Area Sales Manager

Location Southampton
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £42000
Job ref: 009242
Published: 25 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Role: Area Sales Manager  

Salary: Up to £42,000 DOE plus commission 

Location: Southampton


You’re a Sales Executive who would relish the opportunity to join an established and welcoming team in Southampton. With a background in B2B sales, you’ll be confident in working both independently and with wider areas of the business. 


You’ll be learning from the best, joining an ambitious and supportive team with extensive company and industry experience. They are looking forward to sharing their skills and knowledge with someone eager to learn and develop in their career at Portakabin.  


You’ll be responsible for maximising the area sales of Portakabin products, working with existing and new customers through a combination of reactive and pro-active approaches. You will develop and promote the company’s hire business, to include our full range of products and services. The role is target driven and the key focus is on order winning activity. Your working week will be split between our Southampton office and on the road meeting with customers.  


As an Area Sales Manager, you will have:


  • Substantial face to face technical sales experience (B2B) 
  • Experience in developing and maintaining successful client relationships 
  • Successful delivery against sales targets and KPIs 
  • A full UK Driving licence 


Even if you do not match all our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role. 


Why Portakabin?  

As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities, and construction. 

Portakabin now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries. 


You will receive:  

  • Contributory pension 
  • Commission  
  • Option to buy up to 5 extra days of annual leave per year 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!) 

As a Portakabin Employee, you will also be able to access a range of dedicated health and wellbeing services, a chance to give back to your community with an annual volunteering day off, and fully funded professional qualifications! There is also a great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. 


What’s next?  

We aim to respond to all applications within 7 working days.  


We are conducting interviews during, or before, the week commencing Monday 20th May 2024. First stage interview will be held virtually, second stage will be in person.  

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Portakabin is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams. 


We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made. If you are having any difficulty applying, please contact our recruitment team at