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Production Operative

Posted: 3rd July 19 | Closing Date:

Job description

Based in Donington, near Spalding, we are a long established, friendly and innovative timber framed windows and doors, manufacturing business. Started in 1884 and still owned by the Barnsdale family, we have grown and adapted with changing trends and technology.

Due to ongoing success we need to recruit into the following positions:

  • machine operators
  • production operatives

Attention to detail and pride in doing a task well are essential.

You must be physically fit to do this role.

**The successful candidate will be especially adept at practical tasks, and will be able to provide information about their previous experience (whether at work or in spare time) on their CV/cover letter.

If your CV/cover letter does not show this, then your application will not be considered.**

Hours of work are 42.5 per week

Monday to Friday 7.30 to 5.00 (with three daily breaks)

Starting pay is national minimum wage (in line with your age) but this will be reviewed after successful completion of your probation period according to your experience/skill levels.

 

For more information about the position or to apply please contact Vic Robinson our HR Manager either by email or by calling 01775 821921

Sales Person – South

Posted: 2nd July 19 | Closing Date: 28th February 19

Job description

At George Barnsdale, we have been crafting the highest-quality wooden windows and doors at our Lincolnshire-based factory since 1884. We blend detailed design with premium materials and cutting-edge technologies to ensure our windows and doors are as enduring as they are beautiful.

Main Job Purpose:
We are looking for a Sales Person  for the South of the UK who, through proactive lead generation and customer contact, will achieve sales targets of our high quality bespoke Timber windows and doors range.

Our offices are based in South Lincolnshire, but the successful candidate will be covering the South of the UK and can be home based  in Peterborough,Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire,  Milton Keynes or Northampton (or surrounding areas) with regular visits to our Head Office in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Essential Requirements:

  • Proven track record of sales success within the building/joinery industry with experience in generating own leads and building and maintaining own customer base
  • Business-to-business and consumer sales
  • Confident  and professional with the ability to deal with a range of customers including architects, large contractors, housing developers, housing associations and large self-builds
  • Strong technical acumen and be able to deliver technical information effectively along with the ability to read and understand customer technical specifications
  • Experience of selling a complex product range
  • Willing to travel to customers across the South of the UK

Desirable Requirements:

  • Joinery industry experience

Main Duties of Role:

  • Self-generate lead identifications and create own customer base
  • Effective management of warm leads passed on via the Sales Director
  • Site and customer visits as required to identify potential sales opportunities and secure sale; advise and recommend products in accordance with customer needs and budgets
  • Liaise between architects and builders to ensure sales are secured and products delivered in accordance with project plans
  • Liaise with Head Office to request pricing/quote generation
  • Negotiate and close deals in accordance with company guidelines
  • Work closely with senior management team colleagues to ensure operational delivery of accounts
  • Fully and effectively update the company CRM system to ensure accuracy and maintain essential customer information
  • Provide information and produce regular reports as requested by the Sales Director along with market insight information as appropriate
  • Act as an ambassador for the company, delivering a high quality, professional service at all times

For more information about the position or to apply please contact Vic Robinson our HR Manager either by email or by calling 01775 821921

Operations Director

Posted: 2nd July 19 | Closing Date:

Job description

At George Barnsdale we have been manufacturing high quality, bespoke timber windows and doors from our factory in Donington since 1884. We supply homeowners, self builders, developers and large commercial clients throughout the UK. We are currently looking for a Technical Engineer to join our team.

Main Job Purpose:

The Operations Director is accountable for the operational performance of the business and ensuring that KPIs are achieved. They will drive on-time project delivery, both manufacture and installations, ensuring customer satisfaction is delivered throughout. The role will be responsible for leading and developing a high performing operations team to achieve the strategic objectives of the business.

Essential Requirements:

  • Highly motivated with exceptional organisational, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Minimum 5 years of senior management experience with evidence of leadership, performance management and interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Exceptional team leadership and development skills including mentoring and motivating.
  • Highly effective at managing team workload, with effective prioritisation and delegation skills.
  • Excellent customer service with conflict resolution experience.
  • Proven delivery of system and process improvements.
  • Procurement experience with knowledge of supply chain management.
  • Commercial acumen with effective financial planning, budgeting and cost management.

Excellent IT skills including MS Word and Excel and ability to be trained on bespoke software.

Desirable Requirements:

Previous experience within the manufacturing or construction sector.

