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Thomas Sanderson Overview

Waterlooville, England
501 to 1000 employees
1991
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
£50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
25 years ago we began as a family run business and now as part of the Hunter Douglas Group we are leaders in the industry.

We offer a choice of over 200 beautiful colours and fabrics for blinds and over 60 colours for shutters and combine the very latest ... Read more

Mission: To continue developing beautiful window dressings combined with the latest technology in order to meet the expectations of our discerning clients.

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  • Let our customers words tell you about the quality of our company:
    "We have nothing but praise for every person we came into contact with at Thomas Sanderson and love our shutters so much we intend to have them through the rest of the house."

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Thomas Sanderson – Why Work For Us?


Some of our most successful sale people had never sold a thing in their lives before joining us!

They left jobs in Administration, Banking, Retail, and the Forces to name just a few industries, to join us in selling the most beautiful blinds and window shutter products on the market today.

Just like you, they found a job advert, an editorial or a blog that caught their eye and began talking to us about what’s involved in becoming a Field Sales Designer. Some met us at events like the Chelsea Flower Show or Ideal Home Exhibition and just loved our products and the passion that our people have for the company.

What we do for you:

  • We provide you with a 5 day residential sales course, held at our Training Academy in Coventry
  • We pay for your accommodation and food for the duration of your stay
  • We provide you with a comprehensive demonstration kit-valued at £4,000                                                                      All of this is FREE OF CHARGE – YES REALLY!
  • We immediately offer you the most attractive incentives so that you can start earning additional commissions, bottles of champagne, weekends away and 5* all expenses paid holidays.
  • We enlist you into a team of like -minded individuals so that you can all work under the guidance and support of an experienced Manager and Regional Manager
  • We continue to deliver the best industry training and host regular national sales days which both enhance your knowledge and motivation.
  • We supply you with qualified, confirmed leads and a higher rate of commission for self-generated business
  • We acknowledge hard work and help people realise their ambitions to earn more and enjoy a better lifestyle.

It’s hard work being a self-employed Field Sales Designer at Thomas Sanderson because you have to be prepared to work full time hours, including evenings and weekends. The rewards however, can be incredible. Just watch the video and see for yourself.

                          To find out more please email us now at:                                                                                SalesRecruitment@thomas-sanderson.co.uk and we will call you within 48 hours.

A British manufacturer

 We started out as a family run business and  although we have grown in size over the  years, we still appreciate the ‘local’ approach  our customers love. As the years have gone  by, we have been able to offer our products  to more customers, and this has allowed us t  to develop an innovative and exciting range  of products.

 Here’s the timeline of Thomas Sanderson and  all of our acheivement over the years.

 
Thomas Sanderson a complete service
  • Manufacturing blinds in Britain for over 25 years
  • Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of blinds and shutters
  • A network of over 160 designers, installers and surveyors

“Life really is too short not to be working with one of the UK’s finest self-employed, commission only, Field Sales Executive teams. Fantastic earning potential and rewards, combined with the very best training and support-why go anywhere else for a sales job?” 

Training and role:
Following a comprehensive week of sales and product training you will attend pre confirmed appointments, visiting clients in their homes, selling from our stunning product range.

You will be part of a small field based sales team working together under the leadership of an Area Sales Manager. Your Manager will be your main point of contact and will support your training and coaching when you are in the field. You will also have full support from our in house customer service teams.

Earnings and incentives:
We supply you with over £4000 of demo kit, free of charge and first class, qualified leads to help you start earning straight away as a Sales Executive. 

There is a top up payment of £250 per week for 7 weeks (subject to conditions) and we pay by BACS every week so that you are not waiting for your money.

On top of the very best earning potential we run regular incentives for teams and individuals.

 Successful Candidates will:
·                     Have a full UK driving licence and a vehicle, mobile and laptop
·                     Available to attend appointments across daytime, evenings and weekends
·                     Be self-motivated with a genuine love of meeting new people
·                     Have either previous experience in sales or a customer facing role
·                     Be ethical, professional with a high standard of personal presentation
·                     Have excellent organisational and planning skills
·                     Thrive on closing new business
·                     Have good IT literacy skills
·                     Be eligible to work in the UK

Company overview:
Thomas Sanderson, part of the Hunter Douglas Group, creates stunning window designs combined with optimum technology to deliver the very best product on the market today AND we manufacture in the UK.

Last year we enjoyed over £42mm in sales, 2016 sees us increasing to £50mm   

We have over 400 partners who all exclusively recommend Thomas Sanderson products to their customers. These include Everest, Anglian Home Improvements, Laura Ashley and Fired Earth to name a few.

Thomas Sanderson Reviews

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    Former Employee - Direct Sales Advisor in Waterlooville, England
    Former Employee - Direct Sales Advisor in Waterlooville, England
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    I worked at Thomas Sanderson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for wages good lots if incentives

    Cons

    Company relocated up north so unfortunately got made redundant

    Advice to Management

    They need to communicate more to the people who keep the business running and not the favourites

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Thomas Sanderson.

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    Relaxed but thorough. Engaging. Enjoyable. Open and friendly.
    Met everyone who I needed to meet -found out about the business and the product. Who I would be engaging with mostly. Saw offices.

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