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Swimming pool and spa industry jobs

February 28, 2013

Look for swimming pool and spa industry jobs on the SPLASH! Job Board.

To be included as either a potential employer or a potential employee, email David Stennett at david@spasa.com.au.

Below are swimming pool and spa construction and retail jobs. (For Aquatics positions such as lifeguards or swim coaches, go to the SPLASH! job page at Sportspeople.)

 

POSITIONS VACANT

District Technical Manager

Hayward Pool Products (Australia) Pty Ltd

Hayward Pool Products is one of the world’s largest, oldest and Australia’s fastest growing suppliers of swimming pool and spa equipment, with 4 offices located around Australia.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced District Technical Manager to join our Melbourne branch team. This will be a challenging and rewarding role which forms an integral part of our business.

Based in Dandenong South, VIC within an excellent work environment, we are looking for a reliable, proactive, and adaptable individual with a passion for the customer and technical service, a positive attitude and a flexible approach. Within a strong team culture, working as part of the team you are committed to providing “A GRADE” service, repairs and support for our customers throughout the region.

Reporting to the Branch Customer Service Manager, the primary purpose of the role is to provide a quality and professional level of technical service and customer support for our products that extends to a wide range of customers. This is achieved through understanding customers’ needs and following through their enquiry from either the repair or order process into our warehouse facility.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical support for our extensive range of pool products
  • Processing of Warranty claims from start to completion whilst attending to warranty in-field repairs of Hayward equipment
  • Perform product repairs, both in-field and in-house
  • Provide customer and internal technical training on the Hayward range of products
  • Diagnose technical problems over the phone
  • Attend industry events and expos as part of support team from time to time
  • Utilize and extend current service agent network
  • Communicate effectively with team members and customers regarding progress and follow-up
  • Contribute to the development of training materials and programs
  • To be considered for this role you will possess the following experience and personal qualities:

Qualifications/Experience:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Swimming Pool Industry disciplines
  • With 5 years minimum related experience in a similar role

Someone possessing a trade certificate, diploma or knowledge in electrical, electronic or mechanical fields will be viewed as highly advantageous and are encouraged to apply.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
  • A sound capacity to develop and maintain customer relationships
  • Ability to use own initiative and work unsupervised, managing tasks and time efficiently and effectively
  • Proven strong analytical, mechanical problem solving skills
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service, coordination and negotiation skills
  • Computer and MS Office skills, including Excel, Word, Gmail and other web based programs
  • Positive attitude to WHS practices and procedures

Comprehensive on the job training will be provided.

To apply directly, please email your resume and accompanying cover letter to dean.calvert@hayward-pool.com.au

 

Boss Solar Pool Heating are seeking a Melbourne based Key Account Manager who will be assigned to oversee the sales team responsible for all pool heating accounts. Key account management includes sales but also includes planning and managing the full relationship between a business/sales team and its customers. This position reports to the General Manager. 
Key Management Skills required 
·         Strong networking, building and sustaining trusting relationships 
·         Demonstrated experience in a role with similar scope and responsibilities 
·         Passion for continuous improvement and desire to work for a committed team 
·         Takes decisive action with attention to detail under pressure 
Travel Requirements 
·         One week per month (at times two weeks depending on seasonal factors) 
·         Local and International Pool shows  
Purpose of position 
 
Implement and contribute to the development of the Sales and Marketing strategy and cultivate new customers to meet sales growth (revenue and margin) targets 
 
Guide the team to ensure their integration and cohesiveness  
 
Key Responsibilities: 
·         Plan customer calls in order to maintain relationships and understand problems and project pipeline management 
·         Market knowledge – understand market dynamics and provide information to the sales and management team 
·         Manage pricing – ensure the current list is being used, know how to calculate pricing 
·         Provide information for weekly meetings and other reporting requirements 
·         Identify new sales opportunities within existing accounts to retain a client-account manager relationship by up-selling and cross-selling. 

