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

If you would like to work at Nikwax, keep a look out for the latest career opportunities below.

IT Infrastructure - Support Administrator

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires a Support Administrator to join our IT team.

The Role

As the IT Infrastructure expert you will be responsible for running the IT Helpdesk and dealing with both 1st and 2nd line support. The successful candidate will need to be experienced with a significant degree of exposure to Microsoft products and technologies including Active Directory, Exchange, Windows Server and Windows 7. There should be a sound knowledge of networking and preferably some exposure to SANs and virtualisation. Also some knowledge of SQL Server is desirable but not essential.

Key areas of responsibility will include allocating helpdesk jobs; backups; email system management and web content filter administration. You will be expected to troubleshoot and resolve desktop based system and printer related issues promptly in order to provide efficient and effective user support. There will be some out of hours support required for our satellite offices around the world.

The Person

You will be a 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.

The successful candidate should have a good standard of education and sufficient relevant experience. Ideally they would have a minimum of two years experience in a similar role and hold one or more of the following Microsoft certifications: MTA, MCSA, MCSE, MOS or MCTS.

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.

If you would like to apply for this position please send your Cover Letter & CV by no later than 31st October 2014 to: Recruitment, Nikwax Ltd, Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6DF Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk

 

Manufacturing Assistant

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires a Manufacturing Assistant to join our Manufacturing team.

The Role

You will assist with the daily running of the machinery in the factory environment. You will be responsible for keeping computerised records where applicable. There will also be the need to undertake some manual loading.

The Person

You will be reliable and methodical; a good communicator with an eye for detail. You must be a team player but able to work alone at times.

The successful candidate should have factory environment experience. Basic mechanical knowledge would also be helpful.

Experience of using (and the relevant licence for operating) a forklift truck would be advantageous.

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.

If you would like to apply for this position please send your Cover Letter & CV by no later than 31st October 2014 to: Recruitment, Nikwax Ltd, Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6DF Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk

 

UK Sales Office Manager

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires a UK Sales Office Manager to join our Sales team.

The Role

You will lead the efficient administration of our UK sales processes, including direct customer contact, order processing and order receipt via our trader portal. You will also provide support through telephone contacts, store visits and attendance at trade shows.

In addition you will be responsible for maintaining accurate records and tracking team progress against targets, taking action as necessary. You will also undertake some research; manage logistics and help to optimise our stock levels and store presence.

You will assist our Sales Representatives and Telesales staff in managing their time efficiently, you will also ensure that customers receive product knowledge training through a variety of channels.

The Person

The successful candidate should have a minimum of English and Maths at GCSE Grade A-C, with at least 2 years experience of working in an office as well as experience of working as an office manager. You will have excellent Microsoft Office skills and will have also worked in field sales.

You will be personally driven to achieve agreed goals, whilst being diligent and organised. You will have a clear understanding of the importance of customer service and be able to work well as both part of a team and under your own initiative. You will be a numerate individual with an eye for detail. Good communication skills (both written and verbal) are essential.

In addition you will be sociable and an outdoor enthusiast.

The Rewards

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

If you would like to apply for this position please send your Cover Letter (including salary expectations) & CV by no later than 9th November 2014 to: Recruitment, Nikwax Ltd, Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6DF Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk