Job Title – Sales executive

Posted – 16th February 2022

Location – Waterlooville, Hampshire

Reports to: Head of UK Sales

Job Type: Full Time


Summary of Role

Coopers Fire design, manufacture, install and service innovative and bespoke Smoke and Fire Curtains for buildings. Our mission is to save lives through quality and innovative products and to raise awareness of effective fire protection solutions and we are the market leader in these products.

Every day we put a lot of effort into making sure our colleagues are in an environment where they can work hard, be great and have fun along the way. Our values are Integrity, Pride and Passion, Teamship and Pioneering and we really mean it! We genuinely get excited when people are doing what they do best and are enjoying their day. We nurture and support our colleagues’ development, encourage and embrace each other’s opinions, challenge the status quo and always work together to lead the market through innovation and protect life.

Coopers Fire has very strong Marketing and brand presence which generates lots of opportunities, we are looking for a Sales Executive to help convert those opportunities into orders. Day to day this will involve interacting with Architects and Main Contractors on UK based projects.

The ideal candidate for this role is somebody who is currently or has previously sold bespoke products into the Construction Industry.

This role is an office based role at our manufacturing facility in Waterlooville, Hampshire.

Duties and Responsibilities
The key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage with designers, specifiers and contractors with a view to generating a bespoke solution for use in a variety of commercial building projects including new build, refurbishment and fit-out
  • Progressing these projects through the design and build process by engaging with stakeholders at all stages, to include providing a quotation, ensuring our solution remains specified throughout and securing the order
  • High levels of Customer Service throughout the process
  • Carry out all project related follow-up calls or contact, via the use and management of the company’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. This will include feedback to the business to allow for accurate forecasting and creating new opportunities
  • Be aware at all times of competitor activity, market intelligence and compliance with the latest industry standards
  • Work with internal stakeholders on new product initiatives to ensure we remain the go to company for our products
  • Support and liaise with the company’s estimating department relating to building design and construction contractor enquiries and quotation requests


  • Business related or Technical qualification (desirable but not essential)

Skills and Experience

  • Previous and proven sales experience within the Construction industry is preferable but not essential
  • Knowledge of building contractor tender process
  • Ability to learn and respond to technical information enquiries
  • Fire and/or Safety Background would be handy but not essential


  • Good communicator
  • Good negotiator
  • Customer focus approach with enthusiasm
  • Able to work under pressure
  • IT literate
  • Team focused
  • Passion and pride in the work carried out and areas of responsibility


  • Competitive salary – available upon request
  • Free hot drinks
  • Ample free onsite parking
  • Early finish and dress-down Fridays
  • Above statutory Holiday allowance plus able to buy additional holiday
  • Company social events
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Friendly and supportive environment
  • Holistic approach to work
  • Working for a company who cares about you as an individual and not just a cog in the machine