MEET DAN HOLDSWORTH, SALES & TRANSPORT COORDINATOR
13 January 2022
Dan joined the TJ team in November 2021 and loves the fast-paced nature of the role. Outside of work, his two children keep him pretty busy! He enjoys being outdoors and playing the odd round of golf, as well as chilling watching sports or a good movie.
WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE INVOLVE?
My role is split between dealing with the sales side, which I get quite involved in, as well as the transport logistics. I’m on the phone quite a lot, dealing with customers and answering queries, and at the moment I’m busy getting all the new rates out to the merchants to ensure they are well-informed of any updates.
The role involves a lot of relationship management, which I enjoy and I’m also interested in the business development aspect too, so I’m always looking forward to what future jobs we could be securing next.
On the transport side I do a lot of work in the background which I hope makes the transport planners’ lives a little easier! I liaise with the drivers and help manage the Cemex contract by uploading all the daily jobs they send over and adding them to the diaries so they’re ready for the planners to schedule.
WHAT’S YOUR CAREER BACKGROUND?
I’ve done a bit of everything! I started off as a Manager at McDonald’s whilst I was at uni, which was a great first job. After uni I went to work in a contact centre sales team and moved up to the role of Quality Manager during my time there. I had several sales roles after that, then got a job as a resource planner for a call centre where I was organising many aspects of the day-to-day running of the place including shift scheduling. Prior to joining TJ, I was an Account Manager for five years for various printer companies.
At the back of my mind I was looking for a role that combined my skill sets and incorporated both sales and scheduling, so when this role came up, it was perfect! It enables me to draw upon my experience, bringing all my skills and knowledge together in one role.
WHAT ARE THE MOST INTERESTING PARTS OF YOUR ROLE?
I love that it’s very busy and that it challenges me every day. I can come in in the morning, work solidly all day long and the time flies by! I really enjoy the work itself and there is always new stuff to learn, which is great.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING ASPECT OF YOUR ROLE?
The sheer amount of product information that you have to learn! I want to know the products inside out so I can sell them effectively to our customers, confident that I know everything there is to know about them. Learning the systems has taken some time too, though I have a lot of experience with various different types of technology so I’ve taken to that quite easily.
I’ve also been learning more about our customers so I know a bit about their businesses, how they work and how our products and services can serve them. You also need to have good geographical knowledge of the areas TJ operates in, so I’m brushing up my knowledge on that too.
WHY IS TJ A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?
I just really enjoy working here! It’s got a very laid back atmosphere, everyone is really nice and super helpful. It’s a nice place to work, with a good crowd. I like a challenge so everyday I push myself a bit more!
Our guide to domestic skip hire
Spring is here, so what better time to get on with that project or clear out? Easter is fast-approac ...
Skip hire for manufacturing
The UK is the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world, with the total value of UK manufactur ...
Meet Owain Denton, Operations Assistant
Owain joined the TJ team as an apprentice in November 2021 and is enjoying the combination of learni ...