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Counter Sales, Pontypool (Terry Howell)

Posted 09 May 2024

  • Pontypool (Albion Rd)
  • Negotiable according to experience
  • Full time (40 hours)
  • Closing date: N/A


We currently have a permanent position for Counter Sales at our Terry Howell Pontypool Branch.

Who are Robert Price?

Robert Price Builders’ Merchants Ltd is a family run independent business, with head office in Abergavenny. Founded in 1847, we are a substantial local employer, with the developments and progressions of a modern SME, and the grounding and values of a traditional family run business. We are the largest independent builders’ merchant in South East Wales.

What is a builders’ merchant?

A builders’ merchant is a company which supplies materials to the construction sector.

Up to 85% of the built environment you see around you is supplied by Britain’s builders’ merchants. Merchants and the supply chain are crucial to the construction industry which contributes over £40 billion to the UK economy each year. A career in this essential commercial sector can be challenging, varied and rewarding.

40 hours per week to be worked between 7:30am – 4:30pm from Monday to Friday and to work one in two Saturday mornings.

Key responsibilities

  • Counter sales and related administration.
  • Booking goods in and out, using point-of-sale terminal.
  • Customer service, dealing with customers in person and on the phone.
  • Merchandising and price labelling.
  • Stock management.
  • The role requires excellent selling skills, customer service and team-work skills with an understanding of building materials, stock control, orders, deliveries and pricing. Computerised point-of-sale training will be given.


Include death-in-service cover, NEST pension scheme membership, uniform and boot money allowance. 30 days holidays pro rata including bank holidays. Discretionary bonuses.

Essential skills & experience

  • Building material knowledge.
  • GCSE Maths (minimum grade C) and English Language with good numeracy and keyboard skills.
  • Confident communicator with proven team work skills.
  • Naturally tidy and organised.
  • Willingness to engage with customers and provide good customer service.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work unsupervised.
  • Reliable, industrious, adaptable and quick to grasp new concepts.
  • Manual handling up to 25kg.
  • Good knowledge of building materials and their usage.

Desirable skills & experience

An interest in sales and in the construction industry.

  • Pontypool (Albion Rd)
  • Negotiable according to experience
  • Full time (40 hours)
  • Closing date: N/A

Why robert price?

You never feel like ‘one of many’ when you work for Robert Price. We’re a family business where every employee is on first-name terms with the directors. We’re looking for driven and talented individuals who want responsibility, opportunity, challenges, and above all fun! Your opinion, your progression, and your values count. With benefits including pension schemes, death-in-service cover, uniform allowance, and long-service rewards, you’ll always feel like a truly valued member of the Robert Price family.

Our history

Life at Robert Price

Robert Price is a well-known and respected company across South Wales thanks to our commitment to local people and our recognised branding – if people don’t recognise the name, they’ll definitely remember the beaver! Working at Robert Price offers you the opportunity to live in a beautiful area of the world. You don’t have to head for the big cities for a great job, instead enjoy lifestyle benefits to make any city slicker green with envy.

Our branches

What we offer

We look to find career progression opportunities for all our employees. Your development is our priority. Career satisfaction ensures we benefit from a proactive and engaged workforce. With such a range of job roles and responsibilities on offer, the next step on your career ladder is always ready and waiting. With regular staff training and performance reviews, it’s easy to develop your skills and gain promotion opportunities at Robert Price.

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