Full Job Description
Are you looking for a new challenge where you can earn while you learn? Do you want to be part of an incredible team working towards a common goal, providing excellent service to our customers?
At Howdens we invest in our people and provide thorough on the job training and excellent career progression opportunities, reflected in our placement at Number 17 in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers table 2022.
We are proud of our substantial growth and remain committed to success through the expansion of our local depot network. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values and we are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our business.
As a Business Developer apprentice you will learn to:
- Use creative marketing materials to promote Howdens products, depot events and sales periods to new and existing customers
- Keep in touch with both depots lead banks regularly via the telephone and using our customer engagement messaging tool
- Develop long term collaborative relationships with customers
- Proactively gain new accounts, repeat business, and generate qualified leads for the team through outgoing sales calls
Provide potential and existing customers with the highest level of customer service.
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to build string relationships
- Good customer service skills
- Target driven
- Planning and organising skills
- Ability to prioritise own workload
- A desire for continuous personal and professional development
- It is desirable that candidates have achieved at least 5 National 4 or National 5 qualifications
- SQCF Level 2 – Business & Administration with possible advancement to Level 3
- Training provided by in house Learning & Development Team
- Support from external training provider
- 13 Month Programme
In return for your hard work and commitment you will be rewarded with some great benefits, which include:
- £15,000 annual salary
- Paid holiday entitlement
- Generous Pension Scheme
- Team incentives and outings
- Staff discount on Howdens products
Why work for us?
Howdens Joinery, a trade only business with over 780 depots, has built a reputation that builders can trust through offering best local price and providing product from local stock. Our unbeatable service and product has led to us becoming a market leader, which is why we were awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen 2015 for our quality and excellence.