Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre Careers

Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre is part of Ison Distribution Ltd, which is a 4th generation Townsend family owned company.

We currently have the following opening:
We are seeking an enthusiastic sales person to work within this important cycling business on a full time basis. (Part time applications may also be considered.)
Applicants ideally should have:

  • A good understanding of bicycles, parts and accessories to a level to be able to converse knowledgably and confidently with customers and suppliers.
  • An enthusiasm and passion for working with others to help build the business.
  • This is an ideal opportunity for the right candidate to join a business that has operates a friendly, supportive environment.

Job Description
Post: Retail Shop Assistant
Responsible to: Retail Shop Manager

Job Purpose:

  • To sell cycles, parts and accessories to prospective customers, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • To assist the Shop Manager in ensuring Townsends operates smoothly at all times

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To sell cycles, parts and accessories to prospective customers, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Assist customers with their purchases by explaining product benefits, ensuring they meet the needs of the customer.
  • To assist the Shop Manager in ensuring Townsends operates smoothly at all times
  • Assist the Shop Manager, as required, with general administration, including stock taking, purchasing and goods received from suppliers.
  • Assist as required in the workshop with the preparation of bikes for sale and minor customer repairs.

General:

  • At all times work safely, ensuring your own safety and that of others in the Company.
  • At all times work within all Company procedures and protocols.
  • Undertake other duties as reasonably requested by the Company.

Person Specification:
Education, Knowledge and Training/Qualifications:
Essential:

  • A thorough technical knowledge and understanding of bicycles, parts and accessories. to a level to be able to converse knowledgably and confidently with customers and suppliers.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for cycling.
  • An awareness of current trends in the bike world.

Desirable:

  • Health and Safety knowledge as required in a retail and workshop environment.

Experience:

  • Past experience of building effective relationships with staff and customers.
  • Previously worked within a customer-facing, sales environment.

Personal attributes and skills required to perform in the job effectively:
Ability to:

  • Build effective relationships
  • Demonstrate a strong commercial awareness.
  • Multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Be an effective and confident communicator, able to relate to all levels of people.
  • Identify potential problems.
  • Remain calm when under pressure

    To apply for the above positions - please apply with your CV and a cover letter in the strictest of confidence to: Lauren Johns at Ashtons HR Consulting

    Sorry, but no speculative CVs from agencies please.
    If you possess alternative skills and interests that may be well suited to other possible future vacancies within Townsends Light Blue, please e-mail your CV, and a covering letter in confidence to:Lloyd Townsend
    Sorry, but no speculative CVs from agencies please.