Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear

 

Careers at Nikwax

Nikwax provides a challenging environment for staff with opportunities spanning manufacturing, design, engineering, sales, marketing, service and support. Our business is growing and we constantly seek motivated individuals to join our successful teams.

Current vacancies

If you would like to work at Nikwax, keep a look out for the latest career opportunities below.

Online Sales Specialist (Closes 17th October 2021) Click here to view

Manufacturing Coordinator (Closes 24th October 2021) Click here to view

Group Digital Marketing Manager (Closes 26th October 2021) Click here to view

Join a friendly, award-winning and established international outdoor business that is currently evolving into an employee owned company, as an Online Sales Specialist

Nikwax Ltd. develops care products and material systems that improve performance and extend the life of clothing, footwear and equipment whilst minimising environmental impact with clean chemistry. We develop and manufacture in-house, from the headquarters in Wadhurst, East Sussex. Nikwax are the only outdoor company to have won the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development and all operations have been carbon balanced since the company was founded in 1977. We have an ongoing dedication to minimising our impact on the environment and a devoted group of people to help develop the business. Nikwax is currently undergoing the exciting process of transitioning to Employee Ownership, which will protect and build upon our purpose and values, whilst securing a bright future for all employee owners.

The Role

Grow online sales revenue across multiple channels increasing achievable margin and SKU usage by growing online business channels in line with business objectives, ensuring knowledge and support is provided to selected partners and managing growth strategy and reviewing performance by:

  • Growing online sales on via online platforms online with business objectives
  • Ensuring consistent and correct collateral appears wherever Nikwax is being sold online
  • Providing knowledge and support to internal and external teams that are dealing with online sales channel
  • Managing owned and 3rd party resellers and growth strategy
  • Reporting on the performance of online sales channels globally
  • Regularly reviewing the performance of online sales channels and suggesting/implementing improvements to internal procedures and relevant marketing collateral
  • Administrating platforms used by Nikwax customers.

The Person will be

  • Experienced in the management of Amazon Seller Central or Vendor Central systems
  • Self-motivated with experience of managing online sellers
  • Preferably knowledgeable of external market online platforms such as TaoBoa and MercadoLibre but not essential.
  • Numbers driven with experience in using databases and Excel
  • Ideally fluent in German
  • Educated to A level (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

The successful applicant will be based at home but will be required to attend our offices in Wadhurst, East Sussex, at least once a week.

The Rewards

  • work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • work for an international company with values that you can believe in
  • work within a friendly and informal environment
  • competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) & CV in English by no later than 17th October 2021.

Recruitment, Nikwax Limited, Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate, Wadhurst, East Sussex TN5 6DF

Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

You can view details of the Nikwax Job Applicant Privacy Notice, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

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Join a friendly, award-winning and established international outdoor business that is currently evolving into an employee owned company, as a Manufacturing Coordinator

Nikwax Ltd. develops care products and material systems that improve performance and extend the life of clothing, footwear and equipment whilst minimising environmental impact with clean chemistry. We develop and manufacture in-house, from the headquarters in Wadhurst, East Sussex. Nikwax are the only outdoor company to have won the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development and all operations have been carbon balanced since the company was founded in 1977. We have an ongoing dedication to minimising our impact on the environment and a devoted group of people to help develop the business.

Nikwax is currently undergoing the exciting process of transitioning to Employee Ownership, which will protect and build upon our purpose and values, whilst securing a bright future for all employee owners.

The Role

Supervise the Manufacturing team to ensure continuity of product by overseeing daily manufacturing, assisting with planning production schedules, achieving balanced workloads and fulfilling deadlines by:

  • Supervising the Manufacturing team to ensure continuity of product, following the manufacturing schedule whilst also ensuring a safe working environment is maintained. Deputising in the absence of the Manufacturing Manager.
  • Assisting with planning manufacturing schedules, achieving balanced workloads and fulfilling deadlines.
  • Overseeing and assisting with the daily manufacture of Nikwax products including the setting up and running down of processing equipment
  • Ensuring that daily manufacturing targets have been achieved and reporting on any issues on what has impacted this daily target
  • Making sure that there is clear and visible organisation across the site by maintaining a consistently high standard of cleanliness and tidiness
  • Ensuring health and safety training is completed and that safe working practices are followed, near misses and incidents reported. Work with company health and safety advisors to create a culture of safe working
  • Monitoring and reporting on chemical and bulk stock levels, ensuring stock is sufficient for production forecasts; and assist with collection of waste.

The Person will be:

  • Experienced in working in a manufacturing or production environment
  • A self-starter and able to drive things through to a conclusion
  • Ideally experienced in management with leadership skills
  • Experienced with handling chemicals
  • Ideally forklift trained (with a current licence)
  • Educated to an A level standard (or equivalent).

You will be working in a busy, industrious factory environment on the rural East Sussex/Kent border; due to the location you must have your own transport.

The Rewards

  • Work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • Work for an international company with values that you can believe in
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment
  • Competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) & CV by no later than 24th October 2021.

Recruitment, Nikwax Ltd, Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate, Wadhurst, East Sussex. TN5 6DF

Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk.

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

You can view details of the Nikwax Job Applicant Privacy Notice, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

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Join a friendly, award-winning and established international outdoor business that is currently evolving into an employee owned company, as a Group Digital Marketing Manager

Located in the picturesque, rural setting of East Sussex, Nikwax Ltd. and Páramo Ltd. are highly successful outdoor businesses that are run by a close-knit, friendly and hardworking team of employees.

We offer competitive rewards including free childcare and a flexible working approach, with a balance of homeworking and office days, so you can enhance your work-life balance.

The Role

Grow digital sales and profitability with increased and improved digital advertising and e-commerce initiatives by:

  • Managing all social media accounts for both brands including creating, implementing and reviewing paid and organic social media activities for Nikwax and Páramo, in collaboration with specified team members
  • Regularly scoping the tactical and strategic opportunities to grow and engage our digital audience across our platforms (including social media, websites and newsletters)
  • Managing and implementing SEO efforts and digital advertising, such as Google advertising
  • Scheduling, creating, publishing and optimising advertising content for significant digital initiatives in the UK and where relevant, globally (including direct to consumer platforms such as Amazon UK and eBay UK, as well as international selling platforms)

The successful applicant will be based at home but will be required to attend our offices in Wadhurst, East Sussex, at least once a week.

The Person will be

  • Solution focused with outstanding analytical skills and excellent communication skills
  • Creative in their approach to digital advertising and optimisation
  • Experienced in website project management and in using e-commerce platforms
  • Able to convert a strategic vision into measurable and attainable goals
  • Experienced in managing social media, including implementing campaigns
  • Proficient in using analytics software including Google Analytics and experienced in using digital campaign tools such as Google AdWords
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a related subject.

The Rewards

  • Free childcare and holiday clubs with a local provider in Wadhurst
  • Work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • Work for an international company with values that you can believe in
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment
  • Competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) & CV by no later than 26th October 2021:

Recruitment,
Nikwax Ltd,
Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate,
Wadhurst,
East Sussex
TN5 6DF

Or e-mail: recruitment@nikwax.co.uk.

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

You can view details of the Nikwax Job Applicant Privacy Notice, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

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