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

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

Join an international outdoor business located in a rural environment as Deputy Commercial Director

Nikwax Outdoor Innovation has achieved an international reputation through the development, manufacturing and marketing of high performance products, whilst caring for the environment and the community. There are numerous opportunities for consolidation, expansion and development and the opportunity has arisen for an energetic and imaginative person to directly contribute to defining and attaining new goals.

The Mission

Improve sales, profitability and distribution by

  • assisting in leading a professional team to success
  • facilitating the creation of sales, marketing and development plans driven by defined goals and measurable effects
  • contributing to the distillation of the organisational vision into clearly communicable themes to inform both the development process, and the sales and marketing processes

The Person will

  • be passionate about consumer satisfaction
  • have the ability to set clear goals and to organise around those goals and prioritise
  • have a natural understanding of the key function of clear and consistent communication in the success of any enterprise
  • be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in business or marketing
  • have experience in leading a team
  • be open to different cultural environments

The Rewards

  • work within an organisation where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • work for an organisation with values that you can believe in
  • work within a fascinating and diverse community
  • join the Outdoor Industry with its unique challenges
  • receive competitive benefits and rewards

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary expectations) & CV by no later than Monday 25th June to:

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

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

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Join an international outdoor business as a Technical Sales Representative (Northern UK)

Nikwax is a leading international manufacturer of aftercare products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment and leads the field in outstanding environmental credentials and sustainability. Nikwax received the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development.

The Role

Maintain and increase sales to accounts, by building relationships with buyers and distributors that promote the understanding of how our products and services can make their business more profitable.

  • Develop sales through designated accounts by building relationships with buyers and strengthening brand loyalty
  • Merchandise regional and national accounts to optimise sales
  • Present instore product training to independent and national stores to increase product knowledge and selling ability of sales staff
  • Prioritise time to maximise effect upon the business through efficient call plans
  • Analyse sales data to identify problems or opportunities and develop strategies to address them
  • Utilise Nikwax reporting systems to ensure effective internal communication
  • Report to the Head of HQ Sales with customer and market feedback
  • Attend Nikwax trade and consumer events when required

The Person

  • Will be personable and organised
  • Able to drive things to a conclusion
  • Be able to use own initiative to prioritise tasks
  • Understands the importance of customer service
  • Will have a logical and analytical approach to problem solving
  • Must have a full clean driving licence
  • Will have experience in sales and training
  • Have experience of the outdoor industry and related sports
  • Will be educated to A level standard or equivalent

The Rewards

  • Work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts.
  • Work for a globally recognised brand with values that you can believe in.
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment.
  • Competitive benefits including healthcare, mobile, laptop and company car

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 1st July 2018 to:

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

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

You can view details of the Nikwax Job Applicant Privacy Notice, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.


Join an international outdoor business in a rural environment as a Human Resources Advisor

Nikwax is a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment and leads the field in outstanding environmental credentials and sustainability. Most recently, Nikwax received the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development. Our premium outdoor clothing brand Páramo designs and distributes top quality innovative products for outdoor people and leads the field in outstanding environmental credentials and social responsibility.

The Role

To ensure that all members of staff are clear about their roles and responsibilities and how they are performing, and feel supported and fairly treated by the company by;

  • providing the most professional and effective guidance, service and employee support across the whole organisation
  • implementing HR Strategy across the organisation ensuring that it contributes to overall organisational goals and values
  • ensuring that all members of staff are clear about their roles and responsibilities and how they are performing through consistently reinforcing company processes
  • supporting management in the application of disciplinary processes when necessary
  • using HR systems, including personnel records, recruitment and exit procedures, and HR policies appropriately and make suggestions as to their improvement
  • maintaining cost effective company benefits
  • promoting the fair treatment and welfare of employees and addressing any potential issues of bullying, discrimination or exclusion.

The Person will be

  • knowledgeable regarding HR legislation and best practice
  • familiar with HR systems, policies and processes
  • experienced in working in a busy HR department
  • ethical, empathetic and good with people
  • a strong administrator with good IT skills
  • a strong team member and good communicator
  • able to deliver training and presentations to small groups
  • able to manage a busy and varied workload without supervision
  • numerate and educated to A level (or equivalent) preferably in English and Maths.

The successful candidate will need their own transport due to the location of our sites.

The Rewards

  • work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • work for an international company with values that you can believe in
  • work within a friendly and informal environment
  • competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary expectations) & CV by no later than Sunday 1st July 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.

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Join an international outdoor business in a rural environment as a Development Chemist

Join an international outdoor business in a rural environment as a Warehouse Despatch Supervisor

Nikwax is a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment and leads the field in outstanding environmental credentials and sustainability. Most recently, Nikwax received the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development.

The Role

To improve on the rate of update and improvement of Nikwax products and the rate of introduction of new products by

  • driving research and development, with an innovative, creative approach;
  • understanding the underlying chemistry behind Nikwax products, along with manufacturing methods;
  • defining, and understanding the benefits and features of existing products and materials, and how we formulate to obtain them;
  • maintaining a high standard of good lab practice, ensuring data and results are stored in accordance to laboratory policy;
  • creating project presentations and briefs for development of new and existing products;
  • designing, improving and sustaining the tests used in the lab.

The Person will be

  • creative, and imaginative with an ability to problem solve;
  • a self-starter, with the ability to systematically drive projects through to a conclusion;
  • enthusiastic about the outdoor industry and outdoor persuits;
  • great communication, and people skills;
  • educated to at least degree level or equivalent (in Chemistry, or related subject);
  • preferably experience in working in an industrial laboratory;
  • experienced in new product development processes.

The successful candidate will need their own transport, owing to our rural location.

The Rewards

  • work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts;
  • work for an international company with values that you can believe in;
  • work within a friendly and informal environment;
  • competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary expectations) & CV by no later than Sunday 8th July 2018 to:

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

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

You can view details of the Nikwax Job Applicant Privacy Notice, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.


Join an international outdoor business in a rural environment as a Warehouse Despatch Assistant

Nikwax is a leading international manufacturer of aftercare products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment and leads the field in outstanding environmental credentials and sustainability. Nikwax has received the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development. We are looking for a Despatch Assistant to join our busy warehouse team.

The Role

Improve the efficiency and timely despatch of orders by

  • ensuring systematic processes are set up and followed
  • following company procedures to guarantee timely despatch on goods from the warehouse
  • adhering to individual customer requirements during the despatch and collation of orders
  • organising daily transport bookings and ensuring despatch documentation is accurate and up to date
  • assisting with booking stock, maintaining stock levels and stock rotation
  • complying with all relevant legislation.

The Person will be

  • experienced working in a warehouse environment
  • experienced in stock management systems
  • a self-starter who is able to work with minimum supervision
  • able to apply rules and regulations
  • ethical, with good people skills
  • numerate and educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) including Maths and English.

The Rewards

  • work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • work for an international company with values that you can believe in
  • work within a friendly and informal environment
  • competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary expectations) & CV by no later than Sunday 8th July 2018 to:

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

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

You can view details of the Nikwax Job Applicant Privacy Notice, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

 

 

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