Commercial Assistant

Not specified
06 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
No Risk Recruitment
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Assistant

Salary: Negotiable, dependant upon experience + profit related bonus
Location: Skelmersdale, WN8 9TW
Start Date: Immediate start available
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 07:30am – 5:30pm

Lifting Gear UK Limited is a rapidly expanding and successful business specialising in the supply of equipment for various different applications relating to Lifting & Handling. Our service that we offer includes the Hire, Sale, Repair, Inspection, Testing and Design & Fabrication of most types of lifting related equipment on a regional, national & international level.

The company operates from 8 strategically placed branch locations those being Preston, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, West London, East London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Middlesbrough and employs around 70 full time staff between its sites. We also have a Lifting Projects division based in Preston which specialises in Heavy Lifting Equipment, Contract Lifting and Bespoke Fabrication. Lifting Gear UK started in 2007 and shows sustainable growth year on year.

For this position we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist our Commercial department with the day to day running of a busy hire and sales desk. This is an excellent position within the company as there are definite opportunities for progression and promotion

Duties will include:
  • Taking sale and hire orders from clients over the phone
  • Liaising with branches to organise deliveries and collections of equipment
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers
  • Administer sales and hires through the set procedures of the company
  • Arranging onsite inspections with new and existing clients , booking dates / times and inspectors  
  • New asset management, data inputting / adding and removing new fleet items in system
  • Liaise with marketing company in regards to website and email marketing
Skills & Qualifications:
  • A* - C GCSE in Maths & English
  • Educated to A Level or equivalent
    • IT literate – confident in using various systems
    • Good transport knowledge within the area would be beneficial but not essential
    • Organisation
    • Personality
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Drive and intelligence
    • Communication skills
    • Quick to learn
    • Interest in the products
    • Graphic Design qualifications would be advantageous
It would be beneficial to have knowledge of lifting equipment or have related industry experience, it is not essential. In addition someone who has worked in a business to business office environment and is capable of talking to customers and suppliers would be most suitable. A person from an engineering or construction based background would be advantageous.


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