Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear

 

Careers at Nikwax

Nikwax as an organisation

Nikwax operates within an organic team structure. The teams represent the key areas of the business and are made up of a group of people working towards achieving a set of aims. The aims have numerical targets, achievable through efficient day to day operation and the completion of longer term projects. The organisation divides up into four administrative areas co-ordinated by Commercial Management; each section is in turn divided up into teams. We have a flat rather than a hierarchical structure.

Nikwax provides a challenging environment for staff with opportunities spanning manufacturing, design, engineering, sales, marketing, service and support. Our business is growing and we constantly seek motivated individuals to join our successful teams.

Current vacancies

Head of Digital Marketing

Nikwax Group requires a Head of Digital Marketing to drive the development and use of digital channels to support communication and sales objectives in UK and international markets.

The Group includes Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, and Páramo, a leading producer of high performance outdoor clothing.

The Role

You will be responsible for driving traffic to the websites and conversion into sales by ensuring that content published through digital channels quickly and effectively communicates the brands' distinctive values, and product USPs to the most appropriate consumers.

You will lead the technical development of digital channels including websites, email and social media to improve customer experience, customer satisfaction and the value generated for the businesses.

The Person

You will be energetic and enthusiastic, and have a passion for digital and online media. With extensive experience in digital marketing and consumer and business use of digital channels for marketing and communication purposes, you will also have a strong technical background and have led technical teams.

You will have proven experience of website development and management, including use of e-commerce platforms. A strong communicator, you will have good organisational skills.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, with a marketing qualification such as CIM (or equivalent). Technical skills including HTML, CSS, PHP and Adobe are desirable.

The Rewards

  • An opportunity to work within a company where you can see the effect of your efforts
  • Be a part of enthusiastic, professional and dedicated teams
  • Potential to grow and develop within this expanding company
  • Competitive benefits and rewards
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (including details of your salary expectations) & CV by no later than 30th May 2016 to:

Recruitment,
Nikwax Ltd,
Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate,
Wadhurst,
East Sussex TN5 6DF

Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk.

We reserve the right to close this advert early.

 

Filling & Packing Supervisor

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires a Filling & Packing Supervisor to work in our production facilities based in Wadhurst.

The Role

You will supervise the Filling & Packing Assistants in conjunction with the Manager, reporting back on daily and monthly production outputs. You will ensure that daily and weekly resources are ordered in a timely manner, that staff levels are adequate for fulfilment, and that correct training and skills are in place within the team.

You ensure that the quality of production meets the requirements of the Quality Control team.

You will comply with all supply related identified legalisation and update our Filling & Packing Assistants on any potential known new legislation. You will ensure that the production facility is kept clean and tidy and provides a safe working environment.

In addition, you will be expected to make recommendations to the management team for changes in working conditions, measures to improve production and ways of improving efficiency.

The Person

You will be a self-confident, conscientious, numerate individual with an eye for detail, organised with good communication skills (both written and verbal); strong problem solving abilities; with the ability to be calm under pressure and to work under your own initiative.

You will be mechanically minded and be able to deal with minor machinery faults that impact production. You will have experience of working in a production environment. It would be of benefit if you had prior experience of supervising a team.

A full clean driving licence and your own vehicle would be advantageous due to the location of our facilities.

The Rewards

  • An opportunity to work within a company where you can see the effect of your efforts
  • Be a part of enthusiastic, professional and dedicated teams
  • Potential to grow and develop within this expanding company
  • Competitive benefits and rewards
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) & CV by no later than Monday 30th May to:

Recruitment,
Nikwax Ltd,
Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate,
Wadhurst,
East Sussex TN5 6DF

Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk.

No agencies please.

 

International Trade Marketing Specialist

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires an International Trade Marketing Specialist to support the expansion of demand for Nikwax products in international markets.

The Role

You will expand the demand for the Nikwax products and services and grow positive Nikwax brand awareness by:

Key areas of responsibility will also include:

  • planning, developing, distributing and managing Point of Sale (POS) to drive expansion of demand of existing and new products in store
  • liaising with store merchandising managers and undertake customer market research to ensure retail presence is optimised
  • developing training packages for retail staff and managing their ongoing update
  • liaising with distributors to identify and provide marketing support tools and materials
  • developing and managing Nikwax presence at UK and international trade shows.

The Person

You will be energetic and enthusiastic, an excellent communicator with good listening and analytical skills to be able to respond to research and feedback from distributors, retailers and consumers. You will have strong organisational skills along with the ability to prioritise multiple deliverables.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, with a marketing qualification such as CIM (or equivalent). You will have experience of international retail marketing and consumer retail behaviour as well as proven commercial marketing and communications experience. You will have experience of planning and implementing trade show representation for international audiences.

The Rewards

  • An opportunity to work within a company where you can see the effect of your efforts
  • Be a part of enthusiastic, professional and dedicated teams
  • Potential to grow and develop within this expanding company
  • Competitive benefits and rewards
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary expectations) & your CV by no later than Sunday 29th May to:

Recruitment,
Nikwax Ltd,
Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate,
Wadhurst,
East Sussex TN5 6DF

Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk.

No agencies please.