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    The role of SGN Natural Gas is to bring natural gas to homes and businesses in the western area of Northern Ireland.

    Our key aims are to effectively tackle fuel poverty in our network area, significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our customers and to enable businesses to drive efficiency savings, thus making them more competitive in global markets.

    The SGN Natural Gas network is a major energy infrastructure project and we hope to develop relationships with a network of local suppliers who can provide quality goods, works and services across Northern Ireland. If you would like to keep up to date with collaboration opportunities please complete the details below.

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    Domestic Sales Representative – Social Housing

    Starting salary: £28k - £34.6k per annum (dependent on skills and qualifications) plus up to 15% OTE and a company car.

    Office Location: Lurgan (Primarily area-based role covering the west of Northern Ireland).             

    Reference:  REQ1314

    The Role:

    Do you want to be at the forefront of decarbonisation in Northern Ireland? If so, this could be the role for you. 

    As a Social Housing Sales Representative at SGN Natural Gas, you’ll be responsible for growing the customer base and developing a positive relationship with key personnel within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Housings Associations and related organisations. 

    You will be committed to growing our business through consistent territory planning and review. You will also be responsible for clearly articulating the benefits of natural gas conversions for homes in Northern Ireland and communicating with impact, the role our infrastructure will play in decarbonising our network area. 

    With a vision for a carbon net-zero environment by 2050, our innovative network is designed to ensure there is now a clear pathway to a fully decarbonised, cleaner fuel future for NI that can deliver significant environmental benefits for the planet. The planned integration of net zero carbon fuels such as biomethane into the network in 2022 is a huge milestone which highlights the key role our infrastructure will play, particularly in NI where levels of biomethane are higher than in other parts of the world. Leveraging these considerations and becoming a world leader in new, green energy is a very real opportunity for our region and one that excites us as an innovative utility infrastructure company.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for:
    • Engaging with a middle management level within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Housing Associations and related organisations
    • Identifying social housing market prospects and developing a strategy to attain local market penetration in social housing
    • Maximising opportunities to achieve sales targets through industry growth and development
    • Maintaining accurate records of sales and prospective activity
    • Developing a database of key clients through effective communication methods 
    • Establishing relationships and maintaining contact with all clients to ensure high levels of satisfaction and provide an excellent standard of customer service
    • Identifying and building an effective network with Key Account Managers and other gas professionals to maximise domestic revenue
    • Develop and manage the social housing market network and engagement programmes to improve relationships with SGN Natural Gas and support overall sales efforts
    • Provide weekly, monthly and ad-hoc reports to the Business Development Manager

    What you'll have: 

    • A reasonable knowledge of the gas energy industry in Northern Ireland, particularly the domestic market
    • Excellent sales and relationship-building skills
    • Ability to project-manage multiple stakeholders and tasks during the customer connection process
    • At least 3 years’ experience, or the ability to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of working in a competitive sales environment with a particular emphasis on territorial sales (preferably within the energy industry)
    • Flexible approach to working hours and capable of working to tight deadlines and responding to changing priorities at short notice 
    • Strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to sales

    Full UK Driving License is essential 
     
    The Culture/Benefits:

    We believe a career with us is more than just a job. That’s why we’ve created a bespoke benefits package to support your financial, mental, and physical wellbeing both inside and outside of work, empowering every single person to achieve professional success.

    • You'll be joining one of the largest gas distribution companies in the UK
    • We’re a family-friendly employer with progressive policies to help you balance work and family life. 
    • Competitive salary and company benefits, including retail & leisure discounts, HolidayPlus & Cycle2work schemes, gym & mobile discounts, a pension scheme and more.
    • Diverse and inclusive culture within an innovative workspace.
    Who we are

    SGN Natural Gas is bringing gas to the west of Northern Ireland as part of a highly significant energy infrastructure project with an investment of over £200million. The SGN Natural Gas network will enable homes and businesses to access natural gas initially in 8 key towns with future expansion planned. This project will bring greater energy choice for local consumers and enhance business competitiveness. Our parent company SGN manage the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. 

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