Month: February 2023

Estimator – SFR336

Our client is a specialist manufacturer of high-performance veneered doors and doorsets, fire and acoustic doors and doorsets. This business prides itself on innovation and continued technical development.


This is a full-time permanent position working Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm based at offices in Braintree, Essex.

Salary dependant on skills and relevant experience.

This Estimator duties will include but is not limited to:

1.            Formulating quotes using in house data and supply chain quotations and send them to       clients

2.            Understanding and reading from technical drawings

3.            Assisting with the tender process as required

Key Skills and attributes required to be considered for this role are:

1.            Excellent numeracy, literacy, and IT

2.            Technical Drawing knowledge

3.            Confident user of Microsoft programs

4.            Previous building and construction/civil engineering background preferable

5.            A Levels or Degree within business, maths, engineering or similar preferred.

Great Benefits to working for this company include:

1.            Free parking onsite

2.            Hours of work: Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm (30-minute lunch) – 40-hour week

3.            20 days holiday plus bank holidays

4.            Full on the job training with excellent progression opportunities

5.            A company that prides itself on being a modern employer and seeks to develop individuals to their maximum potential

Please get in touch with Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions if you wish to learn more or apply for this position. 


07512 602431

Business Development Manager – SFR334

Our client is well established market leader of mechanical and electro locking systems, panic hardware and general Architectural Ironmongery.

Key Responsibilities

• Management and development of existing OEM & Specialist Distribution channel partners in the

Sliding/Folding Door Hardware market

• Identification of new business opportunities for the product portfolio with existing and

potential future customers to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and increased market share

• Develop, maintain, and strengthen effective relationships with key customer contacts that leads

to profitable sales growth, including regular face to face meetings

• Ensure robust account/sales plans (including promotional plans) with clear objectives and

actions and ensure that CRM system is continually updated with progress and that plans are

regularly reviewed and amended where required to meet targets

• Implement and manage commercial agreements, rebates, price increases within agreed


• Prepare tenders and quotations within agreed guidelines

• Working with cross functional teams to deliver exceptional customer experience and

coordinating the resolution of customer issues to drive customer satisfaction

• Ensure accurate bookings and SIOP forecast is provided

• Maintain current customer / account information regarding customer visits, personal contact

information, product updates, projects/opportunities, issues, etc within CRM system.

• Continuously monitor the competition and market and provide feedback to the business of

possible opportunities/risks

• Represent the company at exhibitions, trade shows and customer events

• Provide customers, contractors, and specifiers with training on products

• Maintain current knowledge of products / service offerings, industry/competitor

trends, legislation, and customer requirements

• Partner with wider company sales team to leverage opportunities outside of your specific area

• Ensure all Admin tasks are completed to set timelines (expenses / mileage / PMP etc) and that

all company processes and guidelines are followed

Skills, Experience & Education Requirements

• University Degree in applicable discipline / Strong commercial sales experience in architectural

hardware or applicable construction products related field, with demonstrable track record of

sales and profit growth

• 10+ years’ successful sales experience in the sliding/folding door hardware market essential

• Good commercial acumen with intense customer focus

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

• Strong negotiation skills

• Self-motivated with a pro-active approach to problem solving

• Ability to manage competing priorities with strict time constraints

• Territory management and forward planning skills

• Good organizational skills

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications

• Current driving licence

Please get in touch with Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions if you wish to learn more or apply for this position. 

Area Sales Manager – SFR332

Our client is an established and well respected Architectural Ironmonger located in Yorkshire.

We are looking to recruit an Area Sales Manager covering the North of England/M62 corridor from Sheffield upwards but not into Scotland. The successful candidate will require experience in the architectural ironmongery industry, ideally in an external sales role. They will be responsible for maintaining and developing a previous customer base as well as developing new customers and business opportunities.

Any person applying must be comfortable dealing with main contractors, joinery sub contractors, internal fit out companies and architects, G.A.I qualified would be an advantage but not a necessity.

