Product Designer

£23000 - £28000 per annum
23-28k pa, 25 days holiday, free parking, 8.30am - 5.30pm with a 4pm finish on Fridays.

We have a great opportunity for a bright, creative product designer to join a market leading manufacturing company in Andover. Working in a highly innovative company, this opportunity will give you the chance to create innovation worthy of a patent and allow you to use a well honed skillset. You will be responsible for researching product categories, creating intelligent solutions to everyday problems and delivering designs from concept through to implementation and commercialisation, playing a key role in a vibrant and dynamic company.

As the Product Designer you will be:

• Producing and creating product designs from concept through to implementation of finished items, working to a brief or own initiative
• Responsible for all aspects of the design including engineering, prototyping, evaluation and initial testing regimes
• Monitoring project milestones to meet scheduled launch dates using Smartsheet software in conjunction with Product Management
• Inputting into the packaging and merchandising of the products and creating installation instructions
• Liaising with suppliers, internal and external customers and overseas personnel in the Far East during the design phase of the project
• Carrying out any market research and competitor product evaluation required to define the characteristics and requirements of the product
• Supporting sales and customer service personnel with product training
• Analysing and diagnosing product failures in the field
• Visiting national and international trade fairs and exhibitions to ensure current market trends and styles are understood and developing trends are captured
• Controlling drawings and product specifications for ISO9001 purposes
• Creating material specifications
• Inputting into existing technical support documentation, including product specifications and product data sheets

To succeed as the Product Designer you will have:

• Strong experience of Solidworks 3D design software and able to produce 3D models, photo-realistic renders and detailed engineering drawings
• Strong experience of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign)
• Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
• Ability to generate and communicate multiple ideas quickly to meet challenging briefs
• Good concept visualisation and presentation skills
• A logical approach to problem solving and manufacturing limitations of design briefs
• An eye for detail
• Excellent written English language skills

Associated Benefits:

• 23 - 28k pa depending on experience
• Working hours of 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 4:00pm Fridays
• Pension Scheme enrolment
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Free parking and modern office setting


If you are interested in applying for this job please use the link, or give one of our friendly team a call on 01256 334 575.

If this is not the job for you, but you know someone who might be interested please get in touch and take advantage of our fantastic ‘RECOMMEND A FRIEND’ scheme call us TODAY for more details.


Commercial Manager

£30000 - £40000 per annum
Do you have FMCG/Retail knowledge? 30- 40k + commission + bonus + 25 days hol + car or car allowance + private healthcare

Exciting opportunity to join a highly successful company in Andover to manage and develop a portfolio of agency brands and exceed the budgeted gross budget.

As the Commercial Manager you will:

• Manage and develop the business across a portfolio of agency brands
• Formulate the Company Marketing Plan for a portfolio of brands and ensure that it is implemented on time, to budget and delivers the set results
• Ensure that agency principals have full input into the marketing plan and that joint objectives are agreed and achieved
• Recommend the most appropriate brand strategies, then implement once agreed, to include ranging, pricing and margin
• Manage the Advertising and Promotion spend on each of the brands within agreed budgets
• Liaise with Demand Planners on forecast exceptions and any product supply issues
• Develop brand/category presentations to effectively communicate brand propositions
• Present to the salesforce and to customers where appropriate, major marketing activity/brand plans
• Ensure sound relationships are maintained with all agency principals and that quarterly reviews are conducted outlining issues and actions required to ensure the company deliver against expectations
• Work closely with Logistics to ensure a smooth transition of all goods into and dispatched from the business
• Attend exhibitions to promote those brands

To succeed as the Commercial Manager you will have:

• ‘Hands on’ experience as a Brand manager within an FMCG setting
• A background in Marketing
• Good planning, analytical and organisation skills
• A confident, assertive and resilient attitude
• High numeracy and be computer literate
• Creative problem solving skills
• Commercial awareness key to achieving budgeted results
• Good communication and interpersonal skills

Associated Benefits;

• 30-40k pa basic salary
• Commission and Bonus
• Car or car allowance
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Private Healthcare
• Childcare Vouchers
• Pension


If you are interested in applying for this job please use the link, or give one of our friendly team a call on 01256 334575.

