Sales consultants

Plumbs Sales Consultants get the best of both worlds. You have the opportunity to be part of a unique and long established family business, but as a self-employed agent, you’ll have all the benefits of being independent and running your own diary.

This is the ideal position for somebody who enjoys sales, particularly if you also have an interest in interior design or fabric. Your day-to-day activity will revolve around meeting with customers and sharing our bespoke products with them. This will encourage you to be creative and offer advice that will lead to a truly beautiful final product. Many of our consultants have been helping to transform homes for over 20 years!

Depending on your location, you’ll be allocated a set of postcodes and sent all leads from within this area. We advertise in major national press every week, and our call centre team will distribute the leads to you, which can be easily managed through out sales app. From here, it’s up to you to arrange the appointment, advise our customers, and hopefully secure a sale. We don’t use any sort of hard or pushy sales techniques, the priority is understanding what the customer is looking to achieve with their interiors and helping them to see how our products can help them get there. To help with this, when you visit, you’ll be armed with a wealth of training and our beautiful range of fabric swatch books, so you’re best prepared to show off our product and its bespoke nature.

Once you’ve assisted your customer in making their choice and taken some measurements, our handy iPad app will provide you with a quote for the customer to consider. If the customer chooses curtains or sofa covers, you will often have to return to fit them too. This is many consultants favourite part of the job, as you also get to take in the excitement and astonishing transformation.

Sounds like a role you’d enjoy, but you’re not confident on soft furnishings? Don’t worry! We provide all the necessary training in-house at our head office in Preston. The course is free, and takes a total of 3 weeks (usually spread across 5 weeks).

The support doesn’t end once you’ve left training, however, as every consultant is placed in a small regional team. This involves regular meetings with fellow consultants where you can discuss any issues or share your top tips. Members of the head office team will often join you, as well as your Regional Manager, to make sure we all stay in touch. Plus, our training team are on hand any time you need to give them a call!


What do you need to become a Plumbs Home Consultant?

  • People skills! This role is all about talking to our customers and helping them throughout their order process

  • A passion for sales

  • An interest in interiors is helpful for this role

  • An Apple iPad to use our Sales App

  • Public Liability Insurance to provide peace of mind for you and your customers

  • Your own transportation

For more information or details of commission rates, please contact Alan Taylor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or apply now.

"I have worked for Plumbs for the past 18 years. If you see yourself as a 'people person' then this job could be right up your street. You run your own diary and your area is given to you as exclusive.

I can honestly say that after all this time I still enjoy the job. How much you earn is down to you, it’s challenging but rewarding, go on, give it a go."

Paul Murray | Sales consultant at Plumbs Ltd

Latest vacancies

  • Independent Area Sales Consultants - Bradford (England)

    We are currently looking for Independent Area Sales Consultants to join our busy team!

    We generate over 60,000 UK sales opportunities each year through national and digital advertising and as a Plumbs Sales Consultant you will be responsible for following up on all customer enquiries within your allocated postcode area.

    You manage your own diary and therefore use flexible working hours to arrange home visits.  Your role will be to assist/advise customers where our products and services can provide the results they are looking for.

    Full and comprehensive training on our products and processes is provided.

    Salary: circa £30-40k per annum

    Independent Area Sales Consultants Requirements:

    • Previous sales experience - ideally within a direct customer facing environment
    • Results driven
    • A friendly and engaging personality.
    • Ability to build customer confidence.
    • Some interest in or experience in the furniture/fabric or related industries (would be an advantage)
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • iPad familiarity
    • You will need your own fully insured vehicle, iPad

    Independent Area Sales Consultants Benefits:

    • Comprehensive initial and ongoing training.
    • National advertising
    • All Leads supplied (no cold calling)
    • Flexible working. (Create your own diary)
    • Backing of a reputable company and a household brand name in soft furnishings.
    • Extensive range of products.
    • Ongoing marketing activity

    About the Company:

    Plumbs Ltd Is a 60-year-old, family run business selling and manufacturing a comprehensive range of bespoke soft furnishing solutions.  We offer a unique range of services including sofa covers / Re-upholstery / made to measure curtains and we cover the whole of the UK.

    Currently, we have over 120 UK wide Sales Consultants and now have several opportunities to join our team in Bradford.

    If you think you are suitable for the Independent Area Sales Consultants role then please, apply now!

    Read more

  • Independent Area Sales Consultants - Cheltenham (England)

    We are currently looking for Independent Area Sales Consultants to join our busy team!

