Reference : GBR09654

Sales Manager

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom Inverness
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 09/22/2022

Position description

This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive, innovative and commercially astute Sales Manager to join our business. As a Sales Manager working for Jewson, you will be responsible for the management of sales function within the 8 Jewson branches in the area and a team of 5 external sales personnel.

You will join a passionate, long serving and knowledgeable team who enjoy the challenge of being the leading building merchant in the area, working in a vibrant, fast paced environment where you can demonstrate your flair for people management, people development, Sales Management and the ability to communicate and influence at all levels. The Sales Manager will aim to motivate and drive the team to maximise sales growth, achieve sales and margin targets, customer base growth and customer spend targets through your innovative and commercial savvy approach.



Some key duties you’ll undertake as Sales Manager include:

  • Support in the transformation of Jewson and the Business Unit
    • Develop, lead, coach and support the sales team in delivering a differentiated customer value proposition
    • Develop strong relationships with all key customers, working closely with colleagues to ensure customer relationships are managed at all levels across the business unit
    • Lead, coach and support the sales team to deliver a larger share of the customer’s wallet
    • Challenge performance and take necessary actions or provide coaching where needed
    • Implement the national sales plan across the business unit with support from the Business Unit Director
    • Develop a rolling 12 month local sales plan with the branches in the business unit to enable growth in our target market 

Although someone with solid exposure to working in a similar Sales Management role within a manufacturing / distribution environment would have an advantage, we are open to reviewing applications from Sales Management professionals across different sectors as we feel a positive attitude and a commitment to your learning and development are most important. If you haven’t worked in this industry, that’s okay, we will support your learning to help you develop with us.

Additional Requirements

What we need from you:

  • Experience of managing teams across a retail branch network is required
    • Sales accountability
    • Led sales teams
    • Multi-site operations / retail
    • Management of trading accounts
    • Development and execution of sales plans and campaigns
    • Cross-functional working
    • Developing new business
    • Customer portfolio management

Who are we ?

What about the business I’ll be joining?

While you will be focussed 100% on Jewson, there are 34 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that form part of Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, including many of the most respected in the construction industry. At Saint-Gobain we have a clear mission – to create great living places, and are deeply committed to a strong set of values. We focus on innovation, sustainability, customer intimacy and being open, responsible, collaborative and encourage diversity. 


Saint-Gobain is the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, with over 170,000 employees and operations in 67 countries worldwide. With such a significant presence we are proud to offer our employees a career without boundaries.


What will I get in return?

We of course offer a wide range of benefits, well beyond a competitive salary. We also offer a commitment to develop you personally and help you develop a rewarding career. Progression in Saint-Gobain isn’t always upwards; talented employees also move into new and exciting functions or indeed overseas, to one of the 67 countries in which we operate. The one thing you can be sure of is that you can have an exciting and varied career at Saint-Gobain, where only you set the boundaries to your success.

Are Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We’re working hard to be, and we’re keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

To apply, please click below to register and submit your CV on our careers site. We will be in touch with you after your application to tell you about the next stages


Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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