Reference : 580701

New Business Executive

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 10/21/2020

Who are we ?

New Business Executive (Field-Based) – Jewson Builders’ Merchants
Covering: West and Central London

Jewson are a part of Saint-Gobain, winners of ‘TOP EMPLOYER UK AND GLOBAL' five years running! (2016-2020).  They and are biggest employer in the Saint-Gobain UK business, with a 500+ branch network.

Are you a confident negotiator that enjoys communicating at all levels? Looking for a brand new challenge to demonstrate your sales prowess? If so then Jewson, the UK's leading supplier of building materials and sustainable timber, have the perfect opportunity for you!

We’re looking for an ambitious New Business Executive to manage the acquisition and development of new accounts across a regional cluster of branches within a multi-million-pound Business Unit. You’ll also ensure that any lapsed or dormant accounts are reinvigorated to drive sales opportunities for your Business Unit.

A typical Jewson Business Unit has around 80–120 colleagues, including sales and operational teams, supporting circa 2000 live customer accounts from multiple branch locations. To provide the very best service to both our customers and branches, you’ll therefore need a full and valid UK driving license due to the regular travel requirements.

This is a key role within the business that will require you to be out in the field following up on leads in an effort to build relationships and secure future business. You will be self-motivated, resilient and enjoy building long-term client relationships which you will manage and deliver excellent levels of service.

So, do you think you’ve got what it takes to maintain a leading reputation?

As a New Business Executive with Jewson, you will:
• Identify potential customers to sell our services to and forge new relationships.
• Support the onboarding of new accounts, simplifying the customer experience to ensure repeat business and an established portfolio.
• Target dormant and lapsed accounts for reactivation, ensuring we adapt to our customers’ needs and valued feedback.
• Work alongside branch teams and functions within your Business unit to set new trade terms and ensure all opportunities are leveraged.

Having the right tools for the job is essential and for Jewson, that's our people!

To be successful in the New Business Executive role, you will have:

• Demonstrable experience within customer facing roles and effective utilisation of digital tools/systems.
• A proven track record in new business development and sales from a builder’s merchants/suppliers background
• The ability to develop and execute effective sales plans and campaigns – territory planning would be highly desirable.
• Excellent persuasive and negotiation skills, backed up by a track record of sourcing and developing new business opportunities.
• The ability to build strong long-standing relationships both internally and externally
• Excellent literacy, numeracy and problem solving capabilities.
• A full and valid UK driving licence - essential, as the role requires regular travel within the Business Unit.

Does this sound like you? If so, then we may just be the right fit for each other!

We also offer some fantastic benefits, including:
•Competitive Salary and bonus.
•A company car, laptop and mobile.
•31 days holiday (including bank holidays).
•A defined contribution pension scheme.
•Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days holiday to be bought or sold).
•As an employee with Jewson, you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
•Staff discounts on high street and leisure activities and various other benefits!

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.

Who are Saint-Gobain?
Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale. We have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employ 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of the most well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Jewson this is one of more than 32+ fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you will be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.  Jewson is the biggest employer in the UK Saint-Gobain business, with over 500 braches.

Our Ambition as a business?
At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you!


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