Careers

Joining Our Team

As the UK’s leading stockholder and processor of fabrication, engineering and display plastics and conveyor components, Oadby Plastics provides an exciting, rewarding and supported
career opportunity.

Our values: The values that make us different and special revolve around relationships, sustainability, quality and service. Our company doesn’t just sell products. We help customers buy the right products and then deliver them at the right time, at the right price. We can create a wide range of solutions from our extensive range of products.

As we have accreditation for Investors in People, we are always on the look out for talented people. If you cannot find your ideal job, please register your interest with us by emailing your CV with a covering letter to our HR department and we will contact you as soon as a suitable vacancy arises. Please email: HR@oadbyplastics.co.uk

Job Title: Sales Office Manager

Salary/Rate: Competitive salary plus bonus plus benefits

Hours of Work: Full time Monday – Friday

Basis: Permanent

Location: Leicester

Oadby Plastics Ltd are the ‘UK’s leading independent plastics supplier’ with almost 50 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industry. Our business isn’t simply about product; it’s about people. Our family values allow us to remain focused on growth and the ambitions of our employees by supporting progressive career paths.

The Role

Working for a market leading, progressive and long established, family owned business, we are pleased that due to ongoing growth to create this highly responsible and influencing position.

This new and exciting Sales Office Manager opportunity (at our Leicester head office) is to effectively take control of all sales operations covering two successful territories. The focus will be delivering on market opportunities, improving sales sustainably, as well as supporting head office operations (logistics and production). With the support of our experienced Sales Team Leader the role will manage internal teams (currently approximately 12 sales advisors) and a smaller external team of Business Managers.

This wide remit offers the opportunity to visit customers as well as our European manufactures to fully understand our stocked materials.

The Sales Office Manager will be managing the sales team with a hands-on approach to meet targets through reactive and proactive disciplines. The focus will be on coaching and motivating the team to offer exceptional customer service whilst ensuring company sales processes are followed.

Key Tasks

  • Manage and build a motivated internal sales team that are customer focused and goal driven
  • Manage two external sales staff to maximise the development of customer relationships and new business
  • Working alongside our logistics and production managers to meet time schedules
  • Develop improved working procedures and create a platform for continued improvement and support customer requirements, within the team plus our production and logistics
  • Carry out staff management procedures in line with HR guidelines, completing appraisals and regular Personal Development Plans (PDP’s)
  • Develop and monitor effective Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) that support staff development and department efficiencies
  • To ensure effective communication throughout the teams including chairing regular meetings.

As well as effectively managing and leading your team, you will need to have strong working relationships with directors, the General Manager, finance, logistics, production, regional sites, sister companies, suppliers and of course customers.

Essential Performance Standards for the Sales Office Manager

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude to all colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • Ensure that all communication & administration is produced and delivered to the business standard even under pressure
  • Offer drive motivation and a high attention to detail
  • To be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work.

The Candidate

As our Sales Office Manager the key areas you need to excel in are: effective people management, and ability to follow a process. You will need to demonstrate a successful and progressive career in the management of (primarily) internally based sales teams within a commodity market. You will have the skillset to develop business, whilst offering the ability to deliver effective leadership, training and support to your team. A hand-on approach is expected by learning, maintaining and developing all aspects of our sales processes.

Previous experience in our specific industry is not necessary, however, any industrial or manufacturing background will be a distinct benefit to deal with processes and issues relating to materials distribution.

A confident approach to understanding of sales software will be needed.

In return we will offer highly competitive salary and career with a leading and respected UK business.

The Benefits

  • 30 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Company pension
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking
  • Full induction programme
  • Training and development opportunities

Closing Date: 11th July 2018

Job Title: Internal Sales Advisor      

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 17.00pm

Basis: Permanent

Location: Braintree, Essex

Oadby Plastics Ltd are the ‘UK’s leading independent plastics supplier’ with almost 50 years of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industry. Our business isn’t simply about product; it’s about people. Our family values allow us to remain focused on growth and the ambitions of our employees by supporting progressive career paths.

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of a new team working from a new facility in Braintree, as part of a well-established company with branches throughout the UK.

The Role

  • Answering incoming enquiries via telephone and email
  • Processing orders and quotations, negotiating prices and terms where necessary
  • Work as part of a team developing and maintaining strong relationships with established customers
  • Understanding customer requirements to effectively sell our full range of products and services
  • Managing accounts to set budgets, monitor performance and maximise spend potential
  • Processing purchase orders, liaising with third parties to ensure requirements are met
  • Regular use of CRM to understand and record important / concise account information
  • Solving problems and applying logic when handling conflict
  • Achieving set monthly team sales targets

The Candidate

  • Previous experience within a fast paced customer service/sales/distribution role
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude to all colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • The ability to remain focused and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
  • IT proficient

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Full Induction programme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 29th June 2018

Job Title: Junior Internal Sales Advisor

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 17.00pm Friday 8.30am – 16.30pm

Basis: Permanent

Location: Northampton

An exciting new position for a Junior Sales Advisor, working for a market leader has become available. ABG is a well-respected and long-established plastic machinist based in Northampton. We are part of a larger, highly progressive and privately-owned UK business that offer ongoing support to build a long-term career.

Due to growth, the opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to begin their career within a professional sales office environment.

You will be working as part of an established and supportive internal sales team to provide efficient sales and administrative support. As you grow in the role, there is opportunity for career development within the team.

The Role

  • Answering incoming telephone calls and emails.
  • Processing sales orders and quotations.
  • Processing purchase orders, liaising with third parties to ensure requirements are met.
  • Work as part of a team maintaining strong relationships with established customers.
  • Achieving set monthly team sales targets.
  • Liaise with all departments to professionally meet customer demands.
  • Filing of works orders, delivery notes and quotations.
  • Solving problems and applying logic.

The Candidate

  • Good standard of Education
  • Previous sales or administration experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your work
  • Good communication – confident to speak on the phone, and written skills for emails / reports
  • Able to work in a team and as an individual
  • IT skills to include Word, Excel and ideally Outlook.

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Full Induction programme
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 18th June 2018

Job Title: Internal Sales Advisor

Salary/Rate: Competitive

Hours of Work: Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5.00pm Fri 8.30am-4.30pm

Basis: Permanent

Location: Northampton

ABG Rubber and Plastics has over 40 years of machining experience in plastics and converting rubber sheets. We are part of the Oadby Plastics Group, the UK’s leading stockholder and processor of fabrication, engineering, display plastics and conveyor components.

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic individual to be a part of our professional sales office environment. You will be working as part of an established and supportive Internal sales team to provide sales support and first class customer service.

The Role

  • Liaising with customers, suppliers & third party carriers and maintaining strong relationships with established customers
  • Answering incoming enquiries via telephone and email
  • Processing orders and quotations to customer requirements
  • Processing Purchase orders to suppliers
  • Pro-active selling and monitoring of established customers, using CRM system
  • Following orders through from start to finish, whilst going the extra mile for our customers
  • Working towards and Achieving set monthly sales targets

The Candidate

  • IT proficient
  • Experience within a busy sales role or similar role
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Focused, motivated and driven to succeed
  • The ability to remain focused and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
  • Work produced is to high attention to detail, striving for 100% accuracy
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude to all colleagues, customers and suppliers
  • Ability to communicate at all levels

The Benefits

  • 30 Days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free car parking
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Training and Development
  • Company bonus scheme

Closing Date: 30th June 2018