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Consumer Electronics High-advice Sales Experts

CPM Australia providing consumer electronics high-advice sales experts to support sales and retailer relationships
The challenge

For our global consumer electronics client, Retail Safari developed an assisted selling program to support our client’s sales and retailer relationship needs. Our client was looking to us to for high-advice brand ambassadors to strengthen their reach, brand, in-store presence and store relationships. We deployed a community of experts nationwide covering 30 of JB Hi-Fi’s top performing stores.

Our Solution

In order to bring our client’s product to life, deliver exceptional in-store experience, and garner sales our priority was to invest from the get go in training and development. We sought the best talent and ensured that our training was geared to meet the needs of our client as well as the right fit for JB Hi-Fi. By tapping into relevant consumer market insights and through embracing the use of social media, our dedicated team of brand ambassadors were equipped with the know-how to ignite meaningful conversations.

Results

The program still continues to this day. Stakeholder feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Sales continue to be on the rise and individual retail store relationships have strengthened. On average, our sales teams continue to generate 76 branded conversations and activate 17 sales weekly per store.

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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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Federal Mogul Sales Force

CPM Germany increasing brand awareness and raising demand within the independent automotive workshop sector

Federal-Mogul is a global automotive supplier with two  independent business parts. Federal-Mogul Motorparts delivers a huge product portfolio with more than 20 worldwide known brands to the global automotive aftermarket. Furthermore the company supplies the producers concerning the OEM division with products like brake linings, chassis parts and wipers.

- Collecting and checking data of independent automotive workshops (target group)

- Generation of Insights based on the needs of the target group

- Sensitization of independent automotive workshops for existing OEM-Status

- Presentation of FM4ME-program within the target group

- Registration of workshops to FM-CAMPUS

- Recruiting experienced sales reps with automotive experience

- First contact to workshops is initiated through our International Contact Centre in Barcelona

- Client visits and interviews about current market situation based on questionnaire with approximately 50 questions on parts usage, current wholesaler etc.

- Participating in wholesale fairs with Federal Mogul sales team

- Registering Leads & Cases and immediate delivery to Federal Mogul

- Weekly supervision through team leader incl. progress reviews and handling of individual cases

- Digital daily reporting via Retail Motus

50% initial visit success rate in regard to 100% questionnaire completion!

- Total numbers of independent automotive workshops: approximately 5.700

- Total number of planned visits: 3.780

- Total number of field staff: 3

- National team leader

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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

CPM provide a dedicated field sales merchandising team for P&G Netherlands in both drug stores and supermarkets
The challenge

P&G Netherlands has been a CPM Netherlands client since they bought Gillette back in 2005.
CPM provided field sales solutions for Gillette and were delighted to have the opportunity to include P&G in their portfolio of clients. The brief was to build and maintain distribution in-stores and to recruit a dedicated field sales team. The field sales team consists of 9 Store Development Representatives, along with 1 field sales coach and 1 account executive who 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 in line with headquarter or store agreement. In addition; to increase share of shelf where/when applicable, to 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 any concerns 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 sales coach and account executive sit in the P&G 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, share of information and recommendations, thus improving shelf space, product availability and increased sales

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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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