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Careers at Blue Badge Co

Sales Executive

Job Role

We are looking for someone to build relationships and sales accounts by communicating enthusiastically the benefits of what our company does. As well as approaching potential customers with the aim of winning new business, you will maintain good relationships with existing clients, gaining repeat business wherever possible. Working closely with other team members, you will deliver high levels of service across a wide base of customers, boosting your results and growing the business.

This is a desk-based role is for 37.5 hours per week, however, there will be field-based work, with a minimum of 3 trade shows a year and some international travel. You will need to be able to work in an autonomous way, manage your own time and react to the demands of the role at short notice. This role requires regular extended travel, and so the ability to plan and organise trips in a cost-effective way is essential. The role also allows for administration to be carried out at home, however, there is a minimum expectation of 3 half days a week in the office.

This can be a fast paced role and is ideally suited to someone who has a genuine love for sales, a natural desire to succeed, but most importantly will not take themselves too seriously, and allows their personality to shine through.

Hours & Pay

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Basic: £20k - £24k p/a going up to £48k OTE
  • This is initially a one-year contract

Who we are

We are a multi-channel retailer and manufacturer of independent lifestyle products. We have a thriving e-commerce presence, a growing international trade department and a wholesale business which supplies high street retailers such as Boots, Argos, Lloyds Pharmacies and WH Smiths.

The key to our success is down to our passion for people and our commitment to running an ethical and sustainable company. Couple this with our fantastic designs, innovative products, attention to detail and never ending pursuit of high standards means we have built a company that makes us proud.

This role is suited to an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and calculated approach. Our successful candidate will be an astute individual, who is commercially minded and well versed in a client facing role.

What we expect from you

The main aim of this role is to generate new trade accounts and develop new business, both in the UK and overseas. Therefore, a high proportion of your time will be spent making daily sales calls, managing customer accounts and identifying new lines of enquiry. You will be comfortable making high levels of out-bound calls to close business over the telephone and keeping organised sales records. As we are a multi-channel retailer you should be committed to demonstrating excellent customer service and building brand loyalty across all areas of the business.

What we look for in you

  • Natural people person
  • A confident approach
  • A 'can do' attitude
  • Experience in a previous sales role
  • Someone who is inspirational, creative and articulate
  • A positive person - affable and good humoured
  • Competitive nature in a team environment
  • Organised and strategic (able to manage own time)
  • Ability to perform role in a pressured and changing environment
  • Ability to travel and incorporate overnight stays away from home
  • Computer literate, especially MS Office
  • Clean full driving licence
  • Skills you need:

  • Analytical ability
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Present formally and demonstrate products
  • Active listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Closing business over the phone and face to face
  • The benefits:

  • Incremental holiday entitlement, 28 days rising to 30 days p.a. (incl. Bank Holidays)
  • Generous performance related bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Great social events
  • Staff discount with up to 40% off RRP
  • Ongoing training