Account Executive – Field Sales - Northern England & North Wales (Home Based)

About Us

For more than 200 years, Ordnance Survey has helped people explore Great Britain. Today, we’re inspiring even more people to get outside more often. We build products, content and tools to make it easier for everyone to have an active outdoor lifestyle – helping you live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more.

Our iconic leisure maps are available on paper, mobile and desktop to make the outdoors enjoyable, accessible and safe. Every day we’re developing new innovative navigation features including ground-breaking 3D mapping, augmented reality guides and GPS devices. With the rapidly growing GetOutside initiative, endorsed by the Outdoor Industry Association, we’re inspiring people to find new places, create lasting memories and discover the great British countryside and Urban greenspaces.

About the Role

As part of the Consumer Retail Sales team, this role is focused on maintaining and growing the sales of both our iconic paper map series and an ever-increasing new product portfolio.  You will be responsible for building excellent relationships across your designated territory to help exceed sales targets in leading High Street retailers such as WH Smith and Waterstones, plus Outdoor stores including Millets, Blacks & Go Outdoors. You will also build business development plans with nominated wholesalers within your territory.

Working with the Retail Sales Manager and National Account Manager as well as the rest of the Retail Field team to achieve growth targets, you will be responsible for the implementation of agreed sales and marketing activities. Bringing the OS brand to the customer to best promote our range of products will involve maintaining prominent product feature, display & availability across your designated territory & accounts.

To help keep the business moving forward you will need to have your finger on the pulse of all relevant channels and be able to provide market intelligence for sales, marketing and product development.


  • Managing designated territory sales and accounts
  • Call compliance and sales data analysis
  • Competitor analysis and emerging/competing products

About You

  • Specific outdoor and / or high street retail / field sales experience
  • Good product, pricing, supply chain and channel market knowledge
  • Good knowledge of sales territory / local area
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative to achieve targets and objectives
  • Energy, passion and persistence
  • Ambitious and self-motivated
  • Fearlessness in presenting ideas
  • Entrepreneurial approach

About the Rewards

We want you to love what you do. That’s why our benefits package rewards a job well done. We’ll give you:

  • Salary £25,000 to £28,000 Our aim is to reward employees competitively based on their contributions to the overall success of the organisation
  • Business User Scheme Vehicle (to be eligible you must hold a full, clean driving licence)
  • Performance related bonus
  • Competitive pension
  • 25 days annual leave - (30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas
  • Training & Development - We’re a restless bunch, always looking for new ways to innovate. It is important to us that you have opportunities to learn and develop your skills. We offer: In-house training, a variety of masterclasses, bespoke training, study leave, access to learning resources and Professional membership subscriptions
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Staff discounts
  • Support for your health and wellbeing from eye care vouchers to health checks

About our Values

We're passionate about the four core values that make up our organisation: we're adventurous, incisive, restless and true: -

Adventurous – We go about our work with enthusiasm and energy and we embrace change

Incisive – We identify the key issues and seek clarity to make effective decisions and find a way forward. We challenge overly complex processes to find simple and responsive solutions

Restless – We’re hungry to achieve and deliver to our objectives and we’re continually looking for better ways to add value through continuous improvement

True - We communicate openly/honestly and transparently, delivering on promises to our colleagues and customers. We are open to both giving and receiving feedback

We’re always happy to hear from you, so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or find us on Facebook.

Location: You will be a home worker centrally located within your designated sales territory, ideally based within South Yorkshire. This role will involve extensive travel around your designated sales area often requiring you to stay away from home, as well as the ability to work from home from time to time.

To apply: Please click here  to upload your covering letter and CV demonstrating your suitability for the role.

Closing date:  16 January 2020

03 Jan 2020
Closing date:
16 Jan 2020
Make an enquiry
Print Page Email page to a friend