Current Vacancies

Area Sales Manager – Greater London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire & Oxford

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, expanding, global business currently in 49 countries, who designs, manufactures and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment. We are family-owned, having been established for over 40 years.  We employ c105 people, with a track record of developing our people and their careers.

The Role:

Area Sales Manager covering Greater London (North), Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Oxfordshire. Therefore, it would be preferable that you are based centrally ie. Uxbridge/Watford, with easy access routes to all areas.

Supported by your Regional Manager you will be responsible for driving sales of playground equipment and managing a territory profitably. You will deal with existing business whilst targeting new business and working with your dedicated sales support and marketing functions.

It will involve selling the company’s full portfolio of products through a consultative sale to Schools & Nurseries, Local Authorities, Parish Councils, Housing Developers, Landscape Architects, Leisure Operators and Community Groups.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of identifying new opportunities
  • Building rapport
  • Excellent presentation skill
  • Consistent drive to achieve monthly and annual targets
  • Highly motivated to be a top performer
  • First class account management capabilities
  • Computer literate
  • Smartly presented
  • Full driving licence

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have proven experience in field sales with a track record in exceeding targets (you should be able to demonstrate this through sales awards, appraisal information, monthly figures etc.)

Nice to have: Formal sales training would be an advantage however we are committed to developing individuals during an in-depth induction and mentoring programme.

Package: Competitive basic with a significant OTE, company car, pension, healthcare, laptop, broadband, mobile phone and 25 days’ holiday.

What’s next?  Please forward your CV along with a covering letter to hr@playdale.co.uk. You must be available to attend an interview on the 11 April 2019 at Playdale Playgrounds Ltd, Haverthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AE.

Purchase Ledger Assistant

We now have an opportunity for a Purchase Ledger Assistant, to join our Finance team based in Haverthwaite.

Previous experience in a similar role, although beneficial, is not essential as training will be provided to meet the successful candidate’s needs.

Your main responsibilities would include:

  • Processing and inputting high volumes of invoices onto the systems and seeking authorisation where required
  • Scanning and filing invoices when necessary
  • Preparing payment runs
  • Resolving supplier payment queries accurately and efficiently
  • Chasing outstanding invoices via email and telephone where required
  • Dealing with any queries in relation to purchase ledger by email and telephone
  • Reconciling supplier statements

Skills/experience required:

A strong background of working within Purchase Ledger

High level of accuracy and attention to detail, being able to work in a fast-paced environment, ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach.

Excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, and have a structured approach.

Good IT skills and experience of using accounting software

You must be able to be demonstrate flexibility and possess a ‘can do’ attitude.

The nature of the role is results driven so the successful candidate will maintain high standards when working under pressure and to varying deadlines.

This is a permanent role with the core working hours are 35 hours per week, however we may consider part time hours for the right candidate.

If you think this is the right opportunity for you and you are excited to take on a new challenge please send your CV along with a covering letter to hr@playdale.co.uk

Deadline 22 February 2019

Sales Coordinator (9 months fixed term)

Playdale Playgrounds Ltd is a family-run, international business that manufactures playground equipment. We pride ourselves on creating exciting, innovative and educational outdoor play equipment that makes children smile all over the world.

Our head office, manufacturing facilities and global distribution centre are situated in South Cumbria. We have a fantastic team of around 105 people and have created over 22,400 play areas across the world.

If you are an ambitious and passionate individual with a drive to create a positive customer experience then we may be just what you’re are looking for.

The Role

We are looking for enthusiastic new talent to join our Playground Sales Team here in Haverthwaite, which is nestled in the South of the Lake District.

  • You will provide effective, timely and accurate support to appointed Area Sales Managers.
  • Maintaining ‘CRM system’ (SAGE).
  • Providing quotations, schemes, advice and information on behalf of Area Sales Managers, to all our customers within project schedules and budget constraints, ensuring we surpass the quality and customer expectations.

What do we expect from you?

You should be able to demonstrate to us that you have a strong feel for our products we sell and a passionate desire to communicate their benefits to our customers.

You should be self-motivated and organised, having the ability to work in a demanding environment to enable you to work within tight deadlines to allow us to be flexible to meet the needs of our clients in a fast paced, continually changing environment.

You should be able to demonstrate your excellent customer service, organisational, planning and inter-personal skills.

Our ideal candidate should be competent in Microsoft packages and have good numeric skills.

The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team and have a cheerful outgoing personality.

What happens next? 

If you would like to apply to work at our challenging, supportive, fun company then email your CV to: hr@playdale.co.uk

Once we have received your application we will be in touch to discuss next steps in due course.

Fabricator / Welder

The Role:

  • Perform general fabrication and Tig welding of various forms of circular and square hollow section stainless steel.
  • Use of a wide range of fabrication machinery.
  • Using jigs to fabricate parts.
  • Read, understand and follow job order specifications, engineering drawings and works order instruction.
  • Maintaining good housekeeping standards.

The Person:

Relevant experience working with stainless steel and mild steel preferred.  Possess a good understanding of fabrication and welding concepts, practices and procedures.

Ability to read and work from engineering drawings.

Flexible attitude to overtime when required.

The ability to work as part of a team, with a flexible “can do” attitude to work and good work ethic is essential.

Must have the ability to undertake manual handling duties.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

This is a permanent, full-time position based at our Ulverston factory (38 hrs per week). Apply with a full CV to HR Department, Playdale Playgrounds Ltd, Haverthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 8AE or by email to: hr@playdale.co.uk

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