Reference : GBR06462

Sales Executive

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom Watford
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 07/25/2022

Position description


Sales Executive – Jewson - Watford

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 5 consecutive years. If you’re passionate about working with people, you’re able to put your customer first, and you want to know what it’s like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as a Sales Executive. 

You’ll be working for Jewson in Watford. Jewson is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK and we pride ourselves on doing everything we can to understand our Customers needs in order to deliver solutions to save them time, money and hassle. Our Colleagues are critical to our Customers’ success and you will be working with a team that proactively supports them in every way possible.

Is this role right for me?

As a great Sales Executive, you will put the customer first, focusing on finding solutions for them and building trust. Truly acting as an entrepreneur you will be proactive, taking time to understand your customers. You’ll also show resilience when things don’t go according to plan; being open to new ideas and happy to learn. 

Experience within our industry (Builder's merchants/construction) is essential for this position, you are likely to be already working for one of our competitors in a proactive sales position.

Our Employee satisfaction is increasing year on year (96%) combined with a fantastic benefits package (tailored to you), top employer awards, regular training and company car what’s not to like!

What will I be doing?

Our Sales Executives are important contributors to the performance of the business and to ensure our customers have a positive experience with us. You will be required to assist the Branch Manager in implementing the components required to deliver the Jewson strategic and local Branch plan. You will maximise profitability through building successful working relationships with internal and external customers, and suppliers, while ensuring the branch operates in a professional and safe manner. To support our customers effectively you will: 

  • 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
  • Work with all functions and branch teams to ensure that all opportunities are leveraged
  • When on site must comply with all EHS policies and procedures

Hours of work: Monday to Friday - 8am-5pm, mainly out on the road 

Who are we ?

Are Jewson and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer? 

Our Customers are all unique and so are our colleagues. We believe in including everyone so it doesn’t matter what your background is, we care about what you can offer and we welcome anyone who is passionate about our Customers and shares our Values.


And what about flexibility? 

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.

Top employer 2022