Van Sales Merchandiser

  • Job Reference: aem kent
  • Date Posted: 11 July 2022
  • Recruiter: PIECE OF CAKE (UK) LTD
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £22,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are a well respected van sales company in our area selling Mr Kipling, Cadbury’s and Lyons brand named Cakes, McVities and Fox’s Biscuits and Deli long life  Bread products  to independent retailers and we are now seeking an individual to join our sales team.

The role offered will be based in the Canterbury/Dover area on a Monday to Friday schedule

We operate our vans 5 days per week and the position offered will have an element of bank holiday working,paid at double time, in order to maintain regular call days  

As an experienced Sales Representative you will have a proven track record, along with excellent customer communication skills.Be of smart appearance and willing to work hard 

Responsibilities and Duties

Key Responsibilities:

  • Key point of contact between clients and Piece of Cake (UK) Ltd 

  • Establish new and develop existing business through sales relationships built up via your regular weekly store visits 

  • Appropriate face to face interaction, and professionalism towards your client at all times 

  • Responsible for the day to day checks on your given vehicle and reporting back any issues

  • Knowledge of our product range and costings to customers  

  • General administration and cash handling.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Hold a full and clean driving licence for more than 2 years.

  • Over 25 years of age

  • Have excellent communication skills and ability to work on your own initiative 

  • Be able to work under pressure as an individual and as part of a team to meet deadlines and hit targets.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,000.00-£25,000.00 per year OTE

Additional pay:

  • Double time Overtime for working Bank Holidays 


  • 2.5% commission paid from your first packet sold So, unlike other like companies NO UNACHIEVABLE pre commission targets at PIECE OF CAKE (UK) LTD 

  • 14 days sick pay

  • 20 days (5 weeks) holiday p.a. To include 5 days over Christmas company shut down 

  • Full Uniform provided inc. Safety shoes

  • Fully stocked, Sign written, van based at your home address provided safe parking area available

  • Fully computerized handheld tablet with customer records to guide you during each store visit  plus mobile printer for invoicing 

  • Company fuel card 



  • Day shift - start time dictated by stores opening times but usually at first call around 6.30am and last call approx 3.30pm 

  • Product merchandising in store where necessary. Average of 35 - 40 customer base per week. Unlike other van sales companies we do not overload with 25 plus drops per day! We want you to sell!

  • Van load days are Monday & Thursday afternoons at our Tonbridge based warehousing facility with a usual finish time of approx 4.30pm 


  • Sales: 1 year (preferred)

  • Customer Service: 1 year (preferred)


  • Driving Licence held for more than 2 years (preferred)