Sales Associate - Tenders Global

Sales Associate

Midsummer Energy

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Do you love talking to people, solving problems, building relationships and providing
excellent customer service? Are you keen to start your career somewhere making a
difference?

We pride ourselves on being a distributor that offers a wide range of great products, but with
the support of friendly and helpful service too. We have some industry leading web tools to
make ordering easy, but we strongly believe that people buy from people and we’re looking for
someone to join our friendly sales team as we continue to pick up customers in this rapidly
expanding market.

Read on to learn more, or see the application pack on our website for further information.

Who we are

We’re primarily a distributor of components of renewable energy systems – from solar
panels to batteries and heat pumps. Most of our staff operate forklifts rather than
keyboards.
 

Midsummer is a fast-growing company selling a range of renewable energy products, primarily to
installation companies, from our offices in Cambridge, Dublin, and now Glasgow! We sell solar
PV systems, battery storage, electric vehicle chargers, heat pumps and a variety of other
associated products, and were recognised as the UK’s best renewables distributor for 2020.

Founded in 2005, we’re now on our 6th warehouse, process around 22,000 orders a year, and have
a team of over 80 people across the UK and Ireland offices. In addition to our growing gang of
friendly staff and a lean, efficient operation, we have a suite of web tools that make design
and ordering extremely easy. In fact, the software itself (easy-pv.co.uk) is also something we
promote and sell internationally too.

As an organisation, we have a strong environmental ethos and a passion for promoting the uptake
of renewables, and our team share a belief in an open and honest approach to business. Find out
more about our story, purpose and how we make sustainability, integrity and innovation central
to what we do here.

Unusually for a distributor, we have an in-house team of developers and have built our own
software Easy-PV, our online PV tool suite. It’s both a sales channel and helpful tool for our
customers, but is invaluable for our own team too. 

The role

You will be providing support to the Sales and Administrative teams, and dealing with customer
enquires and orders. Mainly this will involve speaking to customers on the phone, dealing with
emails, processing online orders and helping with customer payments and stock or design
queries. It will also involve liaising with the operations team, and handling customer
enquiries about deliveries and logistics. It would suit well someone who enjoys being busy,
speaking to people and building relationships. 

Who we’re looking for

You’re looking for a career that will make a difference. Disappearing into a large
organisation or doing the same thing every day doesn’t appeal – you’d like to put your energy
and passion for customer service to good use, helping to grow a company that’s making a
difference. 

We’ll be looking for candidates who have a demonstrable interest in sustainability and
renewable energy. Some experience of sales activities, or building relationships would be an
advantage, but a winning way with customers and a willingness to learn also go a long way. The
ability to quickly grasp technical information, and explain it clearly would be desirable, as
would a decisive and efficient nature. The ideal candidate will thrive in a team, but have a
problem-solving and self-led approach during busy periods. Establishing and building
relationships is a key part of the role, along with attention to detail and a friendly manner.

What it offers

You’ll be joining a fairly small newly formed team and see the results of your work from day
one. Our office and warehouse work side by side, so you’ll be sharing a dynamic, busy site with
the rest of the staff. There’s a friendly and informal atmosphere, and a real buzz when things
get going.

You will learn a lot on the job, and we’ll bring you up to speed as fast as possible. It’s a
fast-moving industry so new products, customers and technologies come along all the time –
there will always be new things to learn. Our own tools are also evolving rapidly.

This is a full time role based in our offices in Rutherglen, Glasgow, with a salary
of £23,000-£26,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Long term
employees also take home a share of the profits of the company.

We can be flexible with start dates.

Find out more & apply

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