Sales and Customer Service Assistant

16 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
Contract Type

The Role

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a 'Top Employer' for 5 consecutive years. If you want to know what it's like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as a Customer Service Assistant

You'll be working for IDS (International Decorative Surfaces) in Newcastle under Lyme. IDS is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK and the UK's largest distributor of decorative surfaces specialising in flooring, worktops, laminates, compact, panel products, solid surface and wall panelling. With an annual turnover of more than ??120 million we take the business of fulfilling our customers' needs very seriously.

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; For this role in particular we are looking for someone with the following skills and experience;

Customer Focused
Problem solving ability relating to customer service
PC literate
Excellent communication, organisational and administration skills
Experience of working in a pressurized environment
Proven sales background
Product knowledgeWhat will I be doing in the role?

To deal with customer enquiries and orders in an effective and proficient manner. To be proactive in seeking new business and at all times complying with company business controls and health and safety policies. In this role you will;

Ensure all orders are processed accurately and on time, in full.
Ensure that customers in showroom are dealt with politely.
All cash handling must be dealt with in line with company policy.
Achieve sales and margin targets of the branch.
Target new customers.
Follow up all enquiries.
Ensure that all held orders are chased and customers contacted for payments.
Order back to back stock in line with company policies.
Help out with stock takeAbout us

Are IDS and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We're working hard to be, and we're keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can't guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen