Sales Executive - low-carbon start-up

Sisaltech is an ethical and innovative start-up business which designs and sells sustainable insulation products.  Our starting point was using sisal, a highly sustainable fibre crop grown by small-scale farmers in east Africa to develop sustainable materials.  We launched our first insulation product in 2020 and therefore much of our current focus is on raising the profile of the product and on promoting the benefits of natural and low carbon building materials as part of the fight against climate change.  As the company is now in a growth phase we are looking to rapidly grow the small team, including the appointment of a part-time Sales Executive. 

The company has an office at Midlothian Innovation Centre, just south of Edinburgh, and this is where the Sales Executive will normally be based (although there may be some flexibility on home working).  The role is part-time initially, 20 hours per week with flexibility on hours for the appropriate candidate.

The Company is looking for a dynamic, motivated, sales employee who will be responsible for generating sales appointments with individuals, architects, business owners and company directors to promote their products.  The role will seek to identify opportunities, and develop existing relationships, in order to put the company’s products in front of prospective customers, always promoting the sustainability and ethical nature of the product range, generating more business, and securing sales.  This is a great opportunity to join an ethical start-up at an exciting stage of growth. 

You MUST have a proven track record in sales and demonstrable lead generation. Telesales experience is desirable.  Industry experience or knowledge of building materials is preferable, in some form, though high energy, target focus and a collaborative selling style are pre-requisites for the job.  You must be honest, diligent, and have excellent communication skills.  As the company is a small start-up you also need to be flexible, have energy, show initiative and have a can-do attitude.   The successful applicant will have a passion for what they do, and provide a close fit with the company's core values and company culture of sustainability. 

  1. Proven track record of sales success
  2. Honest and trustworthy
  3. Highly motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious
  4. A positive outlook and can-do attitude
  5. Confidence and excellent interpersonal skills
  6. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  7. Flexible and adaptable, with good initiative
  8. Experience with construction and building materials
  9. Knowledge of and interest in climate change and sustainability
  • Base salary in the full-time equivalent range of £18k-£20k, depending on experience plus excellent bonus opportunity
  • 28 total days holiday per year (14 days pro-rata)
  • Workplace pension

If you are someone who wants to make a difference and feel you can help, we would love to hear from you.  Please follow the company's dedicated online recruitment process which includes a couple of assessments but should not take you longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Start date as soon as possible. 

Salary £18,000 to £20,000 per annum pro-rata plus bonus

Status Permanent

Type Part time

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Location Midlothian Innovation Centre Pentlandfield Midlothian
EH25 9RE