At Drakes we believe that our most valuable asset is our staff - working for us, you are a vital part of our team and much more than just a number. Being an independent merchant we invest time to understand the strengths and developmental needs of our staff and most importantly we support all our employees with their career and progression aspirations.

We are an ambitious company and as we continue to grow we are always on the lookout for talented and hardworking people who can make a difference and add value to our business. Even if we don't have any specific vacancies, we always welcome speculative applications.

As a company we offer an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive salary, uncapped quarterly bonus and commission schemes, a staff discount scheme, personal accident and life insurance and access to free financial advice – and not forgetting the opportunity to work for an established independent merchant of over 39 years. To apply for any of the vacancies advertised below, or to make a speculative enquiry, please submit a covering letter outlining your suitability for a career with Drakes along with a copy of your current CV to

Current Vacancies

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Marketing Executive

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you looking for a job that you can really get your teeth into and call your own? Are you looking to get away from the rat trap of commuting and sitting in an office for hours on end? Go on, we know you’d rather be working from home in your pyjamas. If this is you, then why don’t you consider us, Drakes Plumbing Supplies, a company that has been providing plumbing supplies to the building industry and trade and retail customers for over 40 years. Have we got your attention? Then read on.

We are currently looking for a Marketing Executive who can promote the company through our website and a number of different social platforms, as well as producing catalogues, leaflets and posters for our branches. The Role will be supporting and working closely with the Management Team and our 7 Branches in Kent and Sussex. There’s a lot to do, but then, there are a lot of sales out there that we want in here!

You’ll be

  • Supporting the marketing strategy of the business to generate quality leads.
  • Defining and implementing marketing action points, analysing campaign effectiveness, and creating successful campaigns for use within the marketing strategy.
  • Maintaining a social media presence including content creation.
  • Producing marketing collateral including posters, leaflets, and flyers.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading copy for promotional materials within marketing campaigns, new webpages and email marketing/newsletters in keeping with marketing strategy.
  • Assisting internal sales teams to create content that will assist them in converting leads.
  • Reporting to the Management Team on a monthly basis and attending meetings when requested.
  • And anything else we can think of as the business is constantly shifting and moving.

If you’ve read this far, then what do we want from you?


  • BA or BS degree in Marketing, Digital Marketing or Business Administration, as well as formal e-Commerce qualifications. Technical and/or website design and optimization qualifications are also highly desirable.
  • Experience in Magento e-Commerce (preferably Magento 2) & PIM.
  • A successful track record of running, launching and optimising e-Commerce platforms.
  • Project management experience.


  • Content skills both product, copy, content and media.
  • PHP, Photoshop and other design tools
  • Experience working in the plumbing materials sector


  • You must be self-motivated, have a strong desire to improve the customer experience and are results driven.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess excellent data analysis skills, including Excel and MS Office mastery, and be able to deal with complex and multiple source data, build insights and prioritise activities based on available data.
  • Have a strong understanding of sales, marketing, logistics and operational processes.
  • Have knowledge of sales support technologies such as CRM, BI and ERP.
  • Confidence designing for social media posts and ads.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.
  • Experience of helping to grow a brand’s presence through social media and/or email marketing.

And now the nuts and bolts of what WE can offer YOU

  • Work from home with occasional visits to branches in Sussex and Kent
  • Computer equipment and mobile phone
  • Competitive salary
  • 20 days holiday + 3 days for Christmas shut down + 8 Public Holidays
  • Company pension with a generous company input
  • Staff discount
  • Travelling expenses

What’s not to like?