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Salesperson ( Office Based )

40 hours per week between 7:30 am – 5:15 pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Clarkes of Walsham Ltd – Walsham-le-Willows, Bury St Edmunds

We now have an exciting opportunity for an office based salesperson at Walsham-le-Willows.  We are looking for an enthusiastic Salesperson
to work within our busy inbound sales department, primarily selling our extensive range of Building, Timber and Agricultural products.
You will be receiving inbound enquiries from account and retail customers.

Main Role and Responsibilities

  •  Answer customer enquiries both in person, email and telephone.
  •  Produce quotations and orders base on customer’s requirements.
  •  Maintaining and developing existing new customer relationships.
  •  Maintaining and developing sales leads.
  •  Achieving and exceeding sales targets.
  •  Cold calling is not a requirement of our sales team.
  •  Continually develop and update your product knowledge.
  •  Exceeding customer expectations by dealing with them professionally and courteously.

Skills and Attributes

  • An applicant who is confident with good communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  •  Ensuring a high standard of customer care and service.
  •  Good IT skills.
  • Have the desire to exceed targets
  • Enjoy working in a very busy environment
  • Excellent team player.
  • Have previous sales experience
  • Good product knowledge within the construction and building materials industry.

At Clarkes, we offer a range of benefits to engage our colleagues including Competitive hourly rate, company pension scheme,
life assurance, discounted staff account and 21 days annual leave and all bank holidays plus additional loyalty bonus scheme,
increasing on length of service.  

This is a full-time position working a 40 hour week, plus Saturdays on a rota basis. Training will be provided. 


Email for application form: or call Nicola Parkington 01359 259 259 

Lorry Loader / Forklift Driver

Clarkes of Walsham Ltd – Walsham-le-Willows, Bury St Edmunds

40 Hour contract, overtime when available

Clarkes of Walsham is one of the largest independently owned Timber, Builders Merchants and Country Store in East Anglia.
We have been established as a family business since 1908.

Job Description

Working efficiently as part of a team you will be required to load/offload our vehicles with goods and moving materials around site using forklift trucks.

High level of Health and Safety ensuring safe working practices will be required at all times.

  • Forklift daily checks
  • Checking loads
  • Loading and unloading our vehicles using forklifts
  • Checking accuracy of paperwork accompanying daily loads
  • Picking orders for loading onto our lorries
  • Moving of stock around the yard using forklift as required

Skills and Experience

  • Effective communication skills
  • Pro-active and motivated with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • A good team player who can also work off own initiative.
  • Can work under pressure
  • Forklift counterbalance license is essential (valid certification taken with in the last 3 years)

What we expect from you:

  • Building Material knowledge
  • Be aware of weights and dimensions when loading vehicles
  • Flexible dedicated approach to work
  • To demonstrate an interest and passion in what we do.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment

At Clarkes, we offer a range of benefits to engage our colleagues including Pension Scheme, life assurance, discounted staff account and full uniform.

Please ensure you have experience driving counterbalance forklifts and hold valid certification before applying.

Further training and development will be given once employment has commenced


Email for application form: or call Nicola Parkington 01359 259 259