Swimming pool service technician – Brisbane – Rode Pool Services

Prerequisites for job:

  1. understand and practice very good communication skills
  2. very good customer service skills are essential
  3. no prior industry experience required
  4. must live no further than 15km from our Windsor head office
  5. application needs to include:
  • resume
  • current Criminal History Check (name only search)
  • current drivers licence points check

Job Description:

Cleaning of domestic and body corporate swimming pools
Water analysis and analysis interpretation
Handling chemicals
Installing equipment
Diagnose system issues, provide solutions and repairs

Position Details:

Award = Miscellaneous Workers Award
Full-time employment
Monday to Friday 7am – 4pm
Pay for no experience personnel is $45 000.00 for probation then salary increases to $50 000.00
Pay for experienced personnel will be negotiated at the time of the position be offered
Probation period is 6 months
9.5% superannuation
Will be garaging a service vehicle (if you live no further than 15km from our Windsor head office)
Will be supplied an electronic tablet and mobile phone

Retail Sales Manager – Brisbane –

Rode Pool Services

Prerequisites for job:

  1. understand and practice very good communication skills
  2. demonstrate very good customer service skills
  3. essential to this position is reliability and punctuality
  4. must have managerial retail sales experience
  5. prior industry experience would be a benefit but not essential
  6. application needs to include:
  • resume
  • current Criminal History Check (name only search)
  • current drivers licence points check

Job Description:

Retail sales manager for our store at The Gap, Brisbane.
Working week will be 30 hours and includes weekends (Saturday 8am – 4pm and Sunday 9am – 1pm).  Week days are 8am to 5pm.
You will be working with a team consisting of fulltime and casual retail sales assistants.
Your duties will encompass but not be limited to, opening and closing store, supervisor staff, client liaison, cash handling, security, stock control etc.

Position Details:

Award = General Retail Industry Award 2010
30 hour per week (includes working weekends)
Hourly rate of $32.00 per hour
Probation period is 6 months
9.5% superannuation

 

Cityscapes Pools & Landscapes have been making backyard dreams come true for more than 25 years. Traditionally we have worked on top end style projects taking ideas from design through to completion and now we are in a strong expansion phase to help more people fulfil their desires.

We are looking for someone fun and dynamic to join our team and work closely with us to develop this area of our business. If you think you can inject a fresh boost of energy into our team and think of yourself as having the following characteristics, we would love to talk with you.

  • Excited to help people achieve their dream backyards (or front yards)
  • Friendly and personable to all stakeholders
  • Dynamic and motivated approach to sales
  • Keen to make this area of our business your own
  • Ideally experienced within the construction industry (optional for the right person)
  • Able to read construction plans
  • Have the ability to generate new business and drive sales
  • Excellent presentation skill

What’s in it for you?

  • You’ll be more than just an employee, you’ll join a family business with direct access to the owners and your input will be valued
  • We are an experienced business with established leads ready to be serviced
  • A mobile phone will be included to help you reach your goals
  • We also recognize that taking the plunge into sales can be daunting and that a secure income may help you transition into this role so we are open to offering a base salary + commission which can be assessed after 6 months. If you have already experienced a commission only position, we are happy to consider this option as well.

If our business sounds like something you can fit in to and you’re ready to sink your teeth into this exciting role, please send your resume and brief cover letter to admin@cityscapes.net.au or don’t be afraid to pick up the phone if you have any questions and call Maria on 0414508617

Sales and Administration Consultant – Melbourne

The Pool Tile Company is a well established, dynamic and growing business supplying quality products, including glass and ceramic mosaics and natural stone and porcelain. We currently offer the broadest selection of tiles for pools and outdoor surrounds in the Brisbane market. We are new to the Melbourne market (Keysborough) but we are making ground fast due to our industry expertise. We are larger than you might think! If you love helping people and have strong retail consultancy and administrative skills, we are the company for you.

