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Life at Ideal Standard and our people
Why join Ideal Standard
Operations and Production
Quality is at the core of everything we do at Ideal Standard, and our operations department works 24 hours a day to deliver high quality products for the business. As a member of this department, your role will influence everything from sales and customer retention to brand reputation.
You’ll need to be resilient, hardworking, passionate, with great attention to detail. If you’re applying for product design jobs, bear in mind: those with previous experience in a manufacturing environment, perhaps in product design jobs in other industries, and who are able to live up to the physical demands of the role will be particularly successful in our production department.
Vacancies can range from top team leaders, to quality control technical managers and production staff – with fantastic opportunities for progression.
More than 9,000 employees in 20 countries means we know the value people bring to our business. From the brand’s humble beginnings in 1872, we can say that it’s the innovators and hard workers who have built Ideal Standard into the market leader we are today.
That’s why we employ the best HR team there is to continually source new and fresh talent. We rely on Human Resources to scout, recruit, coordinate, and look after our employees. HR job opportunities range from HR business partners and managers to assistants and payroll administrators. If you’re good with people and you’re interested in joining a lively, happy team of like-minded professionals, a HR career could be for you.
Our sales team help to connect our award-winning products to the people who matter. They are the energy behind our brand, working with people as diverse as national house builders, home owners, architects and trades people.
To succeed in one of our sales and marketing jobs, you need to be a self-motivated and well-rounded individual, who can build fruitful, lasting relationships with our clients. You’ll also work closely with decision makers at the highest levels, so a confident attitude and great negotiating skills will be a valuable asset.
Ideal Standard is an excellent place to find your first sales and marketing jobs, and for sales stars from within the industry or those looking to move from another sector. Once on board, you’ll receive world-class training and support to help achieve your career ambitions.
Creativity, new ideas, and championing change – our marketing department keep us ahead of the game. As a company driven by innovation and invention, we need a resourceful creative team to push the boundaries of our product offer.
If you’re looking for a career in sales and marketing in Our marketing department offers diverse opportunities across six divisions – our London design and specification centre, digital, brand activation, category management, product management, media and PR. We look for strong influencers and unconventional thinkers, analytical experts, visionary project managers and digital specialists. A career in sales and marketing is for people who can deliver against budget, be driven by results, and help Ideal Standard gain category and channel market share.
We also look for marketing professionals who ideally have a technical marketing or technical consumer background.
Customer and business support
This team is the foundation of our reputation for strong customer relationships. Our Customer Support team pride themselves on delivering the best possible service. Responsible for taking calls, placing orders and answering product enquiries – customer support jobs at Ideal Standard are varied and challenging. If you’re a gregarious person with a genuine desire to help others, have good attention to detail and superb accuracy, you could be the perfect fit for our team.
Perhaps the most vital team in the business, Business Support assist and support the sales team, helping to secure leads and so ensure ordered products are delivered on time and in full to our customers. Good management skills, excellent communication and the ability to oversee plans is absolutely essential when applying for these specialist customer support jobs.
Warehouse and Logistics
Serving both external and internal customers, all warehousing and logistics jobs across the company play a vital role in ensuring goods are produced on time and shipped out across the world. Once the customer has spoken to the sales team, the role of the warehouse is to act as the interface between Ideal Standard and the customer’s business.
If you’re applying for warehousing and logistics jobs at Ideal Standard, you should be able to take ownership of customer demand and increasing expectations. We need people who can represent our brand and it’s core values, even when faced with challenging situations. You’ll have great analytics and planning skills, passion and enthusiasm, and an ability to adapt in a changing environment.
Our supply chain opportunities are for people who can create a smooth and efficient flow of products and information between warehouse and logistics and the rest of the business.
Relationships play a central role in our supply chain, so good communication skills are essential. Other attributes that will help you stand out when applying for supply chain opportunities are superb organisation, good time management, leadership skills, an understanding of customer expectations, problem solving, the ability to think on your feet, the ability to work well in a team, and a genuine desire to learn.
People who perform under pressure and thrive on deadlines are the individuals that do well in our finance team. In charge of managing the flow of accounts receivable and accounts payable, our finance careers place you at the absolute heart of the business. Along with a head for figures, we believe that curiosity is the quality which makes a good finance team member. If you’re comfortable working at speed, if you’re happiest when making things add up, then this is the role for you.
Finance careers can exist in this department for commercial analysts, trainee and management accountants, operations and planning controllers, and people who are willing and able to work as a part of a team.