Sales Manager

Location: Penryn, Cornwall

Sales Manager – Penryn, Cornwall

Permanent, Full Time


About Colas Ltd

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas’ Carnsew Quarry produces and processes granite for the production of Asphalt and bitumen based products which Colas supplies to customers in the area. We test our products on site in our Lab to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety.

About the Role

Your role will be to drive the business forward through sales and business development. You will be customer facing, manage and develop key client relationships as well as winning new business. Your success will be key to the future success of the business and the quarry and as such, you will be a motivated and target orientated salesperson, ideally with an understanding of quarrying, aggregates, asphalts, tonnage and meterage.

You will develop and own a marketing plan, be involved in major projects in your area. You’ll use your local network and knowledge to identify and win new opportunities.

As well as developing and winning new business, you’ll be involved in the preparation and presentation of budgets; pricing levels & pricing of tenders and gathering market information (volumes, prices, haulage etc.).

About you

You will likely have a background of sales in asphalts and aggregates meaning you understand the technical elements of the industry. You will be a target orientated and self-motivated salesperson who is looking to progress their career.

Your understanding of materials, rates, technical specifications of road surfaces is important for success and it would be an advantage if you brought knowledge of the local market and geography.

You’ll need a full, clean driving license to cover the local network. You’ll have a demonstrable understanding and competence of reporting, completing bids and tenders, pricing, tonnage, pipeline management and haulage.


As well as a competitive basic salary, you’ll receive a benefits package including a company car and fuel card, company pension, 25 days’ annual leave and a range of corporate benefits. The package will also include a performance related bonus based on KPIs and targets.


Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.


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