If this is not the job for you, but you know someone who might be interested please get in touch and take advantage of our fantastic ‘RECOMMEND A FRIEND’ scheme call us TODAY for more details.

Procurement Manager

£45000 - £50000 per annum
Experienced Procurement professional required. 45-50k pa, private medical insurance, free parking.

As someone who is commercially astute, who enjoys the detail and numbers but can see the bigger picture, and who can see a deal and is able to close, you will enjoy change and be keen to make an impact. This role is fundamental to developing the company and strengthening its management team. There is a significant direct and indirect spend, so they are seeking an experienced and proven procurement professional to take on full responsibility for the function and team, plus contribute as a senior manager across the whole business. The role will directly report into the Managing Director and is based in Andover.

This is a great opportunity to join a successful business, which is part of a major International group. Inheriting the existing team and supply chain, the successful individual will be responsible for leading a comprehensive review of procurement and implementing change by delivering results. It's a fantastic opportunity to shape and put in place a team, processes and systems that can deliver world-class procurement.

As the Procurement Manager you will:

• Review, negotiate and manage Long Term Agreements for all critical long lead-time raw materials sourced globally to ensure continuity of supply and suitable UK stock levels to support changing demand
• Lead a comprehensive review of all direct and indirect spend and develop an action plan to reduce costs, maintain / improve delivery and quality, plus maintain excellent service levels from the supply chain
• Assess the whole team in procurement, materials and stock control. Specify clear roles and responsibilities and manage their performance
• Develop a functional structure that can support the growth of the business
• Be active in the supply chain to build relationships, manage performance, assess capabilities and capacity, conduct audits and other key activities
• Review current processes, controls and governance of all procurement and stock control activities
• Review the approval process for all expenditure and ensure compliance
• Develop a culture of “doing deals” and delivering best value
• Maintain and optimise raw and finished good stocks, including accurate cycle counts and support year-end audit
• Take ownership of standard costs and ensure that the system is 100% accurate
• Develop a procurement strategy that ensures that a capable and sufficient supply chain is in place to support the planned growth
• Lead supplier management and performance
• Work closely with finance to ensure all spend needs and controls are in place
• Take ownership of daily issues, resolving appropriately using personal judgement and initiative
• Lead and own all key supplier relationships and build strong professional relationships
• Ensure best value procurement with proper purchase order placement and terms and conditions in place to support all procurement activities
• Review and negotiate fair or ideally improved payment terms
• Ensure that mandatory import and export requirements are understood and the necessary is done in order to meet the appropriate company, national and international obligations
• Be prepared to challenge everything in terms of the role remit and contribute as a senior manager across the whole company

To succeed as the Procurement Manager you will have:

• Comprehensive procurement experience gained from working within technical ideally manufacturing SME companies serving different industries
• Proven and strong people management skills and leadership
• Excellent communication skills - a confident communicator, negotiator and great relationship builder
• CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply) and other relevant qualifications
• Ability to operate on both a tactical and strategic level
• Demonstrable successful career in procurement that shows development and progression into a current senior level role
• Expertise in implementing new procedures, processes and systems including MRP / ERP
• Strong technical background with a good understanding of most engineering and manufacturing methods and processes
• Commercial acumen, driven and a can-do attitude
• Experience of management and leadership to a team
• Ability to remain calm under pressure and meet demanding deadlines
• Excellent personal time-management, organisation and planning skills
• Proactive and flexible attitude to meet the needs of a fast paced and dynamic environment
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential.

Associated Benefits:

• Salary 45k-50k pa
• Private Medical (Individual)
• Simply Healthcare
• Company pension
• 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
• Free parking on-site


If you are interested in applying for this job please use the link, or give one of our friendly team a call on 01256 334 575.

If this is not the job for you, but you know someone who might be interested please get in touch and take advantage of our fantastic ‘RECOMMEND A FRIEND’ scheme call us TODAY for more details.

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