Reference : 579509

Sales Executive

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 07/09/2020

Who are we ?

This position is only open to internal applicants of Saint Gobain. Please note that any applications made by people outside of Saint Gobain will not be considered at this stage.

At Jewson we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a great welcome to our customers, being proactive when helping them, being trusted, and recognised for our ‘customer first’ approach. If you are ambitious and enjoy a busy role that includes building and maintaining customer relationships, this Sales Executive role could be a great opportunity for you.

As a Sales Executive with Jewson, you will be field based in the Fulham area. Jewson is the biggest employer in the UK Saint-Gobain business, with over 500 braches across the UK.

What will I be doing in this role?

The Sales Executive position is key to the performance of the Fulham area. It requires someone to assist the Business Unit in the acquisition of new accounts, development of existing accounts and to ensure that any lapsed or dormant accounts are re-activated; working with all functions to develop and leverage the scale of the Business Unit.    

Key day to day duties include:

  • Find and develop new business via cold calling, lead follow ups, and general customer interaction.
  • Support customers with the on-boarding of their new account, ensuring that they start and continue to spend.
  • Work with the branch teams on agreeing and setting new terms of trade for all accounts.
  • Target dormant & lapsed accounts to reactivate them.
  • Develop trust relationships with a portfolio of customers to maintain and improve profitability.
  • Simplify the customer experience by ensuring close management of all owned accounts.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of customer needs and requirements, expanding relationships by continuously proposing solutions that meet the customer’s needs.


What skills are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; this means that we are open to applications from all Saint-Gobain businesses and would welcome you to apply if you can demonstrate the following key skills:

  • A customer-focused approach and the ability to develop and maintain excellent relationship with customers and suppliers.
  • Strong sales experience and ability to develop new customer relationships.
  • Excellent account management skills and maintaining existing relationships.
  • The drive and ambition to want to progress further within the management structure.

Please note that product and system training can be provided where applicants may lack this knowledge. We encourage applications from all background if you can demonstrate the skills highlighted.

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

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