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Elliott Sales Career Stories

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Elliott Sales Career Stories

Career Stories

These are real examples of colleagues’ career stories and should be used to support career discussions with your manager.  Timing and progression opportunities are subject to change based on your individual performance and role availability within the business.

Profile One

NAME Andy Brind
JOB Senior Key Account Director
TIME IN ROLE  5 Months
TIME IN BUSINESS  13 years

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MY CAREER STORY
I commenced my exciting journey with Elliott in January 2008 as a hire controller, in Hayes, West London Depot and I was part of a team responsible for the daily dealings of our valued local customers in the region. After a successful 2 years I was then promoted to Area Sales Manager in 2010, and was keen to continually progress my career path even further. I grew my portfolio of Elliott regional customers into National Key Accounts, and in January 2014 I was promoted to Key Accounts Manager.  Thereafter, I progressed into National Business Development for the Hire division, Key Account Director and currently Senior Key Accounts Director.

CAREER TOP TIPS
Be the best you can each day, identifying a clear development plan and goal.

Profile Two

NAME Marcia Broome
JOB Business Development Manager
TIME IN ROLE  18 months
TIME IN BUSINESS  21 Years

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MY CAREER STORY
My career with Elliott started when I was just 19, 21 years ago in July 2000. I was in credit control working from Baston which at the time was a small double storey Modular building which was in fact our head office back then. After 2 years in Credit Control I secured a job in what was our Telemarketing department targeting new and existing clients in the North West region. Head office then moved to Peterborough and I continued this role for a while before I was given the opportunity to become Area Sales Manager for the East Anglia Region and more recently Business Development Manager working with Tier 2 clients Nationally where I believe I have found a job that is pretty perfect for me.

CAREER TOP TIPS
Listen and learn from your peers, believe in Elliott and be confident when selling our proposition as we have a business to be proud of. Title is not everything, if you find a job that suits you and you are happy and successful you do not necessarily need to be promoted to be happier, sometimes just find your ‘sweet spot’.

Profile Three

NAME Emily Pavey
JOB Internal Sales Director
TIME IN ROLE  1 year
TIME IN BUSINESS  8 Years

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MY CAREER STORY
I joined Elliott back in 2014 unsure of what career I wanted to follow. I joined the credit control team responsible for key customers payments. Working with customers I realised I had a passion for customer service. After a year I was  asked if I would be interested in a role within Sales. I applied for an Internal Sales Executive role in Key Accounts which I held for two years. Invited to the Elliott Leadership Academy I strengthened my business knowledge and leadership skills giving me the confidence to go for Internal Sales Manager, where I was responsible for managing 18 team members.  2 years later I took the role of National Sales Manager rolling out best practices across UK. In 2020 I was appointed to my current position of Internal Sales Director. I am still learning but I have gone from somebody who joined the business as a stop-gap to building a successful career for myself proving as long as you work hard, have a passion and enjoy what you are doing, anybody can do it!

CAREER TOP TIPS
Be open and embrace change, always be the best version of you, never be frightened to ask what you think is the most basic question, discuss your development with your manager and drive your own development plan.

Profile Four

NAME Becki Handley
JOB Team Leader/Area Sales Manager
TIME IN ROLE  15 Months
TIME IN BUSINESS  6 Years

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MY CAREER STORY
I left school at 16 and gained a BTEC in childcare and although I enjoyed it I decided to explore the option of sales and have worked in food & beverage, engineering and finance investment in many sales roles.  I joined Elliott on a temporary basis as an admin assistant in the OSS division and after 11 months was offered a full time job assisting the bid manager. After 6 months as a full time Elliott employee, I turned my attention to sales and I decided to approach the Key Account Internal Sales Manager to ask about shadowing to aid in my development which turned in to a job as Internal Sales executive looking after one of our biggest customers Willmott Dixon. I grew the account and became the top sales performer in 2018.  Wanting to go in to management I started to shadow the Internal Sales Manager , covering  as a Team Leader Type role when the ISM was out the office. In 2019 I was appointed Team Leader managing a team of 6 people. In 2020, I wanted to get in to field sales and applied for and got the role of Area Sales Manager. Despite Covid I was still able to do my job and achieve my targets. In March 2021 I was offered a Team Leader role and now have a team of 3 people. My current role consists of meeting customers, gaining new enquiries through prospecting and managing a small team to ensure they are doing the best they can. I am now looking forward to enrolling onto some leadership and management courses with Elliott and passing on my knowledge to others as I enjoy seeing people succeed.

CAREER TOP TIPS
Have a goal of where you want to be in 5 years’ time and make a plan. Always be open to new opportunities and training, as this will assist in that next step of your career. Never be afraid to ask for help and support – personal development is key!

Profile Five

NAME Clair Hardy
JOB  Key Account Director
TIME IN ROLE  3 Months
TIME IN BUSINESS  4 Years, 3 Months

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MY CAREER STORY
I have been with the business for just over 4 years, where I joined as an ISE based in one of our key accounts head offices, managing and developing the national framework agreement. After 3 years, I accepted a position as Business Development Manager for the North East, moving away from Key Accounts. This role was vital for me to take a step
out of my comfort zone and give myself a challenge, and after a few months in this role, I soon found that my skills and passion were best placed in Account Management. From here, I took up the National Account Manager role for both Engie and Speedy. A year later I was offered the role as Key Account Director. This was an exciting time, knowing 
the business had recognized my hard work, enthusiasm and results, which of course wouldn’t have been possible without the support and guidance from all colleagues across every department of the business.

CAREER TOP TIPS
My first priority is always to provide the customer with great customer service and excellent communication, execute this well, and the results will follow. Always be open to a new challenge and opportunities, don’t wait for them to come to you. You will expand your knowledge which in turn will support you with your future career path.  Finally, put yourself out there, speak with different departments within the business, don’t wait for opportunity to come to you and accept that every day is a learning day!