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ASICS

Sales Promotion, Store Staff
The challenge

ASICS has asked CPM to help roll out their Sell Out Staff program. ASICS wants the service to various stores such as; Intersport, Perry Sport & Daka Sports. It’s all about increased sales.

Our Solution

In the Benelux 25 SA’s are working every shopping night & Saturday (12 hours in total) in store to increase the sales as they are an ASICS specialist in store.
Maximizing sales through an efficient, flexible and trustworthy solution that creates great store experience.

Key focus area’s:

  • Recruit, retain the best and most talented people in the market with s sports background
  • Face to face coaching to drive increased sales performance
  • EAssociate rewards linked to performance
  • Making sure sell-out is optimised by having focus on stock level and display opportunities
  • Super associates with deep brand Knowledge

Results

A highly motivated and results driven field sales team due to increased focus on Field Coaching and Learning & Development (training program), delivering the following results:

  • Achieving international sales targets (+ 40% uplift per door)
  • The existing store staff's knowledge of ASICS is increasing

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PepsiCo

Merchandising, POS Merchandising, Sales, Field Sales
The challenge

CPM Netherlands is a PepsiCo partner since the beginning of October 2018 and is responsible for the field services in Retail en Away from home. CPM provided two teams with a total number of 23 Sales Representatives. The business is split in to two areas: Fixed and Flex. On a dedicated base, our Fixed team lays there focus on perfect shelving and increasing sales through the deployment of local promotions. With our CPM Flex team we give PepsiCo access to extra capacity in a high flexible way.

Our Solution
  • We changed the current recruitment process of PepsiCo. With a pro-active approach in which we start recruiting new talent before vacancy's appear, we have been able to fill vacancies quickly. We introduced speed dates as a new effective way to interview candidates.
  • We have set-up a solid back office support team that provides al necessary support to the people in the field (For example; HR activities and Fleet management) and who are also responsible for the client service to PepsiCo.
  • We initiated multiple innovative efficiency initiatives in order to create savings for PepsiCo in time and money.

Results

  • Always enough capacity and working with the best people
  • A transparent, efficient and fun recruitment process
  • Happy people in the field because they are enabled with the right tools to do their work
  • Delivering efficiency's and savings. Increasing the ROI.

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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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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

We have been working for Samsung in the Netherlands since 2017, where we deliver a field force team of 32FTE on a yearly basis. Our field team visits a variety of retailers within the CE channel but also operator stores/call centres, such as Media-Market, Coolblue, KPN, etc.

Our Solution

The team consists of primarily field account managers, with the addition of manager roles, training managers and account managers. They are all supporting Samsung in having optimized stock levels, excellent execution within retail stores and brand love/awareness. The main goal is to recruit and retain high potentials in order for Samsung to have a steady poule of people who can grow into their organisation. CPM provides not only the right profiles, but also the coaching of the individuals supported by a 2 year training academy to further develop their potential.

Key focus area’s:

  • Recruit, retain the best and most talented people in the market
  • Training of retail store staff to increase recommendation rate and sell-out
  • Ensuring that Samsung shop in shops are up to par with the latest demo models, content and POS materials
  • Making sure sell-out is optimised by having focus on stock level and display opportunities
  • Reporting of daily activities and providing Samsung insight on a retailer/sku level

Results

A highly motivated and results driven field sales team due to increased focus on Field Coaching and Learning & Development (training program), delivering the following results:

  • Low churn rate
  • Inhouse shares up to 50%
  • Successful implementation of new product launches.
  • Excellent execution within 90% of all retailer stores

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Innocent

Merchandising, POS Merchandising, Sales, Field Sales
The challenge

Innocent contacted CPM in order to help them to disrupt the smoothie market by the use of our field sales and marketing expertise. Starting a test in 2015 visiting 60 franchise Albert Heijn supermarkets we quickly build a success story. Now our POS merchandising team consists of 4 junior representatives, part-time field coach and 1 account executive supporting the team from the inside organisation.

Our Solution

After advising Innocent how to approach the market and testing we knew exactly what success would look like. We created a path and plan winning at other supermarket retails and now visit the top 5 formulas in the Netherland. We build trust and secure distribution, create more brand visibility by e.g. placing POS materials and on occasion coolers to support promotions or second placement at high traffic locations in-store. By incentivising the retailers it helps to build more trust, fun and support whilst we’re not visiting the stores. The team are still breaking sales records every day and the success of Innocent in retail supermarkets is a result of optimising the shelf space and ensuring the product is fully visible in-store.

Results

With our contribution to their sales strategy, Innocent has reached the highest market share they have ever had and they keep breaking sales records on a weekly base.

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Microsoft

Sales, Retail Sales
The challenge

CPM provide a full time field 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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