Working in our support centres
We have two support centres across the country, one based in Warwick and one in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Our William Wilson business also has support functions in Aberdeen. These buildings are home to all of the functions that ensure our branch and supply chain teams have what they need to deliver an exceptional service to the customer. Our offices are modern spaces, with a great and collaborative family culture, and operate a hybrid working arrangement – with colleagues balancing their time between home and the office. There are five areas of expertise that make up our support centres.
Key teams in our Support Centres
Our finance teams are the stewards of our financial performance, ensuring that we grow sustainably and profitably. The roles are wide and varied, from business partners working with our brands and teams to ensure their success, to systems and tax teams enabling us to keep the business moving – paying suppliers, assessing risks and undertaking our reporting functions. You’ll need to be commercially minded, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to work in a large, fast-moving and rapidly changing business. As Wolseley continues to grow, you’ll enjoy a range of challenging and exciting work, as well as plenty of opportunities for personal and professional development.
Governance, Legal and Assurance
This team is our corporate conscience and has the mantra of driving value through assurance. From our in-house team of lawyers, through our compliance functions and profit protection teams, right through to our newly formed Environmental Social and Governance function – this team makes sure that we don’t put a step wrong by constantly challenges the business to ensure we’re always doing things the right way. Our Safety & Health Team also forms part of this department and is one of the most prominent in our business. Without doubt, safety is the number one priority at Wolseley. Colleagues here are trusted advisors and true partners to the business, and have regular interactions with the Leadership Team and branch colleagues alike.
Our HR team is so much more than an answer service for colleagues. It’s a multi-disciplined team driving forward the strategy for the business and ensuring that the colleague experience at Wolseley means we can attract the best people, develop them to be the best they can be, and retain them to be our future leaders. Members of the HR Team are the architects behind the industry-leading Wolseley Talent Guild – an holistic approach to talent management that ensures our people have career plans and opportunities to let them realise their aspirations - covering apprenticeships and sector-specific development through to industry recognised qualifications. The HR team also includes all of our people support functions, our systems and our employee engagement teams.
As you may gather from a business our size, our communication systems and technical abilities are huge. That’s why we hire and retain the very best minds in the sector to ensure that we’re ‘always on’ for our customers and colleagues. As we adopt hybrid working, and increasingly shift our systems architecture to allow our colleagues to work in agile ways, our IT Team – predominately based out of our Ripon site in Yorkshire – have become one of the most critical parts of our business and are vital to our collective success. You can expect a true family-feel if you join the team, and a hugely collaborative working environment where we deliver change at speed and with care and accuracy.
Pricing, Own-Brand, Digital and Marketing
To be the service-led partner of choice not only do we need the great service from our branch colleagues, but we need our customers to know we have an unrivalled product range. This is where the POD & Marketing come in. With innovative and new products coming thick and fast this team ensures that we get them onto our shelves quickly – at prices that help our customers’ businesses to thrive. They’re the team that also keep a focus on customers’ ability to also buy the stock they need through our online trading facilities and manage their business effectively with our digital tools.
In this area, we’re looking for passionate people with the skills and expertise to drive our business on and the energy to make change happen in a fast paced environment. Whether it’s Marketing, our Product offering, our digital capability or driving our own brand range, we have big plans and aspirations in this area, so it’s truly an exciting place to work.
Meet some of the team
Chris Cottington, Operational Design Director
When I joined Wolseley, I was looking for a first job with structured training and career development possibilities. Since I joined in 2000, I’ve had a number of roles throughout our Leamington Spa Support Centre. There’s a lot of variety here and I feel I can make a difference to the business. There are a lot of career opportunities here, because of the company’s scale and the fact it’s in so many different places. You’re working with great people who are committed to doing their very best for customers and colleagues every day. It makes it all worth it.
Meet some of the team
Daniel Peterson, Learning & Development Trainer
Six years ago, I started at Wolseley as a temp agency worker, pretty much straight from university. Why am I still here? I’ve worked with some great people – they’re more than happy to share their wisdom, but always up for a laugh, too! I’ve also enjoyed lots of personal development and career progression. I’ve been lucky, because people have spotted something in me and that recognition motivated me. If you’re willing to get stuck in, have a genuine interest in other people and focus on delivering quality work, you’ll do well here.
Latest jobs in our Support Centres
Contact the recruitment team
We're always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the opportunities that we have available in our Support Centres, or if there's anything else you'd like to know before you apply (or indeed during the application process), please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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