This business is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of their specialist machinery. Starting out over 40 years ago, they now have sites across the globe, working on many prestigious projects.
They have great staff retention with the average years’ service being over 12 years, which is a testament to the type of company that they are.
Reporting to the Operations Director, they are looking to recruit an experienced Project Planner, to join their established projects team.
Project Planner Hours and Benefits
Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, with a 1-hour lunch
£30,000 - £40,000, negotiable dependant on experience
Company bonus (non-contractual, up to 25% of salary)
10% employer contributed pension, with 0% required from employee
Private medical cover (currently with Bupa) on completion of the probationary period
33 days holiday
Cycle to work scheme
Free flu jabs
The possibility of joining a global company with a great staff retention record - average years’ service being 12 years
The ideal candidate will have exceptional scheduling skills previously utilised in a heavy engineering / major construction environment. It is expected that the successful candidate would be capable of managing the general requirements of the task themselves. Supervision and guidance would be given initially from others.
The Project Planner will be involved in projects that are usually mechanically biased and can consist of the following phases: concept design, design analysis, detail design, procurement, manufacture, freight, installation, and commissioning. Along with resource allocation and cost monitoring. Projects can be at either enquiry/estimating stage or order stage.
Project value can be up to the region of US$20m. Final installation site could be in any worldwide location and would usually contain elements being sourced from different global locations, be this varied company facilities or sub-suppliers worldwide. It is essential that a workable strategy is implemented that enables regular, simple, and concise updates to be obtained from all parties involved that contribute to the execution of a successful overall project.
The Project Planner will have expert skill levels in both Microsoft Office suite, and Microsoft Project are mandatory. Superb communication abilities are also essential, relevant to telephone, email, and face to face.
PMP certification or an interest in pursuing this would be advantageous although not essential.
Key Responsibilities (not limited to)
The Project Planner will create, manage, and monitor multiple project schedules and executive summaries simultaneously. Enabling reports to be distributed to clients and stakeholders in accordance with pre-agreements and/or contractual document submittal details. Any issues should be identified as they occur and communicated to the predefined project specific stakeholders.
A willingness to learn the business and its extensive product range is expected which may involve time spent on the shop floor. Similarly, an understanding of the relevant internal workflows and procedures would be expected in time.
Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994
We are pleased to be exclusively representing an established manufacturer of capital equipment who are currently seeking a National Sales Manager.
The company are a European based manufacturer with operations in 10+ countries including the UK with annual turnover in excess of €35m. Their products are used in many different settings including by Civil Engineering Contractors, Construction Contractors, Demolition Contractors, Local Authorities/Municipal, Industrial Cleaning Contractors and more. Their product range is highly engineered with equipment ranging in value from £5,000 - £250,000.
They are well known in the industries they serve for having high-end products and a highly respected approach to service and maintenance. Due to the nature of the products a highly consultative, solution-led approach is taken to sales, which include capital sales and hire.
The National Sales Manager will be offered an industry leading package consisting of:
Basic salary of up to £80,000
Extensive on the job training both in the UK and at the client HQ in Europe
Funded further education (if you want it)
30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
The National Sales Manager’s responsibilities will include:
Commercial management of the UK business, including responsibility for strategy and P+L
Line management of sales team
Establishing and operating new sites in the UK
Driving growth and winning new business with new accounts, primarily national key accounts
National Sales Manager – required experience:
2+ years spent in a sales leadership role
Experience of managing multiple sales sites, ideally with experience of opening new sites/showrooms/branches
Strong business development skills – a hunter mentality is perfectly suited to this role
Practical/mechanical mindset – you don’t have to be an Engineer but being practical, even just with a hobby, will be a massive advantage in this role
National Sales Manager – beneficial experience:
Experience selling capital equipment
Experience of either working or selling into any of the following industries: Industrial Cleaning, Anti-Corrosion, Demolition, Civil Engineering, Local Authority/Municipal, Concrete Renovation, Abrasive Blasting, Facilities Management
This is a National Sales Manager role covering the whole of the UK however candidates will ideally be based in the North West, The Midlands, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire or surrounding areas.
Commutable from Birmingham, Nottingham, Lincoln, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, York, Hull, Preston, Crewe, Warrington, Shrewsbury, Telford, Peterborough
Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994