Trade Sales Assistant (Wellington)

  • NZ Safety Blackwoods
  • Petone, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • 09 May, 2024
Full time Customer Service and Call Centre Retail Sales/ Business Development Trades and Services

Job Description

Job no: ECNRK
Category: Branch Assistant

It’s an exciting time to join NZ Safety Blackwoods! We’re looking for a Trade Sales Assistant to join our tight-knit team in our Petone, Wellington Trade Centre!

This is a Full-Time role working 42 hours per week.

Specific hours of work are: (Tuesday to Friday, 7:30am to 5:00pm) and (Saturdays 8:30am to 3:00pm).

Are you an experienced salesperson who loves helping customers find what they need for the job they're doing? Having good knowledge of PPE, Hardware or Apparel will be a definite advantage.

This isn’t your standard sales role! It's varied and fun! Other aspects of the role include storeman work, computer work and some manual handling.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be the first point of call for customers walking through the door
  • Interact with customers, identifying their needs and presenting solutions across our wide range of products and services
  • Customer service that grows sales and loyalty
  • Provide world-class customer service - Ensuring customers are always the number one priority
  • Upsell at every opportunity
  • Liaise with support teams including suppliers by phone, email etc to ensure customer requirements are met accurately and on time.
  • Ability to assist, maintain and improve store presentation and visual merchandising standards and selection of products to sell
  • Maintain stock levels on shelves ensuring appropriate stock rotation
  • Handling, packing and dispatching inwards and outwards goods
  • Assist with maintaining accurate inventory within the store

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Will have proven experience in a similar role within the retail, sales and/or trade sector
  • Sales driven with a desire to exceed targets and be rewarded for high performance
  • A friendly, outgoing personality with excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and a team player
  • Be able to quickly build long lasting relationships
  • A problem solver who can turn challenging situations into a win/win
  • Will have a passion for customer service coupled with a ‘can do attitude’
  • Will be physically able and thrive on working in a fast-paced environment
  • Have computer skills to process point of sales counter sales, use of outlook for emails etc

About Us:

At NZ Safety Blackwoods, we are passionate about providing expert knowledge and solutions to our customers. We have a strong reputation as a market leader providing industrial solutions for apparel, footwear, safety, engineering, tools and packaging.

With Trade Centres across New Zealand, as well as a diverse sales team, digital platform and call centre, our goal is to make it safe, easy and efficient to do business whilst providing access to a vast product range covering all business needs.

NZ Safety Blackwoods is all about taking care – taking care of our customers, our community and each other.


  • Quarterly sales incentives!
  • Great staff discounts on a wide variety of products
  • Work with a diverse business with a huge product range (selling market-leading brands like Milwaukee, 3M, Blundstone, Makita, John Bull, Teng Tools, and King Gee to name a few…)
  • Great Career opportunities in a long-established successful NZ heritage business that is growing

Apply now and tell us why it is you that we should be welcoming into the NZ Safety Blackwoods family!

NZ Safety Blackwoods promotes and adheres to the principles and practices of diversity. We are also very proud to be an official partner of KidsCan and a Mates In Construction Impact Premium Partner