Founded in 1898, our family-owned firm supplies a wide range of machinery; from garden mowers and chainsaws to combine harvesters and construction excavators as well as selling a huge selection of clothing, footwear, garden sundries and DIY products across 19 country stores.
We are currently recruiting for a target driven and enthusiastic Parts Van Salesperson to join the existing team at our Dartford branch, based in Kent.
Reporting to the Parts & Retail Manager, you will be selling a product range which runs from agricultural, construction and horticultural machinery parts through to general hardware goods. Your role involves selling to the already established customer base covered by the Dartford 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 deliver to various locations alongside taking orders from customers, promoting special offers, and general parts deliveries.
Selling to our established customer base covered by the Dartford branch
Promote new business opportunities
Drive and encourage sales
Communicating with customers on a daily basis
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
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
Technical knowledge of machinery and their uses would be advantageous
Good attention to detail
Full UK driving licence
Job Categories:Country Store, Parts & Retail
Job Type:Permanent, Full Time
Immediate, but subject to successful candidates notice period
42.5hrs per week basic – 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday (1 hour unpaid lunch break)Saturdays required as part of a rota to be agreed
£Competitive, depending on experience plus commission and company vehicle
32 days annual leave including bank holidays, Company Sick Pay Scheme after 6 months service, Workplace Pension after 3 months service, 25% Staff Discount in Country Stores and Life Assurance Cover (2 x salary)