Career Opportunities

S&J Marketing Designer


S&J UK are looking to recruit a Marketing Designer to join their busy Marketing Team in Sheffield. 

Reporting to the S&J UK Marketing Manager, the Marketing Designer will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality graphic design, marketing and communications for S&J UK.  In addition project work, hands on exhibition / trade show support, liaison with service providers and relationship management with colleagues, external partners and organisations.

Day-to-day the successful candidate can expect to get involved in delivering all aspects of graphic design through to production of final artwork for S&J UK, including, catalogues, brochures, posters, leaflets and promotional materials; point of sale and merchandising solutions; packaging; advertising campaigns and internal communications.  The role holder will take responsibility for ensuring accurate and efficient interpretation of briefs, to ensure final outputs reflect service specific needs as well as the overall communications objectives.  You will have the opportunity to be involved in creating and maintaining corporate brand guidelines for S&J core brands and sub brands; take responsibility for quality control including proof-reading of all S&J UK externally produced literature. This is a great generalist Marketing Designer position that will offer the right candidate good levels of variety, challenge and job satisfaction.  

The role holder has to work self-sufficiently while maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues. Creating and maintaining detailed production schedules to ensure creative work is produced accurately, on time and that it visually reflects the style and character of S&J UK. This post requires a high level of motivation, competent creative skills and the ability to be both innovative and realistic in terms of expectation and budget restrictions.  Raising the profile of S&J UK to internal and external audiences in line with the strategic plan.

To be considered for this role applicants must have significant experience of creative ideas generation and design development through to delivery of production-ready artwork across brochures, packaging and POS; good exposure to design and development of advertising and promotional campaigns, brand development and management of visual identity. And in possession of excellent IT competence, with experience in Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign Software (CS5), Illustrator (CS5), QuarkXPress (version 9.3), Acrobat, Photoshop (CS5), Website / CMS and Microsoft Office.

Combined with the above experience and skill set, we are looking for candidates who are self-motivated and enthusiastic, innovative and with a natural flair for design and creativity, and who are able to demonstrate high attention to detail with excellent level of accuracy.  Candidates must have first-class communication skills (verbal and written) with proven interpersonal and relationship management skills; able to plan and organise workload effectively with the ability to work to tight deadlines and often changing work demands.

In addition to be considered for this role applicants must be in possession of a full driving licence and comfortable with travel and some overnight stays to support trade shows / events etc.

Interested or know someone who might be? Please apply in writing sending your CV & Covering Letter to: 

Gemma Wheatley, HR & Recruitment Advisor: gwheatley@spearandjacksongroup.com


Export Sales Executive

S&J UK are looking to recruit an Export Sales Executive to join the Export Sales Team in Sheffield. This is a new and exciting role offering the successful candidate great levels of variety, challenge and opportunity within the S&J UK business.

Reporting directly to the Export Sales Director based from the Sheffield office, the Export Sales Executive will be responsible for telesales, marketing and developing business for their own accounts. The post-holder will use sales analysis data to increase sales and forecasting accuracy, and promotional submissions will be managed and delivered on time to enhance and grow the S&J UK business.

The Export Sales Executive will provide support to the Export Regional Sales Managers, with responsibility for researching new development areas, acting as the point of contact when required, attending trade shows and offering help with in housse merchandising requirements.

Candidates must have a good level of academic achievement to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a marketing related discipline. Previous experience working in a fast paced and often demanding sales environment is advantageous.

To be considerd for this role applicants must be able to demonstrate first class customer service skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to intereact successfully at all levels. Candidates must be able to generate new ideas, work creatively on own initiative and have competent project/time management skills. 

The successful candidate will need to be self-confident, self-motivated, and enthusiastic, with an excellent work ethic.

In addition candidates will need to have a flexible approach to work, be computer literate, in possession of a full/valid UK driving license and comfortable with frequent UK travel, with some overnight stays to satisfy job requirements.

Interested or know someone who might be? Please apply in writing sending your CV and a covering letter to:

Gemma Wheatley, HR and Recruitment Advisor - gwheatley@spearandjacksongroup.com


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