Careers

Sales & Social Media Executive

Are you passionate about football?

Are you a driven, confident & competitive individual?

Are you digitally aware and love all things social?

Get in touch with Direct Soccer today!

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

We are now looking for someone special to identify new customers and forge new relationships in the grassroots football market. The ideal candidate will be charismatic, driven and must have a winning attitude. They must be confident on the telephone and enjoy the full sales process. There is potential for face-to-face meetings with new business leads, so some travel may be involved as the job develops.

Key Responsibility

  • Making daily sales calls targeting an established database
  • Being responsible for managing and increasing customer acquisitions
  • Utilising Social Media to identify and engage with Clubs/Teams/Schools/Universities
  • Working alongside the Club Shops Manager to ensure all customers are aware of full product offering and advising up-selling opportunities
  • Working alongside the Marketing team to ensure all customers, existing and new, are aware of current campaigns and offers.
  • Must have excellent written skills and be comfortable using Excel
  • Excellent communication skills on all platforms

Previous experience working in customer services, sales, telesales, retail or any other "people" based role is preferred, but graduates will also be considered.

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: Negotiable, dependant on experience

Annualised Hours Average 37.5 hrs per week

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

Warehouse Manager

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

With expansion plans imminent, the Warehouse Manager’s contribution to creating efficient layouts and managing the transition around this project will be crucial. We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and dedicated Warehouse Manager who wants to be a key player in an ambitious high-growth company.

Key Skills Required

  • Strong Leadership and great people skills
  • Proven record in planning and organising, as well as problem solving
  • A positive attitude with the ability to “make things happen”
  • IT Skills - must be a confident user of Microsoft programs
  • Ability to motivate team members to exceed business goals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in a FMCG industry preferred, but not essential

Responsibilities

  • Manage, lead, motivate and develop the warehouse team on a day-to-day basis
  • Responsibilities for performance, and absence management of staff
  • Providing guidance and training to employees within the department
  • Full responsibility for both Strategic and Operational planning and day-to-day running
  • Improving processes, procedures and efficiency within the department
  • Liaise with other departments and Senior managers
  • Key responsibilities within company expansion project

This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time candidate to play a leading role in taking the company to the next level, maximising our growth potential.

The role will suit a focused, hands-on individual who can take full responsibility for their department both strategically and operationally, and can manage and mentor the team. They will be responsible for ensuring the team meet their daily targets and will drive continuous improvement initiatives to improve performance and quality. They will also be responsible for coaching, mentoring and developing their team as well as developing and preparing reports to monitor KPI’s. Along with strong people-management skills and experience of leading a team, strong IT skills are crucial, as well as the ability to ensure deadlines are met and best practice is being followed.

Position is based on annualised hours of 37.5 hr week - start/finish times may fluctuate in line with operational needs to accommodate company growth ambitions and meeting deadlines in busy periods.

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: Negotiable, dependant on experience

Annualised Hours Average 37.5 hrs per week

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

Production Operatives - Print and Embroidery Department

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

We are looking for keen and self-motivated individuals to join our expanding team. This is the ideal role for an Operator to build skills with a successful high growth company which offers a welcoming working environment and excellent training and development opportunities. We are looking for individuals who take pride in their work and are passionate about delivering high quality product to our customers. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who have experience or are keen to learn the decoration equipment, which includes embroidery machines, heat presses, vinyl cutters and colour printing machines.

Duties would include

  • Operating an embroidery machine
  • Operating a heat press
  • Produce vinyl-cut transfers
  • Produce colour print logos

Skills / Experience Expected

  • High Attention to Detail (Essential)
  • Production Mindset. Used to working to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer-Service orientated

This is a production role that requires a high level of concentration, attention to detail and can work at speed. We need you to be hardworking, reliable, flexible, conscientious and work well in a team. You must be able to work quickly, accurately and have a good level of dexterity. Excellent attendance and punctuality are very important. You must have good written English skills and must be able to manage their time well to ensure the work flow is smooth and order fulfilment is met in line with company targets.

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Starting Salary: £8.50 - £10.00 (dependant on experience)

Annualised Hours Average 37.5 hrs per week

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

Warehouse Operative / Picker

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

We are looking for keen and self-motivated individuals to join our expanding team. This is an ideal role to build skills with a successful high growth company which offers a welcoming working environment and excellent training and development opportunities. We are looking for individuals who take pride in their work, are flexible, and enthusiastic and comfortable working in a fast-paced warehouse environment.

Main Duties would include:

  • Processing orders at Goods In/Goods Out
  • Put away of goods / Moving stock within the warehouse
  • Picking of customer orders
  • Liaison with internal departments to resolve queries
  • Forklift duties
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy warehouse

Skills / Experience Expected

  • Proven experience of working in a fast-paced busy warehouse environment (preferably FMCG)
  • Experience of using computer systems
  • Excellent communication and numeracy skills
  • Good attention to detail / Be enthusiastic, reliable and can use own initiative
  • Forklift Licence (preferable)

We need you to be hardworking, reliable, flexible, conscientious and work well in a team. You must be able to work quickly and accurately. Excellent attendance and punctuality are very important. You must be physically fit, have good written English skills and be capable of accurate data input.

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Starting Salary: £8.50 - £10.00 (dependant on experience)

Annualised Hours Average 37.5 hrs per week

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

Sales Administrator - Team Leader

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

We are looking for a keen and self-motivated individual to join our team. Although this position is to cover maternity leave, our growth plans mean that there is a high probability that other permanent roles being created, may be suitable to the right candidate and may offer a great platform for growth and personal advancement.

Working as part of an evolving business, you will be required to turn your hand to a broad range of tasks on a daily basis. Heading up a small but growing customer service/sales team, you will have the opportunity to make an impact on the business’ future. With plans to double our team within the next 24-36 months, this is a really exciting opportunity and a pivotal time to join the organisation.

Responsbilities

  • Manage, lead, motivate and develop the customer service team on a day-to-day basis
  • Responsibilities for performance, and absence management of staff
  • Report and develop KPI’s for the department
  • Identify process improvements and drive change in order to improve efficiency within the business
  • Ensure all department tasks are executed in a timely manner and within process

Duties

  • Customer interfacing – includes managing customer orders with email and telephone support, and associated administrative duties; Gaining product knowledge and ensuring great customer service.
  • Supplier interfacing – includes placing purchase orders, chasing backorders and dealing with returns .Posting supplier invoices and reconciliation of supplier payments.
  • Administrative duties – accounts administration including sales and purchase ledger and problem-solving discrepancies. Updating website, data input to our internal system, and administrative support to our warehouse and production areas.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding team and people leadership skills as well as excellent organisational skills to ensure the efficient management of daily priorities, ensuring high levels of accuracy and professionalism at all times.

They will be resourceful, show initiative and demonstrate the ability to deal with multiple tasks while working under pressure.

This is a busy and demanding role and only a confident and proactive individual will do.

Skills/Experience essential

  • Ability to lead by example with a can-do/proactive approach to tasks
  • Confidence managing a team and delegating tasks
  • Structured and methodical approach to tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and telephone manner
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills and confident user of internal systems
  • Must have a high attention to detail and be analytical
  • Adaptability - finding solutions and embracing change with a positive attitude.

Salary: Dependant on experience

Annualised Hours Average 37.5 hrs per week

Apply by e-mailing Recruitment@directsoccer.co.uk with your CV and a cover letter.
Close Close
Double tap to Zoom x2