The successful candidate would be supplied with a fully expensed company car, mobile phone and laptop. They will be entitled to 22 days annual leave and will be enrolled in the companies pension scheme.


  • Build strong long lasting relationships with all customers.
  • Generate new enquires for future work and secure orders.
  • Identify new business opportunities and follow them through.
  • Assist with the running of the projects for example site visits.
  • Overall management of customer account.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £40,000 – 50,000 per year including bonus.

Please get in touch with Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions if you wish to learn more or apply for this position. 

Business Development Manager – SFR331

Our client are an established market leading manufacturer of Window and door hardware renowned for its quality products. They are seeking to add a midlands based Business Development Manager for the Architectural products.

Responsible for the professional management of all aspects of external sales for the defined geographical region with a view to achieving the overall company aims, i.e. sales budgets, product mix, profitability, brand image, market penetration etc.  In order to achieve this, the key responsibilities are as follows.

Duties and Responsibilities

•          Demonstrate a commitment to the Company’s Vision and Values at all times.

•          To protect and develop business levels from existing accounts by calling regularly and building strong business relationships with the Key decision makers.  This is of paramount importance in each regions top twenty / thirty customers.

•          To actively seek and exploit new business opportunities whether this be from existing accounts, new accounts or other areas such as local authorities / architects.

•          To actively promote existing and new products to all relevant market sectors.

•          To utilise company reporting systems ie: JD Edwards to effectively analyse area / customer performance in order to be able to hold effective business review meetings with customers.

•          To ensure effective communication is achieved / maintained with internal sales via regular team meetings and communication with sales office supervisor.

•          To maximise market awareness of our brand portfolio.

•          To report back any information that may be useful in formulating the future strategy of the company i.e. competitor activity, customer activity, new products etc.

•          To portray a professional image at all times in line with the company philosophy and brand image.

•          Comply with Company regulations regarding Employee / Company confidentiality.

•          Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by either your Manager or a Company Director.

•          These duties and responsibilities may be varied from time to time by your Manager, based upon the changing needs of the Company and your personal development

Competencies for the Job

•          Strong and effective communicator at all levels.

•          A good awareness of the commercial environment in which the company operate.

•          Sufficient product knowledge to ensure that professional and informative sales presentations are demonstrated to the customer base.

•          Competent IT skills in particular JDE and Microsoft Office applications

Please get in touch with Matthew at SFR Recruitment Solutions if you wish to learn more or apply for this position. 


07512 602431 – www.sfrrecruitment.co.uk

Testimonials – 2023

“I’m now in the perfect job thanks to Matthew at SFR”

After an initial call asking if I was interested in a new role, I was initially sceptical after making a terrible mistake in the past via an agency. However, Matthew took the time to re-assure me and go through the proposed role in a great deal of clarity. I’ve now been at Allegion one month and can honestly say It’s the best role I’ve ever had. Thanks again Matthew and everyone involved at SFR.

David Knollman – Brio Business Development Manager – Allegion UK

“I am immensely grateful for Matthew’s support”

Upon initial contact with Matthew and an in-depth review of my CV, it became evident that he possessed the expertise and dedication needed to help me secure my ideal role. From the very beginning, Matthew took the time to truly understand the type of position I was seeking, ensuring that his recommendations were well-aligned with my career goals.

Thanks to his exceptional guidance, I am thrilled to embark on a new professional journey in just a few weeks’ time. I have full confidence in Matthew’s ability to connect me with high-caliber opportunities, should I wish to progress further in my career.

In summary, I am immensely grateful for Matthew’s support throughout this process. His attentiveness and commitment to finding only the most qualified candidates make him a go-to resource for anyone in need of top-notch talent.

Leroy Dixon Regional Specification Sales Manager DorSuite 

“Matthew was the first choice”

Since deciding I wanted to return to the industry, Matthew was the first choice to help me achieve this. Having worked with Matthew before I knew he had the right contacts, the professionalism and communication needed to help me and once again he didn’t disappoint. Thanks again for all your hard work.

