Sales Administrator

Location Smethwick
Discipline: Sales & Commercial
Salary: £22,000 - £26,000
Job ref: 003162
Published: 26 days ago

We’re currently recruiting for a Sales Coordinator to support the sales and business development activity to include local and national campaigns within the West Midlands Region region.

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

You will be responsible in coordinating business development conversations via telephone with the aim of developing sales (hire) opportunities and hire requirements with customers via telephone. You will also prepare and issue quotations accordingly, and follow up these quotations with a view to winning orders.


What’s in it for me

  • Salary: £22,000 - £26,000 p.a. plus commission
  • Role based: Smethwick, Birmingham (B66 1AT)
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holiday


Role Responsibilities

  • 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.


Benefits & Opportunities

  • Option to buy 5 days of annual leave
  • Working flexibly principles
  • Contributory pension
  • Commission
  • 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 business development activities (campaign calling and cold calling)
  • Strong administrative experience gained in a customer service environment
  • Solid understanding of various software packages Including MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • You must also be computer literate, have good attention to detail and an excellent telephone manner. Experience in CRM systems (such as Microsoft Dynamics) are also desirable but not essential.

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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