Area Sales Manager (PPE) – East India


PORTWEST, a leading global manufacturer of safety wear, workwear and PPE is currently seeking applications for the position of Area Sales Manager based in Kolkata, Eastern India. Portwest is one of the fastest growing workwear companies in the world currently employing over 4500 staff worldwide, with customer service staff in over 130 countries. We design, manufacture and distribute market leading workwear, safety wear and PPE in fully owned production facilities.



As the Area Sales Manager, you will bring your PPE and workwear experience to sell Portwest products to distributors, resellers and agents. We have had extensive growth over the past number of years and we are looking for you to join to continue this growth trajectory. Among your key responsibilities will include:


  • Build quality business relationships with new and existing customers
  • Conduct daily face-to-face sales meetings to maintain and develop relationships with distributors, resellers and agents
  • Identify new business opportunities and complete sales planning schedule
  • Utilise strategies to win new business on a continuous and consistent basis
  • Identify existing customers with high growth potential and create a roadmap for their further development
  • Engage in consultative selling by identifying customers’ needs and providing a Portwest solution to meet those needs
  • Develop clear and effective written proposals/quotations for current and prospective customers
  • Focus on selling new Portwest products by bringing samples to each meeting
  • Ensure effective after meeting follow up to close sales
  • Conduct ongoing development of market intelligence, including marketing events such as trade shows, seminars, exhibitions and journals which is fed back to the business
  • Promote distributor promotions on our products with end users



To become the Area Sales Manager in Kolkata, you will need:

  • 3-5 years PPE, workwear or safety wear sales experience
  • Experience selling on behalf of a manufacturer, distributor, reseller or agent is ideal
  • Appetite to continue sales growth of Portwest through field sales
  • Clean driving licence and willingness to drive throughout your designated territory
  • Willingness to live in the area wherein you work



We offer a competitive package depending on experience. You will receive extensive product training through our online learning platform and weekly webinars with our Product Managers. You will join an established team who understand our products, sales approach and target market. You and your customers will be supported with an app for customers to make orders and an excellent supply chain that ensures high customer satisfaction.


Please apply today with an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining your experience relating to this position.


  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
  • International and Overall Winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
  • Ibec KeepWell Mark 2019-2021
  • Great Place to Work 2019-2020
  • Deloitte Best Managed Companies 2016-2019
  • Exporter of the Year 2018
  • Private Irish Business of the Year Export Industry Awards 2019
  • Safety Awards Customer Service Winner 2016
  • All Stars Export Business of the Year 2017

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