Graduate Business Development Academy, Saint-Gobain

19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Company: Saint-Gobain
Job Title: Graduate Business Development Academy
Location: Belfast
Salary: £23,000
Sector: Building Distribution

Looking to launch your graduate sales career with one of just eight employers worldwide to receive a Top Employer Global 2016 certification?

The Package:

- A highly competitive starting salary of £23,000
- A company car
- Mobile AND laptop!
- ISMM endorsed sales training programme
- Lucrative bonuses after just 6 months
- Excellent scope for progression with an international market leader
- Potential for international travel as you progress!
- Healthcare and pension package
- Share/purchase options

Currently celebrating its 351th anniversary, Saint-Gobain is a world leader in design, production and distribution of construction materials, delivering innovative solutions with an emphasis on sustainable habitat. Present in 66 countries worldwide and employing over 180,000 people, the Group offers exciting opportunities within building distribution!

In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector are part of the Saint-Gobain building distribution sector including Jewson, Graham, Minster, CTD, Gibbs & Dandy and many more: and the group is recruiting NOW for top-level graduate talent to join its growing sales teams.

Successful candidates will be fully supported by a structured, ISMM endorsed, 6-months learning and development sales programme. A highly varied and engaging role in which no two days are the same, you will take responsibility for your area, building solid working partnerships with clients and customers. In working to margin and sales targets, you will support the introduction of new and specialist products in line with client specifications.

Working autonomously to seek out new opportunities and ensure the highest possible levels of customer service and satisfaction, you will keep abreast of all market trends and competitor activity to support the Saint-Gobain Group in continuing its growth as a market leader in the industry. 

The Role:  

- Acquire a sound knowledge of market trends, competitor activity and the products/services of the company so as to best meet customer needs
- Strategically identify new markets in which to expand the Saint-Gobain brand
- Build rapport with new clients and develop relationships with existing clients face-to-face in order to drive revenue
- Ensure that clients have a good working knowledge of new products provided by Saint-Gobain
- Manage your own schedule and deliver on sales targets for your territory   


- Educated to degree level
- Full UK driving licence
- A driven personality

Next Steps:

If you require this job specification or to apply in an alternate format please visit the Pareto website.

(Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to contact all applicants directly. If you haven’t heard from us within 28 days please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.)