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Production Manager

Direct Soccer is an industry leader in the Online Football Teamwear Market and are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Production Manager who wants to make a difference!

Are you looking for the next step in your career where you can drive the department forward using a proactive approach to all tasks?

Are you a hands-on people manager with the ability to multi-task daily?

Can you motivate and inspire others to meet or exceed production targets daily?

Are you self-motivated, committed, and hardworking?

Do you want to be a key player in an ambitious high growth company?

If so, please read on ….

Reporting to and working with the Operations Manager, the Production Manager will lead, develop and manage the production team delivering consistently high-quality product to deadlines, in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Key Responsibilites

  • Plan, coordinate, motivate and develop the team to drive operational excellence.
  • Act as a coach /mentor for direct reports and develop talent aligned to the Business Strategy.
  • Nurture a high-performance culture throughout the team, dedicated to achieving stretched results.
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Monitor quality standards are being maintained, troubleshoot and resolve.
  • Plan resources to ensure optimum staffing to meet production targets.
  • Create regular reporting to measure, monitor and analyse results ensuring targets are met and driving improvements within the department to meet Company objectives.
  • Project manage and deliver change initiatives as required.

Skills and Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a similar position, within a production environment is essential.
  • Experience of working within a continuous improvement /lean manufacturing environment.
  • Previous management /supervisory experience, with a track record of having developed a multi-skilled production team.
  • The Manager must be able to step back and view the value stream from a broad perspective driving improvement and change in line with company ambitions.
  • Open and clear communicator.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and highly organised.
  • Analytical and good problem-solving skills combined with an innovative approach.
  • Strong influencing leadership, coaching, motivational and people development skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Leads by example and is a team player.
  • Production planning and co-ordinating skills.

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: £24,000-£28,000 (dependant on experience)

Apply by e-mailing Recruitment@directsoccer.co.uk with your CV and a cover letter.

Warehouse / Logistics Manager

Direct Soccer is an industry leader in the Online Football Teamwear Market and are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Warehouse / Logistics Manager who wants to make a difference!

Are you proactive, highly motivated and driven, with a desire to progress your career with an innovative, ambitious, and growing company?

Are you a hands-on people manager with the ability to multi-task daily?

Can you motivate and inspire others to meet or exceed department targets daily?

Are you self-motivated, committed, and hardworking?

If so, please read on ….

Reporting to and working with the Operations Manager, the Warehouse / Logistics Manager is responsible for delivering the full warehousing and logistical strategy in line with company plans. They will coordinate and manage the warehouse operation at all stages to ensure the efficient receiving, moving, picking, and dispatching of goods. They will have responsibility for Autostore our state-of-the-art robotic warehousing solution harnessing the operational opportunities this brings to drive future developments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, motivate and develop the team to drive operational excellence.
  • Act as a coach /mentor for direct reports and develop talent aligned to the Business Strategy.
  • Nurture a high-performance culture throughout the team, dedicated to achieving stretched results.
  • Constantly seek to improve warehouse performance and efficiency.
  • Monitor quality standards are being maintained, troubleshoot and resolve.
  • Plan resources to ensure optimum staffing to meet operational targets.
  • Create and publish regular reporting to measure, monitor and analyse results ensuring targets are met and driving improvements within the department to meet Company objectives.
  • Project manage and deliver change initiatives as required.

Skills and Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a similar position, preferably in an automated environment.
  • Experience of working within a continuous improvement /lean environment.
  • Previous management /supervisory experience, with a track record of having developed a multi-skilled team.
  • Open and clear communicator.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and highly organised.
  • Analytical and good problem-solving skills combined with an innovative approach.
  • Strong influencing leadership, coaching, motivational and people development skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Leads by example and is a team player.
  • Passionate about automation and fulfilment.

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: £24,000-£28,000

Apply by e-mailing Recruitment@directsoccer.co.uk with your CV and a cover letter.

Operations Assistant (production)

Direct Soccer has opportunities within the production area.

We are one of the UK’s leading online teamwear specialists providing kits and equipment to thousands of teams and clubs across the UK. Direct Soccer has established relationships with key brands like Nike, Adidas and Joma.

Due to expansion and growth, we are looking for keen and self-motivated individuals to join our expanding team. This is the ideal role for a self-driven individual with an energetic and willingness to learn approach to work, through excellent training we will build on the skills you already have and develop new skills.

Reporting to the Production Manager/Team Leader

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

(would include one or more of the below)

  • Operating an embroidery machinery.
  • Operating printing heat press to apply vinyl transfer numbers/names logos.
  • Producing vinyl print for heat press.
  • Pick and sort orders for both embroidery and printing presses.
  • Engrave trophies.