The Role

As a Sales & Administration Consultant your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • assisting clients with tile selections in the new on-site showroom, via phone and web-chat
  • answering telephone enquiries from new and existing clients
  • preparing and processing quotes, orders, invoices and payments
  • checking stock availability and coordinating timely delivery
  • assisting with marketing tasks such as preparing sample requests
  • following up on sales leads

The Right Person

  • definitely a self starter customer service extraordinaire with prior sales experience, knowledge of tiles is not essential as we will train the right person, but it would be a distinct advantage
  • an eye for colour and design combined with retail experience
  • excellent time management skills and multi-tasking abilities
  • attention to detail and an administrative background within any industry that will provide transferable skills
  • experience with MS Office and an accounting package will be highly regarded

Product knowledge training will be provided on all products we supply.

Hours of work initially 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, however Saturday work may be required in the not too distant future, with a time in lieu compensation arrangement for these hours.

We are a business that encourages staff to take ownership of their work and make a difference. Our growing team is made up of friendly, positive and hard working people. If you would like to be part of our team, please apply to michelle@pooltile.com.au and ensure you supply a covering letter that addresses your suitability against the role selection criteria.

Branch Manager

  • Wholesale Distribution in Leisure Industry
  • Lead and be part of a Vibrant and Passionate Team.
  • Based in Sydney’s Western Suburbs.

Pool Systems was established in 1983; and as a manufacturer and distributor of leisure products, we service outlets throughout Australia, NZ, North America and Europe through a mix of specialty retail outlets, service agents and builders.   We are Australia’s largest wholesaler to the Pool and Spa industry with warehouses in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Adelaide.

This is a hands-on management role suitable to someone who leads by example, has the drive and ambition to succeed, and thrives on delivering success whilst running a tight ship.

Reporting to our Head Office in Brisbane, you will:

  • Drive branch performance & customer service outcomes
  • Ensure inventory management systems are operating optimally
  • Manage technical and trade counter activity
  • Provide advice and guidance to branch staff and customers as required
  • Monitor and improve the performance of the existing branch processes and activities ensuring the efficient operation of the branch
  • Orderly flow of work order and general documentation of the branch operations
  • Responsibility to manage the branch inventory to support customer requirements

To be considered you must have:

  • Experience in our industry or closely related trade
  • Several years of demonstrated people leadership skills
  • The ability to implement and monitor existing processes and procedures
  • The ability to problem solve and plan, and interest in continuous improvement
  • Moderate competency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Have demonstrable organizational skills.

The successful applicant will be rewarded with a generous salary package with secure, long term employment within a well-established and growing company.

To join our expanding business, email your letter of application and a resume without delay to madelond@poolsystems.com.au

Successful Business In The Cook Islands For Sale

You want to be your own boss ? and make money on the first day ? then buy a profitable swimming pool and spa business in the litlle paradise of the Cook Islands

– Only competition is yourself

– Huge potential of development

– 2 Van with stock set up for daily routes

– Can be easily run by a couple or family

– Busy all year round due to the tropical climate

– Will provide a month hand over and training if necessary

– Plan your daily routes with a maximum free time, afternoon and week-ends with family in a safe and educated environment with zero crimes

– Initial investment can easily be made over 3 years

If you’re serious, motivated and up for the adventure this is the a great opportunity, contact us at: liquideater@yahoo.co.uk

 

Sub Contract Installer/ Service Technician

Due to continued strong expansion in the Sydney market, Heliocol Solar Pool Heating is seeking a Sub Contract Installer/ Service Technician to carry out quality installations and servicing on solar pool heating systems in the region.

Heliocol Solar is a leading supplier and installer of solar pool heating equipment in Australia with a strong reputation for service and quality.

The role will consist of collecting the relevant product from our warehouse at Seven Hills and installing at the customer’s home. No specialised skills are required as training will be provided. We do require neat and tidy work. We also value installers who have a positive “can do” attitude and who can provide great customer service throughout the installation.

