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

  • Technical Designer Regional Manager - Norfolk (England)

    Technical Designer Regional Manager

    Location: Home Based

    Salary: Competitive plus Bonus, Company Car, Private Medical, Pension.

    Job type: Permanent, Full-time

    Due to increasing demand, an outstanding opportunity has become available for a confident, well-organised and professional individual to join the UK’s market leaders for re-upholstery and loose furniture covers.

    Responsibilities of the Technical Designer Regional Manager:

    Backed by a team of support staff at their Head Office in Preston, you will be responsible for their Southern manufacturing region. The current structure consists of circa 60 independent enterprises that manufacture goods on our behalf. You will be required to build a strong working relationship with all parties and monitor, motivate, and develop their activities accordingly so to ensure production targets are achieved and high levels of customer satisfaction are delivered.

    In order to meet increasing consumer demand, you will be instrumental in enhancing our production network. You will be comfortable and confident visiting and presenting to prospective manufacturers, explaining our procedures, detailing what we require from them and assessing whether each prospect can offer an excellent service and a quality product.

    You will possess the ability to build a successful working relationship with the Sales Team and Regional Sales Managers, being a fountain of production knowledge, a proactive problem solver and an ambassador for effective communication between the two departments. 

     Reporting directly to the National Manager, you will be accountable for maintaining and developing the manufacturing base, quality of service and product as well as the overall regional performance. Some customer visits may also be required, so a positive customer facing character will be required.

    Requirements of the Technical Designer Regional Manager:

    Experience within the upholstery or soft furnishing industry would be a distinct advantage but not essential. More importantly, is the ability to inspire and influence those around you. You should possess good IT skills and be a confident presenter, coming from a background of field visits/sales and B2B interface. You must also possess a full, clean driving licence.

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Technical Designer Regional Manager, then please apply now!

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  • Sales Consultant - Rotherham (England)

    Sales Consultant - Self-Employed

    Location: Rotherham / Mansfield 

    Salary: £30k per annum

    Our client are a long-standing British manufacturer of quality solutions that revitalise their customers' home furnishings. They have over 50 years’ experience in reupholstery, furniture covers, curtains, recliners and soft furnishings and operate through a UK network of 130+ self-employed Sales Consultants.

    They are looking for...

    Bags of people skills and some previous sales or customer service experience. Interior Design interest comes in handy to help those customers who need a bit of inspiration and a level of technical capability when it comes to measuring, will help you. You will also need your own vehicle and ideally be familiar with Apple iPad applications.

    All of their Home Sales Consultants are self-employed; All are comprehensively supported by a significant marketing investment that generates ongoing customer enquiries to work with. You can “be your own boss” - choose your own working hours and build your own portfolio of customers. Many of their Consultants have been with the business for over 10 years.

    Is this for you?!

    If you are looking for a chance to become self-employed, have experience in, for example, measuring for; recliners or bespoke products and are happy interacting with a more mature customer, this could be the new start to suit you!

    They are currently recruiting for a Home Sales Consultant in the Rotherham / Mansfield area.

    What they provide for you:

    They provide all the initial and ongoing training you need at their Training Centre. They have an extensive marketing process that helps to generate leads for your area coupled to a generous commission and bonus plan that ensures a realistic earnings level and an enjoyable and personally rewarding environment.

    If this Sales Consultant role sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply now.

    Keywords:

    Sales Consultant, Sales Executive, Field Sales, Self Employed, Customer Service.

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  • Sales Consultant - Central London (England)

    Sales Consultant - Self-Employed

    Location: Cental London 

    Salary: £30k per annum

    Plumbs are a long-standing British manufacturer of quality solutions that revitalise their customers' home furnishings. We have over 50 years’ experience in reupholstery, furniture covers, curtains, recliners and soft furnishings and operate through a UK network of 130+ self-employed Sales Consultants.

    They are looking for...

    Bags of people skills and some previous sales or customer service experience. Interior Design interest comes in handy to help those customers who need a bit of inspiration and a level of technical capability when it comes to measuring, will help you. You will also need your own vehicle and ideally be familiar with Apple iPad applications.

    All of their Home Sales Consultants are self-employed; All are comprehensively supported by a significant marketing investment that generates ongoing customer enquiries to work with. You can “be your own boss” - choose your own working hours and build your own portfolio of customers. Many of their Consultants have been with the business for over 10 years.

    Is this for you?!

    If you are looking for a chance to become self-employed, have experience in, for example, measuring for; recliners or bespoke products and are happy interacting with a more mature customer, this could be the new start to suit you!

    Plumbs are currently recruiting for a Home Sales Consultant in the Central London area.

    What they provide for you:

    They provide all the initial and ongoing training you need at their Training Centre. They have an extensive marketing process that helps to generate leads for your area coupled to a generous commission and bonus plan that ensures a realistic earnings level and an enjoyable and personally rewarding environment.

    If this Sales Consultant role sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply now.

    Keywords:

    Sales Consultant, Sales Executive, Field Sales, Self Employed, Customer Service.

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  • Sales Consultant - Self-Employed - Newbury (England)

    Sales Consultant - Self-Employed

    Location: Newbury

    Salary: Competitive

    Plumbs ltd are a long-standing British manufacturer of quality solutions that revitalise our customers' home furnishings. We have over 50 years’ experience in reupholstery, furniture covers, curtains, recliners and soft furnishings and operate through a UK network of 130+ self-employed Sales Consultants.

    We are looking for...

    Bags of people skills and some previous sales or customer service experience. Interior Design interest comes in handy to help those customers who need a bit of inspiration and a level of technical capability when it comes to measuring, will help you. You will also need your own vehicle and ideally be familiar with Apple iPad applications.

    All of our Home Sales Consultants are self-employed; All are comprehensively supported by a significant marketing investment that generates ongoing customer enquiries to work with. You can “be your own boss” - choose your own working hours and build your own portfolio of customers. Many of our Consultants have been with the business for over 10 years.

    Is this for you?!

    If you are looking for a chance to become self-employed, have experience in, for example, measuring for; recliners or bespoke products and are happy interacting with a more mature customer, this could be the new start to suit you!

    We are currently recruiting for a Home Sales Consultant in the Stratford area.

    What we provide for you:

    We provide all the initial and ongoing training you need at our Training Centre. We have an extensive marketing process that helps to generate leads for your area coupled to a generous commission and bonus plan that ensures a realistic earnings level and an enjoyable and personally rewarding environment.

    If this Sales Consultant role sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply now.

    Keywords:

    Sales Consultant, Sales Executive, Field Sales, Self Employed, Customer Service.

    Read more


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