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WS0749Parts Van SalespersonColchester 

Ernest Doe is the UK’s largest agricultural, construction and ground care machinery dealership, turning over £115m per annum from 19 locations across East Anglia and the South East.

We are currently recruiting for a target driven and enthusiastic Parts Van Salesperson to join our team at our Colchester branch, based in Essex.

Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Parts & Showroom Manager, you will be selling a product range which runs from agricultural and ground care machinery parts through to general hardware goods. Your role involves selling to the already established customer base covered by the Colchester branch, though there is an element of ‘new business development and prospecting’ in order to promote Ernest Doe and encourage new customers and sales.  You will be using a company vehicle to collect parts from Ulting in the morning, and deliver to various locations alongside taking orders from customers, promoting special offers, and general parts deliveries.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Driven by sales targets and the need to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills face to face and over the phone
  • Be organized and have the ability to multitask efficiently as required
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of the business both internally and externally (with manufacturers, suppliers and customers)
  • Accuracy with numbers and handling of cash and card payments
  • A technical knowledge of machines and their uses would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ability to manage customer expectations and deal diplomatically with customers during busy periods
  • Providing quotations and estimates to customers who require a large order of goods, or who are requiring information for an insurance claim to replace stolen goods
  • Attention to detail
  • Full, clean driving licence

Additional Information:

Start Date:        Immediate, but subject to successful candidates notice period

Location:           Colchester, Essex, CO2 8HT

Hours:              39hrs per week basic – 8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm Friday Every other Saturday as per rota (8am to 4pm)

Overtime paid at time and a half on completion of 39hrs Monday to Friday

Contract:          Permanent, full time, hourly paid

Salary:             £Competitive, plus vehicle

Benefits:           24 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holiday), Company Sick Pay Scheme, Workplace pension, Staff Discount in Country Stores and Death in Service Cover (2 x salary)

Please submit your CV with a covering letter to John McLoone; Branch & Sales Manager.


For a more detailed Job description, please contact the HR Department.


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