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Specification Analyst

We are currently recruiting a Specification Analyst who is also a fluent Polish speaker, for a permanent position to join our Technical and Product Development department based in Aylesbury. The role is ideal for a recent graduate who has a background in engineering, construction, or the building services sector and is a fluent communicator in both English and Polish. The successful candidate will report directly to the Technical Director and work alongside our Technical Sales and Commercial Teams.

The role has excellent upward progression opportunities for the right candidate helping us deliver real time technical advice to clients and working on long-term new product development for realisation in the UK and Irish markets. We will be providing extensive on the role and external training to the chosen candidate, so that they can become an expert in all the necessary areas required to deliver an excellent service.

We are the leading supplier of modern renders external wall insulation systems in the UK. We have a large database of installers across the UK who use our systems and materials, and we now have branches throughout South-East England where we sell, deliver and stock our materials.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with our technical sales and business development teams to ensure clients receive correct and site-specific technical specification documents for their projects.
  • Formulate u-value, condensation risk analysis calculations using the most up to date and approved software.
  • Be the office support for our on-the-road technical sales team and be prepared to support their requirements with all aspects of technical advice.
  • Review and approve warranty applications; be prepared to raise and flag any underlying issues with the client and the commercial support team.
  • Support the Technical Director on improving current technical information, whether this is on the website, technical guides or specific technical datasheets.
  • Use Polish language skills to liaise with our European colleagues to resolve all product queries and questioned technical matters.
  • Be the point of contact for telephone and email queries related to technical matters for new and existing clients.
  • Assist management with all aspects of new product certification. We are extensively expanding our expenditure with the BBA, NSAI, and fire testing departments to bring new products and systems to market.
  • Attend formal technical training and be ready to implement new technical information and procedures into the technical department.
  • Work with the European colleagues to ensure external audits of products by the various technical bodies flow smoothly, minimising any issues.
  • Once up to speed with the company procedures, be confident to implement new ideas and positive changes to make the technical information more comprehensive and easier to access across the business.
  • Understand and learn the various products and systems.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • Fluent in both English and Polish – written and spoken is essential.
  • Ideally a degree or higher education in a related field to our industry, e.g. engineering, architecture, business services or construction.
  • Would also consider a candidate experienced in any of these fields who could prove their value to our business.
  • Work to tight deadlines, prioritise accordingly and be able to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn is critical.
  • Occasional travel to Poland, Czech Republic or Slovakia to meet with European colleagues and partners.
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK

The salary has some scope for negotiation – depending on experience, candidate background and proficiency in the skills we are recruiting for. The business is growing extensively, and this is an ideal time to join our company.

Regional Business Development Manager

Sky is the limit with this role opening! Success in the role depends on the individual’s prowess, ambition and enthusiasm. Salary £25k basic (£35k OTE) topped up with a generous individual and team commission system (no upper limit on earning potential).

Based in the building and construction sector, we are the leading seller of external wall insulation and modern systems in the South East. We have a large database of installers across the UK who use our systems and materials, and we now have branches throughout the South-East England where we sell, deliver and stock our materials.

We’re excited to be on the look-out for a full-time Business Development Manager to join us and operate from the Aylesbury branch to help us as we continue to grow our brand in the surrounding areas and beyond!

The role is a great opportunity to take a first step into business development, with generous commission and growth opportunities as the business expands. We are keen to maintain strong a relationship with our customers, so excellent customer service and organisation skills are necessary. A candidate with a clear drive and exhibiting leadership skills will be prioritised.

Job Summary

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Using all the tools at your disposal (including, use of a company car) to actively find new customers and build on existing customer relationships in the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and surrounding counties.
  • Expected to be on the road after initial 1 month learning period at the office.
  • Maintaining and increasing and developing business.
  • Occasionally liaise with your colleagues to service the needs of our existing customers.
  • Monitor sales and profit for each account, by being in regular communication with the company Sales Director.
  • Preparing profiles for company customer accounts and be able to fully understand and operate the sales order process (from quote, to sales order, to invoice, do delivery note).
  • Identify and create a strong loyal relationship with all decision makers.
  • Reporting to the Commercial Director (day-to-day discussions around Aylesbury), but also into the Sales Director who will be responsible for monitoring the KPIs and overall targets.
  • Keeping up to date with products and competitors.
  • Be prepared to carry out ad-hoc tasks at the discretion of the Commercial Director and the Sales Director.
  • Wanting to learn on-the-job and learn new skills.
  • Expected to devote 2-3 working days for National Trade Shows (these days given back in lieu), when they come back to the public in 2021-22
  • Be expected to help with marketing projects e.g. training videos

