Job Vacancies

Apeks Field Sales Rep - North

Reporting to the UK Sales Manager, the job holder will be responsible for:

  • Stimulating the sale of company products and services and assist in the general distribution of products in the north of the UK
  • Regular visits, sales service and technical advice for UK retail outlets
  • Complete comprehensive reports on UK dealer visits
  • Assist Marketing & Design by providing information on current and future market requirements
  • Positive representation of the Company at Trade Shows and Exhibitions both in the UK and overseas.
  • Distribution & monitoring of information and point of sale material to Apeks/Aqua Lung dealerships
  • Achievement of monthly / quarterly and annual sales goals set by Sales Manager
  • Maintain the Sales & Marketing stock of products and parts.
  • Efficient journey planning to identify, manage and develop the North independent retail accounts.
  • Delivery of on-site / in-store product and point of sale training
  • To ensure the right mix of brand presence instore / online to facilitate maximum sell through

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • 3 years minimum experience in managing and developing a sales territory
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of sales processes, mechanisms and tools to sell.
  • Diving experience or experience and knowledge of scuba diving technicalities and product requirements would be preferable
  • High business acumen across all areas
  • Thorough in planning and preparation as well as outstanding presentation / sales skills
  • Relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Customer value orientation
  • Fluent in the English language

Reporting into: UK Dive Sales Manager
Job type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5
Salary: TBC

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note. 

Aqua Sphere Field Sales Rep – South

Distributed from the Apeks HQ in Blackburn, Aqua Sphere products are focused on developing products that active swimmers, triathletes and water enthusiasts desire. Working with elite athletes such as Michael Phelps, Aqua Sphere continues to innovate and offers a complete range of swimwear, wetsuits, eyewear and accessories.

Reporting to the UK Sales Manager the aim of this role is to:

  • To maximise regional sales in the Southern region
  • Field sales management of the independent retail & leisure trade
  • Ensure the right mix of brand presence instore / online to facilitate maximum sell through
  • Provide the existing account base with appropriate call coverage, balancing forward order business with the on -going replenishment order, in line with seasonal peaks.
  • Generate new business opportunities relative to the company brand’s ethos.

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • 3 years minimum experience in managing and developing a sales territory
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of sales processes, mechanisms and tools to sell.
  • Professional background in sports or outdoor industry
  • High business acumen across all areas
  • Thorough in planning and preparation as well as outstanding presentation / sales skills
  • Relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Customer value orientation
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Bachelor or masters degree in business relevant field and/or relevant corporate Sales Development Programs or equivalent

Reporting into: UK Sporting Goods Sales Manager
Job type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5
Salary: TBC

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note. 

Digital Marketing Assistant

We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of aquatic equipment into an international market, holding strong market presence for the quality of our goods and after service. We are looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant to work at our UK office in Blackburn as we undertake an exciting period of growth and development.

This is a great opportunity for a talented marketer to come on board and help to grow our portfolio of exciting brands and to shape the way that we engage with our consumers.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Manage the day to day running of the social media pages of the various brands within the company portfolio.
  • Create unique and captivating content to use across social media and the brand websites that will engage with consumers.
  • Maintain the brand website pages, creating and updating product pages, managing the seasonal banner campaigns, stockist links and athlete/ambassador profiles.
  • Planning and implementation of digital marketing campaigns across all brands – some budget management required.
  • Analysis of all digital marketing activity and campaigns to ensure effective use of budget. Presenting monthly reports on website and social media traffic.
  • Working with other departments and PR agency to ensure we communicate our presence at events/trade shows as well as working with our athlete roster to deliver coordinated messages and pushing their experience using our products.
  • Identify emerging trends in digital marketing and recommend/implement as necessary to the UK and our global marketing teams.
  • Support the rest of the marketing team as necessary.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Based at our Blackburn head office in the UK

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledge of SEO and PPC to improve website traffic.
  • Proficient with Google Adwords and Analytics to create meaningful campaigns and analyse data that provides quality insight.
  • Competent with Content management systems including Mail Chimp, Joomla, word press is desirable. As is working with Adobe deign packages.
  • Excellent proven writing ability to create engaging to copy.
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels, within the UK office and at a group level.
  • Good organisation and project management skills to help with working to tight deadlines across a number of projects at any one time.

Some travel may be required.

Reporting into: Marketing Manager
Job type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 (8.30am-5pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am-2pm Fridays)
Salary: TBC

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note. 

Graphic Designer

We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of aquatic equipment into an international market, holding strong market presence for the quality of our goods and after service. We are looking for a Graphic Designer to work at our UK office in Blackburn as we undertake an exciting period of growth and development.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager the job holder will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for keeping consistency of brand identity throughout all marketing materials.
  • Production of POS assets for a variety of brands and campaigns, sometimes working with retailers individually on bespoke solutions.
  • Creation of advertising campaigns within a given framework.
  • Designing digital marketing for websites, social media and email marketing
  • Image / photography processing and manipulation
  • Animation and film editing
  • Help take the brands to the next level with an ever-improving, unique design proposition
  • Design of product packaging, product manuals and technical documents

The successful candidate:

  • Competent working with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
  • Relevant Design qualification.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Good organisation skills
  • 1-2 years experience
  • Based at our Blackburn head office in the UK

Reporting into: Marketing Manager
Job type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 (8.30am-5pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am-2pm Fridays)
Salary: TBC

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note. 

Development & Production Support Engineer

Permanent, full time.
Reporting to the CI & Engineering Support team Leader the job holder will be fully responsible for provision of Engineering support to all areas of the business to continually improve methods and processes, while increasing quality, repeatability and reducing costs and health and safety risks.

Main Duties to include :

  • Study, design, build and improve capable process engineering within the business, which includes Automated and Manual methods.
  • To validate the engineering success of improvement for both new and existing products and processes.
  • New Product Development, the introduction of new products and cost reduction projects.
  • To be innovative and creative and realise the objectives of the designer or brief by producing parts and prototypes by whatever means necessary
  • To develop new capable production techniques and methods to accurately produce new products and designs in line with the prototypes and design intent.
  • To design and set up meaningful and purposeful tests and test rigs within ethical and health and safety legislation and requirements. To interpret, evaluate and act upon the results and data.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent and Pro-active Problem Solver.
  • Be an excellent all round CNC Machinist
  • Hold a Mechatronics or Production Engineering Qualification, preferable Diploma or above.
  • Have experience working with Lean Manufacturing Tools and Techniques.
  • Have a good understanding of instrumentation and controls which includes pneumatics.
  • Be methodical and analytical.
  • Have an excellent eye for detail.

To apply for this role, please email us a copy of your CV with a covering note.