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Builders Merchant Sales Representative - job post

West Midlands Builders Merchant & Plastic Centre
Smethwick B66
£20,000 - £35,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £20,000 - £35,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


Smethwick B66

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  • On-site parking

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Job description

Company description

At West Midlands Builders Merchants, we are the regions favourite provider of wholesale building supplies and building materials. Whether you’re looking for the necessary supplies for a simple, one-off home improvement job or the materials required for a large extension project, you’ll find everything you need at our branches in Smethwick & Coventry.

Job description

West Midlands Builders Merchants are a provider of wholesale building supplies and materials, operating out of two branches in Smethwick & Coventry. Our product range is extensive which includes plastic supplies, drainage, guttering, roofing materials, cladding, insulation, plumbing, electrical supplies and more.

We are looking to recruit a Sales Representative with a proven track record of building and developing a customer base within the Builders’ Merchants’ industry. Is is also essential that you have a good knowledge of building materials, especially those which are in our product range.

The Role

The successful candidate will build productive and profitable relationships between the branches and customers within our target locations. Maximising our existing business whilst developing and growing new business opportunities, you will be an excellent communicator with strong sales and business acumen. Identifying new and innovative ways of meeting the demands and needs of our customers, you will be a seasoned sales professional with a natural flair for commercial sales and a passion for excellent customer service.

The Individual

You must be a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills who enjoys working towards targets. You will have a natural flair for selling, have a commitment to customer service and take a great amount of pride in your work. Previous experience within a similar sales role, ideally gained within a Builders Merchants or Construction Sector is highly desirable, and a full UK driving licence is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and capture new Sales opportunities.
  • Help to exceed branch Sales, Margins and Gross profit.
  • Respond positively and effectively to customer’s needs.
  • Agree the best possible margin when negotiating with customers in line with ledger budgets and KPI’s
  • Cultivate and maintain exceptional standards of customer service
  • Positively act as the link between your branch and your customers

Required Skills:

  • Previous sales experience
  • Industry & product knowledge
  • Holds a valid UK Driving Licence
  • Strong IT Skills (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • A positive and friendly attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and methodical
  • Ability to work under pressure, be self-motivated and adaptable
  • Good interpersonal skills, confidence and ability to approach customers
  • Excellent time management skills
  • A desire to develop a knowledge of the company, our products and the elements required to be successfully employed in this business.
  • A professional approach and will promote and adhere to the company’s culture and values
  • Self- motivation and the ability to prioritise responsibilities under pressure & be self motivated
  • Proactivity - calling prospective clients with confidence
  • Ownership of own car & full driving license required

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £20,000.00-£35,000.00 per year


  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Commission pay
  • Performance bonus


  • Builders Merchants Sales: 2 years (required)


  • Driving License (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: SR-2023

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