Behrens - Vacancies

We focus on attracting, retaining, developing, rewarding and recognising our staff, encouraging high performance and personal development. We value innovation, performance and service throughout the Behrens Group. Due to continuous growth and development within the group, we are constantly looking to strengthen and develop our highly skilled workforce. Please see below our current vacancies:


Ecommerce Assistant

  • The Behrens Group is Manchester’s oldest textile business, family run and trading successfully for over 180 years.
  • The business is now embarking on a process of major digital transformation which includes launching some exciting new B2C brands.
  • To support this growth, the business is investing heavily in various ecommerce and digital areas and this includes building a top class internal digital team.
  • With ambitious growth plans backed by an extremely well established and rock solid business, this is a great time to join the company and make a real difference at the start of their digital journey.

Role Spec:

  • The Ecommerce Assistant will be responsible for providing customer service across email, phone and livechat for a new B2C brand launching in mid-2018.
  • Also responsible for website maintenance tasks such as uploading content, product listing and visual site merchandising.
  • There will also likely be the opportunity to work in other marketing areas and assist on social media campaigns and blogger outreach.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of answering customer service queries in an ecommerce environment.
  • Experience of uploading content to, and general working with, online platforms (in particular Magento and WordPress) would be a distinct advantage.
  • The ability to work in a dynamic, start-up environment; confident with a real desire to help drive company growth.
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills.

If you are interested in the above role please, send your CV with a covering letter to jhudghton AT behrens.co.uk (replace AT with @ to email)


Curtain, Tracks and Blind Fitters – Behrens Healthcare

Due to expansion, we are looking for fitters of the following: window & cubicle curtains, tracks and blinds (including anti-ligature products).

Our requirements are as follows:

  • To fit bespoke made to measure curtains, blinds, tracks and associated accessories in healthcare environments across the country.
  • To provide an excellent level of customer service.
  • Working as a team with our production department to ensure all customer appointments are delivered on time and any outstanding actions are followed up and delivered within agreed timescales.
  • Flexibility with working hours will be required.
  • Areas to cover: UK and Ireland nationwide.

Your Requirements:

  • Full UK driving license.
  • Work van and tools.
  • Previous experience of working with power tools and variety of ‘fixing’ materials.
  • Good sound working knowledge of Health & Safety.
  • Confident in providing on-site advice.
  • A problem solver.
  • Be able to work alone but also be able to work well with other Behrens fitters as required.
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively.
  • Happy to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check if required.

We welcome the opportunity of discussing our requirements in further detail with anyone with experience of fitting all types of blinds, rails and curtains as well carpentry and handyman experiences.

If you are interested in the above role, please send your CV with a covering letter to chughes@behrens.co.uk


Business Development / Account Manager – Behrens Fabrics

An excellent opportunity to join a successful and well respected group of textile trading companies, focusing on our Bedding, Upholstery and Lining Fabrics business.

We are looking for someone with excellent account management skills, strong organisational and negotiating skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.  Previous knowledge of selling fabrics to both Manufacturers and wholesalers is a requirement, whilst sourcing knowledge of Non-Woven & Polyesters would also be advantageous.

The Ideal candidate will have personality, be naturally extroverted and be self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed. They will be able to expand on our large and proven product range and customer base.

Salary is dependent on skills and experience.

If you are interested in the above role, please send your CV with a covering letter to chughes@behrens.co.uk