Business Development Executive

Saxham, Suffolk

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This role will be based at our Saxham site, but the individual will predominantly be out on the road.

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Job Overview

Develop growth in the company through increased sales and customer acquisition. Generate sales leads, contact potential clients, and nurture existing customer relationships.

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Highly competitive, dependent on experience + car allowance or company car

Plus benefits, plus discretionary bonus.


Shifts Available

Office hours (40 hours per week): Monday to Friday (08:30 – 17:00)

This includes a 30 minute unpaid break.



Competitive salaries and annual salary reviews


Performance appraisals and annual bonus scheme

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Opportunity for overtime (subject to job role)

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Additional opportunities for training and development


Contributory pension scheme (5%)

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Life insurance

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Length of service rewards

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Private medical healthcare

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Two weeks sick pay allowance (after 5 years’ service)

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Five additional days holiday after 12 months’ service

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Specsavers vouchers to those that specifically require it for their role

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Employee Assistance Programme

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Using your sales skills and knowledge to identify opportunities that establish, develop and maintain sales; in both volume and profit
  • Being well-organised to plan visits using as much intelligence as possible including (but not exclusively) well-maintained report files, customer journals, turnover reports, liaising with the Sales Executives and current information on any available systems and software
  • Maintaining concise and accurate records of all meetings, completing reports for the Sales Executives and Managers, whilst working with Sales Executives on information such as leads, enquiries and your proposals noted in your reports
  • Having excellent communication skills, the candidate will work closely with the Sales Manager, Sales Executives and Regional Sales Manager to increase AJN’s customer base by identifying opportunities with new, dormant and existing accounts. Making plans on how to form a strategy in consultation and with support from your Sales Manager
  • Confidently approaching new clients for potential business, ensuring future business growth and profit. Obtaining critical information to develop and nurture any leads and potential increase in business
  • Using excellent negotiation skills, knowledge of products and added-value services to prepare quotations when required
  • Being self-motivated the successful candidate will generate new leads and customers through making outbound calls, emails or other means for business development, also having the initiative to identify/exploit any new business opportunities.


  • Sales experience, ideally within the steel stockholding industry, or similar.

Apply Now

Please download the application form below in Word or PDF format and send it back to us at HR, we look forward to hearing from you!

For more information contact or call 01638 555 500

AJN Steelstock is one of the UK’s leading steel stockholders operating from two sites in Kentford, Suffolk and Henstridge, Somerset. We have an outstanding reputation for service and reliability and are proud of our continued inclusion in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 League Table and the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.