Area Sales Manager

Location Plymouth
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £36,000 - £40,000
Job ref: 009402
Published: 9 days ago

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Area Hire Manager to join our Portakabin team covering our Cornwall and South Devon regions. Based from our Hire Centre in Plymouth, 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: £36,000 - £40,000 per annum 
  • Role based: Plymouth (Covering Cornwall and South Devon) 
  • 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, in order 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 
  • Electric Company Car and EV charging point if required 
  • 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 
  • Demonstrable 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. 

We are conducting interviews during, or before, the week commencing Monday 3rd June 2024! 


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 now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Portakabin is an equal opportunities employer and 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. If you are having any difficulty applying, please contact our recruitment team on

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