Commercial Graduate

As part of the continued investment, we are very excited to be recruiting for a Commercial Graduate position within our Sales teams.

We are an independent dynamic, steel solution provider with strong family ethos and values that makes us stand out from the crowd and enable us to be successful in a challenging marketplace always striving to have a smile on our face.

As one of the UK’s largest steel stockholders, we are recognised as experts by our diverse customer base in a wide range of industries including Automotive, Mining, Off-Highway, Power Generation, Construction, Defence and Industrial engineering sectors.

This role is specifically designed to support our succession planning and medium term growth aspirations. The right candidate will possess the drive and tenacity to elevate themselves within the business, demonstrating their commitment and application to the role necessary for them to quickly progress to management positions and beyond.

The role will be supported at all levels throughout the business, with formal and informal training being structured to support the ongoing development of the individual, targeting agreed objectives for the business and the individual.

The individual will start their learning from a grass roots position ensuring the correct foundation is initially development in order to support the subsequent phases of their growth within the Sales environment.

The main tasks of the role will initially include the following:

  • Enter quotes and orders on ERP system
  • Perform contract review of entered orders
  • Expedite customer orders with internal department and update Sales team and/or customers accordingly
  • Evaluation of customer enquiries
  • Produce quotations based on agreed commercial policies and pricing models
  • Follow up quotation in pursuit of orders and gaining commercial feedback
  • Build key relationships to ensure loyalty, return business and sustained trading
  • Seek out opportunities for new business and escalate to the Sales Director
  • Assist with sales order maintenance, such as date amendments, of live and unallocated orders as necessary
  • Run reports and collate data for the sales team and senior management
  • Bring forward any suggestions for improvements to practices/procedures within the department
  • Any other tasks as necessary to support the running of the team.

Candidates must have the following:

  • Bachelors level degree, preferably 2:1 minimum in a business/commercial discipline.
  • A keen interest in a career in sales in an industrial environment.
  • The drive to achieve and excel in a business environment.
  • The ability to deal with a variety of daily issues and prioritise own work.
  • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong, effective communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels in the business to support successful collaboration.
  • The ability to respond positively to change and adapt quickly.
  • Be professional, knowledgeable and credible.
  • A team mentality.
  • A ‘can do’ attitude willing to be flexible and committed to continual self- improvement and learning.
  • A commitment to our Company Values.

In addition to a competitive starting salary with a structured training and development plan with salary increases as you reach the next level, you will receive 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, life assurance cover, pension contribution of 3% and annual performance bonus.

We regularly reward staff with 'Fish n Chip Friday', various out of office activities including the opportunity to watch the Sheffield Steelers in our company box and a monthly dress down Friday in support of our chosen charities.

Without doubt, our largest single continuous investment is our people. It’s what makes Hillfoot the unique and distinctive business that we’ve become.

By joining Hillfoot, you’ll be working for a company that works together as a family committed to doing the very best for each other, and our customers.  

Everything we do is built upon our values of respect, community, integrity and innovation in an organisation where we want everyone to have a role that is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding.
It comes as no surprise then that we place a high value on training and development. We’re in an industry that never stands still, and we’re constantly moving forward.  Which is why every job at Hillfoot works, in some way or another, towards our shared objectives.

So if you want to grow, grow with us. Forward your CV and covering letter by email to:

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