Reference : GBR01202

Business Development Manager - Brick Specialist

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom Reading
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 03/26/2021

Position description

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 enjoy an autonomous role building strong relationships with customers and can capitalise on existing and future business opportunities, this Business Development ManagerBrick Specialist role could be a great opportunity for you.

What will I be doing in this role?

The Business Development Manager – Brick Specialist position is an exciting and key role that is central to the growth plans of the Business Unit.  You will work in partnership across the Business Unit to deliver profitable growth and raise the profile of our brick offering.

You will ensure that all customers have a great experience working with Jewson and you will be central in developing greater brick knowledge across the Jewson network.

Key day to day duties include:

  • Build strong internal relationships with branch and sales colleagues to identify and develop new, lapsed or dormant business opportunities
  • Act as a key point of contact both internally and externally for any brick-related queries and manage the supply and demand of bricks in view of ongoing and forthcoming opportunities
  • Identify locations and implement ‘Brick Centres’ within the Business Unit to support stocking a higher brick profile
  • Identify colleagues across the Business Unit to act as ‘Brick Champion’s ensuring they have all the demonstrable brick knowledge and expertise
  • Create and build a pipeline of prospective business and manage site and brick registration processes as relevant to the nature of the build opportunity


  • Develop trusting relationships both internally and externally in order to deliver ‘customer first’ solutions every time


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 both face to face and over the phone
  • Tenacious and driven with the ability to work towards achieving sales targets whilst maintaining the Jewson ‘customer first’ philosophy
  • A proven track record in acquiring and servicing external sales and business opportunities, often managing multiple projects at once
  • Strong commercial and financial understanding coupled with a professional and intelligent approach to capitalise on potential profitable business
  • A full driving licence as the role comes with a car and will require you to travel around the Business Unit
  • Ideally you will have some knowledge of the Building Merchant industry including bricks

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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