Trade Sales Executive

DBD Distribution Ltd
Hemel Hempstead
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity to join DBD’s Sales Support team as a Trade Sales Executive. DBD is a family business that has grown into the UK’s leading Appliance Installation Distributor. We remain an intimate business, proud of our people, service, relationships and success. It’s a challenge, but we do so by remaining true to our values.

Your role as a Sales Support Coordinator is to deliver a professional service to small house builders and trade customers, from quotation to fulfillment of order. Managing customer relationships and generating new business.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:

• To build a relationship with the customer so that we effectively manage the customer relationship from an internal perspective. This requires excellent communication skills & full comprehension of their specific requirements to provide a tailored & consistent service
• Quote, check & receive orders from new & existing customers. Assist the customer with product specification & technical enquiries, providing supporting documentation
• To issue proforma orders & process payments for all non-credit account customers in liaison with customer finance before goods are supplied. Support the Customer Finance Team in the resolution of customer invoice queries
• To ensure we provide an excellent service to our customers by working with colleagues & the customer to resolve any issues that arise. This could include:
• Handling stock related issues that arise where the manufacturer is not able to supply the ordered product in time to achieve the customer’s deadline
• Providing accurate & up to date delivery information to the customer, updating them when any changes occur
• Assist the Sales Support team with all aspects of the role during peak periods & Colleague absence

Skills & Attributes:

• Strong customer service skills to be able to positively communicate important messages to our customers & professionally handle any issues that arise
• Excellent attention to detail - high accuracy when proof reading documents & handling quotes to ensure all information is correct
• Comfortable communicating with people on all different levels & through a variety of methods such as telephone, email & face to face
• Strong organizational skills to balance various requirements of the role & ensure you’re working to also support your colleagues
• Ability to work effectively under pressure & prioritise workload so that we deal with all requests in an efficient manner
• Strong computer skills in MS Office and ability to quickly pick up & learn new systems
• Excellent commercial acumen - able to demonstrate clear knowledge of the industry, our customer, the marketplace and uses this knowledge to make profitable decisions for DBD
• Ideal candidate will have previous experience in a sales role - ideally within the construction/distribution industry

You consistently demonstrate our company values:
• Helpful - Pro-actively does everything possible to deliver exception service for our customers. Loves problem solving to identify resolutions in order to help others
• Ethical - Reflects a straightforward and honest approach in all your interactions. Does not cover up mistakes/errors, but openly works with team to reduce and overcome them
• Customer focused -Every customer feels like they are given "special" treatment and is kept informed. Willing to do everything possible to deliver excellent service to them
• Innovative - constantly seeking ways to improve. Reviews current processes & systems & looks to implement improvements to the benefit of yourself, colleagues & our customer

Salary: £18,000 - £24,000 with Commission/Bonus & flexible benefits

Please apply online with your CV and covering letter.

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