Centrica • United Kingdom

Business Sales Agent

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

  • Business to Business (B2B) Sales Specialist – This is a permanent, full time
  • Location - Within a one hour commutable distance of one of our core sites in Uddingston, Leicester, Edinburgh, Stockport, Leeds or Cardiff

Salary Up to £34,122 per annum Comprised of £22,122 basic +£12k OTE per annum paid monthly.

Shift Patterns The department is open Monday to Friday 08.00-18.00 and your shift patterns will fall within these hours over 5 days. No weekends or late nights!

Training Hours – Virtual training Monday to Friday 08:45 - 17.00 for four weeks – you must be able to train full time.

About Us...

At British Gas our customers and our colleagues are our priority. Our mission is to provide energy services and solutions to our customers Sustainably. Affordably and Simply. It’s what we do best. We’re proud to live our values every single day. We care. We’re courageous. We collaborate with each other.

Lockdown has taught us that nothing is impossible, so if you want to work from home then that works for us! We’ll supply all your IT equipment- you’ll just need a desk, a comfortable chair and a stable, wired internet connection (10mps)

What you’ll be doing…

  • You’ll be working for our British Gas Business Sales Department dealing with the energy needs for new and existing small business customers across the UK. Our team is super friendly, dynamic, and really sales focussed as you’d expect.
  • Throughout your day you’ll be having open and honest conversations with your customers, asking the right questions, and aligning our products and services to meet their needs.
  • You’ll need to be committed to driving sustainable business growth through inspiring sales and amazing service.
  • We want you to deliver simple, sustainable, and affordable products across our business customer base, but always with care and courage
  • Providing consistent, effective, and strong customer service behaviours whilst meeting KPI’s.

And the skills we need from you….

  • We’re always looking to train our people to the highest standard but previous sales experience is essential. We’d love to hear from you if you have a proven track record of sales on your CV!
  • It goes without saying we need people with lots energy and enthusiasm to deal with live leads from both our inbound and outbound calls from customers.
  • Your absolute passion for delivering the right product through good questioning and careful negotiation should be one of your motivational drivers
  • Naturally you should and have fantastic communication skills both written and verbal.
  • This department is super-fast paced and, at times, can be high pressure so your resilience, agility and ownership skills are key to this role.
  • You’ll also need the confidence to escalate any issues or process improvements to the wider business area.
  • Oh, and don’t forget we’d love to see you self-develop and improve in your role – we’ll support you with your training and personal development too!

Let’s talk benefits…

  • Private Medical Cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday (plus the usual bank holidays, pro rata for part time)
  • A superb selection of fabulous flexible benefits

You’ll need the Right to Work in the UK so a passport or a birth certificate and proof of National Insurance are essential. A financial check will be arranged to ensure you meet our employment criteria. We’ll also ask you to complete a Basic Disclosure Check and of course we’ll collect your previous employment references as standard.

  • Additional Job Description

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Travel loan
Enhanced pension match/contribution
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023