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Sales Executive
Preston Commercial Closing date: Friday 31 May 2024
Preston, Lancashire, PR5 8AD
Hours per week
Employment type
Full Time
Contract type
Experienced (subject matter experts, certified, skilled, non-people manager)
Job Description

Job Description

We have a new, dynamic role for a Sales Executive who will focus on internal sales within the Aluminium Plate & Bar sales stream and support profitable growth within the business.


Main Accountabilities:

  • To exceed sales budget
  • Support the budgeting process of the Plate & Bar Accounts to meet EBIT and other company targets
  • To continually manage & grow allocated accounts
  • Consistently make promotional calls & report progress to sales manager
  • To recognise and help develop areas of profitable growth for P&B Accounts
  • Ensure contract deliverables of the P&B Accounts are met, to include but not limited to service, quality, cost
  • Completion of sales quotations in SAP
  • Ownership of P&B Accounts, focusing on improving customer forecast accuracy, improving material availability and achievement of profitability targets
  • Purchase order requisitions and other documentations/processes to be completed in support of material purchasing
  • Customer reporting and communications to include business reviews including regular status updates
  • Working in conjunction with Business Development Managers on new sales & added value opportunities
  • Work in conjunction with Sales Support to provide efficient and effective customer service
  • Work in conjunction with Credit Control on cash collection and credit limits


Qualifications, Experience & Skills


  • Aluminium Plate & Bar materials & market knowledge
  • Proven track record of customer development.
  • An understanding of added value
  • Commercial awareness & negotiation skills
  • Customer service focus
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills
  • PC literate with a strong working knowledge of windows based applications
  • Highly motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible, adaptable and prepared to learn
  • Ability to cope under pressure


Your benefits with us:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Company bonus scheme 
  • Company pension scheme
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Employee high street vouchers & discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wellbeing events
  • Recognition Portal
  • Rewards Portal
  • Company events
  • Car Salary Exchange Scheme
  • Company share schemes
  • Christmas Closedown


This is us – your new employer

thyssenkrupp Materials UK operates a network of 9 sites with just under 500 employees in England and Northern Ireland which are; Preston, Darton, Birmingham, Central Warehouse, Head Office & Fabrications (Cradley Heath, Birmingham), Milton Keynes, Swindon, and 2 in Belfast. We offer a vast range of material products such as stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel. We also provide a range of services, whether it be fully welded and fabricated finished parts or bespoke flat products cut to exact sizes. We have years of experience in the aerospace, construction and architecture, automotive and the general engineering industries.

With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The broad service spectrum offered by the materials experts enables customers to focus on their individual core business. The area of Materials Services spans two strategic areas: global materials distribution as a one-stop-shop – from steel and stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide cross-channel, round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A highly efficient logistics system ensures that all requested services are smoothly integrated into customer production processes “just-in-time” or “just-in-sequence”.

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, disability, age, or sexual orientation and identity.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised expiry date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to supply individual feedback at the CV review stage.

Closing Date
Friday 31 May 2024
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