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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.

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER – MIDLANDS AREA

We’re looking to recruit for an experienced Regional Account Manager to find new business and develop and grow customer accounts within the Midlands area.

 

About Your New Role
 

Joining our business as Regional Account Manager for the Midlands area, you’ll get to work with a well-established B2B customer base to service their needs, build strong relationships and capitalise on new sales opportunities. Based at and supported by our Perry Barr, Birmingham branch, you’ll receive on-going support from the manager and the team and provided with full training on products, CRM, and computer systems.

How you’ll be contributing to our growth.

 

  • Build and maintain strong and mutually beneficial customer relationships
  • Understand and meet customer needs and objectives
  • Develop and implement the sales growth strategy for existing accounts
  • Account management – to set and report on sales budgets and forecasting
  • Uncover new business opportunities with existing customers and prospects
  • Identify growth opportunities within new and existing B2B sectors
  • Negotiate and arrange customer business terms that maximise margin and growth potential
  • Raise quotations and orders, and to follow up and explore missed sales opportunities
  • Advise customers on best product selection and application
  • Organise machine demonstrations where required
  • Promote and implement sales & marketing activity in-line with company goals
  • Plan regular customer contact and prospect targeting
  • Attend and represent the company at trade shows, presentations, and seminars

Key skills to bring with you.
 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong people skills – ability to communicate with customers at all levels
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Analytical and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Motivated and results driven
  • Good IT skills are essential – full training on our computer systems is provided
  • Experience of selling machinery or industrial supplies is essential
  • Sales background in Plant & Tool Hire, Construction or Groundcare is desirable.

Permanent Position, Full Time, Monday to Friday

Date Posted : 16/09/21

To apply for this position you will need to fill out the form at the bottom of this page and attach a short cover letter along with your CV.  Or alternatively you can email enquiries@seddonplant.co.uk with the specified documents.

TELESALES TEAM LEADER – BOLTON

We’re looking to recruit for an experienced Telesales Team Leader to generate, and convert sales leads, from new and existing B2B customers across the UK.


About Your New Role

 

Joining our business as a Telesales Team Leader, you’ll lead a team of two people working with a well-established B2B customer base to maintain and build strong relationships, and capitalise on new sales opportunities. Based at and supported by our head office in Bolton, you’ll receive full training on products, CRM, and IT systems.


How you’ll be contributing to our growth.
 

  • Use internal databases to identify sales opportunities, create interest, and generate own leads
  • Make outbound calls to businesses, promoting products, services, and build customer relationships
  • Advise customers on best product selection and application
  • Raise quotations and orders, and explore missed sales opportunities
  • Follow up on leads - plan, input, and update customer records using a CRM system
  • Implement and support the company sales growth strategy for existing accounts
  • Work as part of the wider sales team to achieve targets and objectives
  • Help plan and prepare telesales activity, motivate, and lead two telesales executives
  • Report weekly/monthly on telesales activity and campaigns

Key skills to bring with you.
 

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong people skills - ability to communicate with customers at all levels
  • Excellent listening and organisational skills
  • Motivated team leader and results driven
  • IT proficiency across Microsoft package is essential - training provided on computer systems
  • Experience of telesales is essential
Package/Benefits
 
  • Salary - Negotiable, dependant on experience
  • Working Hours - Mon - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Holidays - 23 Days plus Bank Holidays (rises with years of service)
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Location - Office based in Bolton

Date Posted : 08/10/21
 

To apply for this position you will need to fill out the form at the bottom of this page and attach your CV. Please specify which position and branch you are applying for. Or alternatively you can email enquiries@seddonplant.co.uk with the specified documents.

SALES ADVISOR – BOLTON, BIRMINGHAM, W. YORKSHIRE BRANCHES

We’re looking to recruit for a sales advisor to help our experienced team in our Bolton, Birmingham and West Yorkshire Branches.


About Your New Role

 

Joining our business as a sales advisor, you’ll get to work with our well-established sales team to help service our expanding customer bases needs, whether that be face to face in our showroom or via telephone or email, the role will be varied and give you the opportunity to show us what you can do. Based at one of our three branches, you’ll receive on-going support from the sales office/branch manager and the team. You will be provided with full training on products, CRM, and computer systems.
 

