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Why work for Smeg UK?

Smeg UK is a diverse and vibrant company with the UK head office based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. As a well-established Italian, family owned business, Smeg prides itself on quality of life and culture. The company fully supports a healthy and happy lifestyle, encouraging staff to feel good in both their roles and personal lives.

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Current vacancies

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Stock and Production Planner- Products

Overall Purpose: To forecast and plan production of all stock lines, minimising overstocks and out of stock occurrences by carrying out constant analysis of the supply and demand of all stock lines. Continuous liaison with the UK sales team and the Production Planning team in Italy.

The Stock Planner is responsible for/will provide support in the following areas:

 

  • Planning and availability:- Responsible for the production forecast planning and monthly stock ordering
  • Daily reporting, analysis and maintenance of stock levels
  • Responsible for producing and sharing the weekly Out of Stock report and regular Out of Stock             forecasting (month end support)
  • Availability support for Channel managers and liaison with the UK sales team as required, responding         to  daily stock queries from all departments
  • Use of Italian stock and production management system to check availability and planning
  • Daily liaison with the Product Planning Office in Italy
  • Assist the Production Manager in forecasting new lines, or key products in promotional periods
  • Involvement with the phase-in and phase-out of products
  • Involvement with product quality issues - liaison with the Italian team isolating stock, liaison with IT team       and Ops Support, moving stock back to supplier etc.
  • Liaison with the Stock Controller and warehouse to understand the physical warehouse capacity, and in       ordering import transportation
  • Preparing loading lists for daily imports
  • Contact with third party suppliers as required
  • Systems- Operational (stock & invoicing) systems: Maginus (Smeg UK), AS400 (Smeg SpA) & Red         Prairie (Canute Logistics)- Use of Excel & PowerPoint
  • Normal working hours: Monday – Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm or 9.00 am to 5.30 pm**In this role the      hours are flexible and will include out of hours working including occasional extra hours in accordance with business requirements.• Benefits: Pension contribution from employer 5% of salary. Income protection scheme. Death in service 4 x salary. Staff discount on the purchase of Smeg products.
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    QUALITIES ESSENTIAL 

    QualificationsEducation • GCSE English and Maths (A-C)• Italian language •

    QUALITIES DESIREABLE

    Degree level

    Experience • Production planning/similar role

    • Use of SAP

    Knowledge and skills • Extremely competent user of MS Office packages, especially Excel and Outlook (Required to use complicated calculations, pivot tables & look-ups) • Domestic appliances industry Personal Qualities

    • Ability to work on own or as a team• Outgoing and confident• Good communicator• Approachable• Can do attitude• Enthusiastic & self-motivated• Organised & good at planning• Precise with good attention to detail• Analytical and with a curious nature• Good problem solver• Decisive when required• Ability to stay calm when under stress

HOME ECONOMIST & PRODUCT TRAINER- Training and Sales Support

Reporting to: National Training and Sales Support Manager (NTSSM)

Location: This role is based at head office with occasional travel to Smeg’s London Store and Smeg events.  Head Office address: The Magna Building, Wyndyke Furlong, Abingdon Business Park, Abingdon, Oxon.  OX14 1DZ.

Overall Purpose:

To provide Home Economic support, and to train retailers and customers via interactive cooking days and food demonstrations on the Smeg domestic appliance range.  To provide support to the Regional Sale Support Managers (RSSMs).

The Home Economist & Product Trainer is responsible for:

• To assist the NTSSM with the training and demonstration of Smeg appliances to retailers and customers at head office, Smeg’s London store and in the field.

• To perform cookery demonstrations to Smeg customers face to face, via video and live broadcast.

• To provide home economic support to the Smeg customer and the customer service team.

• To test new appliances, and provide a competitive comparison of Smeg appliances to the market place.  This may involve occasional trips to Italy.

• To create and update training material, customer support material and training aids for the RSSMs.

• To create, support and update Smeg eLearning training material.

• Support the marketing team with relevant recipes and tips for social media purposes.

• To assist with the product training of internal staff at Smeg UK.

• To work towards specific objectives as agreed with the NTSSM.

• To maintain a professional image conducive to the culture and ethos of the Smeg brand.

• To adhere to processes and procedures of administration within agreed KPI’s set by the NTSSM.

• Any other home economic and training orientated duties as requested by the NTSSM.                      

• To uphold the standard of appearance set by Smeg, and the NTSSM.

Education:

GCSE English and Maths (A-C)

Food related degree

Desirable: Food Hygiene CertificateTraining Qualification & experience in Domestic appliance industry

Experience:

Presentation skills Food Demonstration skills

Knowledge and skills:

Food knowledge Good understanding of apliances 

Personal Qualities:

Ability to work on own or as a team.

Target driven

Personable

Communicator

Approachable

Can do attitude

Self-motivated

Organised

• Normal working hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm / 9.00am – 5.30pm. This role will involve occasional weekend and evening work.

Benefits:• Staff discount on Smeg purchases• Income Protection Scheme (Unum)• Pension Contribution from company – 5%• Death In Service Scheme 4 x salary