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.

Advanced Apprenticeships

Our Gold Advanced Apprenticeship is offered in partnership with Midland Group Training Services (MGTS). The Engineering Apprenticeship is a 4 year programme, ending with a HNC and the possibility to further advance to Degree level (part time study). Successful candidates will spend Year 1 based at the MGTS Training Centre in Redditch studying basic engineering. Years 2 and 3 will be spent at Thorlux, performing a ‘milk round’ of the company visiting all departments to gain an understanding of how the company works and interacts. Year 4 will be objective training in a specific department that suits both the needs of the company and the engineers.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Computer literate

  • Effective communication skills – verbal & written

  • Willing to listen and learn

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Positive attitude

  • Self-motivated

  • Punctual

  • Willing to learn new skills and adapt

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade A-C (9-5) or equivalent

  • It would be helpful to have similar in engineering type subjects also e.g. Resistant Materials etc

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Dependent on dedication and ability (results) we offer the chance to continue part time study to degree level - company sponsored.

Commencement date: September 2017

Lighting Sales Trainee Kent

THE COMPANY

Designer, manufacturer and supplier of professional lighting systems since 1936.

The Thorlux range of luminaires is designed, manufactured and distributed by Thorlux Lighting, a division of the F.W. Thorpe Plc group.

Thorlux luminaires have been manufactured continuously since 1936, the year Frederick William Thorpe founded the company.

The Company now operates from the Group’s modern 16,882 square metre self-contained factory in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Thorlux is well known throughout the world and provides a comprehensive range of professional lighting and control systems for architectural, commercial, floodlighting, industrial, hazardous area and tunnel applications.

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Area Manager, the role will entail learning about the industry, company and sales function within the UK salesforce. This will lead to a role as a sales person within Area 09 (Kent, East Sussex, Surrey, inside the M25, along the M25 corridor and also parts of London)

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To learn about lighting engineering and design and be able to design using lighting software

  • To assist the Area Manager in lighting design, quotations and project management

  • Execute the sales and marketing plan with the targeted customers (end users, consultants and contractors)

  • Develop business opportunities by selling the company’s lighting products, designing lighting schemes and providing quotations using the CRM system

  • Update and maintain accurate customer and project details within the CRM system

  • Plan and travel efficiently and in a timely manner visiting the target customer base

  • To achieve sales targets and KPIs

  • To ensure new products are successfully introduced to target customers

  • To gain knowledge of customer requirements and feedback to the business

  • To carry out any task directed by the Area Manager

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE at Grade C or above including Maths and English

  • Clean and full driving licence

  • Accurate and efficient IT skills in excel, word and outlook

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels within an organisation

  • Ability to prioritise and work accurately and calmly under pressure

  • Tenacity, ambition, drive, self-motivation, independence and willing to travel

  • Aptitude and attitude to learn technical detail about lighting

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a technical and commercial sales role in a related industry

  • Educational qualifications at or above A level preferably of a technical nature

  • Experience of electrical installation

  • Currently lives Mid / North Kent

SALARY BENEFITS

  • Salary will be discussed upon application

  • Company car (fully expensed for business)

  • IT package

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Training both in house and external courses

  • Potential to develop within an well-established lighting manufacturer

Material Planner

THE ROLE

This position includes daily contact with suppliers to expedite materials in a timely fashion and to improve delivery performance. Communication, organisational and analytical skills are a must and will be utilised to manage the company's assets to the maximum value for its customers and corporation. The role requires you to schedule, control and purchase bought-out items to meet Customer and Manufacturing order demands. Along with setting up and maintaining bought-out material planning data on the integrated computer system.

OPPORTUNITY

Due to yet further growth here at Thorlux Lighting, we are looking for an additional Material Planner to join our friendly team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Company which operates from the Group’s modern 16,882 square metre self-contained factory in Redditch, Worcestershire. We also offer strong training with both in-house and external courses and the potential to develop within an well established lighting manufacturer.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use MRP to schedule, control and purchase bought-out items to meet internal/external customer and manufacturing order requirements.

  • Liaise with suppliers and all internal departments to ensure material is acquired to meet production requirements.

  • Advise Management of potential production shortages and problems.

