Trainee Sales Manager - Ireland | UK&I Leading Timber Distributor
Trainee Sales Manager - Ireland | Leading Wood Distributor
Port of Wicklow, Ireland + Training in Sweden & UK
€20,000 - €30,000 pa depending upon experience + Benefits
Are you a confident person with initiative and a strong work ethic who loves picking up the phone to customers?
We can offer you a fantastic 3 month training programme in Sweden and the UK helping you to gain experience with all parts of our organisation before you play a key role in continuing the growth of our business in Ireland.
We are the UK and Ireland's leading distributor of planed strength graded softwood and engineered wood products with over 40 staff and a turnover of €150m. We are setting up a new office in close proximity to the Port of Wicklow to oversee our Irish business. We are part of Södra Group, the largest forest-owner association in Sweden.
We have won many awards for our products and services and pride ourselves on our professional and personal approach. Our operations are based on responsible forestry and on industries where we convert the raw material into sawn timber, paper and dissolving pulp, and green energy.
Working for Us
We offer an excellent benefits and remuneration package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme, bonus opportunities and health and dental cover.
The Trainee Sales Manager Opportunity:
Reporting to the Sales Manager - Ireland the Trainee Sales Manager will be required deliver sales targets for Ireland through strong relationships and service to our current and new customers in the region.
+ Build quality relationships with key contacts in our Irish business
+ Ensure that SWUK Ireland obtains and maintains preferred supplier status to all its targeted customers
+ Help achieve the budgeted sales volume/value with the Irish customer base.
+ Resolve any customer issues or queries and escalate their resolution where necessary.
+ Manage the forecasting, identification and sales of overstock, old and quarantined stock.
+ Liaise with terminal operatives and Head Office to ensure quick and efficient operations.
+ Maintain regular telephone contact with the customer base.
+ Ensure all call-offs are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
+ Resolve any customer issues in a timely fashion
+ Be aware of and promote the full range of products and services offered by SWUK Ireland.
+ Work with terminal operatives to constantly improve on-site haulage and treatment efficiency.
+ Monitor stock movements and trends to aid in regular forecasts in conjunction with the Head Office Operations team.
+ Work with the Head Office Credit Control team to ensure all payments are within agreed terms.
+ General administration tasks as needed across the department and business
Required Education & Experience:
+ Educated to Leaving Certificate standard as a minimum with a degree or Further Education qualification desirable
+ Good coordinator and administrator
+ Able to balance business targets with the daily demands and fluctuation in workload
+ Good Microsoft Office/Excel and IT skills including relevant social media platforms
+ Confident and outgoing person, able to use own initiative and work hard to achieve personal and company targets
+ Constant drive to see and realise sales opportunities
+ Diligent, accurate with good attention to detail
+ Numerate and able to analyse figures/data
+ A desire to develop personally and have the ambition to build a successful career
+ A positive “can do” attitude even when under pressure and working to tight deadlines
+ Team player, happy to support their colleagues and work with other departments to ensure projects are completed on time
+ Excellent at building customer relationships on the phone
+ Flexible to travel for meetings and training
+ Salary: €25-30,000 pa depending upon experience
+ Hours of work: 40 per week, 8am – 5pm with 1 hour for lunch
+ Holidays: 25 days per year plus 8 statutory holidays
+ Performance bonus: Annual payments dependent upon company and individual performance
+ Contributory pension scheme:Generous company contribution
+ Other generous benefits such as health and dental cover
Interested? Just Apply Below...
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.