Location; Wallingford

Salary; £35,000 – £40,000 + commission and company car

Our client, a growing, forward-thinking business is looking for a Sales Executive to join their team on a permanent basis.

To be responsible for the sales of Specialised Cleaning and Decontamination Services for the department. The role has the responsibility for the retention of existing business but with the emphasis on delivery of new sales growth.

This role is predominantly about identifying and acquiring new clients but will include converting leads from other sales teams and departments. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated sales professional with a proven track record in securing sales in a specialised commercial cleaning and decontamination environment.

Main responsibilities;

  • Communicate and develop relationships with existing customers to help grow the business.
  • Identify and establish new customers from a diverse range of industry sectors across the country in the sales of specialist cleaning and decontamination services.
  • To manage and gather information on all sales enquiries in a manner that fully satisfies the requirements of pre-acceptance.
  • To undertake site visits to thoroughly assess jobs and projects with regard to safety and to obtain accurate scoping for the preparation of accurately costed quotations to ensure appropriate return on sales.
  • To assess incoming enquiries and liaise with clients to ensure that sufficient information is obtained to raise quotations and to enable the generation of the necessary documentation.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other sales teams to generate leads from within other parts of the client base.
  • To offer advice and assistance to customers, technical administration teams and other operations and departments.
  • To carry out Duty of Care visits for new and existing customers and/or 3rd party waste disposal facilities.
  • Maintain excellent communication levels to ensure customer expectations are met and information is up to date and accurate.
  • Support the company at waste industry trade fairs.
  • Ensure full compliance with all Company policies and procedures, including health and safety and employment.
  • Any other duties, such as ad hoc projects, as requested by the job holder’s Manager/Supervisor or the Board of Directors that are within the skills and capabilities of the job holder.


  • Experience of sales in the specialist cleaning/decontamination/Industrial Services industry is preferred.
  • Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and social media.
  • Proactive, driven, commercial sales professional with a proven track record of negotiating and closing deals.
  • Ability to work within a team and under own initiative.
  • Strong desire to succeed without compromising quality.
  • Ability to both account-manage and develop new business.
  • Confident communicator on different levels, professional telephone manner and ability to listen.
  • Comfortable selling to all levels, from board room to shop floor, and adept at adjusting sales accordingly.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail in all forms of work.
  • Demonstrated ability in the provision of a high standard of customer service.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Numerate and confident with the written word.
  • Ability to be flexible within the working day to accommodate ad-hoc requirements


Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Job Information

Job Reference: OT176_1715088615
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Salary From: £35000
Salary To: £45000
Job Industries: Commercial
Job Locations: Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Job Types: Permanent
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