Graduate Sales Engineer

Graduate Sales Engineer

St Helens

Are you a mechanical engineering/engineering graduate looking for an opportunity to get into the engineering market?

We have an opportunity that has become available with a precision engineering firm in St. Helens for a Graduate Sales Engineer. They are looking for a recent graduate to join them and become their technical subject matter expert. In this role you will produce cost estimates and build relationships with customers, technical specifiers and project managers.

The company designs and manufacture enclosures for critical infrastructure operators, systems integrators and global OEMs. Their customers  span markets including rail, fixed and mobile networks, road, data centres, defence, water and energy utilities.

In this role you will be trained to:

  • Deal with customer technical enquiries, producing technical and commercial proposals.
  • Be a secondary point of contact (after the salesperson) for existing and prospective customers to provide fast and efficient responses.
  • To independently manage cost estimation and create quotation documents in line with company standards in a timely fashion, validated technically to meet both the customer’s specifications and the companies capabilities.
  • Ensure all orders that result from a quotation conform in all aspects to the terms offered before processing / entering the order on to the system.
  • Follow up selected quotations in conjunction with the salesperson and record feedback on the enquiry log system (CRM).
  • In conjunction with a salesperson, visit customers’ premises if required.

Person Specification, we're looking for someone who:

  • Is  a ‘self-starter’  with a curious nature - eager to learn, and good attention to detail.
  • Has previous experience of handling customers in a business-to-business environment desirable
  • Has a HNC or degree in Mechanical Engineering (or similar). Some understanding of the modern methods of CNC fabrication and manufacture is desirable.
  • Has a professional attitude to all aspects of customer care.
  • Is competent with Microsoft work packages including; Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint. Experience with CRM and CAD systems would beneficial.

This position is permanent and full time, own transport may be required due to location.

Click here to submit your CV and apply online.