Senior Sales Assistant Sawston


Branch: Sawston


We are looking for a Senior Sales Assistant to join our Sawston depot.

The ideal candidate will have had experience in the Roofing industry, be extremely pro-active, with the ability to develop their own customer base in the Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas. They will be a team player but also have the initiative to work on their own. They will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as they will be in contact with customers on a daily basis. With attention to detail being key due to the nature of the business.

The position will be predominately sales however alongside this will be general admin duties. The general duties include ordering stock, inputting orders, chasing quotes, corresponding with the yard on deliveries and liaising with accounts.

The successful candidate will be eager to learn and develop their skills. They will be computer literate and be capable of learning new systems. The ideal candidate will need to hit the ground running with the key attributes of becoming a key member of our Sawston team.

If you feel that you would fit into our AJW family business and you have the drive to succeed along with the knowledge then contact our HR department.


*Summary of essential sales assistant functions
Answer and deal with any sales telephone enquiries efficiently.
Respond to any emailed sales enquires within 24 hours.
Deal with any walk in customers in the appropriate manner.
Process any sales order’s as received, allocating correct stock items.
Order any non-stock items required for orders whilst conferring with colleagues.
Ensure orders are booked for delivery on the correct date where specified.
Monitor stock levels on a daily basis and advise low levels as required.
Order stock products to ensure a constant level.
Chase up all quotations
Responsible for providing general administration support to the branch manager.
Assist in filing all sales records
Coordinate and prepare any samples or information / brochures required by customers.
Compile occasional reports as requested.


*Summary of essential delivery scheduling functions
Correspond with yard foreman and schedule delivery’s 24hrs before loading.
Ensure all delivery tickets are in the correct format and processed by 10am the day before delivery.
Ensure loads are never over vehicle’s maximum payload.
Ensure yard foreman is aware of any requested delivery time slots.
Contact all customer’s with notice of delivery, where needed.


*Summary of targeted sales assistant functions
Search for new potential customers.
Liaise with accounts at head office for credit checks on potential accounts.
Cold call customers to create future business.
Chase new accounts for business.
Contact existing customers for business.

Job Type: Full-time

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If you feel that you would fit into our AJW family business and you have the drive to succeed, along with the knowledge, then please contact our HR department