Area Hire Manager

Location Southampton
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: 42000
Job ref: 009242
Published: 17 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Area Hire Manager to join our Portakabin team covering our Southampton area. You will be responsible for developing and promoting the Company’s hire business, to include our full range of products and services and ensuring the Division’s Customer Charter is followed. The role is target driven and the key focus is on order winning activity.


Role Details

  • Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 per annum

*         Role based: Southampton/Oxford/Hayes (greater London) – covering SO and PO post codes.

*         Contract type: Permanent

*         Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays


Role Responsibilities

*         Accountable for the delivery of 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 “cold calling” within the area designated, to achieve order targets.

*         Prepare quotations and drawings against customer requirements.

*         Generate orders by attending customer sites.

*         To maximise added value for every opportunity through promoting the full range of Building Services.

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

*         Ensure that sound customer relationships are developed for own catchment area through effective communication to provide excellent levels of customer service resulting in repeat, continued or new opportunities and orders.


Benefits & Opportunities

*         Option to buy 5 days of annual leave.

*         Working flexibly principles

*         Contributory pension

*         Commission

*         Company Car

*         A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

*         A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off

*         Fully funded professional qualifications and membership

*         Cycle to Work Scheme

*         Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)


There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin!


Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

*         A Full UK driving licence

*         GCSE Maths and English at C/Grade 4 or above

*         Proven commercial experience, including face to face sales experience and business development

*         Strong experience of carrying out business development activities (campaign calling and cold calling)

*         Demonstrate ability to work independently and drive in new initiatives

*         Demonstratable B2B sales experience

*         The ability to deal with ambiguity, making positive use of opportunities it presents


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.


About 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 2,000 people across ten European countries.

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.


We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.