Skills / Experience Expected

  • Excellent hand/eye co-ordination.
  • Reading and following detailed instructions to customer specifications.
  • Must have the ability to meet targets whilst maintaining excellent quality.
  • High Attention to Detail and Dexterity (Essential)
  • Must be able to work within a team and as an individual.
  • Excellent literacy and numerical abilities.
  • Production Mindset.
  • Experience in working to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Customer Service Orientated.
  • Work within Health and Safety guidelines.

Contract Type:

Full time permanent - Annualised hours based on 37.5 hrs per week average over 52 weeks.

Competitive salary £17,550-£20,475 dependant on skills.

28 days holiday per year, company pension scheme.

Further career opportunities.

Apply by e-mailing Recruitment@directsoccer.co.uk with your CV and a cover letter.

COVID-19 Considerations:

We are maintaining social distance in all areas ,screens between desks, sanitiser and cleaning materials stationed at every workstation.

Operations Assistant Stock Control / Warehouse

Direct Soccer has opportunities within the production area.

Direct Soccer is one of the UK’s leading online teamwear specialists providing kit/personalised kit and equipment to thousands of teams and clubs across the UK. Direct Soccer has established relationships with the key brands in sportswear Nike, Adidas and Joma.

This is the ideal role for someone who is energetic and driven with a willingness to learn approach to work, through excellent training we will build on the skills you already have and develop new skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who have experience in or are keen to learn more about warehouse-stock and inventory control.

Reporting to the Production Manager/Team Leader

Duties Include:

  • Receiving and entering deliveries on to our Microsoft systems accurately.
  • Stock Control- goods in/goods out
  • Picking customer orders both manually and from our robotic warehouse system.
  • Excellent manual handling of products and equipment to prevent damage/waste.
  • Dispatching orders accurately to customers within our committed lead time.
  • At times supporting other areas.

Skills / Experience Expected

  • Very good IT skills.
  • Problem solving/decision making.
  • Good investigation skills at finding anomalies.
  • Very High Attention to Detail and Dexterity (Essential)
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Must be able to work within a team and as an individual.
  • Stock control mindset - Used to working to deadlines and delivering targets.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Customer Service Orientated.

Contract Type:

Full time permanent - Annualised hours based on 37.5 hrs per week average over 52 weeks.

Competitive salary £17,550-£20,475 dependant on skills.

28 days holiday per year, company pension scheme.

Further career opportunities.

Apply by e-mailing Recruitment@directsoccer.co.uk with your CV and a cover letter.

COVID-19 Considerations:

We are maintaining social distance in all areas ,screens between desks, sanitiser and cleaning materials stationed at every workstation.

Artwork and Vinyl Cutting Assistant

Direct Soccer is one of the UK’s leading online teamwear specialists providing kits and equipment to thousands of teams and clubs across the UK. Direct Soccer has established relationships with key brands like Nike and Adidas and are growing at a very steady rate.

So due to expansion and growth we are looking for keen and self-motivated individuals to join our expanding team. This is the ideal role for a self-driven individual with an energetic and willingness to learn approach to work, through excellent training we will build on the skills you already have and develop new skills.

We are looking for individuals who are organised, take pride in their work, who can work at pace and have a good level of literacy, numerical skills & deliver high attention to detail, they must be passionate about delivering high quality product to our customers within set timescales.

This is an exciting opportunity for a keen willing to learn individual in the field of design and artwork.

Duties Include:

  • Reviewing orders that have been placed on our website with badges and logos and dealing with them accordingly.
  • Liaising with the customer both verbally and electronically to ensure we are meeting the customers’ needs and wishes.
  • Converting files uploaded by customers into vector cutting files.
  • Working within tight timescales to a high level of detail and attention.
  • Preparing and storing files correctly to ensure each customer has the artwork requested transferred to their garments.
  • Using the vinyl cutting machines and materials, preparing vinyl as specified by the customer order.
  • Any other task deemed necessary within the production area to produce customer orders.

Skills / Experience

  • Good knowledge of Adobe illustrator.
  • Able to read and follow exact instructions.
  • Knowledge and experience of using Corel Draw.
  • Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft packages and programmes.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skill.
  • Very well organised and able to demonstrate high levels of attention to detail.
  • Excellent grammar and numeracy skills.
  • Willing to learn new skills and work as part of a team in all areas of production.
  • This is a full-time production department based job working with other production areas such as embroidery, vinyl heat press, engraving and vinyl production.
  • In all of these areas you are required to follow the same work pattern of annualised hours in line with our peak and low seasons.

Competitive salary £17,550-£20,475 dependant on skills.

Apply by e-mailing Recruitment@directsoccer.co.uk with your CV and a cover letter.

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