Hire Coordinator

Location Aylesbury
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £23,000 - £26,000
Job ref: 006144
Published: 11 months ago

We have an opportunity for a sales driven individual to join our team in Aylesbury as a Hire Coordinator. This is a fixed term contract for 12 months to cover a maternity leave. In this role you will develop and promote the Company’s hire business, by providing telesales, commercial and administrative support to the depot, to achieve order levels at agreed margins.


If you are looking for a flexible role in sales, or looking to take your first steps into a career in the industry we think this would be a great opportunity for you!


Role Details

  • Salary: £23,000 - £26,000

  • Role based: Aylesbury

  • Contract type: Fixed Term – 12 Months

  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays


Role Responsibilities

  • Carry out structured business development, including “cold calling” within the area designated, in order to achieve order targets.

  • Respond to customer enquiries to generate orders and prepare quotations and drawings against customer requirements.

  • Effectively use internal systems (e.g SAP and CRM) to ensure customer information is kept up to date and systems are aligned.

  • Record movement of the Hire Fleet assets into and out of the Hire Centre, including maintaining stock availability records, special drawings file and unit movement register.  Where appropriate, and in the Manager’s absence, this could include liaising with employed and sub contract trades, completing the pre-delivery inspection and liaising with hauliers


Benefits & Opportunities

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

  • Working flexibly principles

  • Contributory pension

  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 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. Roughly one third of our roles are filled by internal candidates!


Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of carrying out a business development campaign/cold calling

  • Sales administration experience

  • A good level of numeracy/literacy

  • Solid IT skills

  • Knowledge of SAP system (desirable but not essential as training will be provided)

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.


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