Careers-at-Roger-Lewis

Careers at Roger Lewis

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Our rich heritage spanning over the last 30 years was built through a reputation working with international retail clients. Operating globally from our Wiltshire base, we design, make and curate furniture for customers directly and for clients with large commercial projects.

We have an outstanding team of skilled professionals that deliver every piece of furniture we produce with passion and pride. And with ambitions for further growth, we’re on the lookout for exceptionally talented and driven individuals to join our expanding team.

If you’re looking for your next opportunity and think you have what it takes to work in a cross-functional team and fast-paced environment, please take a look at our current roles.

CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT ROGER LEWIS

New opportunity

Senior Buyer

New opportunity for an experienced SME Buyer looking to move to a senior Managerial/ influential role.

Future focus to join our Operational Board. Our business is growing rapidly and requires a Strategic, Influential Senior Buyer.

Job Purpose

  • Determining the strategic procurement direction for the business
  • Assisting with run rate reordering, forecasting with vendors
  • Development of current product ranges
  • Analysing the market and competitors to spot gaps
  • Increasing and maximising on product margins
  • Introducing new suppliers and or managing existing suppliers and building relationships
  • Negotiating prices / reducing costs

Identifying and resolving day to day issues, with the support of the Procurement Co-Ordinator

Direct responsibility for all Buying activities and spend

Buying from UK and International (China) suppliers

Key Performance Indicators

  • Value of Procurement savings
  • Stock out’s & machine downtime
  • Rebates negotiated and received
  • Management of supplier contract spend
  • Creation and adherence to SLA’s
  • Purchase price variance
  • Supplier OTIF
  • Supplier returns (Quality)
  • Supplier selection (Risk analysis)
  • Supplier invoice matched first time
  • Management of annual budget
  • Accuracy of forecast

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing stock levels and ROP’s
  • Vendor management, selection, negotiating prices, quantities and delivery time scales
  • Financial administration, managing Budget and supplier payments
  • Produce, maintain Budgets, reports and forecasts
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing including product development
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
  • Work closely with others relating to procurement and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements
  • Adhere to any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors
  • Negotiate contracts, SLA’s, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and maintain good communications
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts award process
  • Conduct research for new components and suppliers
  • Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
  • Requisitions material and establishes sequential delivery dates to each manufacturing department, according to work-to-list priorities and material availability
  • Compiles and contains manual or computerised records, such as material inventory and status location of materials
  • Active participation in daily production meetings
  • Provide timely concise reports to the Operations Manager and Managing Director
  • To support and improve initiatives to improve business systems and processes making recommendations to the Operations manager

Essential Skills

  • Significant experience of working as a Buyer or equivalent position
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing / engineering business
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a Buying role
  • Strong & effective negotiator and motivational leader with proven ability to build and develop a relationship
  • Demonstrable history of ability to work within a fast-paced role, multi-tasking & prioritising
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships
  • Strong IT skills including intermediate level Excel
  • Strong numeric skills including good attention to detail and data interpretation
  • Ability to handle matters with sensitivity, diplomacy and integrity
  • Experience of having worked within an SME manufacturing-based business

To apply for this role please send your CV to jenny@agilehrconsulting.com

Permanent Opportunity

Experienced Marketing & New Sales Executive

Job Description

Marketing & New Sales Executive Opportunity offering excellent salary prospects and the true chance to influence at a senior level.
You will be an exceptionally organised individual who has ‘hands on’ Marketing experience, keen to use your broad Marketing toolkit, developing and delivering a new Marketing Strategy for an exciting new market.
A proportion of the role will be focused on looking after day-to-day client needs, orders and projects as well as your key Marketing responsibilities.
Reporting directly to the Managing Director, we are looking for a proactive, solution-focused Marketeer that can create and really drive our brand forwards to enable us to improve our reach.
This is a newly created role, and we are looking for someone to inspire us.

Key Objectives
1. Sales growth
2. Increase qualified incoming leads.
3. Increase quoted to closed customer ratio
4. Increase brand awareness

Main Tasks

Marketing

  • Identify and develop the Marketing function within our business in line with strategic direction
  • Build our brand within the A&D and Furniture specifying community
  • Build a strong working and advisory relationship with the Sales Team delivering meaningful Marketing support and content
  • Develop website and social media content that fits with brand image and growth strategy objectives
  • Manage our website including CRO and SEO
  • Build and develop relationships with relevant media, bloggers and influencers
  • Public Relations – source advertising opportunities. Produce creative content, including press releases, videos and blog posts
  • Research, write and proofread marketing copy for both online and print campaigns, produce creative content, including videos and blog posts
  • Manage collaborations/sponsorships
  • Work closely with our in-house or external creative agencies to design marketing materials such as brochures, presentations adverts, content pieces and case study production
  • Managing and advising on the Marketing Budget
  • Manage social media, email campaigns, PR, blog and newsletters
  • Evaluate effectiveness of campaigns and interpret outcomes via Google Analytics and other relevant tools
  • Monthly market research analysis and our marketing impact to be presented to the senior leadership team to focus the strategic direction of the business

Sales

  • Account management of allocated contract & retail client relationships
  • Project management on allocated contract projects
  • Manage client and marketing events including trade shows
  • Tender and Pitch preparation
  • Attending client meetings

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years Sales & Marketing experience within (Furniture/ Design Led/ Development/ Interior Design)
  • Day-to-day management of websites
  • Creative appreciation
  • CRM system knowledgeable
  • Mailchimp or similar
  • Literate, numerate and analytical (A-level minimum)
  • Confident communicator within a team environment
  • Exceptionally organised
  • Self-starter, who is focused on outcomes and highly resilient
  • CIM Certificate preferred

Sound inspiring? If you have the innovation, drive, and passion to be successful then get in touch by clicking apply with a covering letter explaining why you would be suited to our role and salary expectations. Our recruitment process will include presentations, interviews, and personality psychometrics.

NO AGENTS PLEASE

  • Sales growth of 50% annually for the next four years
  • Increase qualified incoming leads by 30%
  • Quoted to closed customer ratio
  • New client increase

To apply for this role please send your CV to jenny@agilehrconsulting.com

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  • Technical range sheets
  • High resolution images
  • CAD files

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