Current Vacancies

Assistant Branch Manager - Hitchin Head Office


Due to growth and expansion we are looking for an Assistant Manager / Supervisor to help develop the business and assist in the day to day running of a busy Welding and Engineering Distributor in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. You will need to be driven and self-motivated with the ability to drive your team to achieve and exceed targets. Experience within the welding, abrasive, PPE or engineering industry is beneficial although not essential for this role as we are really looking for the candidate with the right skills and attributes to succeed in this position.

As Assistant Branch Manager you will be responsible for driving the day to day growth of the business – through building relationships internally and externally. You will work with the Branch Manager to ensure the smooth running of the depot whilst ensuring good customer care working practises are maintained and customer expectation are exceeded whenever possible.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Work with the Branch Manager to motivate and help lead the team, ensuring ongoing development of self and all staff members
Coordinates all aspects of customer service for customers including receiving phoned and emailed orders, order processing, quotation generation and technical enquiries
Processes customer orders in a timely and accurate manner including clarification and order entry.
As required liaise with the internal despatch team both pre and post shipment to ensure we are capable of meeting the delivery requirements of the customer.
Advises/suggests best product application to meet customer needs.
Placing purchase orders and liaising with suppliers to ensure delivery times are met
Work closely with our external sales team.
Answer, with assistance from the internal technical sales where necessary, all enquiries of a technical nature


Job Requirements:


To provide assistance to the Branch Manager, deputise in their absence and to assume a supervisory role with all team members
Understanding procedures and financial data so the branch is focused on continually striving to improve on sales and profit targets
The ability to interact and communicate with customers professionally at all times
Experience of working within a sales environment
Excellent people-skills and a motivated, proactive approach
High level of drive to set the highest possible customer service levels
The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Must be able to communicate with people at all levels, both internally and externally
To be able to work using own initiative and be self-motivated
Valid UK Driving license an advantage but not a necessity
To be flexible and a team player
Working knowledge of Sage, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook preferable although not essential


What United Welding can offer:


Competitive rate of pay
Ongoing Opportunities for development and career advancement
Comprehensive training programs
The opportunity to work in a creative, comfortable, progressive and fun environment
A rewarding career, not just a job, with a company who really value and look after their employees
• Uncapped bonus potential – the UWS group really believe in rewarding hard work

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Area Sales Manager - West London

We are currently looking to recruit a Area Sales Manager to join our team covering the Middlesex, West London and Berkshire area.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate with experience of selling welding and engineering products or a technical background within industry to join an innovative and growing business.

To be considered for this role, you must have ONE of the following:

- Experience as a sales engineer
- A proven track record of selling engineering products
- A technical background in welding fabrication industry

As a Regional / Technical Sales Engineer, your key focus will be to sell the company's services to businesses throughout the Middlesex, Berkshire and West London area. You must be an ambitious self-starter who's highly motivated and results-orientated. A solid communicator, you will have superb interpersonal skills and a friendly, confident approach.

Day-to-day, your role will involve targeting and generating new sales leads and developing new opportunities with existing clients. Full product training and support will be given to the successful candidate

Competitive Salary plus bonus scheme, company car, mobile phone and pension

This is an excellent opportunity for the right person.


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Internal Sales and Stores Assistant – Hitchin Head Office
 

We are looking for someone to join our fast-growing team helping serve on the trade counter, supporting the sales office and working with the warehouse team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 

· Serving customers face-to-face at the trade counter

· Receiving phoned and emailed orders, order processing

· Picking orders for delivery by our fleet of vans

· Despatching goods via our courier service

· Liaising with the internal and external sales team to help meet customer deadlines

· Supplying BOC gases at the counter to trade accounts

· Helping the service department in getting machines ready for sale / hire

· Checking in goods from suppliers and off hired equipment
 

Job Requirements:
 

· The ability to interact and communicate with customers professionally at all times

· Excellent people-skills and a motivated, proactive approach

· High level of drive to set the highest possible customer service levels

· The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

· Must be able to communicate with people at all levels, both internally and externally

· To be able to work using own initiative and be self-motivated

· Valid UK Driving license an advantage but not a necessity

· To be flexible and a team player

· Working knowledge of Sage, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook preferable although not essential
 

What United Welding can offer:
 

· Competitive rate of pay

· Ongoing Opportunities for development and career advancement

· Comprehensive training programs

· The opportunity to work in a creative, comfortable, progressive and fun environment

· A rewarding career, not just a job, with a company who really value and look after their employees
· Company Pension

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Apply by email to pappleby@unitedwelding.co.uk or by telephone on 01462 437991 and asking for Pat Appleby