Careers at Maker&Son

So, why come and work for Maker&Son? We're a friendly, hard-working team who are busy building one of the world's fastest growing luxury furniture brands; we're creating 100% natural furniture that our customers love; we work from a beautiful house surrounded by Sussex countryside; our business model is genuinely innovative and disruptive; and we make lunch for the team every day...

Our team in BALCOMBE

Maker&Son was founded by a father and son team (Alex and Felix) in February 2018. We are now a small team (growing fast!) working out of a beautiful house in Balcombe. While we're surrounded by stunning countryside, we're also very close to the station and therefore only 40 mins from London Victoria or 25 mins to Brighton. From our base here we run our global marketing and operations and UK sales teams. We also have teams in Australia and the US. We are always interested to meet enthusiastic individuals with a passion for furniture, design and doing things differently.


Content Developer and Social Media Support

Want to put your creative skills to work?We're looking for someone to help us boost our visual storytelling, allowing us to build brand awareness and trust through film, photography and graphic design.

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Job Description

Maker&Son is one of the world’s fastest growing luxury furniture businesses. We design and make the world's most comfortable chairs and sofas, entirely from natural materials. We are a small family run business based in the UK and we are growing fast - as such, we are looking for a highly motivated creative individual to join and help us tell our fabulous story. We will need you to be based in our Balcombe offices ideally 5 days a week [but we are open to freelance offers comprising of fewer days]. Lunch will be provided and is always delicious. We will be happy to contribute to your travel expenses depending on where it is you live.

We're looking for someone to help us boost our visual storytelling, allowing us to build brand awareness and trust through film, photography and graphic design.

Daily tasks will include

● Assisting in the development of a content strategy and brand communications plan

● Developing engaging and innovative brand focussed messages, principally for digital but

also off-line, in-house photography, film and editing

● Assisting and liaising with regions in the localising of assets [as required]

● Developing and editing graphic/video/photographic materials

● Updating and maintaining all visual website, instagram, pinterest assets

● Posting innovative content across digital channels, ensuring social media channels are visually optimised

● Ensuring all content is in line with our ongoing narrative and other brand messaging

● Ensuring content produced is high quality and within brand ethos/style

Skills and Experience

We value drive and a willingness to learn. The ideal candidate will have:

- experience in filming, video editing, graphic design with knowledge and practical experience of using Final Cut Pro/Adobe

- the ability and creativity to produce and edit powerful and meaningful videos

- good knowledge of photographic software (Lightroom/Photoshop)

- good knowledge of design software (InDesign/Illustrator)

- an awareness of video/graphic design specifically for social media

- excellent writing skills with a keen awareness of communication needs of diverse audiences

- a willingness to work independently, with an interest in developing your own skills and knowledge

- excellent attention to detail and good eye for design

Application process:

To find out more about what we do, please look at our website [makerandson.com] and instagram feed [https://www.instagram.com/makerandson/].

To apply, please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter and examples of your portfolio (ideally covering film, photography and graphic design) demonstrating relevance to a brand like Maker&Son to: nadia@makerandson.com

Full time role is £24,000 per annum but negotiable on experience. If you are applying as a freelancer please include your day rate including how many hours this covers as well as the number of days you are looking to do. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Senior Sales Consultant

Are you ready for the next stage in your sales career? One that offers you the joy of selling a product that customers love, the autonomy to manage your own time and client base and the opportunity to grow with a progressive company

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Job Description

Are you ready for the next stage in your sales career? One that offers you the joy of selling a product that customers love, the autonomy to manage your own time and client base and the opportunity to grow with a progressive company? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Job Overview

Maker&Son is one of the UK’s fastest growing furniture businesses. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sales Consultant to take responsibility for sales growth through a combination of telephone and face to face sales. As we focus on driving efficiency, productivity and revenue growth to expand, we are looking for passionate salespeople to join our talented team. A proven track record in sales is essential, alongside a passion for furniture, design and interiors.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maximise incoming sales enquiries through robust, consultative telephone sales technique
  • Identify and qualify customers who would benefit from a face-to-face visit with our mobile showroom
  • Manage time to schedule home visits to clients around geographical demand
  • Present the mobile showroom to customers and run meetings in order to maximise revenue generated from each home visit
  • Ensure all leads move through the sales pipeline as quickly and efficiently as possible to maximise revenue generated
  • Monitor pipeline and revenue progress, ensuring accurate reporting to leadership
  • Capture all relevant customer data and ensure database is kept up to date and accurate at all times
  • Offer advice to clients, where necessary, on colour schemes, fabrics and room layout
  • Represent the Maker&Son brand through all communication with clients

Position Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ experience in sales with proven ability to deliver revenue targets
  • A passion for, and/or experience within the design, furniture and interiors industry
  • Ability to communicate articulately and enthusiastically with clients and colleagues
  • Strong interpersonal skills and confident personality
  • Active and perceptive listener able to pick up on what the client is and isn’t saying during sales calls/meetings
  • Able to learn quickly and identify potential opportunities for growth
  • Self-motivated -ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Ability to use initiative/think on feet to identify opportunities to up-sell
  • Flexibility to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with different technology platforms and online packages including Google Sheets Documents and CRM and basic accounting packages
  • A clean driving licence (clean for the last 5 years); some experience of driving a small van would be helpful but is not essential

What Maker&Son can offer you

  • £60,000 O.T.E. p.a. depending on experience. To include a basic salary of £40k and uncapped commission
  • Informal, friendly working environment in Balcombe, West Sussex (40 minute train journey from London Bridge)
  • Healthy fresh lunch cooked daily in the office
  • Flexibility - we’re open to occasional home working arrangements
  • Strategic involvement - as a growing company you can be actively involved in shaping the sales strategy moving forward

Application process:

To find out more about what we do, please look at our website [makerandson.com] and instagram feed [https://www.instagram.com/makerandson/].

To apply, please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter to: sophie@makerandson.com

 



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