Trade Sales Counter Person


Job Description

Role Summary & Purpose:

Our Trade Sales Counter Person is the first point of contact at the counters in our depots. They assist our customers while selling and upselling the company’s range of products and services and provide excellent customer services and have extensive knowledge of Howdens products.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

• To provide excellent levels of customer service and deal with enquires in a courteous, professional and knowledgeable way

• To achieve and exceed individual targets to accomplish the depot targets, while building strong relationships with new and existing customers

• To effectively communicate and sell/upsell the full range of products and services offered by the company (face to face and via telephone)

• To generate and chase leads

• To correctly process sales for customers using the in store payment systems, quoting correct pricing, delivery date and stock requirements. Ensuring all documents are filed correctly

• To assist in the depot warehouse as and when necessary

• To ensure a safe and comfortable environment is maintained for customers and employees within the Depot and to ensure 100 % compliance with Health & Safety Regulations and expectations This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, but outlines the main points of the role.

As a Trade Sales Counter Person, you will be the face of Howdens, providing potential and existing customers with outstanding service and support. As part of the wider sales team, you will contribute to generating and following up on leads, helping to drive sales growth. you will process sales for customers, ensuring accurate pricing, delivery dates, and stock requirements. Your effective customer account management skills will aim to expand our customer base and develop long-term collaborative relationships with our trade customers.

Maintaining up-to-date product and industry knowledge will be a priority, allowing you to provide informed recommendations and assistance to our valued customers. Thriving in a fast-paced environments, you’ll demonstrate strong prioritisation and organisational skills as a Trade Sales Counter Person, ensuring smooth operations at the trade sales counter.

Skills and attributes you need to be a successful Trade Sales Counter Person:

  • Customer service
  • Thrives in fast-paced environments
  • An eye for design
  • Sales-focused
  • Prioritisation and organisation skills
  • Communication

What you get from us as a Trade Sales Counter Person:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Monthly depot bonusOTE
  • Team incentives and outings
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with Howdens contributing a minimum of 8% and up to 12% if you pay more
  • 24 days holiday, rising to 26 days after 5 years
  • Staff discount on Howdens products
  • Buy as you earn share scheme

About Howdens:

Howdens Joinery is the UK’s number one trade kitchen supplier providing thousands of products across kitchens, joinery, and hardware. We have over 900 depots throughout the UK and Europe – making us the first choice for more than 460,000 loyal trade professionals. Last year our sales reached circa 2.3bn, and we have an ambitious growth agenda.

There is a strong entrepreneurial ethos and the opportunity to develop within a fast-paced and commercial environment. That, along with a competitive salary, development opportunities, and exciting rewards, are among the reasons why our people enjoy working for Howdens – and why we have been named one of the10 Best Big Companies to Work For.

How to apply:

When you apply, you will need to attach a CV. If this is your first time applying for a role with us, you will need to activate your account when you apply for this role. Please check your email carefully to ensure that you have completed this step. We are unable to view your application if you have not activated your account. Good luck with your application.

Howdens is founded on the principle of being Worthwhile for ALL concerned. We’re working hard to ensure we provide an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, please email (url removed) with the job title and location, and we will be happy to help you.

Please note that candidates applying for this role must have a valid right to work in the UK, we do not offer sponsorship of employment for any depot positions at this time. We appreciate your understanding.