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Commercial Graduate

As part of the continued investment, we are very excited to be recruiting for a Commercial Graduate position within our Future 1 contractual sales team.

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 include:

  • Enter quotes and orders on ERP system
  • Performing contract reviews 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 experience:

  • Bachelors level degree, preferably in a business/commercial discipline.
  • Alternatively, a minimum of 5 years experience within a commercial environment with a proven track record.
  • Experience of operating in a commercial role preference but not essential
  • Grade C or greater in GCSE Maths and English, or equivalent.

Required Knowledge and Skills include:

  • Driven and targeting progression within an organisation
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Results orientated
  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Initiative
  • Ability to working under pressure
  • Reliable
  • Numerate and literate
  • PC literate. MS Office – Intermediate level.

If you feel you have the skills and expertise for this challenging role, then please forward your CV and covering letter by email to: opportunities@hillfoot.com or call and speak with Barry Akers.

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