Published: 07 Jun 2017
Online social network plays pivotal role in securing new job at Jennings’ for Jamie
A social networking service proved to be the essential tool for an ambitious young man when he was looking for a fresh challenge in sales.
22-year-old Jamie Ellison, from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, member of LinkedIn - the social networking service that operates via websites and apps – has secured a job in commercial vehicle sales at Jennings Motor Group’s Ford Transit Centre in Middlesbrough.
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Working as part of a 13-strong team, Jamie will be responsible for selling the new Ford commercial vehicle model line-up at the Cargo Fleet Lane-based Transit Centre, in addition to quality used commercial vehicles to customers in order to contribute towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives.
Other aspects of the commercial sales executive role includes liaising with existing and potential customers, processing orders, delivering vehicles to customers within the allocated timescale, attending regular training courses to keep up-to-speed with new model launches and the overall Ford commercial vehicle product range, in addition to ensuring the company’s award-winning customer service is delivered at all times.
Prior to joining Jennings Ford, the Teesside University graduate has spent the past 14 months working in sales as a membership consultant promoting Everyone Active at Saltburn Leisure Centre.
Jamie said; “I was looking for a completely different sales challenge and for the first time I decided to utilise the LinkedIn networking service – and it certainly paid off!”
Jamie left Huntcliff Secondary School with 15 GCSEs and went on to achieve ‘A’ Levels in English Language, Business Studies, Statistics, in addition to two ‘AS’ Levels in government and PE at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough.
In his spare time Jamie enjoys keeping fit and is a keen runner. Last year, he successfully completed the Great North Run in 1 hour 31 minutes and raised money for his chosen charity and Jennings Motor Group’s nominated charity for 2016 and 201 - the Great North Air Ambulance Service. After securing a place in this year’s event, Jamie is hoping for a personal best and aiming to raise even more funds for the GNAAS.
Welcoming Jamie on board, Alan Bailes, commercial general manager, said; “Jamie is a highly intelligent and ambitious individual who will be successful in all aspects of sales.”
Founded in December 2002 and officially launched in May 2003, LinkedIn is a business and employment social media service, which is mainly used for professional networking, including employers posting jobs and job seekers posting CVs.
Jennings Ford’s Transit Centre in Middlesbrough sells the entire Ford commercial vehicle range, including the Fiesta van, Transit Connect, Transit Courier, Tourneo Connect, Transit Van, Transit Custom, Transit mini-bus, Transit Tipper, Transit chassis cab and Ranger. The latest model to join the award-winning range is the Transit Courier Sport Van.
The group also operates a Transit Centre at Eslington Park in Gateshead.
For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Transit Centre, call into the Cargo Fleet Lane showroom, contact 0333 414 9750.
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