Trainee Sales Executive

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Trainee Sales Executive Maidstone outskirts

Salary is £18-20k + comms + bonus

Full time / Permanent


To start ASAP

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to kick-start a successful career within a sales department for a forward-thinking family run business who pride themselves on delivering superior customer service. The company specialise in the national distribution of retail supplies and business consumables to the biggest brands in the UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to hit realistic targets and bonuses so would suit someone who has work in an office sales environment. Must have at least 6 months to 1 years’ experience working in a sales environment and someone who is hungry to grow and develop a career within sales.

The successful candidate will be given full training and support and the chance to settle in and grow into a confident sales executive. You will be reporting to the Sales Manager and will be responsible for making outbound calls to customers, selling, and cross-selling from the product categories. Working for a highly reputable company will you the product confidence to make and close the sale.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain sales on existing accounts through outbound telephone calls

  • Taking new customers from first contact via phone/email/webchat through to placing orders

  • Make outbound calls using qualified leads to prospective customers, selling, cross selling and up selling our products

  • Convert leads to generate new business

  • Meet and exceed monthly and quarterly team targets

  • Build customer relationships and loyalty

  • Promote special offers, promotions, and new products to all customers where relevant

  • Report any information of relevance to the sales manager with regard to competitor pricing, market trends and products

  • Provide an exemplary level of customer service; deal with customer queries and follow through to resolution

  • Efficiently keeping all sales related admin up to date and using CRM accurately

Key Skills & Competences

  • Previous outbound sales experience is ideal, but all experience will be considered

  • Confidence making outbound calls

  • Self-motivated and resilient

  • Sales driven with experience of and comfortable working towards KPI`s and targets

  • Delivers excellent customer service

  • A track record of achieving targets and contributing positively to a team

  • The desire to go the extra mile for your customers

  • Ability to handle objections

  • Computer/IT Skills – Microsoft Excel, Word, CRM


  • Competitive salary with uncapped commission and quarterly bonus

  • Monthly bonuses

  • 20 days holiday

  • No working on weekends or bank holidays

  • Modern offices

  • Regular social events

  • Free onsite parking

  • Childcare vouchers offered

  • Company pension

  • 3-minute walk from train station

Interpersonnel Recruitment is operating as an Employment Agency for our client for this particular role. By applying you give consent for your data to be handled and processed under GDPR Legislation for the purpose of your current employment search.

We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer. All our current vacancies are on our website

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