers for ICL: ICL has announced the appointment of Rob Ainscough and Fergal Greenan who both join the company as Technical Area Sales Managers.

Rob Ainscough, Technical Area Sales Manager – North West England

Rob has always held an interest in the science behind sports surfaces which he says was ignited after playing a wide range of sports from an early age. His interest was piqued furthermore when he carried out his school work experience with the grounds staff at Bolton Wanderers FC.

New Technical Area Sales Managers for ICL

New Technical Area Sales Managers for ICL

This work experience convinced Robert that he wanted a career in sports turf and after school he embarked on a National Diploma at Myerscough College. During his studies he volunteered to be part of the greenkeeping team at the Scottish Open which took place at Loch Lomond Golf Course.

His career in greenkeeping quickly took off and after a spell at Loch Lomond he became the Deputy Head Greenkeeper at Leigh Golf Club.

To further continue his development Robert accepted a two-week trial at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. His trial was quickly extended and after gaining six months experience here he went onto spend a further year in Australia working at Manly Golf Club and Royal Sydney Golf Club.

Upon his return to the UK Rob was offered his previous position Leigh Golf Club and was quickly promoted to Head Greenkeeper at 25 years old.

Fergal Greenan Technical Area Sales Manager – Ireland

Based in Ireland, Fergal joins ICL with an excellent combination of industry qualifications and practical experience.

His extensive skillset has been displayed while working on various major golf courses in the US through the prestigious Ohio State Program.

New Technical Area Sales Managers for ICL

New Technical Area Sales Managers for ICL

Fergal also boasts a Bachelor of Agricultural Science Horticulture, Landscape and Sports Turf Management, together with a Certificate in Teaching, which was utilised in his previous role as a Lecturer (in Horticulture) at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Fergal will be working under Colman Warde, Ireland Country Manager, to build the business and to support ICL distributors.

Please contact ICL on 01473 237100 or visit www.icl-sf.co.uk or www.icl-sf.ie if you are in Ireland.

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Germinal appoints sales representative

Germinal appoints sales representative: Germinal has recruited Stuart Tait as its new Amenity Technical Sales Representative for Scotland and the North East of England.

Based from his home in East Lothian, Stuart will provide technical sales support to Germinal’s customers throughout Scotland and North East England, and will be responsible for promoting the company’s popular range of Grade-A sports and amenity grass seed mixtures to golf course greenkeepers, turf growers, sports groundsmen and landscapers.

Germinal appoints sales representative

Germinal appoints sales representative

Stuart will also be responsible for promoting Germinal’s specialist amenity fertiliser range which includes conventional compound products as well as liquid and phased-release fertilisers and specialist sward conditioners. He will also promote Germinal’s range of regional and general landscaping wildflower seed mixtures.

Stuart joins Germinal with 17-years’ worth of experience within the turf industry: he started his career as a trainee greenkeeper at Gullane Golf Club (No.1 course) in East Lothian before working his way up from assistant greenkeeper to head greenkeeper at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick. For the past three and half years he has worked in sales orientated roles, initially spending a year with Sherriff Groundcare before joining Reesink Turfcare as the company’s area sales manager for the Lothians, Borders and Fife where he has been selling Toro equipment to customers in the golf and groundcare sectors.

“Stuart is a very experienced turf care specialist with a huge amount of experience not only in terms of golf course maintenance, but also within the wider sports ground and landscaping sectors,” says Richard Brown, Germinal Amenity Sales Manager. “He is also well known to many within Scotland’s golf and turfgrass sectors and as such is well positioned to promote Germinal’s wide range of specialist grass seed and wildflower mixtures throughout his sales territory.”

Stuart can be contacted via the following:

Mobile: 07887 578802

Email: stuart.tait@germinal.com

Web: www.germinalamenity.com

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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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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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