As a Divisional Sales Manager, I manage and support our external Area Sales Managers and Internal Account Manager for the Southern division. I work with others across the business to carry on Klober’s legacy of raising the roofing standard and focus on building strong relationships with our customers.
Another part of the job involves identifying new sales opportunities to help Klober maintain its competitive edge in the market and remain an efficient roofing component provider.
I’ve had a personal interest in the industry for over six years, with experience in the property development market as a private investor. This is my first full-time role in construction, and due to my enthusiasm for the role, I feel I’ve hit the ground running.
Having worked at Klober for just over six months now, I’ve already had some quick wins. These include building relationships with key merchant contacts, hitting sales targets and implementing new internal processes to ensure consistency and efficiency across the teams. I’ve also gained a solid understanding of the industry, which helps me to best serve our market.
One day I’ll be working remotely and catching up with the team virtually, then the next I’m visiting key customers and analyzing our metrics to ensure we’re on target. It’s this variety from day to day which I love about working at Klober.
Always be proactive when it comes to development and training. To achieve this, don’t be afraid to ask questions and get help if needed. Spend more time with the people who succeed in the areas you want to develop in too.
It would have to be the approachable atmosphere Klober offers to employees – I've found this invaluable. This is what has enabled me to put my advice to my younger self into practice. I also love the ‘small business’ feel at Klober – it’s great to have the gravitas of the wider BMI Group, but I also feel part of a family in Klober. The business offers a genuinely supportive environment. Someone is always there to help if you need it, and this means I can ask questions in the way I’d advise my younger self to do. Going into the office, where everyone knows each other, also adds a personal feel to work and makes me feel like a valued team member.
My favourite product is Permo Air, which is Klober’s most breathable and best-selling roof membrane. It minimises the risk of condensation without the need for additional high-level ventilation. This makes it cost and time effective for our customers to use, which has helped build its strong reputation.
A key interest of mine is home renovation. I recently finished a large project on the home that I bought last year. It’s filled a lot of my time in the evenings and weekends, and I hope to do something similar to this in 2022. Alongside this, keeping fit and staying healthy is important to me. I work out at the gym most evenings and I enjoy cycling when the weather is nice.