Responsibilities
 

  • Communicate and negotiate sales effectively :
  • Face to face in a showroom environment
  • Face to face at our trade counter
  • By telephone and e-mail correspondence
  • Demonstrate powered products to customers when required
  • Gain product knowledge using resources and training available
  • Operate the company IT system efficiently and effectively
  • Operate supplier parts/product look up systems effectively
  • Pre delivery inspection of power products when required.

KPI's

  • Use company IT system as instructed
  • Turn enquiries into orders
  • Gross margin levels
  • Support external sales team requirements

Key Skills and Requirements

  • Articulate & numerate
  • IT systems awareness
  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Work within a busy team environment
  • Have a flexible approach to a varied job role
  • Technically aware
Permanent Position, Full Time, Monday to Friday

Date Posted : 16/09/21

To apply for this position you will need to fill out the form at the bottom of this page and attach your CV. Please specify which position and branch you are applying for. Or alternatively you can email enquiries@seddonplant.co.uk with the specified documents.

WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE – BOLTON BRANCH

We’re looking to recruit for a Warehouse Operative to help our experienced team in our Bolton Branch.


About Your New Role

 

Joining our business as a warehouse operative you’ll get to work with our well-established busy logistics team to help service our expanding customer bases needs. Accuracy and efficiency of picking and packing within the warehouse will be a key responsibility of the role. Based at our Head Office, Bolton branch, you’ll receive on-going support from the General operations manager and the logisitcs team. You will be provided with full training on computer systems, warehouse duties and the general day to day activities.
 

Responsibilities
 

  • Picking & packing spare parts
  • Picking and palletising machines
  • Checking picked goods prior to dispatch
  • Booking goods in & out of stock
  • Receiving goods into stock
  • Pre-delivery inspection of power products
  • Light mechanical assembly work
  • Forklift truck operation

KPI's

  • Accuracy of picking goods
  • Efficiency of Warehouse duties
  • Flexibility to assist in all required areas
  • Attention to detail in all IT operations

Key Skills and Requirements

  • Physically fit and able to carry out lifting duties
  • Hands on, can do attitude
  • Mechanical/Technical interest & aptitude
  • Be prepared to work within a busy environment
  • Forklift truck license an advantage
  • Have a flexible approach to a varied job role
Permanent Position, Full Time, Monday to Friday

Date Posted : 16/09/21

To apply for this position you will need to fill out the form at the bottom of this page and attach your CV.  Or alternatively you can email enquiries@seddonplant.co.uk with the specified documents.

WORKSHOP / OFFICE ADMINSTRATOR – BOLTON BRANCH

We’re looking to recruit for a Workshop / Office Adminstrator to help our experienced team in our Bolton Branch.


About Your New Role

 

Joining our business as a workshop/office adminstrator you’ll get to work with our well-established sales and workshop team to help service our expanding customer bases needs. Liasing with customers for all workshop jobs, product registrations and warranty claims will be key responsibilities of the varied role. Based at our Head Office, Bolton branch, you’ll receive on-going support from the General operations manager and the workshop team. You will be provided with full training on computer systems, supplier systems and the allocation process of jobs coming in to the workshop.
 

Responsibilities
 

  • Workshop & sales office administration duties
  • Job card creation & updates
  • Job allocation
  • Parts pick & allocation
  • Technical reporting
  • Customer liaison
  • Product registrations
  • Warranty claims using supplier systems
  • Upselling of service/repair jobs

KPI's

  • Use company IT system as instructed
  • Strict allocation of parts and labour
  • Maximise warranty claims
  • 100% registration of all products sold
  • Consistent customer liaison to minimise workshop lead times
  • Assist depot sales office when requested

Key Skills and Requirements

  • Articulate & numerate
  • Familiar and confident in the usage of IT systems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Have a technical interest and aptitude
  • Able to work in a busy team environment
  • Commercially aware
Permanent Position, Full Time, Monday to Friday

Date Posted : 16/09/21

To apply for this position you will need to fill out the form at the bottom of this page and attach your CV.  Or alternatively you can email enquiries@seddonplant.co.uk with the specified documents.

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