Most installations are completed in the same day and your invoices will be paid weekly.

The successful applicant will:-

  • Have a trade type background,
  • Demonstrate a good customer service focus
  • Be able to carry out a quality installation.

You will need your own ABN, appropriate insurance, a tidy ute type vehicle as well as basic hand tools and ladders. (no specialised tools required).

If you would like more information, or to set up a meeting to discuss this opportunity further, please send a quick email to paulv@heliocol.com.au

Pool Technician

Are you looking for a job that allows you to work outdoors, keeps you fit and active, promotes you to think outside the square, and will see your customer service skills shine? Then come and join the Adelaide Pool Patrol Team.

We are Adelaide’s leading pool servicing and maintenance experts, servicing both domestic and commercial clients. Our service people excel at customer service, are mechanically minded, team focused, and all share the comapny’s vision of excelling within our field. We believe in rewarding our staff. Salary packages include a fully maintained vehicle and mobile phone.

If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of our successful team, please email your resume to admin@adelaidepoolpatrol.com.au

adelaidepoolpatrol.com.au

 

 

Account Manager

We are Australia’s largest wholesaler to the Pool and Spa industry with warehouses in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Adelaide.

If you see yourself managing and developing an established customer territory with a market leader, where growth and expansion is an everyday discussion, then we are the business for you.

To become a team member in our Sydney based sales team you will:

  • Have a background in pool – either in retail, service or field sales,
  • Have high energy, enthusiasm and great people skills, and a clear customer focus,
  • Be either experienced in, or attuned to, account management and business development strategies,
  • Preferably live in the northern or inner suburbs of Sydney.

While selling and negotiation skills are essential, an ability to use software and apply analytics is also key to how our team sell.  And for all prospective team members, the best attributes that you will possess are that you like dealing with people and generating growth for your customers.

In return for your skills and energy, we offer generous remuneration and benefits.

If you are established in the industry and seeking a change, or looking to take the next step in your career, please forward your application, including a cover letter and resume via the APPLY tab.

Supreme Heating – Commercial Sales Executive

An exciting opportunity exists with a market leading company to develop and grow an innovative specialised product in the renewable energy category – large scale PV and thermal solutions for the electricity and hot water/swimming pool industry.

As the Commercial Sales Executive you will be responsible for driving sales through development of commercial business opportunities. This involves having a strong understanding of the market and opportunities, establishing and maintaining sound business relationships, and developing and implementing proposals through government tender processes that meet customer and business needs. You will need to have a good technical understanding of the product and be able to effectively communicate with people on all levels. You will have the ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.

Your skill set will enable you to:

  • Develop and implement product marketing plans
  • Develop customer / distributor channels focused on increasing distribution, gaining competitive advantages and channel differentiation
  • Develop product launch plans including sales training and communications
  • Learn and develop the technical aspects of the product
  • Have experience in the Government sector with managing and submitting tenders

Your experience will demonstrate:

  • A proven track record in sales and relationship management
  • Polished presentation and strong commercial acumen
  • Experience working with distributors, manufacturers and end users
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present at all levels

The position is based at head office in Bundoora, Victoria and offers an opportunity to join the leadership group, an attractive salary package and a comfortable, family oriented environment.

Applications including resumes can be forwarded to: director@supremeheating.com.au

 

 

Category Manager – Pool

Clark Rubber is retail icon in the Australian market, well known as a category experts in Pool, Foam and Rubber.

If you’re an energetic, focused and dynamic Category Manager/Buyer looking for a challenge then this is a fantastic opportunity to join the Clark Rubber team.

As the Category Manager for our key ‘Pool’ trading category, this role is perfectly positioned for a candidate with good pool industry experience.

