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Words by Hargroves Cycles

on 18/07/2019 13:12:00


Do what you love.

Find a career in the cycling industry

This could be your opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading Cycling retailer. First established in 1981, Hargroves Cycles are a recognized cycling retailer in the South of England who are trusted by the cycling community.  We ensure the products and services needed by cyclists are readily available at the best possible prices, supported by the highest levels of customers service.   Hargroves Cycles reaches the rest of the UK and internationally through its website, an online destination for the cycling community seeking out the latest products from the industry's leading brands.

Full Time Sales Assistant Southampton

Location: 150 Commercial Road, Totton, Southampton SO40 3AA
Hours: 30 - 40 hours per week averaged over a two-week period, including alternate weekends
Salary: Competitive - depending on experience

We are looking to recruit a Full Time Sales Assistant to support our busy Totton store to encourage and inspire our customers to ride more. This is a challenging role. Day to day you will be sharing your passion for cycling whilst advising our customers on the products and services they need. You will also be responsible for undertaking sales transactions and ensuring our store looks presentable at all times.

Your role

As a Sales Assistant your main role is to provide excellent levels of customer service at all times. You will need to actively pursue all sales opportunities and ensure that customers are advised on suitable products for their individual needs. As part of the store sales team you will be required to maintain a smart, tidy, safe and well-merchandised working environment. You may be required to handle special orders, warranty returns, booking in jobs and dealing with customer issues. At times, you may be asked to help unload stock transfers.

You’ll need to have the following skills

  • Have a solid understanding of cycling and the products available on the market
  • Excellent communication skills both with customers and working colleagues
  • Be able to work as part of a dynamic sales team
  • Have the drive to achieve and the self-motivation to maintain the highest of standards
  • Ensure a smart appearance and ensure a helpful, approachable attitude is maintained at all times
  • Have a basic computer literacy
  • During extreme times you may be required to complete tasks outside of your normal duties/responsibilities or working hours

Enjoy our benefits

  • Trade price staff purchase scheme on products including bikes, parts, accessories and clothing
  • Pension contribution scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays

How to apply

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV and covering letter to: with the subject header Full Time Sales Assistant Southampton

Want To Work At Hargroves?

We are always on the lookout for people who are talented and passionate and who share our ambition to continually deliver the highest standard of service to our customers either online or in-store. We guarantee you fun whilst you work, support and trainingand provide amazing opportunities to grow as Hargroves Cycles continues to evolve. If we are not currently recruiting or you don't spot a job that is perfectly suited to you then please still send us your CV and a covering letter telling us what you are looking for and why you would be the perfect candidate. Please send emails to We don't acknowledge receipt of emails but rest assured we will keep your details on hand should an appropriate opportunity arise.