Plumbing World employs approximately 450 people throughout New Zealand, made up of a wide mix of skills and positions. Emphasis is placed on building strong collaborative relationships with colleagues within and across our networks so that we can be open, transparent and innovative together. Nobody has all the answers and we all learn from each other.
At Plumbing World, a career in finance isn’t just about numbers. It’s about helping us know what is happening in our business; it’s about giving us the details to make smart decisions, it’s about ensuring we are doing things right. You might not be that person who knows the difference between Flush valves or Flow restrictors, but the financial advice you offer aids in what makes Plumbing World possible.
That’s why we want people who operate with the highest levels of honesty, trust, integrity and accuracy — individuals with the skills and confidence to get the job done. You’ll need to have financial expertise of course; however, you’ll succeed here if you’re also:
- Team orientated with relationship building abilities
- Pro-active with an eagerness to embrace change
- A skilled communicator and motivated.
It’s your career. Where will it take you? Wherever your passion for numbers lies, chances are there’s a place for you here. We want to hire people that wish to build their career, for us this means encouraging you to move through various roles to find the area that best fulfils your interests as well as ours.
People and Culture
Our employees are our future success. We are committed to doing the best we can to support them, Plumbing World wouldn’t be the company it is today without the people who have grown and shaped it. As a member of our People and Culture team, you’ll help us create a culture that enables people to be proud to work for Plumbing World, to produce their best work every day, to be safe in their environment and to achieve all they want to achieve.
If your gig is recruiting talent, training and developing employees, organisational design, keeping people safe, structuring remuneration or handling employee relations? We do it all here at Plumbing World through a range of roles within our support offices. Knowledge and experience in HR and strong communication skills matter, however you’ll succeed here if you’re also:
- Able to influence and implement change
- Work in collaboration with a large group of stakeholders
- Diverse in your thinking and innovative with your ideas.
We are different here at Plumbing World because we won’t box you in. You may have your specialist area, but you can also get involved in as much of the other areas of HR, Talent or Health & Safety as you want, there is plenty of cool stuff going on, so we want you to have every opportunity to stretch your experience into something that perhaps you have always wanted to do… just weren’t allowed.
Sales, Commercial & Marketing
Representing Plumbing World to the country, products, Brands, and merchandising… what is not to love about that? Our sales teams put our marketing plans into practice. They build relationships, gather valuable knowledge about the regions in which we work and make sure we deliver products our customers want.
Our Marketing team sees our products through ‘the eyes of the plumber and consumer’, they are the experts on trends, products, advertising campaigns and how these influence our markets.
The people in our Sales and Commercial teams build and maintain relationships with both new and existing customers. They are out on the road throughout the country, on construction and residential sites meeting with our customers, both large and small, demonstrating products and providing solutions that will support their needs.
Each of these teams works with key people and groups across the company, combining their local knowledge with wider business intelligence. So what does a great Sales or Market person at Plumbing World look like?
- Driven and focussed, with a sense of urgency and a need to achieve their target
- Confident, to handle a range of situation, wins and rejections
- Outgoing, projecting a great first impression and energised by social interactions
- A great sense of humour that engages customer emotions, is likeable and memorable.
Sound like you? What are you waiting for? Be part of the continued growth of Plumbing World
We love a friendly face. Plumbing World branches are known for their personality, and passionate people who thrive on delivering the best customer service. Our branches are distinctive and the people who work in store share friendship and loyalty.
Careers that start in our branches have a way of becoming lifelong journeys. We’re a national company with plenty of opportunities for you to gain new skills, take new directions and move your career to the next level. We’re interested in you if you’re motivated by our values and have the following attributes:
- Enjoy creating a welcoming, sociable atmosphere
- Want to provide the best customer service at all times
- Enjoy building confidence and trust through attentive assistance
- Solution focused.
Branch Managers, Trade Sales, Showroom Sales, Sales Coordinators, Inventory Control, Inwards Goods, Delivery Drivers – these are just some of the positions that our people are busy doing so if you enjoy customer interaction, keeping track of stock, technical detail, project organisation or glossy showrooms we are likely to have a role for you.
Purchasing & Distribution
Directly responsible for procurement and all stages of warehousing, packing, distribution and customer service, our Purchasing & Distribution team currently consists of a diverse range of people. We work closely with all branches and functions so it’s vital we have a team who pride themselves on ensuring best practice in delivery and service. If you have experience in this area and you have the following attributes then come and join us at Plumbing World:
- A logical and systematic approach to work
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team
- Good communication and numerical skills.
We’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us drive future success. If you believe that something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well, then you are going to fit in here at Plumbing World.
IT and Business Improvement
Plumbing Worlds success relies on a strong technological infrastructure and the continued update and improvement of our IT systems. That is why we look for the brightest, most innovative minds for our Information Technology and Business Improvement teams.
These two teams of clever cookies work closely together, one dedicated to researching, trialling and reengineering systems to enable the routine delivery of exceptional business performance, the other maintaining those business systems, identifying problems and providing effective and timely solutions.
Clearly technical skills and experience are important. You should be able to solve problems under pressure and support other team members when issues arise. Exactly what skills and experience you need will depend on the role you are interested in. On top of this, we look for individuals who can drive business change and work with people across different locations and functions. Your skills will need to include:
- Customer service skills that includes patience and attentiveness
- Clear communication skills with the ability to describe technical process in a simple way
- Time management and prioritising skills.
Just as important as appropriate experience is your fit with our core values – honesty and integrity, relationships, achievement, wellbeing, CHORD (clear, honest, open, respectful and direct communications and behaviour), and a can-do attitude!