Sales Executive

Job Reference: 25946

  • Job Category: Sales Executive

As the UK's leading equipment rental company, with 190+ Service Centres nationwide and over 3,700 dedicated employees, it's fair to say we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to over 30,000 customers. We offer years of expertise, certified training, a range of added value services and most importantly, a total commitment to ensuring safety at all times.

If you want to work for a company who are fast becoming THE employer of choice in the rental industry and who can offer you great career progression, then apply NOW!!

Please note applications via agencies will not be considered.

  • Location: London South & South East
  • Closing Date: 30/09/2019
  • Package: Market Rate

Job overview

Are you looking for your next career move in Sales and ready to join one of the UK’s leading rental equipment companies? You may have heard of A-Plant Hire but did you know that we are part of the FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc, the second largest equipment rental company in the world?

People buy from people- our sales staff are vital to our business and have a real impact on our bottom line. We look for people who are naturally great communicators and relationship builders, who really getting to know their clients and are passionate about A-Plant and all that we stand for.

We have a huge hire fleet equipment, so excellent product knowledge across a wide range of products is essential and we’ll provide you with everything you need to succeed every step of the way with excellent product training, professional development and support.

Roles and responsibilities

We now have two fantastic opportunities for Sales Executives in our South East (Leatherhead) region to join our close-knit, friendly team to help us develop and grow the A-Plant Plant, Tools & Powered access business.

Reporting to the Sales Director, you’ll have the freedom to manage your account portfolio to drive and deliver results and be at the forefront of customer interaction, acting as our brand ambassador and helping us to be the best in our industry in everything we do.

Needless to say you will be able to build great relationships and harness those, in order to maximise opportunities. You’ll be inquisitive and a creative thinker, able to generate leads from both our existing customer base and from new prospects.

Skills required

You will already have a proven sales management record, however we are really interested in hearing from you if you have great communication skills and the drive and motivation to succeed in a healthily competitive sales role in a collaborative, fast-paced business. Additionally, you will bring:

  • Experience in a customer-focused role with the ability to demonstrate excellent relationship management skills
  • Excellent planning and organising skills, able to manage your own time to maximum effect
  • Resilient, with the ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Project Management exposure
  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills
  • Proficient IT skills and the ability to analyse data such as business plans, performance and market data
  • Ability to promote the A-Plant brand and cross-sell all the products
  • Experience of plant hire or construction industry will be advantageous
  • A full clean UK Driving Licence.

 The role will involve Regional and occasional National travel.


When you join A-Plant you will have access to excellent training opportunities, with great scope for career progression.

The package includes a competitive salary and bonus scheme, a company car, flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance and a great Company pension scheme.