Sales Executive

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
37.5 - Monday to Friday
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
£20,000 - £22,000 plus Bonus
Summary of vacancy

Derwentside Environmental Testing Services (DETS) specialise in carrying out analytical services in sectors such as environmental, construction, waste, fuel and engineering industries.

DETS pride in providing high quality services to an accredited environment (UKAS 17025 standards) and over the years they have seen significant year on year growth and market penetration in the above sectors.

About the role

What will I be doing?

To generate opportunities and sell products/services via the telephone primarily. The Inside Sales Executive manages customer relationships and generates leads for the laboratory. They are accountable for delivering sales targets and for growing sales amongst  customers and support the Services Account Manager to achieve associated sales targets.

What are the requirements?

Qualifications required to do this role:

  • 5 A -C GCSEs or equivalent (Maths and Chemistry essential).
  • Any sales qualifications, while not essential, would be desirable.
  • Experience required to do this role:
  • Previous experience in an environment heavily reliant on interacting and communication directly with customers.
  • Previous experience in a sales role would be desirable
  • Application and use of a CRM would be desirable
  • Experience of selling services to customers via the phone would be advantageous

Who we are

DETS is a private limited company set up in 1999 and is part of the SUEZ Group since April 2016. Steady expansion has allowed the company to gain a larger market share, and to increase the scope of analyses offered in order to service a wide variety of industry requirements.

Over 100 staff are now employed in our laboratories, and many are well respected within the industry, actively serving on committees and groups such as EIC, AGS, MCERTS, Landfill Regulation, and the Standing Committee of Analysts (see the Management Team section for further details).

DETS are accredited to ISO 17025 and MCERTS for an extensive range of analyses, and are also accredited for sampling.  Samples can be accepted from outside the UK, as a DEFRA import license is also available.


Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.