Alan Kent – OEM Sales Manager (South) – ERA Home Security

“Thank you Jamie for been so supportive and helpful”

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Jamie for been so supportive and helpful, I originally applied for a different job to begin with but Jamie recommended another job he thought I would be suited to. Lo and behold with some phone calls, some wise words of wisdom and help I managed to get an amazing job at an amazing company. So a big massive thank you to Jamie and SFR.

If anyone is thinking of making the leap in to getting a new job I’d highly recommend the SFR team.

Jaye-Louise Green – Sales Executive Croft Architectural Hardware

“Matthew really understands what you are looking for”

Thank you for your help and assistance in getting me in my new job with Carlisle Brass. I really appreciate your assistance and encouragement in getting this role.
I have provided a testimonial below:

Matthew at SFR is extremely knowledgeable about the company’s and the positions they need to fill unlike other agencies who call about job roles which do not suit. Matthew really understands what you are looking for and matches the right applicant and the right employer.

Thank you Matthew for your assistance in finding me a new role.

Warren Baker – Area Sales Manager – Carlisle Brass

“Absolute pleasure dealing with SFR”

I would recommend SFR to anyone looking for a sales role, Matthew in particular was very helpful and professional in assisting me securing a new role. He explained the position in great detail so there were no surprises at the interview, he also assisted in my preparations for the second interview.

Absolute pleasure dealing with SFR.

Darren Cox – Southern Sales Manager – Locinox 

“I cannot recommend Jamie highly enough”

I have dealt with several recruitment agents and consultants that have promised the earth and kept you hanging for days or weeks with no communication.
Jamie was different he listened to what I wanted and my requirements as well as taking into account his own client’s needs.
Within four days I had an offer on the table with an ideal location, good salary and a friendly professional team that I am looking forward to working with.
Jamie was transparent through the whole process, kept me updated, addressed and smoothed any concerns or queries.
A credit to himself and his company SFR Recruitment Solutions.
Cheers Jamie!

Aaron Richardson – Sales Coordinator – Weldit

“Matthew found the perfect role for me”

“Matthew at SFR was great throughout the recruitment process, he took his time to get a good understanding of the role I was interested in moving into and then continued to offer me suitable roles as and when they came up. Despite turning down a number of the roles he was never overly pushy and didn’t give up. Eventually he came through with the perfect role for me. 

I would highly recommend SFR to anyone looking for new employees or a new job role.”

Matthew, Pentland – Specification Consultant – 3V Architectural Hardware

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services”

I want to thank you personally for all the help during my recent search for a new sales position. You have found me a perfect match for the next stage of my career, and I’m very grateful.
I have found your company very professional and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services.

All the best for the future.

Steve Collins – Area Sales Manager – M-Marcus

“Highly recommended”

‘Matthew was extremely helpful and friendly. He listens well and found a position for me within a week! Highly recommend using matt if you are looking for somewhere in the industry’

Jamie Arnold – London Specification Sales – Allgood

“Matthew was informative, reassuring and thorough”

I wanted to share my super experience with Matthew and SFR Recruitment Solutions, Matthew made the process easy from start to finish. He was informative, reassuring and thorough throughout the process. Nothing was too much trouble and I would highly recommend anyone looking for a new role or any business recruiting to give the guys a call.

Gary Mcbride – Business Development Manager – Frisco UK 

“A seamless process from the first call until I accepted the offer”

Matthew contacted me regarding a potential role and opportunity. It was clear from the very first conversation that he had a great knowledge of the industry & the employer, as well as the smaller details of the position and my employment background.  The communications and dialogue we had were excellent, and I was always assured, clear and in complete understanding of what was being offered and discussed. A seamless process from the first call until I accepted the offer, and even in the stages afterwards.

In every aspect Matthew demonstrated that he is an outstanding recruitment agent, and I would not hesitate to recommend him and SFR to employee candidates and employees alike. 

 Tom Hyslop – Sales Manager (South) – iLOQ

SFR Recruitment Solutions