WORKING AT JOHN CULLEN

We have recruited great people across many roles in the last 12 months, including in Design, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, and Operations, and are always looking to hear from talented people who are passionate about light and would like to be part of our growing, dynamic, and ambitious team. If you’re interested in working at John Cullen Lighting, get in touch with us today by email.

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Enjoy working at John Cullen with the many benefits we have to offer:

Your health & wellbeing
– Minimum 22 days holiday rising to 25
– Additional 3 days extra holiday at Christmas time for all
– Cycle to Work scheme
– Free fruit, tea, and coffee
– Free eye tests
– Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Your finances
– Competitive salaries (benchmarked annually)
– Clear above average bonuses based on SMART objectives
– Attractive pension scheme
– Access to Perkbox
– Employee referral scheme

Your career
– Clear annual reviews with consideration for personal aspirations
– Investment in training to develop your career

Working environment
– Hybrid working arrangements
– Monthly socials
– Annual Summer and Christmas Party
– Recognition for Above & Beyond contributions

Giving back
– Raising money for charities regularly

And
– Employee discount on John Cullen products

See current roles below:-

Current Job Oportunities

Sales Executive

Place of Work
John Cullen Lighting Showroom, 561-563 Kings Road, London, SW6 2EB

The Role
The Sales Executive role is predominantly office-based focusing initially at least on telephone sales with responsibility for lighting sales specifications, demonstrating the attainment of a proficient level of specialist lighting industry and technical product knowledge. This role requires demonstrating a LED lighting sales record, specialist knowledge on the UK LED lighting industry and LED product knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

  • Answer incoming phone calls along with the rest of the sales team. Liaise with project coordinators to ensure quotations and sales orders are processed.
  • Generate the maximum personal sales revenue for the Company at the best margin and to achieve your sales targets. Ensure pipeline is kept up to date.
  • Follow up all quotations via telephone.
  • Deliver the highest level of customer service to John Cullen clients.
  • Guide prospective John Cullen clients through the buying process and to close sales.
  • To trade customers up, up sell, and negotiate with customers to deliver the biggest orders at the best margins for the company whilst being sensitive to customer’s needs and budgets.
  • To be fully aware of the latest products, technology and technical information in the John Cullen product range, including all its unique selling points.
  • Be knowledgeable in all aspects of lighting best practices including fittings, drivers, regulations, control systems and both John Cullen and competitor products.
  • Develop long-term customer relationships with a view to generating and increasing sales. Demonstrate and advocate the highest motivation and skills in sales.
  • Attend on and advise customers in the showroom, give product demonstrations, and take part in the showroom and Saturday rota when required.
  • Communicate through email, telephone, through specifications and quotations etc. to the highest standard commensurate with the John Cullen brand.
  • Provide technical and sales support to all customers and respond within a reasonable amount of time to all queries. To ensure that any customer complaints about products/performance are immediately dealt with.
  • Personal sales turnover & margin

Key skills / attributes

  • This is a sales position. You must be highly organised, commercially focused, a good communicator and set a positive example of behaviour to colleagues.
  • LED lighting industry and product knowledge, plus understand value-based specification selling.
  • You must always be a John Cullen ambassador and act in a professional manner, setting a good example to customers and colleagues. Have good MS-Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), time keeping and project management skills. Additional software skills such as CRM and AutoCAD are preferred.

To Apply

Send your CV and a covering letter to Alex Phillips.

Lighting Designer

The Role

  • To work with our clients and project teams to deliver bespoke lighting design layouts from initial client brief, through construction, to project completion for high end luxury properties. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design lighting layouts for construction (AutoCAD)
  • Develop lighting specifications and control schedules
  • Create inspirational presentations for lighting reports including design approach, aspirational images, renders and sketches
  • Liaise with project design team to coordinate the lighting designs with other packages
  • Present lighting concept and developed design schemes (virtually or in person)
  • Attend or lead design meetings, site visits and site surveys as necessary as part of project work
  • Complete lighting mock ups / tests to verify design intent
  • Liaise with construction team regarding the installation and answer technical queries
  • Carry out commissioning of lighting schemes after installation including during antisocial hours
  • To be fully aware of the latest insights, trends and creative influences in lighting design
  • Demonstrate and advocate the highest creative and technical design skills
  • Be knowledgeable about all design practices, regulations and company products
  • Produce fee proposals based on initial client brief and present to clients
  • Feed back to the JC R&D team on new and existing product development projects
  • Work closely with the John Cullen sales, project coordination and technical teams to deliver end to end success
  • To assist with CPD seminars and Masterclasses

Qualifications

  • Good GCSE’s, especially in English, Maths and creative disciplines
  • Good A-Level’s
  • Degree, or equivalent course, in lighting, architecture or interiors

Experience

  • Min 2 years’ experience in lighting industry with a focus on creative lighting layouts for high end residential or high end hospitality projects
  • Experience in a client facing role with the responsibility for managing projects

Key skills and attributes

  • In depth knowledge of lighting technology – drivers, control protocols, luminaires, CRI/TM-30, binning, CCT etc
  • AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft suite, CRM
  • DIALUX is a benefit but not essential due to the fact that most of our residential projects do not require calculations
  • Can communicate effectively in a luxury environment
  • Can demonstrate ability to present to groups of people comfortably and effectively
  • Commercial and numerate
  • Skilled in retaining detailed technical knowledge
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

To Apply

Send your CV and covering letter to Luke Thomas. Applications must include a relevant portfolio of work.

Technical Services Engineer

Place of Work​    Head Office, Unit 24, Talina Centre, Bagley’s Lane, London and around the UK

The Role

You will be working alongside two Senior Technical Engineers. Your typical duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Commissioning lighting control systems
  • Inspecting and testing equipment.
  • Analyse and read electrical schematics and drawings.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.
  • Writes up reports and quotations – prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for the projects.
  • Ordering electrical supplies and parts
  • Attending site regularly – valid d DL (essential).
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems.
  • Carries out any other necessary tasks delegated by the supervising engineer.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Understand the basics of electrical installation.
  • Can understand and interpret electrical terminology.
  • Demonstrates patience when running multiple tests.
  • Can conduct independent research.
  • Works well in the team and independently.
  • Pays close attention to detail with strong organisational skills

Desirable skills

  • CAD or drawing experience
  • Understanding of lighting commissioning software Lutron, Rako
  • Use programs such as Office 365, Teams, SAP

You might have transferable skills if you worked with the following:  

  • CCTV
  • Door Security
  • Alarm access controls
  • Elevators
  • HVAC

To Apply

Send your CV and a covering letter to Chris Painter.

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