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If successful in your application you will become part of a company who are currently enjoying year on year success and expansion. The competitive salary and staff discount benefits are only a few of the reasons why Winstanleys Pramworld is a rewarding and fulfilling working environment.

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After Sales Advisor/ Returns Operative - 37.5 hours per week

Winstanleys Pramworld are currently looking to recruit an experienced candidate to join our After Sales team in the UK’s number 1 independent nursery retailer based in Wigan. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-channel retailer who is enjoying continued year on year growth and is looking for a driven individual to come in and be part of this.

You will be responsible for all aspects of after sales, ensuring that our customers receive outstanding service after their purchase has been completed. The role involves gathering all relevant information for individual customer cases and deciding how to proceed with, or reject a warranty claim.

This role will also include dealing with all enquiries relating to orders, data inputting and the use of till systems and back office systems including the company website.

The role of an After Sales Advisor/ Returns Operative will involve manual work such as product repairs and stock returns in our warehouse.

An excellent telephone manner along with a confident and personable demeanour is required. The ability to problem solve and work under pressure is essential as you will have to deal with difficult customer situations and so the ability to resolve these to a positive end is required.

The successful candidate will also need to liaise with the different departments of the business and staff at all levels including warehouse personnel and couriers. The successful candidate will need to have a background in customer service and have excellent attention to detail and have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel and email.

The role of After Sales Advisor/Returns Operative at our organisation is vital and we are looking for someone who our customers can trust and relate to. You will need to retain a vast amount of product knowledge which you will impart to our customers.


  • Liaising with customers and manufacturers via telephone, email and Gnatta
  • Inspecting and dealing with returns
  • Assisting with exchanges and refunds
  • Dealing with outlet stock and return stock (this includes lifting some large and heavy items on occasions)
  • Arranging deliveries
  • Liaising with couriers and organising collections
  • General upkeep of workspace


Essential Skills Required:

  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Confidence
  • Ability to work under pressure

Hours of work:

  • Contracted to 37.5 hours a week
  • 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Weekend and bank holiday working required

Benefits and Pay:

  • £9.96-£11.02p/h
  • Additional holiday after 2 years’ service
  • Employee of the month rewards
  • Staff Discount
  • Able Futures Mental Health Assistance
  • Discount at Wigan Council Gyms
  • Christmas Party

Job Type: Full-time

Apply now! Send your CV to [email protected]

Work authorisation: United Kingdom (required)

Date Posted: 30-11-2023

Winstanleys Pramworld is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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