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Graduate Job Graduate Commercial Executive - Trainee Area Sales Manager - Hampshire

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: VBH (UK)
Reference: J1004
Salary: £20,000 - 22,000 + bonus + car allowance  

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We are VBH and we are looking for a top graduate to join our team and support our clients in our Southern UK territory.
The success of every company comes down to having excellent products, the desire to solve problems and the right team to make it happen. This is where, as a Trainee Area Sales Manager, you come in.

In a growing economy the success of an organisation comes from having reliable business partners and trusted advisors to help them make the right decisions.
The role of a Trainee Area Sales Manager is to build strong relationships, to listen, understand and deliver solutions to complex problems. Professional selling is about providing well thought out commercially viable solutions that result in profitable outcomes for the client and you.

Graduates make excellent sales professionals and are a much sought after commodity in a growing economy and applying these skills in an exciting commercial career quickly leads to business leadership opportunities and high earning capacity.

If you have a flair for business and you love to work with people then join VBH and we’ll support you with the right training to launch your career.


VBH are a leading manufacturing company with a global annual turnover of over €690 million. We produce hardware for a variety of industries (with particular expertise in branded windows and doors for distributors across the globe).

As a Graduate Commercial Executive you will begin your career with VBH working with our partners in our Southern UK Territory (which covers most of the South East and across to Hampshire and Wiltshire).

You will be working in a business to business environment (B2B) and visiting an estimated 50% new and 50% existing accounts. Meeting with key contacts you will provide support, explore issues, discuss solutions and promote new products and services. This is a rewarding position is you have a flair for face-to-face communication and negotiation.

We provide an uncapped commission scheme but it’s realistic that you will earn an annual bonus of between £5,000 and £10,000. The next step is to become an Area Sales Manager.

This territory is already successful but we are looking for someone with flair and drive to further develop our relationships and achieve business growth.

We provide support and training to ensure you are successful and achieve progression. You will report to our National Sales Manager who will work closely with you as you begin your career. Alongside this you will be enrolled on to the Discovery Graduates “Sales Winners” programme which will help to accelerate your development in your first commercial role with VBH and upon successful completion you will receive an accreditation from the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.


We are not looking for experience but we are looking for graduate or graduate calibre individuals who possess the core attributes that can be developed. We are looking for: -

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to plan and prioritise.
  • Goal oriented mind-set.
  • An individual who likes people and relishes the opportunity to build relationships.
  • A natural flair for commerce and a desire to personally achieve.

We aren’t looking for a specific area of study; instead we are interested in your potential and your focus on a career in professional selling.

Due to the nature of the role you will have a full clean driving licence and flexibility to travel daily.


If your application is successful then you will be contacted to conduct a telephone interview which will lead to a first stage assessment centre.

We will be legally obliged to check your eligibility to work in the UK. Please check your eligibility before applying and ensure that you can provide the appropriate original documents.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: South East England

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates

0121 665 4060

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