Sales Trainee (Service)

Zoek Pin Purfleet, Thurrock, England

Permanent (Full time)

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The Role

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 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 an Internal Sales Trainee

You'll be working for International Timber in Essex. International Timber is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK. International Timber are the largest supplier and distributor of sustainable timber and panel products in the UK. We specialise in the import, processing and distribution of Softwoods, Hardwoods, Clear softwoods, Engineered timber, Panel products and Cladding & Decking. Our products are sourced from around the world to offer our customers throughout the UK excellent choice, value, availability and service. The company is part of the Saint-Gobain group of companies. Saint-Gobain is present in 66 countries and employs over 180,000 people worldwide, including over 17,000 in the UK & Ireland providing products and solutions to improve everyday life

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; For this role in particular we are looking for someone with the following skills, experience and qualifications:

GCSE Math's and English grade A-C or equivalent (essential)
Previous sales experience (preferred)
Good communication skills, both written and spoken.
Excellent telephone technique.
Must be able to demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills and be PC literate
Excellent administration skills, especially accuracy with figures, accurate data input
Prepared to be mobile to meet training requirements
Must be able to work on own initiative, be self-motivating and able to work as part of a team
Working knowledge of Company procedures and organisation
Knowledge of Health & Safety principlesWhat will I be doing in the role?

The role of the Internal Sales Trainee is to develop a good understanding of the business products, customers, policies and procedures. Working as an effective member of the sales team to achieve own sales targets and support overall company business objectives. In this role you will;

Accurate and timely completion of customer requests and sales administration.
Accurate input of sales quotes and orders
Effective communication with customer base
Support manager to achieve team objectives, such as sales campaigns
Support sales teams, internal and external, to achieve sales targets
Commitment to continuous personal development
Administrative duties to support sales office and team as requiredAbout us

Are International Timber 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

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