I’ve been encouraged to try new things and had some amazing opportunities
Working here - retail
Engaging our customers
When our customers want to see, touch and get to know our products and get the very best advice, they come into our 24 stores and five trade counters.
We play a key role in developing strong customer relationships, as well as making sales (around £40 million each year). That means calling customers to tell them about our latest in-store products, as well as guiding them when they come into our stores. It’s about understanding their needs, pointing them to the right products and spotting sales opportunities to make sure they leave our stores happy.
Our retail roles
As a full or part-time Sales Advisor you’ll be the face of Nisbets – understanding customers’ needs and making sure they leave with what they want. As a member of a small team, you’ll be just as happy tackling visual merchandising, stock control, security checks, cash handling or general housekeeping.
You’ll need to be keen, adaptable, and great with people, able to make sales from 99p to £3000, offer expert advice and build long-term relationships to give customers exactly what they need. It’s varied, fast-paced and like no other retail job.
We believe in giving our people the chance to develop a rewarding career, so most of our Assistant Managers have been full-time Nisbets Sales Advisors.
With operational control of the store, you’ll work closely with the Store Manager, developing strategic plans and acting as duty manager when they’re not there. This includes planning the Sales Advisors’ time, managing their professional development and overseeing health and safety. You’ll need to be a well organised team player with the character to gain people’s respect.
You’ll have the freedom to manage every aspect of your store, from the commercial performance and the work culture to recruitment, cash control, compliance and seasonal stock control.
It’s about creating a store that gets the whole area talking. Keeping an eye on your local competitors and staying one step ahead. Coaching, mentoring and guiding your team, trusting their judgement and giving them the independence to make their own decisions. And building a business that wows us, you, your team and your customers.
Why work here
Join us and you’ll enjoy more freedom and variety than you’ll find in other retail businesses.
From generating quotes for customers to helping to set the product layout in your store, based on your understanding of your customers. So, it’s about working with a huge product range and a variety of specialist customers, so you understand and meet their needs. And it’s about being a key part of our multi-channel sales offer, so whether customers buy from us online, from our sales teams or in-store, they get the same quality at the same price.
Take a look around
Open to both trade and public we have a range of retail stores open nationwide.
Within the UK and Ireland, we have 25 retail stores and five Trade Counters with over 2,500 products stocked. Take a minute and let Aiden show you around and tell you more about working in a Nisbets store.
Over to you Aiden.
Developing your skills
We’ve got a strong culture of in-store coaching, so join us and whatever your background, you’ll enjoy plenty of training, so you get to know our full product range.
That includes personal skills such as negotiating, as well as sales skills like managing, following up and converting quotes. So, you’ll learn about all our different products and how they work. And you’ll have access to specific training sessions on particular suppliers, brands or concepts, so you have all the knowledge you need to give our customers great service.
Bringing the best out of you
To make sure you’re fully equipped to make the most of your potential, we’re committed to giving you every opportunity to develop your skills and build a rewarding career here. From getting to know our products and giving our customers great service, to management and leadership training, you’ll find everything you need to develop your ability. It’s up to you to make the most of it.
From day one, we’ll help you get off on the right foot, with our thorough induction. This gives you a full introduction to Nisbets, as well as an idea of what we’ll expect from you and how important your job is to the wider business.
You’ll have eight days of product training each year from our in-house product trainers, to make sure you’re fully up to speed with everything in your store. Our trainers also visit stores for one-to-one training.
Our customer service training covers every aspect of dealing with customers, so you’re well-prepared to provide the great service we’re renowned for. From how to deal with tricky customers, to effective listening, you’ll develop all the skills you need.
As a new Store Manager, you’ll start by spending 2-4 weeks in another store, learning from the manager there. Then you’ll receive formal management training to cover all the leadership skills you’ll need. At any time, you can also brush up on our standard operating procedures, which are on our intranet.
Recognising great work
Our store teams are at the sharp end of our business and we realise the incredible contribution they make to our success. That’s why we go out of our way to recognise the work they do with a range of awards.
Meet some of our people
Lissy Wild, Customer Operations Manager
What attracted me to Nisbets were the amazing benefits, fantastic training and opportunities to progress and learn from others. I’ve been encouraged to try new things and had some amazing opportunities to get involved with my own store and truly make a change to the company as a whole. I’m lucky to work for a company that’s recognised my talents and hard work, and given me the opportunity to progress into a manager role. It’s rare to feel so valued and encouraged with a company that really wants to listen to my ideas and opinions.
Meet some of our people
Anthony Fernandes, Machines Sales Manager, London
I joined Nisbets when they took over my previous company in 2010. I could see they were a fast-growing company and I thought I had a lot to offer them and that we could be successful together. Our store on Shaftesbury Avenue in central London is the busiest Nisbets store and I enjoy the challenge of sourcing and selling the right equipment for the customer’s job, at the price that’s right for their budget. We have a fantastic team and every day’s different – it’s very exciting.
Latest retail jobs
Here are the latest vacancies that we currently have in our stores. Simply, click on the job title to find out more.
You can see all the jobs we have available by clicking the ‘Search all jobs’ button. But don’t forget, if you can’t find your perfect job right now, you can 'Register for job alerts'. That way, we’ll get in touch when a relevant job does come up.
If you have any questions about the opportunities that we have available, or if there's anything else you'd like to know before you apply (or indeed during the application process), please don't hesitate to get in touch.