Apprentice Internal Sales Executive – Macclesfield

ApprenticeshipFull Time
  • Post Date: 10th June 2022
  • Apply Before: 17th September 2022
Job Description

Apprentice Internal Sales Executive (Macclesfield)

The company:

Illingworth Ingham M/cr Ltd has been a highly successful, independent, family run Timber merchant since 1929. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of our many branches across the north west.

Internal Sales Executives are an essential part of the Illingworth Ingham branch team, working closely with the Branch Manager to develop a sales strategy which focuses on proactive development of existing customers, lapsed customers and how to attract new ones in order to maximise profitable sales. You will engage the branch colleagues in the execution of the plan in order to grow and bring additional sales value into the business whilst delivering our everyday values.

What will I be doing?

In this position, you will play a key role in the sale of our full range of building supplies products with an emphasis on Timber and Joinery. Product knowledge and previous sales experience in a similar role within a builder’s merchant environment will be advantageous for this role.

No one day is the same as the next in The Illingworth branch life, but here are a few pointers:

  • Our success is built on strong relationships with our customers so it’s essential that you can engage and inspire the branch colleagues to support in executing the sales strategy and support the team being professional, friendly and enthusiastic, ensuring they know the part they need to play
  • Building knowledge and demonstrating Skills as part of your L4 Sales apprenticeship, observing colleagues and completing practical tasks
  • Understanding our local competition is key, this will enable you to harness opportunities and develop strong sales propositions which meet customer needs in order for us to be competitive in the local market
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with customers to ensure ongoing profitability
  • Liaise with suppliers to create profitable sales
  • You will support the Branch Manager in managing some aspects of a Branch and business
  • Flexible approach to daily tasks and challenges as branch work can be varied

Your Apprenticeship:

L4 Sales Executive

You will carry out tasks supporting your own self-awareness and build skills on how to deal with our customers on a daily basis, sales forecasting, negotiation, objection handling, gaining knowledge on how to deliver excellent customer service, sound product advice and understand the commerciality of our business.

This role will suit a positive and eager to learn candidate, general computer skills are desired with an open attitude towards team work.

The Branch Manager has created a fun and professional environment, so you will be in great hands.


Monday to Thursday 07.45 – 17.00 / Friday 07:45 – 16.30 & 1 in 3 Saturdays 08:00am – 12.30pm