Where could a career at Thorlux take you?

Thorlux employs approximately 400 people in its modern manufacturing facility in the Moons Moat area of Redditch, Worcestershire. We have excellent facilities including robotic wiring machine, fully automated punch and bend sheet metal line and in house powder coating. We have a long history and we genuinely care about our employees.

LGV Driver (Class 2)

PURPOSE OF JOB:

To deliver the Company’s products to our customers/clients premises or sites across the UK, so some overnight stops will be required, this will be a range of Days/Overnight, Multi-drops, Palletised and handball deliveries.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Ensure daily vehicle checks are carried out and any defects reported.
  • Operate the vehicle within the UK transport legislation.
  • Maintain fuel, expenses and journey records.
  • Ensure that at all times the customers’ requirements are met.
  • Comply with the Company’s rules, procedures and vehicle management system.
  • Ensure that health and safety and BS5750 procedures are adhered to.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full UK driving license
  • LGV Class 2 License
  • Driver’s CPC qualification
  • Excellent accuracy is required due to working with product codes

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous multiple driving experience
  • Knowledge of Company products

Stores Operative / FLT Driver

PURPOSE OF JOB:

To control the storing and issuing of materials in and out of the Stores department, ensuring a fast and reliable service.

MAIN TASKS:

  • To promote good customer relations by ensuring a fast and reliable service.
  • Carry out your work in accordance with ISO 9001 procedures laid down for that job.
  • To maintain the smooth running of the department.
  • To work within the Company rules and discipline procedures.
  • To ensure that the department is kept suitably clean and tidy.
  • Picking parts to daily requirements and deliver to assembly locations.
  • Manual picking/packing from pick sheets.
  • To carry out all instructions issued by the Team Leaders.
  • You must ensure that all safety requirements are adhered to and follow the Company’s Health & Safety procedures at all times.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must possess effective organisational and communication skills and have the ability to function well as part of a team.
  • To be fit and healthy as there will be some heavy lifting involved.
  • Must be literate and numerate and have neat handwriting due to the paperwork you will be required to complete.
  • PC literate (MS-Word, MS-Excel).
  • Previous Stores and/or Warehouse experience.
  • Reach Forklift Licence is essential.

Warehouse Operative / FLT Driver

PURPOSE OF JOB:

To control the storing and issuing of materials in and out of the Warehouse department, ensuring a fast and reliable service.

MAIN TASKS:

  • To promote good customer relations by ensuring a fast and reliable service.
  • Carry out your work in accordance with ISO 9001 procedures laid down for that job.
  • To maintain the smooth running of the department.
  • To work within the Company rules and discipline procedures.
  • To ensure that the department is kept suitably clean and tidy.
  • Picking parts to daily requirements and deliver to assembly locations.
  • Manual picking/packing from pick sheets.
  • To carry out all instructions issued by the Team Leaders.
  • You must ensure that all safety requirements are adhered to and follow the Company’s Health & Safety procedures at all times.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Forklift Licence Reach & Counter Balance.
  • You must possess effective organisational and communication skills and have the ability to function well as part of a team.
  • To be fit and healthy as there will be some heavy lifting involved.
  • Must be literate and numerate and have neat handwriting due to the paperwork you will be required to complete.
  • PC literate (MS-Word, MS-Excel).
  • Previous Warehouse experience.

International Sales Correspondent – French Speaking

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Assess customer’s specifications/requirements (both written and verbal) and supply accurate quotations in reasonable time, using relevant price lists by each country.

MAIN TASKS:

  • Ensure important customer activities are maintained and accurate on the CRM system.
  • Processing and progressing of Movex or ERP systems.
  • Liaise with works department to obtain accurate delivery estimates (where necessary).
  • Liaise with Technical department/Drawing office regarding special requirements/requests.
  • General support to overseas customers both internal and external.
  • Ensure complete customer/distributor satisfaction.
  • Create customer accounts and raise pro-forma invoices.
  • Ensure that quality concerns are logged and completed by the use of corrective action reports and GRA system.
  • Correspond between all management areas (both internal and external).
  • Other duties required to by the International Sales Manager
  • Carry out translations as required.
  • Ensure accurate data is kept on CLM system.
  • Ensure observance of Company policies, standards and Health & Safety regulations.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fluent in French.
  • Must possess effective organisational and communication skills and have the ability to function well as part of a team.
  • PC literate (MS-Word, MS-Excel).
  • Previous experience in customer service and administration.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Scandinavian language, ideally Swedish.
  • Previous CLM knowledge.

Financial Accountant

PURPOSE OF JOB:

  • Control of financial data ensuring its accuracy and
  • Work with the F W Thorpe and subsidiary companies finance teams providing technical support and advice and ensuring compliance with group accounting policies
  • Continuous improvement of processes within the accounts function and development of the role

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own relevant parts of the Thorlux accounts ensuring accurate completion and analysis of information
  • Prepare, produce, analyse and report on management accounts for appropriate subsidiary company
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for allocated subsidiary companies
  • Calculate commissions and other bonus remuneration for the global sales force
  • Own and maintain the fixed asset register ensuring additions, disposals and depreciation are updated on a monthly basis and reflected accurately in the accounting package and prepare all required fixed asset information for Thorlux and appropriate subsidiary companies
  • Ensure all relevant control accounts are maintained and accurately reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Provide support to the payroll function, including being able to undertake payroll and approve for payment if needed
  • Oversee and manage all inter-company transactions/recharges
  • Control the inter-company reporting process at the end of each period, ensuring all companies reconcile
  • Cash flow reporting and forecasting, in particular for non-GBP currencies
  • Produce VAT and intrastat returns for Thorlux and appropriate subsidiary company, where applicable
  • Be the group’s VAT expert, providing support and advice to all companies in the group
  • Prepare sundry invoices as required (e.g. fixed asset disposals; inter-company charges; Derv and other staff purchases)
  • Support the administration of the pension scheme
  • Support the update and maintenance of the group accounting manual
  • Support the Group Financial Controller in preparing the group consolidation and tax calculations
  • Provide cover to other parts of the finance function
  • Undertake ad-hoc projects as required by the Group Financial Director and Group Financial Controller
  • Other duties commensurate with the skills and experience of the person in the role

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Preferably a graduate, but as a minimum holding ‘A’ level qualifications
  • Technical bias with experience of IFRS, but also wants some wider financial experience
  • Possibly someone looking for a first (or second) move into industry, or have experience of working in a group head office function
  • IT literate with systems experience and good excel skills
  • Flexible, hardworking and honest individual who can work as part of a team

If you are interested in the above vacancy then please contact Cathy Armstrong on 01527 583200 or email to cathy.armstrong@thorlux.co.uk

How to Apply

If you are interested in any of the above positions you have three options:

  1. Contact Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager) on +44 (0)1527 583200 for an application form
  2. Complete the Microsoft Word version of the application form on your computer and return by e-mail to recruitment@thorlux.co.uk
  3. Print off and fill out the PDF version using a blue or black pen and return by post to the below address

Julie Laman (Group Personnel Manager)
Thorlux Lighting
Merse Road
North Moons Moat
Redditch
Worcestershire
B98 9HH
United Kingdom

You may include a CV if you wish but only submissions including the F.W. Thorpe Plc application form can be accepted.

(Need help? Please view the instructions for completing in Word Version)