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
"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."