What types of jobs are there in our branches, stores and showrooms?
Wherever you are in the UK, you are never far from one of our branches, stores or showrooms, from where we sell and hire products, materials, and equipment; resources that are used to build both infrastructure and homes.
Critical to our continued success, our branch, store and showroom teams deliver our strategy at a local level by ensuring amazing operational effectiveness. Our businesses are built upon relationships, not only with our customers but also between our colleagues, who work together to deliver the highest quality service. In return, we provide an extensive package of benefits, and all of our colleagues are encouraged to enrol on one of our award-winning apprenticeship programs and are supported to develop their careers (should they wish to).
Here are a few of the typical jobs you can expect to find in our branches, stores and showrooms:
Management jobs in our branches, stores and showrooms can be challenging but are incredibly rewarding. Branch Managers, for example, lead teams varying in size, from as small as three to up to thirty colleagues, building and developing customer relationships, selling products, and controlling costs. They do all this whilst also keeping colleagues and customers safe.
We like to promote from within, but for those joining us from other industries or sectors, a management job is a great opportunity for dynamic and inspiring people to apply their leadership skills. Teams look to management for support and development both personally and professionally, so having leadership skills is an important quality.
Our Supervisors are responsible for the day-to-day running of their specific department and/or area, and ultimately supporting the Branch, Store or Showroom Management team. In most cases, this will include leading and coaching a team of colleagues, whilst being hands-on with tasks and customers, and championing safety.
Supervisor jobs are ideal for those looking for their first step into management, perhaps from out of sector, with a range of opportunities to develop further.
Sales and customer service jobs
As we’ve already mentioned, our continued success is built on relationships. Delivering the highest standard of service, our sales and customer service colleagues get to know a large number of our customers well, even on a first-name basis. They are skilled in advising, guiding, and providing information about our products, materials and services. They also handle requests and prepare quotes, help each customer with their purchase and subsequently take our sales from good to great.
Previous industry experience and product knowledge are not a requirement to join our sales and customer service teams. Instead, we look for great people skills, a willingness to learn, good energy, and the willingness to always go the extra mile.
Warehouse and yard jobs
Our warehouse and yard colleagues provide front-line support to customers who order heavy or bulky building materials. In our warehouse, this includes timber, piping, and plasterboard, and out in our yard, it’s the bricks, blocks, landscaping products, and underground drainage.
Warehouse and yard colleagues use manual handling equipment and/or forklift trucks (as required) to load and unload customer, company, and supplier vehicles in a timely manner. They keep stock flowing through the operation and in great condition, all whilst maintaining a safe and tidy working environment to maximise the efficiency of our service and ensure our standards never slip.
These are key customer-facing roles, so we look for great people skills; a willingness to learn, high levels of energy and drive, and a fondness for the great British weather! Previous experience or product knowledge is not required for warehouse and yard jobs, and manual handling and forklift training is provided.
In many cases, our dedicated drivers are the face of our business - they literally drive us forward. They get behind the wheel of one of the largest owner-operated fleets in the country to make sure our customers receive their deliveries in a timely manner with a smile on their faces. We reward our drivers by creating opportunities to develop their skills and encouraging a positive work-life balance.
If you’re looking to make a rewarding career change or to start a job in driving at a welcoming organisation with opportunity at every mile, we may have a driver job for you. There has never been a better time to consider a job in driving.
Kitchen design jobs
Whether small or large the kitchen is undeniably the heart of the home.
Using inspirational ideas, finely tuned design skills, and Benchmarx high-quality, on-trend kitchen ranges, appliances, worktops, and joinery, our colleagues are responsible for designing and selling our customers' dream kitchens, whilst providing an exceptional customer experience.
Our most successful kitchen designers have joined us without previous experience. All it takes is an eye for detail, a creative flair, a genuine love of meeting and getting to know people, a passion to go above and beyond, and a drive to succeed. Training is provided in the form of either a market-leading induction programme or a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Furniture Design.
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