Reporting to the General Manager Merchandise the key objectives of the role are to develop and execute strategies to achieve sales and margin budgets for the category and the business in general.  Some of the key responsibilities include:

  1. Sourcing quality and value for money appropriate category products;
  2. Developing new and innovative products in conjunction with suppliers;
  3. Negotiating trading terms with suppliers;
  4. Establishing and maintaining effective supplier relationships;
  5. Maintaining appropriate product ranges that will ensure sales and profit growth;
  6. Developing extensive marketing and promotional  campaigns for the products, via media such as catalogue and TV advertising campaigns;
  7. Maintaining effective communication and support throughout the Clark Rubber franchisee network; and
  8. Developing effective training programs.

The successful candidate must have:

  1. At least 5 years buying / category management experience;
  2. Proven pool industry experience;
  3. A proven track record in achieving sales and profit budgets;
  4. Solid experience with range planning / building seasonal programs;
  5. Proven experience in overseas sourcing and importing;
  6. Experience in managing supplier relationships and trading terms;
  7. Supply chain experience;
  8. Advanced Excel skills are a must;
  9. Experience in a retail franchise business is an advantage; and
  10. Holder a Certificate III or IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service would also be an advantage.

Candidates with previous experience in managing pool and/or spa categories will be highly regarded.

A competitive salary package is on offer for the right candidate including an incentive bonus payment scheme.

This is a unique opportunity for a buying professional to work with a reputable established franchised retailer.

Only candidates currently residing in Australia with a valid working visa need apply. Please contact jessica.chalmers@clarkrubber.com.au

 

Cook Islands Business for sale

You want to be your own boss ? And make money on the first day ? Then buy a profitable swimming pool and spa business in the little paradise of the Cook Islands.

– Only competition is yourself

– Huge potential of development

– 2 Van with stock set up for daily routes

– Can be easily run by a couple or family

– Busy all year round due to the tropical  climate

– Will provide a month hand over and training if necessary

– Plan your daily routes with a maximum free time, afternoon and week-ends  with family in a safe and educated environment with zero  crimes

– Initial investment can easily be made over 3 years

If you’re serious, motivated and up for the adventure this is a great opportunity, contact us at: liquideater@yahoo.co.uk

 

Pool Technician / Pool Shop Sale Assistant WA

We require an experienced Pool Technician / Shop Sales Assistant with skills in pool maintenance, water testing, pool equipment repair, sales, pool shop operation etc.

Enjoy working outside – Vehicle provided – Industry training and qualifications provided

The successful candidate will have skills in:

  • Operation of a pool store
  • Demonstrate knowledge of swimming pool problem identification and rectification both in store and in field
  • Responsible, motivated and keen to learn, Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Well-presented, able to think on their feet and enjoy dealing with customers – professionally and politely and ethically.
  • Current Manual C-class Driver’s License and safe driving history

Key Responsibilities

• Managing customer expectations
• Water testing, management of pool’s water condition, equipment and safety
• Organise and manage stock
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability to work unsupervised

This role incorporates both retail shop sales and field (pool cleaning) work.

Salary will be negotiated depending on experience and skill.

Email your CV and a cover letter to: d.adley@rockinghampoolandspa.com.au

 

Boss Solar – Sales Representative

Boss Solar are a growing business who are seeking a Sales Representative to increase sales of Solar Pool Heating products in Melbourne and interstate. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining contact with existing customers, identifying and establishing new opportunities, and following up on potential leads. The role is as an Outside Sales Representative who will also monitor industry trends in order to identify emerging markets and help to develop plans to utilize those markets to expand revenue.

If you have prior experience in any area of the swimming pool industry and a desire to expand your career, this position would be suited to you.

The ideal candidate will:
• have completed two to three accredited sales courses
• have four years outside sales experience
• be willing to travel approximately 80% of the time
• have strong computer skills and understanding of spreadsheet software
• be self-motivated
• have solid interpersonal communication skills
• have excellent listening skills
The key to success in this position will be the ability to work effectively and compatibly with your fellow team members.

Strictly no agency calls
Please email your resume to accounts@bosspolymer.com.au
Contact Number: 0407 901 701

 

 

 

 

 



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