CAREERS AT KELVIN TIMBER

Building Dreams, One Career at a Time!

Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey in the world of timber and construction? 

At Kelvin Timber, we are more than just a timber & building suppliers – we’re a passionate team dedicated to delivering quality products and exceptional service to our valued customers. If you’re seeking a fulfilling career that values your skills, offers growth opportunities, and fosters a supportive work environment, look no further.

Why Kelvin Timber ?

With a legacy that spans over 50 years, Kelvin Timber has established itself as a trusted name in the timber and construction industry. Join our team and become a part of a storied history of excellence.

Our stores in Milngavie and Hamilton serve as hubs for innovation and collaboration. As a member of our team, you’ll have the chance to work in vibrant communities and contribute to their growth.

From skilled sales counter staff to customer service representatives, labourers, yard men and drivers, Kelvin Timber offers a diverse range of career paths. Whatever your expertise, there’s a place for you in our team.

We believe in investing in our team members. Through training, mentorship, and hands-on experience, we provide the tools you need to excel in your role and advance your career.

At Kelvin Timber, we are a family united by a common goal – delivering top-quality products and services. Join a team that values collaboration, respects individual contributions, and celebrates shared success.

How to APPLY at Kelvin Timber

We're not just building structures – we're building careers and shaping futures. Join us today and be a part of our exciting journey.

Ready to embark on a new adventure with Kelvin Timber? We invite you to apply for our ACTIVE positions. Please send your CV along with a brief cover letter to careers. In your cover letter, tell us why you’re interested in joining our team and how your skills align with the role you’re applying for. If we do not have any open positions right away, then please still apply we are always looking for bright talented people.

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OPEN POSITIONS - MILNGAVIE

Job Title: Senior Trade Sales Representative

Location: Milngavie

Salary: To be discussed at interview, Very negotiable

Contact: Mark at mark@kelvintimber.co.uk


Job Description:

Kelvin Timber is seeking an experienced Senior Trade Sales Representative to join our fast-paced, friendly, and dynamic team in Milngavie. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the building merchants or trade industry, demonstrating excellent customer service skills and a proactive attitude.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Customer Service: Greet, serve, and assist customers in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Communication: Handle incoming and outgoing phone calls, returning calls promptly and efficiently.
  • Product Guidance: Provide customers with advice and guidance on product selection tailored to their needs.
  • Quoting and Liaison: Prepare quotations and liaise with customers to ensure their requirements are met.
  • Order Management: Take orders for deliveries, coordinating with the transport team to ensure timely delivery.
  • Sales Procedures: Follow company procedures for sales and returns, ensuring all processes are completed accurately.
  • Payment Handling: Process cash and card payments, ensuring cash registers are balanced with receipts.
  • Complaint Resolution: Address and resolve customer complaints promptly and efficiently.
  • Special Orders and Returns: Manage special order items and follow up on returns to suppliers when necessary.
  • Stock Management: Conduct stock taking and stock checks regularly, keeping the counter clean, tidy, and well-merchandised.
  • Promotions and Displays: Stay updated with current promotions and update displays accordingly.
  • Health and Safety: Adhere to health and safety legislation and follow the instructions of trade counter supervisors.

Person Specification:

  • Experience: Minimum of one year’s experience in the building merchants or trade industry; trade counter experience required.
  • Customer Service: Exceptional customer service skills with a focus on building long-term customer relationships.
  • Workload Management: Ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload effectively.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Teamwork: Strong team player with the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Compliance: Adherence to company health, safety, security, and privacy policies.
  • IT Skills: Proficient in using IT systems to manage sales processes and customer interactions.

Kelvin Timber offers a supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth and development. If you are a motivated individual with the experience and skills required, we encourage you to apply.

For more information or to submit your application by sending your CV, please contact Mark at mark@kelvintimber.co.uk.

OPEN POSITIONS - HAMILTON

Job Description – Driver/ Yard Operative

Company Description: Kelvin Timber is a family-run Timber and Builders Merchant located in Milngavie & Hamilton, on the outskirts of Glasgow. Established in 1970, we have been delivering knowledgeable service to both trade and public customers.

Job Description:

Job Title: Driver/Yard Operative


Reports to: Store Manager

Location: Kelvin Timber – Hamilton
Salary: Discussed at interview stage (negotiable)

Working Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:15pm

What does it mean to be a Kelvin Timber Van Driver/Yard Operative?

 

We are seeking a helpful and adaptable individual to handle customer deliveries using our transit pickup van and assist in yard operations when necessary at our bustling timber and builder’s merchant branch in Hamilton.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of goods using the Company pickup van
  • Manual loading and unloading of delivery vehicles or operation of side-loader/forklift truck
  • Assisting customers with collections and verifying orders
  • Organizing stock in storage areas and conducting sorting and grading tasks
  • Fulfilling orders by picking and packing items
  • Maintaining cleanliness and tidiness in work areas and ensuring compliance with health and safety policies and procedures, including manual handling guidelines
  • Checking customer vehicles before departure to minimize stock losses
  • Addressing inquiries from commercial customers or the public
  • Undertaking any other duties considered reasonable within the job role

Requirements to join our team:

  • Minimum age of 21 (insurance requirement)
  • Possession of a full, manual driving license for at least 2 years (insurance requirement)
  • Preferably, no license endorsements (any endorsements must be disclosed during the application process)
  • Previous experience in multi-drop van driving
  • Prior experience in a Timber/Builder’s Merchant is advantageous, but comprehensive training is available for suitable candidates
  • Familiarity with warehouse operations and customer service
  • Awareness of health and safety protocols
  • Desirable (not essential): Sideloader and/or Forklift Truck (FLT) license

Availability for full-time work from Monday to Friday, with alternate Saturday mornings (8:00 AM – 01:00 PM)

Job Prospects:

At Kelvin Timber, we believe in promoting from within. Suitable training will be provided to enhance your skill set and prepare you for potential future vacancies within the business.

Experience and Skills:

To succeed in this role, you should have:

  • Previous experience in a Builders/Timber Merchant (essential)
  • A positive “can-do” attitude
  • Willingness to work hard and achieve objectives
  • Eagerness to learn and contribute as part of a team
  • Strong commitment to cleanliness and outstanding customer service
  • Positive attitude towards Health and Safety measures and willingness to share opinions
  • Full UK driver’s license are required

If you possess these qualities and are seeking a rewarding career in Builders Merchanting, we encourage you to apply.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Application Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Builders Merchant (Essential)
  • Full UK Driver’s License (help with local deliveries when required)

Work Location: On-site (Not remote)

Reference ID: Yard East

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Join our team at Kelvin Timber and contribute to our legacy of excellence in the timber and building industry.

Apply Now!