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Microsoft Field Sales Team

CPM Ireland provide a dedicated, full-time field sales team across Ireland for Microsoft

The challenge

CPM provide a full time field sales team across the Island of Ireland for Office, Surface & Windows in Harvey Norman, PC World, Independent Retailers and xBox in Smyths & Gamestop.
CPM also provide a Digital resource, a SME Business Development resource and a Breadth account Manager for Microsoft.

Our Solution
  • Team in place for 10 years, extensively trained and deployed across top Irish retailers representing Microsoft
  • The team are tasked with delivering across the key pillars of retail execution in all Microsoft product categories.
  • Priority focus -attach, product sales & delivering messaging on the Modern PC.
  • Team concentrate on training & relationships in store to drive advocacy.
  • The team deliver insights from their experience in retail to drive Microsoft strategy.

Results

All KPI’s achieved in FY16.
2,300 calls completed, 2,369 RP Training Impressions, 137% achieved on Expertzone.

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Eir

CPM Ireland manage eir SMB Inside Sales Team

The challenge
  • Customer acquisition for eir business providing fixed line, mobile, Broadband and Wi-Fi to SMB customers.
  • CPM’s field sales team support new customer acquisition through the provision of Sales Management, Digital Executives and Lead Generation Executives.
  • CPM also provides account management services for a portion of high value SMB customers.

Our Solution
  • CPM provide an outsourced telephone account management team of 10 full time permanent sales professionals dedicated to Inside Sales for eir.
  • CPM manage all recruitment, HR, staff management and performance of these staff on behalf of our client in the eir SMB business channel.

Results

  • Digital Executives increased Sales volumes by 200% compared to previous outsourced partner.
  • Lead Generators cost 57% of a Field sales resource and have improved the channels sales performance by 12% by having quality appointments set for the field teams.
  • Each Telephone Account Managers proactively manages a base of 400 SMB accounts along with dealing with inbound care queries and upsells to both groups of customers.

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Eir

CPM Ireland delivers Direct Sales for eir in the Consumer Market

The challenge

eir and CPM’s consumer sales relationship has existed for over 16 years. CPM currently recruit, train, and manage over 80 full time field sales representatives nationwide in a tough sales and regulatory environment. We also provide excellent operational support in terms of HR, order processing, complaint handling, data management and customer Insight. CPM regularly utilise venue and event marketing to increase eir sales opportunities on a campaign basis.

Our Solution

The CPM/eir consumer sales team provides a flexible and dynamic channel to market consisting of 1 Client Service Manager, 1 National Sales Manager, 6 Regional Sales Managers and 80 Field Sales Representatives. Activity covers all 26 counties and a lead base of over half a million potential customers in every city, town and village in Ireland.

eir Consumer Markets & CPM Management teams work in partnership to develop strategies and action plans that deliver business objectives.

Results

  • 2,080 calls (per day)
  • 900 customer contacts
  • 100 sales closed and processed on site
  • Average 2.4 products sold per customer
  • Detailed tactical information collected from every sale
  • Daily product and customer insight provided to client from 6 regional hubs

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SSE Airtricity

CPM manage SSE Airtricity Field Sales

The challenge
  • To provide a high quality ethical sales solution to acquire new customers for SSE residential market. Selling Electric and Gas.
  • To capture tactical information from all customer contacts that is submitted to SSE to support enhancement of customer product & service propositions.
  • To provide the sales support function that allows for timely order fulfilment for customers.

Our Solution
  • CPM have built an outsourced team of 40 full time permanent sales professionals.
  • The sales team is supported by a National Sales Manager, Regional Sales Managers and Team Coaches.
  • Ancillary support is provided by a Learning & Development Specialist and a Sales Support Executive.
  • CPM manage all recruitment, HR, staff management and performance of these staff on behalf of our SSE Airtricity client.

Results

  • CPM acquired 5,300 customers for SSE from May – December 2016
  • Forecasting acquisition of over 12,000 customers in 2017

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Manor

Sales , Sales Promotion
The challenge

We provide professional and highly motivated Sales Promotions teams for Manor stores who promote the Manor credit card and try to win new cardholders. We have built a strong sales promotion team who are able to reach client’s targets. The selection of the promoters is a crucial part in this promotion as the requirements are very specific and targets are high. After an in-depth training, sales promoters are informing customers inside the Manor Stores about the benefits of the Manor-Card and are convincing them to sign the application form right at their booth. With very detailed and regular reporting, as well as follow-up training, we ensure that our team are in-line with the targets of our client

Our Solution
  • Sales Promotions team of 40 promoters
  • 342 promotional days over the whole year
  • 57 Manor stores in 57 cities all over Switzerland
  • Regular sales promoter training

Results

  • Over 4,000 new Manor Card holders
  • Average of 12 credit cards per sales promoter

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NESCAFÉ

CPM Switzerland run a 2,500+ days in-store sales promotion to drive sales
The challenge

CPM Switzerland AG runs a 2,500+ days in-store sales promotions mainly in the ERT (Electronic Retail Trade) on behalf of Nestlé Suisse S.A. in Switzerland. We have been representing this brand since 2012 in order to raise brand awareness, promote and increase sales for the “Nescafé Dolce Gusto” system.

