Field Sales Representative
Time TypeFull time
Salary£18,000 - £38,000
Benefits18k basic plus uncapped commission plus company car
Area of BusinessField Sales, Sales
LocationSheffield -Chippingham Street
Job ID 00017640
About the role
Field Sales Representative
Please note you’ll need a UK Manual driving licence with a maximum of 8 points to apply for this role.
Salary: £38,000 OTE (18k basic + uncapped commission) plus company car
Shifts: 37.5 hours per week – Working hours are between 12pm and 9pm Monday to Friday. Additional hours may be required on Saturdays. Your Line Manager will let you know your shift pattern in advance, which could vary from time to time.
Start date: From October 2020
Door to door sales isn’t for everyone, we know it’s a tough gig.
It’s also one of the most important and successful sales teams at Virgin Media. It’s for all these reasons you’ll be able to earn uncapped commission on top of a decent basic salary!
Every day is different, with plenty of challenges and obstacles to overcome when visiting people’s homes to promote Virgin Media products.
We’re looking for resilient sales-minded people with a great work ethic, to be the face of our trusted fibre, TV, mobile and phone products, and services.
This is no desk-based job. And won’t suit those looking for a 9-5 lifestyle. For the right person it can be a uniquely rewarding challenge. Spending your time outdoors and on the road, you’ll have your own dedicated territory to sell to, with full control when it comes to planning your routes.
Typically, you’ll knock on around 175 doors a day. You’ll find that potential customers are often reluctant to discuss products, or their current provider package at first. You’ll take this in your stride without ever being pushy, listening carefully to what they have to say, and making a judgment on whether there is an opportunity for a potential sale, as well as which products would be most suited to them.
Our teams usually get the best results outside of office working hours – late afternoon or evening is when most people are available at home. Largely you’ll be working on your own, but you’ll have the full support of your team and your manager. Working outside in the summer is a bonus but you’ll need to be comfortable braving the cold winters too.
Who we’re looking for
You don’t need experience in sales or tech products. But this is something for a natural talker.
You won’t always hear the customer say those magic words ‘sign me up’ – so it’s also how you handle rejection that counts. Resilient? Unflappable? Always want to do better? Then we’d love to sign you up.
You’ll also bring:
- A knack for forging strong relationships. You’ll love meeting and speaking to all sorts of new people
- An unflinching tenacity. However, your day’s going, you’ll stay positive and always want more
- A competitive streak. Always striving to improve, you’ll love to win and enjoy the reward that comes with great success
We’ll kick things off with a 9-day training course, to bring you up to speed on everything we offer, as well as providing you with tips and recommendations for matching potential customers to the right service or product.
This will be a blend of virtual and face to face training, and you’ll need to spend a couple of nights away from home at one of our residential training centres during this induction. We’ll of course talk all of this through with you nearer the time.
We’ll be inviting you to complete an automated video interview once you’ve applied, which can be done at a time convenient to you and within the comfort of your own home. This can be done on your mobile phone or laptop.
Our promise to you is that once our recruitment team receive this from you, we’ll get straight to work, and will be back in touch within 2 working days, to let you know how you’ve got on. We’ll give you hints and tips to help you do your best and land the job. If you’re successful, we’ll give you call to let you know what comes next.
What’s in it for me?
This is one of our most important positions – and we always reward high performers. You can look forward to:
- Uncapped commission - our top people make an extra £2,250 per month in commission alone
- Discounted Virgin Media products for you, your family and friends
- 25 days holiday every year plus bank holidays, plus your birthday off each year
- Great Pension Plan – we match every pound you put in, up to 10%
- Company Funded Medical Plan – we pay for your own cover
- Free access to Bupa healthy minds – offering professional support for mental health
Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s biggest cable company. We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade. Through four multi-award-winning services - Virgin Fibre, Virgin TV, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Phone - we help people access technology to build connections that really matter.
We are dedicated to nurturing an engaged workforce that represents the diversity of our customers and communities. Read more here.
Our benefits are your reward for being brilliant. They’re pretty darn spectacular. Just like our people. We’ve put together a package to help you love what you do, at work and at play. You will get 25 days holiday and your birthday off each year, we provide a company funded Medical Plan as well as a Pension Plan where we will match every pound you put in, up to 10%. What's more you'll also benefit from discounts across Virgin Media products and Virgin brands and many other perks on top.
You can find out about all benefits in full here.
Come and be a part of something special. Join us!