Sales Executive

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Business on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position of Sales Executive 

The Company 

Our client  is one of Britain’s leading independent aerospace and industrial forgers. The unique feature is the combination of open and closed-die forging while also undertaking the whole production process from raw material to the finished product in one location.

Taking pride in  being a great place to work. As one of the UK’s leading steel manufacturing company they want to ensure that they attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service to the company and our customers.

Main Purpose of the Sales Executive Role

We are looking for a talented, target-driven individual to join our commercial department as a Sales Executive. Reporting to the Supply Sales Manager, you will be responsible for achieving and exceeding personal and company targets. You will negotiate with buyers and managers on price, delivery and specifications, challenge objections to persuade customers to buy, and review your own sales performance. This is a dynamic office based role and in an environment consistently delivering above target sales figures in line with ambitious business growth plans. There are opportunities to make customer visits or attend trade shows, these maybe domestic or international shows or visits.

Key Accountabilities of the Sales Executive


  • Generation of business through the conversion of enquiries into order and the promotion of the company in the marketplace
  • Development of key accounts and customer partnerships along with maintaining a high level of customer service
  • Maximisation of profit and added value opportunities
  • Achieving and exceeding sales targets and meeting department objectives


  • Generating enquiries, providing estimates and producing quotations
  • Developing a customer base and maintaining customer records
  • liaison with customers, production control and order progression
  • Undertaking sales order review procedures
  • Canvassing / cold calling
  • Market research and sourcing and purchasing of raw materials
  • Creating of materials conversion paperwork

And other reasonable duties and instructions

Skills and Experience


  • Communication skills
  • Customer service awareness
  • Pro-active approach
  • Efficient organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team
  • Fast learner and passion for sales
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach


  • Thorough understanding of marketing, selling and negotiating techniques, including cold calling and canvassing
  • Product knowledge of forgings, particularly experience in the closed-die industry and its markets



  • Educated to A-Level including Maths and English


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business related subject

They offer you:

  • Competitive pay
  • Holidays – you will have 33 days holiday, including bank holidays
  • Pension scheme –   offers a 5% contribution. The pension scheme comes along with further discounts on health, travel and rescue insurances
  • Bonus scheme – this is linked to team and company performance
  • Westfield cash plan – level 1 health cash plan which comes along with numerous discounts and special offers, including gym discounts, online, high street and grocery retailers and many more
  • Death in service payment, full company sick pay and long service rewards
  • Tax efficiency schemes: Childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work
  • On-site parking is available
  • Focus on wellbeing and mental health awareness
  • Trust – they encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us
  • Development – they offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career

Key Details

Work hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 8:15-16:30, Friday 8:15-16:00

Location: Hillsborough, Sheffield

Job type: Permanent, Full-time

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