Our Solution

CPM Switzerland recruits a dedicated team of Sales Promoters who are highly experienced in sales. Teams are highly trained and motivated through sales training programmes and regular coaching by a dedicated field sales coach and the CPM project management team.

We supply monthly reporting and quarterly management summaries as per the client request. Merchandising and logistics are managed by CPM in cooperation with an external logistics specialist.

A dedicated CPM Field Sales Coach provides coaching, stores visits and general support to the sales promotor teams, helps to identify and measure key areas of improvement.

Results

Strong augmentation of the sales figures for tea machines and tea capsules.
Increase in market share.

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P&G

Sales, Field Sales
The challenge

P&G has been a CPM Netherlands client since they bought Gillette back in 2005.
CPM serviced Gillette and P&G asked CPM in order to build and maintain distribution in-stores to recruit a dedicated field sales team. The so called (9 ) Store Development Representatives, along with 1 field coach and 1 account executive, are responsible for P&G’s portfolio merchandising in both drug stores and supermarkets in the Netherlands.

Our Solution

CPM recruited a dedicated entrepreneurial team of people to be responsible for informing stores on new initiatives, ensuring the “power SKU’s” are available and on shelf inline with headquarter or store agreement. In addition increase share of shelf where/when applicable, avoid out of stock situations and optimise second placements in store to drive sales. Using the Retail reporting module designed by Omni ISG on the Salesforce platform we report back the results and issues directly to our point of contacts in the P&G office in Rotterdam, enabling the account managers to be in the driving seat when talking to their clients.
The field coach and account executive sit in the office one day a week and join meetings with the P&G teams, they work closely together maximising the opportunities for each call cycle and bring expertise and learnings outside – in.

To streamline data we make use of innovative tools in order to keep improving the sales and merchandising process.

Results

A strong and flexible partnership has been built over the years securing all of our learning and share of information and recommendations.

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Bosch

Sales, Field Sales, Sales promotion, Consumer Activation, Sales Demonstration, Brand Activation
The challenge

CPM Switzerland manages a fixed team of 80 field sales staff for 3’250 days p.a. of in-store sales demonstrations and sales consulting in DYI outlets all over the country.
CPM recruits and hires the field sales team, which is part-time and fixed employment per POS (40+). The sales results are reported weekly. Further to this, CPM also manages a tactical sales demonstration promotion for power tools and garden tools (seasonal) in additional POS with a flexible but trained team.

Our Solution
  • Shop-in-shop solutions/stands in all Swiss DYI outlets
  • All shop-in-shop staffed with CPM-/Bosch- Sales Experts
  • Product and brand activation
  • Build strong relationship with consumers
  • Product demonstration outlining product superiority via knowlegde and competence

Results

The project has grown from a single POS pilot in Switzerland to an international concept. In Switzerland the number of POS’ is still expanding:
end of 2013: 40+ POS
end of 2014: 45 POS
end of 2015: 49 POS
end of 2016: 53 POS

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Samsung

Sales, Field Sales
The challenge

Samsung contacted CPM Nederland at the end of 2016 in order to see how we could increase sales as they were working with another outsourced sales agency. With a dedicated team solution Samsung asked CPM to recruit and retain a team of dedicated Ambassadors of the brand covering all the Consumer Electronics and Telecom stores in the Netherlands. Start date 1. March 2017.

Our Solution

CPM is responsible for a Telecom and Consumer Electronics team consisting of 30 ambassadors, 2 field sales managers, 2 field sales coaches, 2 trainers, 3 SIS promoters and 3 account managers . When and where applicable we up or downscale resource.

The responsibilities of CPM:

  • Recruit, retain the best and most talented people in the market
  • Provide full Field Account Management and support
  • Deliver shop-in-shop employees
  • Learning & Development
  • Reporting results with recommendations

Results

A highly motivated and results driven field sales team due to increased focus on Field Coaching and Learning & Development (training programme). Successful implementation of new product launches. NPS score and Client Survey results not available yet.

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Mars

Merchandising, POS Merchandising, Sales, Sales Academy
The challenge

The CPM/MARS POS Merchandising Team consists 11 highly experienced POS Merchandisers who follow up the selling-in activities of the Mars retail account managers. We install eye-catching displays to create second placements in retail to drive maximum impulse. All merchandisers are joining the CPM Sales Academy to develop their skills during the year. The team is supported by a full-time CPM account executive based in Mars Veghel Office together with a full-time and dedicated MARS team field coach.

Our Solution

CPM developed a team of 11 POS Merchandisers supported by a client service team.

Responsibilities CPM :

  • Follow up secondary placement agreements made by Mars Retail Account Managers.
  • Merchandise activities:
    • Installing displays.
    • Stock management.
    • Using real-time reporting system and capture all installed displays with photos.
  • Frequently train the MARS merchandiser via the CPM Sales Academy to keep improving performances.

Results

Triple A
A dedicated team and full service model for A-B and C segmented stores in 3 channels.
A custom-made and real-time reporting tool for maximum control and insights.
A positive client survey confirms the quality of our work for MARS, as one of our longest partnerships in the Netherlands.

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