    We generate over 60,000 UK sales opportunities each year through national and digital advertising and as a Plumbs Sales Consultant you will be responsible for following up on all customer enquiries within your allocated postcode area.

    You manage your own diary and therefore use flexible working hours to arrange home visits.  Your role will be to assist/advise customers where our products and services can provide the results they are looking for.

    Full and comprehensive training on our products and processes is provided.

    Salary: circa £30-40k per annum

    Independent Area Sales Consultants Requirements:

    • Previous sales experience - ideally within a direct customer facing environment
    • Results driven
    • A friendly and engaging personality.
    • Ability to build customer confidence.
    • Some interest in or experience in the furniture/fabric or related industries (would be an advantage)
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • iPad familiarity
    • You will need your own fully insured vehicle, iPad

    Independent Area Sales Consultants Benefits:

    • Comprehensive initial and ongoing training.
    • National advertising
    • All Leads supplied (no cold calling)
    • Flexible working. (Create your own diary)
    • Backing of a reputable company and a household brand name in soft furnishings.
    • Extensive range of products.
    • Ongoing marketing activity

    About the Company:

    Plumbs Ltd Is a 60-year-old, family run business selling and manufacturing a comprehensive range of bespoke soft furnishing solutions.  We offer a unique range of services including sofa covers / Re-upholstery / made to measure curtains and we cover the whole of the UK.

    Currently, we have over 120 UK wide Sales Consultants and now have several opportunities to join our team in Cheltenham.

    If you think you are suitable for the Independent Area Sales Consultants role then please, apply now!

    Read more

  • Independent Area Sales Consultants - Wirral (England)

    We are currently looking for Independent Area Sales Consultants to join our busy team!

    We generate over 60,000 UK sales opportunities each year through national and digital advertising and as a Plumbs Sales Consultant you will be responsible for following up on all customer enquiries within your allocated postcode area.

    You manage your own diary and therefore use flexible working hours to arrange home visits.  Your role will be to assist/advise customers where our products and services can provide the results they are looking for.

    Full and comprehensive training on our products and processes is provided.

    Salary: circa £30-40k per annum

    Independent Area Sales Consultants Requirements:

    • Previous sales experience - ideally within a direct customer facing environment
    • Results driven
    • A friendly and engaging personality.
    • Ability to build customer confidence.
    • Some interest in or experience in the furniture/fabric or related industries (would be an advantage)
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • iPad familiarity
    • You will need your own fully insured vehicle, iPad

    Independent Area Sales Consultants Benefits:

    • Comprehensive initial and ongoing training.
    • National advertising
    • All Leads supplied (no cold calling)
    • Flexible working. (Create your own diary)
    • Backing of a reputable company and a household brand name in soft furnishings.
    • Extensive range of products.
    • Ongoing marketing activity

    About the Company:

    Plumbs Ltd Is a 60-year-old, family run business selling and manufacturing a comprehensive range of bespoke soft furnishing solutions.  We offer a unique range of services including sofa covers / Re-upholstery / made to measure curtains and we cover the whole of the UK.

    Currently, we have over 120 UK wide Sales Consultants and now have several opportunities to join our team in Wirral!

    If you think you are suitable for the Independent Area Sales Consultants role then please, apply now!

    Read more

  • Contact Centre Clerk - Preston (England)

    We currently have a position available in Preston for a Contact Centre Clerk to work on a Saturday within our busy Contact Centre Department.

    Our Contact Centre is the first point of contact for our customers. It is essential that applicants are enthusiastic, committed, and flexible, are customer focused with excellent communication skills and have a confident telephone manner, with a desire to help others.

    Salary: £8.91 an hour

    Contact Centre Clerk Duties:

    • Answering incoming Telemarketing calls aiming to meet the needs of our customers
    • Accurate data input on to the computer system
    • To provide varied administration support

    Contact Centre Clerk Requirements:

    • Customer focused with excellent communication skills
    • Confident telephone manner with a desire to help others.
    • Enthusiastic
    • Committed
    • Flexible
    • An ability to work on own initiative is also a must.
    • Previous knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, with accurate keyboard skills is essential for this role.

    If you think you are suitable for the Contact Centre Clerk role then please, apply now!

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Plumbs have been established for over 50 years and specialise in producing quality Made-to-Measure Loose Furniture Covers, Curtains and Reupholstery.
Brookhouse Mill, Old Lancaster Ln, Preston PR1 7PZ
Tel: 01772 838 301

Plumbs is rated 4.4 stars by Feefo.co.uk based on 3767 reviews
Plumbs is rated 4.4 stars by Feefo.co.uk based on 3767 reviews