Timber Support Co-Ordinator

Elliotts is a family-owned builders merchant that’s been helping the south build since 1842. We’re in the business of doing great work with great people. Become part of our incredible team!

Our Sales Hub department is responsible for the company’s bulk deliveries, specialist products, large contracts and accounts for 20% of the company’s sales.

We are seeking a new member to join our Specialist Timber Team. This role will be based within our very busy Sales Hub and will be dealing with group replenishment enquiries as well as sales support for the branches and the exterior sales team.

Location:                          Sales Hub, Southampton

Reporting to:                        Timber Product Manager

Hours:                               40 hours, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the group distribution of timber products across our branch network from our UK stock holding, by raising the necessary documentation.
  • Purchasing materials directly from UK distributors, importers and overseas suppliers on behalf of the branch network, ensuring to obtain best possible price.
  • Assisting the Timber Product Manager with forward Timber purchase volumes and contract negotiations.
  • Assisting with the company pricing structure, stock range and promotional items ensuring to maximise both profit & margin.
  • Supporting our external sales team with their customer enquiries and where necessary taking on the role as their internal contact.
  • Assisting with the group Chain of Custody system ensuring we purchase legal and sustainable products.  


  • You must have plenty of PIE (passion, ingenuity and enthusiasm). 
  • Excellent and clear communication skills are essential; both face to face and on the telephone. 
  • You must be a meticulous and inquisitive person. 
  • Strong organisational skills are a key element, with the ability to manage multiple projects. 
  • Timber and timber-based product knowledge. 
  • Competent IT skills and confident with using Microsoft packages. 
  • Commercial awareness with the ability to understand profit, margins etc.
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Perks of the job

Working for a sixth-generation success story isn’t enough?! Sure, there’s more to it than working for an award-winning family-owned business.
As well as competitive pay and some friendly colleagues to hang out with, you’ll enjoy some first-rate benefits, including:

  • Unlimited training

    There’s no cap on how much we’ll invest in your career. Join Elliotts and you’ll take ownership of your own development, with endless opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

  • Profit Share

    We run this business together, so when we do well, so do you!

  • Employee Assistance

    All staff have free access to a 24/7 employee assistance programme.
    It’s confidential and designed to help you and your family cope with everyday issues before they become a big problem.

  • Generous pension contribution

    We contribute 5.5% of salary to your workplace pension. That’s 2.5% higher than the government minimum.

What's it like at Elliotts?

One word comes up all the time. Friendly.

We’re not big on bureaucracy. But we ace ambition.

And when you need help, you’ll have some of the brightest, friendliest people at hand. 

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