Graduate Technical Sales Engineer

Job Title: Graduate Technical Sales Engineer

Salary: £25,000, plus bonus incentive plan

Department: Sales

Division: Summit Plastics Automation

Responsible to: Sales Director/Internal Sales Manager

Responsible for: 0

Working Hours: 08.30am – 5pm - Monday to Thursday as as required
08.30am – 3pm - Friday and as required

Date Posted: September 2023

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working as a Junior Technical Sales Engineer, you will be expected to learn everything about Summit, you will sit alongside other teams to learn what their roles entail, to then learn our products and how they work. Once you are competent at this, you will then shadow our sales team and visit clients. You will be expected to learn and grow within your role to sell what Summit do best. Once training is completed you will be expected to visit clients solo, and so a hunger for knowledge is needed for this role. You will be open to change, help others within the company and to be positive influence on others.

We will provide all the knowledge we have learnt over the last 30 years to aid your success; we will open our suit of tools that will have everything you need to learn and provided 1-to-1 coaching to strengthen the parts you find most difficult.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Positive attitude
  • Hardworking
  • Team ethic
  • Willing to learn
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Good communicator
  • Adaptability
  • Ambitious
  • Customer focused

DESIRABLE SKILLS

Engineering Skills, or technical knowledge. Whether you are new or experienced within the industry, we will provide all the training required to allow you to succeed in this role.

ENVIRONMENT

Friendly family environment, vibrant and can be fast paced. The sales team are 15 heads, but the company is now around 70 heads.

COMPANY BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary  
  • Company Pension contribution of 5% 
  • 25 days Holidays + bank holidays, with an additional day holiday for each 2 years of completed
    service, up to a maximum of 5 additional days 
  • Access to Smart Health app from AIG, with 24/7 online GPs, mental health support and wellbeing services 
  • Free eye test every 2 years 
  • Winston’s Wish bereavement support for families and children 
  • Income protection cover after 1 year service 
  • Death in service cover: 2 x salary from day 1 of joining rising to 4 x salary after 5 years’ service 
  • Extra 2 weeks paid holiday as a thank you when you complete 10 years’ service (as a one-off reward) 
  • The opportunity to carve out a long term, advanced career path

WHO ARE SUMMIT SYSTEMS?

Summit Systems are award-winning market leaders in providing customer focused solutions, whether it is in material handling, industrial temperature control or recycling. Over the last 30 years we have established ourselves firmly within the plastics industry supplying and supporting premium machinery from our global suppliers.

The Summit Systems Group strives to deliver high quality service every time with our world-class equipment from our renowned global suppliers. We pride ourselves on our customer service, technical expertise, innovation, and longevity.

We are a family business combining fun, agility, and structure, seeking a highly motivated individual to join the sales team.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV along with a supporting covering note explaining why you think you’re suitable for the role, to tammy.mcgill@summitsystems.co.uk

Please note, this is a UK based role, so please only apply for this role if travel to Tamworth based office is feasible.

First 6 months will be office based, but (UK) travel may be expected in that time.