Sales Administrator

Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £22,00 - £26,000
Job ref: 003162
Published: about 2 months ago

We’re currently recruiting for a Sales Administrator to support the business development activity of the regional team

Reporting to the Regional Commercial Manager you will generate hire opportunities and win new business by obtaining commercial visits through carrying out structured Business Development calls to prospective customers.

You will be responsible in coordinating business development activity of the regional team by facilitating and coordinating all marketing lead activity generated from our Head Office team; ensuring that all activity is clear and understood by all your colleagues. This activity will include local and national campaigns, social media, tactical campaigns, focused calling days, lead generation, exhibitions and open days.

In addition you will also be trained to support the administration team to prepare and issue quotations accordingly, and follow up these quotations with a view to winning orders.

Are you seeking a new challenge to grow in a successful business? Then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Role Details

  • Salary: £22,000 - £26,000 + Commission based on sales performance
  • Role based: Smethwick, Birmingham (B66 1AT)
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Flexible approach to working hours

Role Responsibilities

  • Participating in structured and focused outbound business development campaigns.
  • 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.
  • Following up of live quotations in order to advance through to order.
  • Complete customer care programme to ensure maximum satisfaction, continuity of business and maximise referral opportunities.
  • Effectively use internal systems (e.g. SAP, CRM) to ensure customer information is kept up to date and systems are aligned.


Benefits & Opportunities

  • Ability to buy up to 5 days more annual leave
  • Working flexibly principles
  • Company laptop and Mobile Phone
  • 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!


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 business development activities (campaign calling and cold calling)
  • Strong administrative experience gained in a customer service environment
  • The ability to build wide and effective network of contact inside and outside the organisation
  • Proven skillset to listen, consult others and communicate proactively

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.


Early application is recommended as we are regularly reviewing and contacting suitable candidates.

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 1,750 people across ten European countries.

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.


Role Profile