Reference : GBR10043

Customer Development Manager

  • United Kingdom Taunton
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 01/06/2023

Position description

Are you looking for an opportunity to play a crucial role in hunting out and gaining new business? Do you have telephone or face to face sales experience…? If so, look at this great opportunity with Jewson!

We are recruiting for a Customer Development Manager to join Jewson in the Taunton area (Highbridge, Taunton or Bideford site). We operate with branch based with some flexibility and share knowledge openly and have a very collaborative spirit!

Jewson is a Saint-Gobain brand, making us part of one of the largest construction organisations in the world.

This purpose of the role will be to assist in the onboarding and development of new accounts: supporting the external team with conversion of live quotes and Build aviator pipelines. You will also act as a liaison between our external sales staff, our customers, and the internal operations to provide exceptional customer service.

To be considered for Customer Development Manager, you need the following experience:

  • Experience of working in a telephone or face to face sales environment.
  • Working as part of the team to deliver end results.
  • Excellent communication and the ability to influence and manage across a matrix organisation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage simultaneous priorities.
  • A desire to exceed customer expectations.
  • Project management/coordination skills (entry level desirable).

The role of Customer Development Manager will involve:

  • Pro-actively phone targeted customers to improve the share of wallet.
  • On-board all new accounts within the Business Unit.
  • Work with customers and the external sales team to agree and set terms.
  • Support the external sales team with preparation and conversion of all quotations.
  • Help manage and convert the Business Unit sales pipeline with a keen focus on Build Aviator.


  • Competitive Salary plus annual bonus.
  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • 25 days’ holiday + 8 days (bank holidays)
  • Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days’ holiday to be bought or sold).
  • Staff discounts on high street and other great benefits.

Being part of the Saint-Gobain Group we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open, engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 7 consecutive years.

We are an inclusive employer and 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!

If you’re up for a new challenge and think you’ve got what it takes, apply online today!