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For more than 70 years, we have become firmly established as one of the UK's leading distributors and manufacturers of an extensive range of machinery for markets including plant and tool hire, construction, civil engineering, utilities, landscaping and groundcare. We operate from three trade counter locations that offer expert advice in-store and online to provide a one-stop solution to customers.

As well as selling machinery, we also offer replacement engines, spare parts and workshop facilities for the repair, maintenance, and servicing of petrol and diesel-powered construction and groundcare machines.

Due to strong and sustained growth in the construction and plant & tool hire sectors, we’re looking to recruit for a number of key roles across the company. Giving you the opportunity to join our established team and help expand the business even further.


About Us

Seddon(Plant & Engineers)Ltd are premier suppliers of machinery, spare parts and engines to the Tool Hire, Construction and Groundcare Industries, nationwide. 

The Role.

We have a vacancy at our Normanton Depot for an energetic and enthusiastic individual, willing to work in a busy environment carrying out mainly sales duties. Experience in a related industry would be an advantage along with an understanding of power equipment and spare parts.

Job Description.

To contribute towards the effective operation of the branch sales activity, primarily over the telephone and via email but providing additional support on the trade counter as and when required ensuring customer requirements and expectations are fulfilled.


Main Duties & Responsibilities.

  • Answer telephones promptly in a polite and professional manner, consistently.
  • Communicate and negotiate sales effectively and efficiently via incoming calls and emails.
  • To serve customers at the trade counter as and when required.
  • Save quotations using company systems and follow strict guidelines for following up.
  • Up-sell and cross-sell related items to increase invoice value and profit, whenever possible.
  • Correct use of the company IT systems, as per company requirements.
  • Correct and efficient use of supplier computer programs for parts and product searches.  
  • Observe and adhere to company policies at all times. Including GDPR and Health & Safety.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with all colleagues.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with customers.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers by telephone and email.

Additonal Responsibilities.

  • Assist with picking depot orders as and when required.
  • Pre delivery inspection of machines as and when required.
  • Ability to lift reasonably heavy loads.
  • A willingness to undergo product and systems training as required, sometimes offsite.
Full clean driving licence an advantage.
FLT operator's licence an advantage.

This is a permanent position, full time Monday to Friday, based at Sedddon Plant & Engineers West Yorkshire Branch at Ripley Drive, Normanton. 

Date Posted – 31st August 2023

To apply for this position please supply a CV and brief cover letter, email to: or fill out the form below.

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