Role accountabilities:

  • Oversee business operations, from order processing, through production and delivery to installation and after sales.
  • Lead the planning, supervision, coordination, analysis and reporting of all operational activities.
  • Working with the production director and technical director, ensure that all orders are progressing according to plan, and resolve issues as they occur.
  • Oversee all installation projects ensuring the installation contracts manager has the necessary support to deliver the contracts as required.
  • Working closely with the finance department, ensure that costs plans are maintained for each project and provide information for work in progress / financial reports on monthly basis.
  • Ensure customer requirements are met in a timely manner, leading effective resolution of issues to allow this.
  • Chair the weekly sales and operations planning meeting to ensure clear communication between teams and all issues are understood and countermeasures are in place.
  • Lead the procurement for all orders ensuring that the cost, quality and delivery requirements are met.
  • Support the Sales Director with account management.
  • Ensure that quality procedures are rigorously implemented across the business and be responsible for ensuring any non-compliances are identified, investigated and resolved.
  • Monitor and develop business systems and processes to maximise the quality and efficiency of project delivery, identifying and addressing opportunities and weaknesses.
  • Develop the operational strategy to ensure the business further advances its position as an industry leader and work actively with the senior management team on business planning.
  • Work with the HR Manager to ensure that people resources match business requirements.
  • Visit sites on a regular basis to understand operations and identify and mitigate business risks.
  • Contribute to the annual budget preparation by preparing analysis of project delivery margins.
  • Demonstrate the company values personally and with your team.
  • Observe all safety rules and procedures, ensuring the work area is safe and care is taken for the health and safety of all fellow employees and any other persons within the work area.
  • Work in a manner that actively seeks to reduce any negative environmental impact within the department and across the wider business e.g. reduction of energy consumption and waste.

Carry out and comply with all company policies, procedures and instructions and any other reasonable duties deemed necessary by the company.

Apply here

 

 

For more information about the position or to apply please contact Vic Robinson our HR Manager either by email or by calling 01775 821921

Technical Engineer

Posted: 2nd July 19 | Closing Date:

Job description

At George Barnsdale we have been manufacturing high quality, bespoke timber windows and doors from our factory in Donington since 1884. We supply homeowners, self builders, developers and large commercial clients throughout the UK. We are currently looking for a Technical Engineer to join our team.

Main Job Purpose:

Working with the Technical Director to be able to produce technical specifications for manufacturing bespoke & high-performance timber windows and doors for a range of nationwide projects. Liaise with customers including domestic, general builders, housing developers and multi-national main contractors to discuss and advise on specifications & design of products. Use bespoke software systems and the latest manufacturing methods to produce manufacturing production packages.

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience with CAD software
  • A good eye for detail and a high level of accuracy with data entry and complex specifications
  • Able to think logically with a problem-solving ability
  • Interpretation of technical drawings and specifications
  • Possess drive, ambition and determination to develop technical knowledge of the products we supply and manufacture
  • Mechanically minded individual who is interested in how things are made

Able to work in a methodical manner and is comfortable working in a team

Desirable Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of Excel & Word
  • Previous experience in a technical sales order processing/customer service role
  • Experience in the window/building industry processing technical order requests
  • Technical knowledge of timber windows and doors
  • Expert knowledge and experience with AutoCAD
  • Experience of software development
  • Proven customer service and interaction experience
  • Experience of project and contact management
  • Use of online document control systems
  • CSCS card

Role accountabilities:

  • Carry out contract and order reviews, both internally and by customer/client visit.
  • Provide customer liaison and service.
  • Promote awareness of the customer’s requirements within the Company.
  • Produce supplementary drawings in AutoCAD to clarify non-standard requirements.
  • Liaise with the Technical, Administration and Production Directors to ensure co-ordination of all manufacturing instructions.
  • Identify and understand the requirements of the customer and translate them into specifications that will be clearly understood by the production departments.
  • Discuss special requirements internally to ensure that optimal solutions are found.
  • Produce drawings for customers and production.
  • Develop the relationship between the Company and its customers.
  • Support with the development of systems and processes.
  • Provide after sales service by telephone calls
  • Observe all safety rules and procedures, ensuring that the work area, equipment and materials are left in a safe state; and that reasonable care is taken for the health and safety of all fellow employees and any other persons within the work area.
  • Work in a manner that actively seeks to reduce any negative environmental impact in relation to the processes and procedures operating within their area and across the wider business e.g. reduction of waste, recycling etc.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply via CV library here or email: [email protected]

 

 

For more information about the position or to apply please contact Vic Robinson our HR Manager either by email or by calling 01775 821921