Graduate Commercial Executive

Discovery Graduates
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Apollo is the UK’s largest privately-owned liquid adhesive, sealant, coating & primer manufacturer. We supply high-performance products worldwide across a range of industrial, construction, roofing and end-user markets. Supply is direct and via distributors, Apollo and private-label brands.

Established in 1972 in Tamworth, customers recognise Apollo for our technical expertise, service and eagerness to build mutually beneficial long-term partnerships. Our dedication to both relationship-building and constant innovation allows us to develop the products and services you need to thrive in a constantly evolving market place.

Job Description

Moving through the business over the first 3-6 months you will get the opportunity to experience a number of key areas such as technical support, products & services as well as the commercial side to the organisation. Part of your development will include shadowing experienced professionals to understand best practise before progressing into a commercial role, where you’ll oversee customers within the industrial sector throughout the North of England.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your task will be to obtain, develop, grow and manage commercial accounts within the North of England by representing Apollo Chemicals professionally and consistently. You’ll do this by developing a consultative approach where you will generate an in-depth understanding of your clients' businesses. You will seek to build relationships with new & potential customers, manage and support existing clients as well as follow up on any internal enquiries and warm leads.

The Individual

Academically, we are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher) from any discipline completed within the last three years.

You will have strong communication skills both verbal and written. You will also be;

  • Enthusiastic & personable
  • A strong rapport builder
  • Hard working
  • Resilient
  • Commercially aware
  • Intuitive
  • Inquisitive
  • An idea generator

Salary and Benefits

At Apollo Chemicals, we know how hard graduates work and what a substantial contribution they make to businesses and because of this, we offer the people who join us a very attractive package.

This includes;

  • A starting salary of £22’000 - £24’000
  • Company Car
  • Laptop
  • Bonus and commission structure


Apollo is committed to the training and development of a graduate into this role. Alongside your internal training and mentoring, you’ll also be enrolled onto the Discovery Graduates "Sales Winners" training course which will help to accelerate your performance over your first 12 months.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.