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Guide to tool and plant hire sales jobs

business sales handshakeSales roles can be a fulfilling and exciting proposition for those who enjoy the buzz of meeting targets and building relationships with prospects.

With appealing salaries with commission and bonuses on top, there is plenty of reward for talented workers who progress in the field.

There is no industry that escapes the need for a sales team to keep new business coming in, and the tool and plant hire industry is no different. The high amount of competition within the industry means that companies are looking for the best sales people to identify and form strong relationships with potential buyers, whether they be from the construction, industrial or infrastructure industries.

In this post, we take a look at what’s involved in a sales role and whether it could be a career path for you:

Types of sales roles

The sales field ranges from sales executive positions, who act as a contact point between the company and its clients, right through to an area sales manager who is responsible generating leads and managing the entire sales process of a company in a particular geographical area.

Whether you are looking for an entry-level position or a senior role that oversees the entire sales operation, there is a role to match.

What are the main responsibilities for sales jobs in the tool and plant hire industries?

As you would expect, the responsibilities of a sales role within the tool and plant industries are similar to those within any other industry. The focus simply shifts to the machinery, equipment and tools which industries such as construction and industrial.

As a salesperson, you will be responsible for identifying and increasing sales and hire opportunities for your company’s equipment. This involves developing new business opportunities, whilst growing existing customer accounts to increase business.

What skills are needed for a sales job?

Depending on the level of the sales jobs, different amount of skills and experience will be necessary. Fundamentally, experience in or knowledge of the tool and plant hire industry are likely to be a necessity for sales roles, as will previous experience in a similar role (especially for senior positions).

Additional requirements include strong communication skills, being target driven, presentation skills and a full UK driver’s license. You will likely be expected to work days on the road, meeting clients and building relationships as well as attending conferences and exhibitions so a driver’s license is vital.

Company benefits for sales roles

In return for your work that will often be on the road, there are some common company benefits associated with sales roles. Benefits for your sales role with vary between different companies and level of the roles but some that you can expect:

  • Company car
  • Mobile phone
  • Laptop
  • Sales commission
  • No weekend work

Tool and Plant tire sales jobs

At Embark, we regularly post sales jobs in the tool and plant hire industries. These include sales executive, sales coordinator, sales consultant and area sales manager roles.

You can browse the latest tool and plant hire sales positions across the UK here.

To find your next role or begin your career in the sales field, get in touch with Embark Recruitment today on 01530 588 841.

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