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Role overview

Working in a busy production environment you will learn all the key skills associated with the manufacture of modern contemporary office furniture.

The training provider will visit you on site regularly to take you through the Level 2 apprenticeship programme and functional skills

The role will involve on the job training given by experienced furniture makers covering such roles as Upholstery, Frame Making, Fabric Cutting and Assembly.

Upon successfully completing your nationally recognised 2-year apprenticeship, you can expect full time employment and further development opportunities within an exciting growing business.

Qualifications

  • Any 4 GCSE’s (grades will be considered although Level 2 Maths & English is desirable)

The Person

You will be a motivated individual who has an appetite to work and learn new skills.

You will be committed and have a real desire to succeed in the role.

You will have good attention to detail, be creative and able to work on your own initiative.

T&C’s

You will be paid @ £8.21 / hour if you are 25 or over or £7.70 / hour if you are under 25. You will receive 20 days floating holiday entitlement / annum plus 8 statutory days.

Applications

To apply please send your CV and cover letter explaining your suitability to recruitment@dams.com

Role overview

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an IT Projects Manager to join a well-established, innovative business on a permanent basis.

Why chose Dams?

Dams is a successful, dynamic office furniture company based in Knowsley and is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and wholesalers of office furniture.

The role will deliver multiple IT projects within a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, along with continuous improvement of IT systems.

  • Understanding, analysing and managing the business systems in use
  • Managing the development and support of internal business systems - financial, ERP, manufacturing, HR & payroll
  • Ensuring IT systems are equipped to support business strategies and company growth
  • Investigating the visibility of potential new business systems, modules and technologies
  • Lead the design and creation of 'best practice’ procedures and ensure that they are embedded
  • Look to integrate and automate data flows within ERP system (works orders, routing and associated manufacturing reports)
  • Meet with internal stakeholders to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and time lines
  • Prepare project briefs, budgeting and planning documentation and maintain from concept to closure, identifying activities, tasks, dependencies and milestones
  • Maintain the Company’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering and supporting strategic plans
  • Formulate and agree short, medium and long term strategies
  • Ensuring the transition and handover of projects into ongoing service and support
  • Act as a stand in for the IT Manager when required

Experience:

  • IT Certification - degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment (essential)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in similar roles
  • Qualification in project management methodology such as PRINCE2
  • Experience of successfully managing medium / large scale IT projects
  • Ability to understand business needs and design appropriate solutions
  • Hands on experience of installing IT hardware and software
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-technical parties
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills both with internal stakeholders and third party suppliers

What we can offer:

  • Accelerate your career in a fast-growing company
  • Support for your development and career progression
  • Work in a vibrant, diverse and inspiring environment
  • 25 days holiday & statutory holidays
  • Pension
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Modern refurbished offices

Applications

To apply please send your CV and cover letter explaining your suitability to recruitment@dams.com

Role overview

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a HSE Professional to join a well-established, innovative business on a permanent basis.

Why chose Dams?

Dams is a successful, dynamic office furniture company based in Knowsley and is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and wholesalers of office furniture; with a new multi-million pound manufacturing facility at our head office site.

This role covers multiple departments across the organisation; providing support and advice on all Health, Safety and Environmental responsibilities, including;

Ensure the health and safety policy is implemented consistently across the organisation

Create and deliver annual HS&E plans and ensure that all statutory obligations are met

Advise on the implications of current and new legislation - ensure compliance with governing bodies, reporting, maintenance of records-RIDDOR, LOLER, PUWER, COSHH

Manage all health and safety administration

Monitoring and reporting of incidents trends which are of major significance to service delivery

Organising training and refresher courses for FLT / PPE / First Aiders / Fire Marshals

Regular workplace inspections to identify good practices and non-conformities

Supporting incident investigations to aid collation of evidence

Updating company risk assessments and safe systems of work

Fire safety, ensuring that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place

Health surveillance and identify any corrective actions needed

Provide and support in house training programs and communication sessions

Liaise with suppliers and external third parties i.e. Insurers, solicitors etc.

Development and maintenance of a health and safety management system

Establish a regular forum for Dams employees to raise H&S concerns

Experience:

Full NEBOSH qualification is essential

Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience - ideally in a manufacturing environment

A demonstrable record of success in previous roles

In-depth knowledge of H&S legislation

Experience of implementation of ISO 14001 preferred

Proven experience in the delivery of advice and guidance to managers/supervisors

Professional approach, able to work co-operatively with stakeholders

Experience of formulating, implementing and revising H&S policies and procedures

Ability to produce written reports in a clear and concise manner

What we can offer:

Accelerate your career in a fast-growing company

Support for your development and career progression

Work in a vibrant, diverse and inspiring environment

28 days holiday (Inc. statutory holidays) rising with service

Pension

Free on-site parking

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee discounts

Modern refurbished offices

Applications

To apply please send your CV and cover letter explaining your suitability to recruitment@dams.com

The role will manage the business planning processes from order intake through to despatch. The main purpose of the role is to ensure that appropriate customer service levels are maintained whilst providing the lowest operational cost to the business.

Responsibilities will include:

Ensure achievable daily production plans are set that satisfy production capacities

Assess the current business production planning model and determine if a more appropriate approach is required

Control the daily ordering of raw materials to ensure they are delivered on time

Ensure the MRP system is kept constantly up to date with raw material deliveries and movements

Act as the focal point for communications between Sales & Production

Analyse past trends and work with the Sales team and Distribution Director to ensure stock holding levels are at an optimum

Produce weekly reports for the business, monitoring performance against the plan

Constantly monitor supplier performance (OTIF) and raise failures with the buyers.

Liaise with Purchasing to ensure all raw materials are properly set up

Liaise with Sales and Production Managers and prepare forecasted production capacity requirements

Experience:

Experience of managing a team (essential)

Min 5yrs experience of production planning

Knowledge of MRP systems

Preferably degree qualified or similar

IT literate to high level

Knowledge of the industry or similar would be preferable but not essential

Ability to work calmly, effectively and accurately in a challenging and fast paced environment

Analytical mind, detail focused, thrives on setting and achieving plans and targets

Applications

To apply please send your CV and cover letter explaining your suitability to recruitment@dams.com

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