Reference : GBR02951

Sales Specialist

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom Carlisle
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 10/13/2021

Position description

Sales Specialist – Minster, Carlisle

Part of Saint-Gobain our purpose is 'Making the world a better home' - we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenged faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!

At Saint-Gobain people matter to us, and we try to show that every day. As part of this, our aim is to create an enterprising and innovative working environment, where you have the opportunity to learn new skills, and develop your career. We are proud of our family feel culture where we are all responsible for success and driving continuous improvement.

"Minster, the fastest growing national specialist insulation and dry lining distributor in the UK’’ This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at our Carlisle Branch and play a pivotal role in building the business providing a first class service to new and existing customers.

We are a growing business and in need of talented people!

We are looking for someone who can proactively contribute to maximizing the profitability through successfully building strong working relationships with our valued customers, colleagues and suppliers.

Do you work well with other people, share information for the good of the business and want to see others succeed as well as themselves? Do you have strong communication and negotiation skills, are able to anticipate and adapt to customer needs and expectations? Are you professional, determined and resilient? If the answer is YES – then you are someone we want to hear from!

What does a Sales Specialist do?

  • Build customer relationships to support achievement of sales and profit targets
  • Develop new customer accounts and lapsed accounts
  • Pricing of customer enquiries and working with supplier to obtain support where required.
  • Following up on quotes and turning into confirmed sales
  • Continuously improve customer experience
  • Proactively identify, target, chase and secure new business opportunities
  • Support Line Manager in delivery of key KPIs for your branch, carry out all cash transactions, refund and till processes accurately and safeguard companies stock, money and all other company assets.

At Saint-Gobain, we hire people who have five key qualities, known as our ‘Attitudes’:

  • Passion for cultivating customer intimacy and building relationships
  • Agility when dealing with problems and issues
  • Open and encouraging nature and can steer focus towards customer expectations
  • Entrepreneurial when working on projects and new initiatives
  • Innovative and able to generate ideas for building on what we’ve developed so far

In addition to the Saint-Gobain Attitudes mentioned above, suitability for the role is key. In order to be successful in this role, we require you to have:


  • Proactive, flexible and enthusiastic attitude
  • Demonstrable customer service focus
  • IT literate
  • Able to create and maintain successful relationships
  • Able to handle difficult situations and diffuse conflict
  • Able to work well in a team and across the wider network nationally

Experience in the industry is not essential, as we have plenty of great training to build your product knowledge if you are willing to learn.


In return, we will offer you some fantastic benefits, including:

  • Employee Recognition Scheme – Recognise & Reward
  • Learning & Development opportunities via our online portal from day one
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Excellent Retirement Savings Plan with additional Life Cover
  • 33 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), rising to 34 days at five years’ service.
  • Staff discounts on all UK Saint-Gobain brands
  • Share Purchasing options
  • Plus plenty plenty more…..

If you’re up for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you!

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!

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. So, we are on a mission to make Saint-Gobain inclusive and accessible to all, with role models for you to look up to and learn from, no matter who you are!


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