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

 

Careers at Nikwax

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

Trade Marketing Executive

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires a Trade Marketing Executive to support the increase in demand for Nikwax products.

The Role

You will increase demand for the Nikwax products and services, and positive Nikwax brand awareness by:

  • liaising with store merchandising managers and undertaking customer market research to ensure Nikwax’s retail presence is optimised
  • planning, developing, distributing and managing in store Point of Sale (POS)
  • 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

This is a new role within our Group Marketing and Identity team and we are looking for an enthusiastic individual, who is 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 ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, with a marketing qualification such as CIM (or equivalent) and have at least 2-3 years work experience. Ideally you will have experience of international retail marketing and consumer retail behaviour as well as commercial marketing and communications experience. In addition, exposure to planning and implementing trade show representation for international audiences would be a bonus.

The role will be based in Wadhurst in East Sussex and will include a small amount of overseas travel. The successful applicant must be eligible to work in the UK. The salary for this post will be in the region of £30,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

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 CV and your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary expectations) by no later than Sunday 28th August 2016 to:

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

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

Previous applicants need not reapply.

No agencies please.

 


 

Marketing Communications Manager

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires a Marketing Communications Manager to join our Group Marketing & Identity team.

The Role

You will be responsible for:

  • driving the implementation of Nikwax marketing strategy and plans
  • ensuring integrated marketing and communication plans effectively reach identified target audiences across appropriate channels and drive acquisition and retention for target segments
  • ensuring web content is actively managed, accurate and up to date
  • building brand loyalty and maintain and develop relationships with relevant partners and external agencies
  • working closely with the Nikwax sales teams; providing them with the appropriate tools, materials and presentations
  • managing a team of 3 staff.

The Person

You will be an excellent communicator (both verbally and in writing) and a good listener who is able to respond to research and feedback. You will have good analytical skills, along with energy and enthusiasm. You will be innovative with a creative flair. You will be able to lead a team to achieve its goals, whilst being able to prioritise multiple deliverables. You will also have excellent organisational skills and be a team player.

You will have:

  • a proven ability to communicate ideas and concepts to all levels of management both inside and external to an organisation
  • demonstrable experience of successfully developing, implementing and managing marketing communication campaigns
  • good understanding of consumer and trade market dynamics and requirements
  • strong understanding of the retail environment.

The successful candidate should have a degree or equivalent in marketing and must be eligible to work in the UK. The salary for this post will be in the region of £35,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

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 (indicating your salary requirements) & CV by no later than 28th August to:

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

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

 


 

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, an award winning producer of high performance outdoor clothing.

The Role

You will:

  • be responsible for driving traffic to the websites and ensuring conversion into sales
  • manage a team of 3 web/digital specialists
  • ensuring that content published through digital channels quickly and effectively communicates the brands' distinctive values and product USPs
  • lead the technical development of digital channels including:
    • websites
    • email
    • social media
  • in order to improve customer experience, customer satisfaction and the value generated for the businesses.

The Person

You will:

  • be energetic and enthusiastic
  • have a passion for digital and online media
  • have a strong technical background and have led technical teams
  • have extensive experience in digital marketing and consumer and business use of digital channels for marketing and communication purposes
  • have proven experience of website development and management, including use of e-commerce platforms
  • be a strong communicator with 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. Online retail experience would be beneficial although not essential.

The successful applicant must be eligible to work in the UK. The salary for this post will be in the region of £40,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.

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 14th August 2016 to:

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

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

Previous applicants need not reapply.