We’re looking for an enthusiastic and friendly Account Handler to help with the continued growth of our Dublin operation.
Midsummer Renewables is a leading distributor of renewable energy systems and products in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and provider of cutting-edge solar design software.Based in Rathcoole, Dublin, we advise installers and offer competitive prices for on and off grid Solar PV, EV charging and battery storage equipment for residential, commercial and agricultural installations.
Midsummer Renewables is part of Midsummer, one of the fastest growing distributors of Solar PV, battery systems, EV chargers, off-grid backup and renewable heating products in the UK. We pride ourselves on our innovative and service-oriented approach to business, and our commitment to creating a more sustainable world.
Our ambitious and growing team are driven by a goal of driving sustainability through honest and ethical business. We aim to be Ireland's best wholesale supplier of products that capture, store and manage renewable energy.
Why the renewable energy industry?
The transition to clean energy will touch on all aspects of modern life. Generating and storing clean energy at source makes ever more sense as we wean ourselves off fossil fuels throughout society. Electrification of transport is happening now, for heating it's coming soon, and intelligent home energy systems are just on the edge of mainstream.
It has never been a more exciting time to be in the renewables industry as the pace of change and innovation is incredible. In distribution you're at the coal face on a daily basis. Working with leading suppliers, installers and end users means you’re able to see the effects of your work on a daily basis.
Find out more about Midsummer by downloading the application pack.
This is a permanent, full-time position in Dublin.
You will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with our trade customers, helping with project enquiries and providing quotes, fielding technical questions, and helping them place orders - and generally aiming to provide impeccable service.
Our intuitive web tools and ordering platform allow customers to design systems and place orders online if they wish, but we pride ourselves on also being able to offer a personal touch, and on being helpful and informed when responding to emails or discussing projects on the telephone with customers.
You will work under the Country Manager alongside 2 other people - it’s a cooperative environment, and a friendly team of people. It’s a fast-paced industry though - orders are complicated and generally required on a next day basis, so turnaround on quotes and orders is typically tight. As we’re new to the Irish market and looking to grow the business, the role will also involve reaching out to new companies to introduce our services and build relationships.
It’s a small team with a start-up environment and so other activities may include helping in other areas of the business, from processing orders, to helping with procurement, logistics or administrative tasks.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to take on a challenge in a new and fast-paced industry, and enjoy a varied and rewarding role making a difference.
Starting salary of €28,000-€32,000 depending on experience
Profit share scheme in place for long serving employees
25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
A fun and varied job at a small company, alongside a lovely group of people and where you can the results of what you do.
The ideal candidate
You have a winning manner with people, and a genuine desire to offer good service. You’re able to chat and build a relationship, but still efficiently get things done for busy people. You’re comfortable talking about technical products, and willing and able to find out anything you don’t know.
You can handle an abrupt negotiator, a rambler, a ‘new to the industry’ enquirer or an unhappy customer with an issue that needs resolving, and leave them all feeling they’ve had excellent service and would sing our praises.
You have sound commercial sense, and some initiative too - aware of when to refer questions upwards and when to tackle them on your own. You’ve a friendly manner with colleagues, and look to become a valued member of the team. You have a demonstrable interest in renewable energy and sustainable living.
Prior knowledge or experience of solar is not required, although some B2B sales experience would be an advantage, although our focus is very much on building relationships not pressure sales. A competitive streak wouldn’t hurt though - as new market entrants we are growing well and have (we think) the strongest offering, but we’re not the only distributors around! Primarily we’re looking for someone quick to learn, who can take the initiative, and who is keen to work for a company that makes a difference.
Lastly, a shared passion for sustainability is also key. We’re a diverse team (35 strong) across the UK and Ireland, but with a strong shared ethos of protecting the environment through ethical and honest business. If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you.
How to apply
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