Job Type / Category

EWI Store sells a range or renders and insulation materials within the building industry. The selected candidate will be working for us on a full-time basis and will be responsible for covering the counties that gravitate around the Aylesbury branch.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • Candidate that displays clear leadership skills.
  • Driven and results orientated with a desire to achieve great results.
  • Has some sales experience ideally within the building industry (ideal but prior industry experience is not essential).
  • Great inter-personal skills.
  • Energetic and focused; Self motivated and wanting to learn new job.
  • Able to present with confidence and have good communication skills with the ability to speak to others within the business, dealing with queries from external parties e.g. customers and buyers.
  • Team Player – must be able to get on with teammates and build on those relationships (both in Aylesbury and Head Office).

Additional Benefits

  • £25,000 basic salary with generous commission (OTE £35,000+)
  • +Team bonus
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Company car after initial training period
  • Social industry: may involve client entertaining and occasional overnight hotel stays

Warehouse Manager

Based in the building and construction sector, we are the leading seller of external wall insulation systems in the South East. We have a large database of installers across the UK who use our systems and materials, and we now have branches throughout the South-East England where we sell, deliver and stock our materials.

We are excited to be looking for a full-time Warehouse Manager to work with our Warehouse Operatives with all aspects of supply chain management. The Manager will join us in our fairly new Aylesbury branch to help us continue to grow our brand!

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the Warehouse and the Yard are clean and tidy at all times.
  • Make sure the operation follows the correct Health& Safety and Fire Procedures.
  • Be responsible for all stock movement in and out of the Aylesbury branch.
  • Make sure the Warehouse is open on-time every day.
  • Lead the large stock transfers coming from deliveries from various suppliers.
  • Supervise and manage the workload of the Warehouse Operatives that will be reporting directly to you.
  • Liaise with Patrick Baran about daily and weekly stock movements.
  • Work as part of the team at a fast pace, getting deliveries ready as quick as possible to realise one’s full potential every day.
  • Prioritise customer service and be a point of contact for customer queries when they come to the shop for collection or to process new orders.
  • Ensure the stock is in date and oldest stock goes out the door first (First-In-First-Out).
  • Help with packing, mixing paints & renders using various tools and warehouse machinery when the Operatives need help.
  • Have the proficiency in mixing renders, paints and primers.
  • Understand and learn the various products and systems.
  • Be able to operate a forklift.
  • Be prepared to carry out discretionary tasks (from time-to-time) with direction from Management.
  • Make sure the units do not get into disrepair.
  • Report issues to management at the earliest possibility.
  • Tell management resource requirements at the earliest to ensure smooth operations at all times.
  • Be able to train other operatives and warehouse hands.
  • Suggests ways to improve rubbish collection, dealing with suppliers and logistics providers.
  • Report to Senior Management.

Key skills:

  • Flexibility to work Monday – Saturday (2-3 Saturdays per month)
  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • A knack for time-management, delegation and problem solving
  • Good customer service
  • Determination to complete every to-do list on time and maximise productivity
  • Drive a fork-lift

Warehouse Operative / Packer

Based in the building and construction sector, we are the leading seller of external wall insulation systems in the South East. We have a large database of installers across the UK who use our systems and materials, and we now have branches throughout the South-East England where we sell, deliver and stock our materials.

We’re excited to say we’re looking for a full-time Warehouse Picker / Packer to work with our Warehouse Supervisor with all aspects of warehousing to join us in our NEW Aylesbury branch to help us as we continue to grow our brand!

Your Responsibilities:

  • Take instructions from our Warehouse Supervisor on the day-to-day packing and warehousing activities
  • Work as part of the team at a fast pace, getting deliveries ready as quick as possible to realise one’s full potential every day
  • Prioritise customer service and be a point of contact for customer queries when they come to the shop for collection
  • Check and unload deliveries, rotate stock
  • Mixing renders and paints using warehouse machinery
  • Work to follow procedures to ensure compliance with health and safety
  • Understand our systems and products
  • Keep the yard clean and tidy
  • Be able to operate a forklift
  • Report to the Warehouse Supervisor

Key skills:

  • Flexibility to work Monday – Friday (+2 Saturdays per month only)
  • Team player (key)
  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • A knack for time-management, delegation and problem solving
  • Good customer service
  • Determination to complete every to-do list on time and maximise productivity