Sales at Mrs Dowsons Ice Cream isn't about being aggressive or pushy – it's about making sure every customer finds their perfect fit. Being part of our Dowsons Team you’ll work to the values of our company and family.
So, as the first point of contact for our customers, it’s important that we deliver an efficient, high-quality service to every single person we meet or speak to. This ensures we provide a unique sales experience, tailored to meet our customers’ needs.
The sales job is of course challenging and competitive, which is why the better you perform, the more lucrative the rewards. Our incentive structure benefits motivated individuals who show a flair for both sales and customer service.
Handling end to end customer development, your role will be to arrange meetings and cold-call visits to potential customers, meeting potensial customers, informing them of both our fantastic products and the passion, integrity, and honesty that goes into them.
It goes without saying that you will need to have first-rate communication and be an enthusiastic individual driven by goals. As well as basic computer skills, successful team members will have bags of initiative, and a passion for learning and self-development! Naturally, you’ll be a great listener, and after completing our comprehensive training program, show outstanding product knowledge and be able to match our products to our customers' needs. If you recognise yourself in this description and can commit to a variable working pattern then you could be on your way to becoming a valued member of the Dowsons Team.
Roles will be based from the farm office located at Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 7JA.
We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Job Type: Permanent / Full-time
Position: Field Sales Executive
Job Type: Full Time
Basic Salary: from £20,000
OTE Salary: £32,000
AS IT SHOULD BE
At Mrs Dowsons, we're out to
produce the finest ice cream
in the world, in the most
responsible and sustainable
ways possible. During the
process, we hope to enrich
and enliven the communities
in which we live and work
and leave the world just a
little bit 'sweeter' than we
Amanda Dowson, has always been conscious of what goes into our food. As farmer’s wife, Amanda was continually in search of honest treats for the family. Yet, Amanda found most ice cream did not share her family values and honest approach.
Eric Dowson, a third generation dairy farmer in the Ribble Valley, found he and Amanda shared a passion for the idea of a more natural, real dairy ice cream. Founding their business on their ethos, using honest local ingredients and the freshest milk, they took the plunge and bought their first little ice cream machine. The Dowson family, all sat around the kitchen table, begun sampling the ice cream, using full-cream milk and local ingredients they proudly produced their first tubs.
Now with nowhere to sell their homemade ice cream, but a product they believed would sell itself.
Using a small disused farm building they opened a makeshift ice cream parlour and painted a sign for the farm entrance, and word soon got around. With orders from restaurants and top chefs coming in, the Dowsons were in business – if they could figure out how to make that much ice cream.
They did, and we’re still at it to this day!