• Sales Manager at Butternut Box

Sales Manager at Butternut Box

7 September 2021 - Spargle vacancies from the network

“It all started with a dog that couldn’t stop farting’’

At Butternut, we put the food back into dog food. We believe dogs deserve to eat the healthiest, most natural and tastiest meals with none of the nasties. That’s why we make freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions. And no more farts!

Today, we have tens of thousands customers in the United Kingdom and are ready to expand internationally. After their growth and proven success in the UK, Butternut Box has identified the Netherlands as an attractive market to expand to next. The comparable consumer behavior, the population density, the mature e-commerce market and sophisticated warehouse infrastructure drive the attractiveness of the Dutch market. The company wants to replicate their existing business model into the Netherlands and the wider Benelux from there. To make this a great success we raised a Series D and we have invested heavily in our own production facility in the UK, as well as in international expansion

We are looking for a hungry and ambitious candidate who is ready to take on the responsibility for our Direct Sales activities in the Benelux. The sales manager will be responsible to deliver on an ambitious growth plan, and play a leading role in our expansion to the Benelux.

Call Emma +31 6 14460756

A bit about the role

In this role you will be part of the founding team for the BeNeLux. This means that you will work with a team of other mission-driven people to set-up and run the business first in the Netherlands, and later Belgium and Luxembourg. You will build a team and convince people to become our beloved customers.

Direct sales (face-to-face) plays a huge role in the UK growth mix, and we are looking to build a team of Brand Ambassadors that can not only achieve big numbers, but represent the brand in the best possible light in the Netherlands as well, either in-house or by partnering with agencies.

You will report to the Country Manager directly, and will have a dotted line to our head of sales in the UK.

In this role, you can expect to

  • Build and develop your own team of Brand Ambassadors.
  • Be an inspirational leader that is looking to build something special.
  • Work directly with the country manager & growth manager to achieve ambitious targets.
  • Drive performance metrics across the team.
  • Always put the customer first, ensuring every customer leaves with a smile on their face.

What you’ll do

  • Train and mentor all sales members, helping them develop their sales ability.
  • Define the sales process and techniques used to optimise conversion rates.
  • Ownership of an annual event roadmap. Ensuring the roadmap is populated with sales activation activity.
  • Work closely with third party agencies to explore and test new growth opportunities.
  • Lead on the hiring and building of your team.
  • Work with cross functional teams to optimise the sales process and customer journey.
  • Own and report on a suite of KPIs
  • Build and deliver weekly/monthly sales training sessions.
  • Uphold & lead by example on the Values of Butternut Box at all times.


  • Have 3-7 years experience in sales & sales training.
  • Have a proven track record managing and growing a sales focused team.
  • Have experience leading a team with 5+ members, and successfully helping them develop
  • Thrive in an incredibly fast-paced environment, and are always looking to be challenged.
  • Have fantastic interpersonal skills and feel comfortable talking to all members of the internal business and customers.
  • Remain calm under pressure, and are someone the team looks to for advice when times get tough.
  • Are highly organised and able to prioritise
  • Have exceptional communication skills.
  • Reporting comes as second nature to you – excellent excel/google sheets skills.
  • Are entrepreneurial.
  • Have a passion for dogs.

A bit about what we offer

  • Equity option package
  • 25 days holiday and an additional day for every year of service
  • €500 personal learning & development budget
  • Butternut Box employee discount.
  • Flexible working hours and work from home options
  • Friday drinks & monthly team socials (even remotely…)
  • The opportunity to help dogs live healthier and happier lives.

Do you feel the spark?

Call Emma +31 6 14460756

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