  • Prepare Purchase Orders/Schedules and proactively expedite items.

  • Work with suppliers to reduce costs and improve delivery/quality performance.

  • Work with Stores/Quality and suppliers to ensure non-conforming components are handled efficiently and effectively.

  • Maintain bought-out material planning data, including costs, for the assigned product groups, on the integrated computer system.

  • Optimise bought-out item raw material and purchased components to maximise product availability and minimise cost.

  • Co-ordinate sub-contract manufacture with all internal departments and suppliers.

  • Advise on component lead times and availability for current orders/new enquiries.

  • Manage slow moving/obsolete stock in accordance with Company policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Ensure observance of Company policies and standards.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE at Grade C or above including Maths and English

  • Efficient IT skills in Excel, Word, Outlook and MRP systems

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation and with suppliers

  • You must be able to prioritise and work accurately and methodically under pressure

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 3 years experience within a Material Planning / Buying role, ideally within the Manufacturing industry, however other disciplines will also be considered

  • Some electronics / PCB knowledge would be extremely beneficial, however not essential

Stores/Warehouse Operative - Warehouse Department

THE ROLE

To control the storing and issuing of materials in and out of the Warehouse department. You must possess effective organisational and communication skills and have the ability to function well as part of a team.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To promote good customer relations by ensuring a fast and reliable service.

  • Carry out your work in accordance with ISO9001 procedures.

  • 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.

  • Goods-inwards: Off-loading vehicles & booking-in parts.

  • Picking parts to daily requirements and deliver to assembly locations.

  • Packing parts for despatch.

  • Processing all above activities & stock control in warehouse data-system.

  • Manual picking/packing from pick sheets.

  • You must ensure that all safety requirements are adhered to and follow the Company’s Health & Safety procedures at all times.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Forklift Licence preferred Reach & Counter Balance, however, this is not essential.

If you are interested in the above position, apply in writing to the Personnel Department.

Stores/Warehouse Operative - Stores Department

THE ROLE

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

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To promote good customer relations by ensuring a fast and reliable service.

  • Carry out your work in accordance with ISO9001 procedures.

  • 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.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Forklift Licence preferred Reach & Counter Balance, however, this is not essential.

If you are interested in the above position, apply in writing to the Personnel Department.

SmartScan Administrator - Site Services Department

THE ROLE

To manage the SmartScan system/procedures within the Site Services department. We require dedicated resources for managing SmartScan to ensure that all information is up to date and accurate on the website and all faults are dealt with in a timely manner. The opportunity will be there to create and develop processes to meet the challenges faced with the new controls system. The right person will be driven to succeed, a quick learner and willing to develop with the business.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The booking of SmartScan Platform 2 commissioning. This includes making contact with customers to arrange suitable site visit dates, gathering details and booking these into engineer’s calendars. Maintaining the site engineer’s diaries and amending if required to accommodate cancellations or short notice changes.

  • To email and receive site pre-commissioning forms to contractors and file with jobs as necessary.

  • Create service activities for commissioning visits on CRM for Engineers and include documentation, drawings, pre commissioning forms etc.

  • Following successful completion of commissioning, populate and issue commissioning certificates as necessary.

  • Responsibility for the SmartScan website including adding users, entering wattages, battery replacement dates and group names. Uploading certificates and drawings and entering contract details.

  • Enter all SmartScan contracts into our CRM system and record any relevant notes.

  • Receive drawings from an engineer to be turned into CAD files and submit these drawings to Lighting Design for processing. The expectation is to receive training on CAD and work towards managing the CAD drawings within the department.

  • Work with sales engineers for user details and drawings in order to meet the time frame set for giving customers access to their sites.

  • Monitor faults and liaise with engineers to establish if site visits are required.

  • Where visits are required you will make contact with customers to arrange suitable visit dates, gather details and book into our Engineer's Calendars.

  • Create service activities against contracts to properly track visits and parts.

  • Note any extraneous issues preventing access or repairing faults in a timely manner and keep notes on them on CRM.

  • Work with engineers to determine return visit dates and any works required on second/return visits etc.

  • Assist with diary management, holiday cover and order input for the admin team where required.

If you are interested in the above position, apply in writing to the Personnel Department.

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.

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