Trainee Sales Executive


Kentford, Suffolk

Saxham, Suffolk

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Job Overview

Promote and sell products in a particular geographical area, with responsibility for developing existing customer relationships whilst giving support to the Sales Department.

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Competitive, dependent on experience.

Plus benefits, plus discretionary bonus.


Shifts Available

Day shift (40 hours per week): Monday to Friday

This includes a 60 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

  • Providing customer support by assisting Sales Executives
  • Answering, screening and forwarding incoming phone calls
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with a portfolio of customers and proactively responding to new sales enquiries
  • Developing confidence in approaching new clients for potential business, ensuring future business growth, profit and the encouragement of ongoing sales relationships using negotiation skills
  • Assisting in the increase of the customer base by identifying potential in new, dormant and existing accounts
  • Gain commercial and technical awareness of the steel industry sectors we trade with i.e. construction, agricultural, architectural or automotive and their applications
  • Developing an understanding of how to maintain accurate records of all transactions and communications for the compilation of management reports in business meetings, whilst learning to analyse competitor analysis, stock analysis, production planning, continuous improvement packages
  • Attending all training courses as and when required.


  • Experience within Sales and the steel industry is preferred.

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’.