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 Product Manager

We currently have a vacancy for a Product Manager.  This is an interesting and varied role, offering a competitive basic salary plus discretionary profit share bonus, car allowance, health insurance, pension scheme, life assurance and other benefits.

Key Objectives of the Role:

As the Meech specialist, you are responsible for the launch and sales growth of the Meech IonWash™ and JetStream™ systems globally as well as other products in the Meech range.

Primary Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Sales Director, the main activities and responsibilities of the Product Manager will include:

  • Day-to-day development and execution of worldwide sales & marketing strategies for the relevant products
  • Taking the lead on product launches for assigned products by working closely with marketing colleagues to develop the appropriate communications, technical literature, product launches, exhibitions, PR and distributor training programmes
  • Achievement of agreed budget and strategic plan targets for assigned products
  • Co-ordination of major commercial projects, tenders, proposals and quotations
  • Updating the business development and tactical plans for the product range on a regular (e.g. annual) basis
  • Reviewing pricing strategies and annual updating of Recommended Price Lists
  • Maintaining awareness of markets, process technologies, customer needs and competitor activities
  • Supporting Directors in the development of distribution & other channels to market
  • Providing input to the strategic planning and annual budgeting processes
  • Seeking opportunities for product differentiation & competitive advantage
  • Assisting with specialised technical sales and product support
  • Designing and developing product and application training to Meech offices, colleagues and distributors worldwide
  • Assisting the Sales Director with analysing sales information, reviewing the data for trends and making recommendations as a result
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.

Key Requirements:

  • Based at Meech’s UK head office in Witney, Oxfordshire;
  • Proven track record of product management of industrial B2B products;
  • Sales and marketing experience;
  • Proactive, self-motivated and achievement driven;
  • Organised, confident, self-disciplined, thorough and logical;
  • Effective analysis and decision-making and strategic thinking skills;
  • Languages would be a benefit;
  • Willingness to travel overseas as required for approximately 8 weeks per year. The trips will be spread throughout the year and will include a mixture of short and longer trips.

Applications via email to Suzi.Lewis@Meech.com

 

 IT & CRM Coordinator

We currently have a vacancy for a IT/CRM Coordinator.  This role offers a good working environment, competitive basic rate of pay, annual discretionary profit share bonus, health insurance, pension scheme, life assurance and other benefits.

Primary Responsibilities:

CRM Coordination

  • Day to day management of the company’s worldwide customer relationship management (CRM) system including database cleansing and data input (e.g. enquiries, lists generated by internal sales);
  • Coordinate all CRM imports and exports, manipulation of all data from Navision and the company’s CRM system;
  • Work with colleagues on all aspects of the CRM system, including training and encouraging effective use of the systems.
  • Implementation of new CRM. Setting up global database, training, installation and problem solving.
  • Implementation of Mail Chimp with new CRM.

IT Coordination

  • Accessing and manipulating data from the company’s SQL based financial system.
  • Communicate with the Company’s external IT support partner;
  • Performing both technical and administrative tasks as well as to investigate and solve all IT problems;
  • Provide IT support for all departments, develop methods to improve processes and systemise procedures throughout the business;
  • Day-to day administration of the company’s exchange server;
  • Manage the company’s email groups;
  • Management of all company systems. Reviewing the performance of all systems and identify and deliver all company systems developments.
  • Management of IT service providers to ensure that current/future delivery meets the needs of the business
  • Responsibility for all project management relating to IT/Systems related matters.

Key Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of use and management of large CRM systems.  Preferably Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Commercial IT experience of supporting and managing IT requirements.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office and Exchange.
  • Ideally the successful candidate will also have SQL experience.
  • Able to work in a stand-alone role and be able to make recommendations for the development of the company’s IT systems and infrastructure.
  • Effective at solving a wide range of IT problems and the ability to influence colleagues to make effective use of company systems.
  • Effective communication skills.

Applications via email to Suzi.Lewis@Meech.com

 

 Purchasing Manager

The role of Purchasing Manager is an interesting and challenging opportunity, offering a competitive basic salary plus a performance related bonus, discretionary profit share bonus, health insurance, pension scheme, life assurance and other benefits.

Key Objectives:

  • To manage all Meech purchasing activities in the UK and ensuring the efficient supply of all parts into the business.
  • Identify and implement areas to reduce cost within the business.

Reporting to Technical Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

The main activities and responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager include:

  • Management of the purchasing team to ensure all items are purchased and available when needed in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Ensuring that accurate stock control is maintained, in particular the availability of critical and bespoke items;
  • Continuous improvement of purchasing methods and processes in terms of both quality and efficiency;
  • Managing the company’s materials spend, identifying and implementing cost saving opportunities;
  • Negotiating contracts and agreeing favourable terms and conditions;
  • Sourcing new suppliers and ensuring that existing suppliers are effectively managed;
  • Identify and manage risks within the supply chain;
  • Running and overseeing the MRP system;
  • Reviewing global purchasing activities and identify opportunities for improvement;
  • Undertake line management responsibilities, training and mentoring and ensure employee reviews are carried out;
  • Any other duties or responsibilities that may reasonably be required from time to time.

Key Requirements:

  • Full-time role based at Meech’s UK head office in Witney, Oxfordshire;
  • Previous experience in purchasing management within a manufacturing, SME environment;
  • Experience of managing cost down within a production environment with a good understanding of how products are engineered and manufactured;
  • People management experience;
  • Effective negotiation and supplier management skills;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers;
  • CIPS qualification is preferable but not essential;
  • Strong business and commercial outlook;
  • Pro-active approach, adaptable and calm with excellent interpersonal skills.

Applications via email to Suzi.Lewis@Meech.com

 

 Production Operative

We currently have a vacancy for a Production Operative.  This role offers a good working environment, competitive basic rate of pay, some overtime, annual discretionary profit share bonus, health insurance, pension scheme, life assurance and other benefits.

Key Objectives:

  • To assemble products across any of the Meech ranges as required in an efficient and timely manner and to the highest possible quality standards;
  • To assist with other aspects of production when necessary, including stock control, packing/despatch, test and administration.

Primary Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Production Controller, the main activities and responsibilities will include:

  • Assembly of products and components across any of the Meech ranges, adhering to work instructions, quality standards, production schedules etc. as required;
  • Notifying the Purchaser/Stock Controller in a timely manner when stocks of components are becoming low;
  • Cross-training on assembly of different Meech products and components;
  • Adhering to all relevant health and safety requirements at all times;
  • Maintenance of a tidy, safe and efficient work environment;
  • Assisting with the annual stocktake and interim stock counts as required;
  • Working and communicating effectively in the spirit of mutual assistance and teamwork;
  • Notifying relevant personnel of amendments required to work instructions, BOMs, etc;
  • Contributing ideas that may support continuous improvement in terms of production methods, efficiency, new products, jigs/tooling, processes, etc;
  • Assisting with packing/despatch, test and administration when necessary;
  • Any other duties or responsibilities that may reasonably be required from time to time.

Key Requirements:

  • Based at Meech’s UK head office in Witney, Oxfordshire;
  • Good understanding/experience of assembling electro-mechanical and mechanical products; Team spirit, flexible, helpful attitude and showing initiative;
  • Technical/engineering qualifications would be an advantage;
  • This is a full-time role (37½ hours per week, 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday).

Applications via email to Suzi.Lewis@Meech.com