Reference : GBR04801

Sales Assistant

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom Canterbury
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 11/09/2021

Position description

Sales Assistant - Canterbury

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 are well organised, you 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 Assistant in Canterbury.

Minster is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK, our mission is ‘to be recognised as the first choice distribution partner for interiors and external envelope solutions’. Through our nationwide network of branches, we stock leading brand names, such as British Gypsum, Rockwool, Isover, Knauf and many more, meaning product can be delivered to our customers where and when they need it. Our branch colleagues and sales experts are knowledgeable and ready to support even the most complex of projects, to help our customers enjoy a hassle-free personalised trading experience. We work hard to ensure that Minster is easy to do business with, and harder to live without.

Is this role right for me?
First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; so whether you’ve never worked in this industry before, or had years of experience with one our competitors, you’re just as likely to be a great fit! A great Sales Assistant at Minster 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.

There is some specific skills and experience we are looking for from suitable candidates:

  • Proven experience in a proactive sales/customer focused environment
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels and across all channels
  • Able to create and maintain successful relationships
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • IT literate

What will I be doing in the role?
Our Sales Assistant is an important role in the branch contributing towards an excellent customer experience and branch profitability. A great Sales Assistant will help keep our business running smoothly. As part of a sales team, you will be expected to build relationships and develop sales opportunities with internal/external customers and suppliers. To support the business, you will;

  • Serve our customers on the trade counter
  • Support the achievement of our branch sales targets
  • Support the sales of new and specialist products to customers
  • Account management - build relationships with our customers and upsell our products and services
  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve product and industry knowledge


Who are we ?

Are Minster and 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, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!
We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.
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 (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen.

Top Employer 2021