Area Sales Manager

Location Crawley
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £36,000-£40,000 p.a.
Job ref: 003024
Published: about 2 months ago

Who are Portakabin?


As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from Manufacturing, Education and Health to Transport, Utilities and Construction.


Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 1,750 people across ten European countries.


About the job!


We're looking for a customer-focused Area Hire Manager to join the team based at Lingfield Hire & Service Centre.


As an Area Hire Manager, you will be tenacious and target-driven to deliver results. You will promote the company's hire business to prospective customers through structured business development activities while maintaining relationships with existing customers to ensure your order targets succeed.


The ideal candidate will have experience and the ability to demonstrate success in winning orders in a face-to-face, business-to-business environment. You will also be able to successfully design and implement business development campaigns to increase opportunities in the London South catchment area.


You will support the Hire Co-Ordinator to drive new business within the London South catchment area. This includes updating internal systems (such as; SAP and CRM) to ensure customer information remains up to date, logging activities, and expenses are paid.


Come and be a part of our success story!


What's in it for you!

  • Role based: Lingfield, RH7 6HN
  • Salary: £36,000-£40,000 p.a. plus attractive commission scheme
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 days + bank holidays
  • Flexible approach to working hours

Role Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the delivery set targets for the year for a particular catchment area including contract value, order numbers, and, visits as well as other commercial KPI's.

  • Carry out structured business development, local and national campaigns, including business development calls within the area designated, in order to achieve order targets.

  • Prepare quotations and drawings against customer requirements.

  • Complete customer care programme to ensure maximum satisfaction, continuity of business and maximise referral opportunities.

Benefits & Opportunities

  • Ability to buy up to 5 days more annual leave through the salary sacrifice scheme

  • Happy to talk flexible working

  • Company Car, Laptop and Mobile Phone

  • Annual Christmas closure across the business

  • Commission scheme

  • Contributory pension and Life Assurance Scheme

  • Reward packages including commission scheme and length of service awards

  • Health & wellbeing services including Mental Health First Aiders, free health helpline to support services and discounted gym memberships

  • Personal development opportunities such as commercial excellence training

There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!


Are you our ideal candidate?


We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience in developing and carrying out structured business development plans across a range of business sectors through a consultative sales approach.
  • B2B sales experience in a customer facing role including presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Technical sales experience in a construction related industry is desirable although not essential.
  • Full U.K driving licence.

We are actively welcoming candidates with transferable skills from outside of the construction industry. If you’d like a confidential conversation to understand more about the role, and what Portakabin can offer you - please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the hiring manager via email at


Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.


Apply Now!


We’re keen to get someone started in this role. If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.