WE ARE HIRING!

Rugs of Petworth is delighted to offer the opportunity for a new sales consultant to join and grow with our company. We are a 100% dedicated to the beautiful art of handmade rugs, along with  delighting people with great service.  We handle customers in a one to one relationship, and maintain an harmonious and friendly work environment.

"It's a small team, working closely on a daily basis which is why I feel it's important to build a family style team based on transparent remuneration and incentives that align to our purpose."  - Alex Rees (CEO)

 

Our Purpose:

"Helping people to confidently choose beautiful handmade rugs in a trusted, friendly and professional environment.  Enhancing rooms, delighting people and upholding integrity in craftsmanship."

 
 

 

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS: 


 

SALES CONSULTANT 

Rugs of Petworth is looking for a sales consultant to support our successful sales team in taking our company to the next level. 

RUGS OF PETWORTH SHOWROOM
FULL TIME

19 East St. Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AB

 

Can You Help Us?

Would you like to ‘dig in’ to help grow a business at an exciting time? Do you like helping people?  Do your friends say you're a good 'people person?'  Are you relaxed about, and do you relish interacting with all types of people?  Have you got a good eye for colour?  Do you love beautiful things?  Are you interested in interior design?  Would you like to be able to answer questions like 'What kind of dyes are used in this carpet?'?  Would you like to be able to recommend styles and colourways to help enhance people’s rooms?   Perhaps you can help us.

The Environment

Our showroom is inspiring, welcoming, and stocked with a selection of beautiful, individually selected handmade rugs from across the Middle East and Asia.  We warmly welcome all visitors to the showroom and provide as much assistance as they require in the process of finding rugs for their homes.  Our aim is always to work at the client’s pace and have them delighted by the final outcome.

The company has been enhancing rooms and delighting people for over 7 years, and is now well-established as part of Petworth’s unique mix of boutique shops.  This is an excellent time for a driven and ambitious person to make a mark in the business as opportunities for further responsibility and promotion will present themselves in the coming months and years.  

Your Role

Initially you will be trained to to the level of Rug Consultant.  This means you will be able to assist people in the showroom and in their homes, offering them the information and guidance they need to inform their decisions.  You will be making a warm, friendly connection with people and following-up any enquiries that arise as a result.  

Your creative side will be used and developed in this role.  By helping people confidently choose high quality handmade rugs, you will enhance many people’s rooms and help perpetuate this ancient and fascinating craft.  

Maintaining a beautiful showroom and helping with the photography of new rugs when they arrive will also be a helpful part of your role.  On a busy day, you will be working physically hard as the rugs can be heavy and we always maintain a tidy showroom.

Following up with your customers is an important part of the role, with people often needing guidance, advice and often sourcing rugs for particular rooms.  Good use of email, IT and a professional phone manner are important for this.

You will be coming into an evolving and developing business with a clear 5 year plan, and your input into planning and business development will be welcomed.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Well presented and socially adept - because you’ll be interacting with many different types of people

  • Physically fit - because lifting rugs is required on a daily basis

  • Literate - because we communicate at a professional level with people

  • IT literate - because you’ll frequently be using tools such as Google Docs, Sheets, Drive and our client database, Insightly.

  • Must have a clean driving licence - because you’ll be making some home visits

* Bear in mind our stock is varied and can be heavy to move and lift. A good physical state and strength is a must.

All training will be provided so no direct experience of working with handmade carpets is necessary.

Salary based on experience.


Visit our website to learn more: rugsofpetworth.co.uk

 

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