Sales Executive

Cotterill Civils
Sutton Coldfield
£18,000 per annum
30 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a growing drainage and civils supplier based in the beautiful Sutton Coldfield countryside. Over the last five years the company has seen a 20% year on year revenue growth to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of drainage and civils products to the agricultural, construction and sports turf sectors.

As part of a vibrant, fun and dynamic sales team, you will be responsible for handling incoming sales enquiries as well as driving new sales. This is a target driven role where you will be required to meet monthly sales targets.

Main tasks:

  • Handle incoming enquiries from phone calls, emails, web enquiries or whatever other form.

  • Understand the customer's requirement by listening to and working out what is important to them.

  • Record all the customer’s information and requirements in our state of the art CRM system.

  • Build compelling and attractive proposals in order to persuade the customer that Cotterill Civils will be his/her best partner now and in future.

  • Systematically follow up with the customer using reminder tools in your CRM and calendar.

  • Understand objections the customer may have to placing an order, try to overcome this objection in order to convert the sale.

  • Finding new business through tele-sales calls to approriate companies.

  • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with customers.

  • Prioritise the above tasks in very busy periods so that you are doing the most appropriate task.

  • Converting sales enquiries into orders and obtaining new sales leads in order to meet monthly sales targets set in collaboration with your sales manager.


  • Hard-working

  • Team player

  • Personable and excellent telephone manner

  • Target driven

  • Computer literate

  • Eager to learn with a can do attitude

  • Good time management

  • Ability to prioritise work load

  • Work well under pressure

  • Experience of working in the construction, civils or drainage sector preferred, but not essential

  • Sales experience preferred, but not essential for someone with experience in construction, civils or drainage sector

  • Good written English

  • Attention to detail

  • Follow procedure

  • Clean driving licence

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