QUALITY PRODUCTS BY LED GROUP

  

Our corporate mission is ‘to make our internal and external customers stick to us like glue’

 

Bringing together a wealth of lighting heritage, LED Group today is a leading International supplier, made up of great people, performance and the ROBUS brand. People who are switched-on, bright and committed join our organisation and are supported to accelerate their careers.

Each of our employees shares the platform and challenges that will shape the LED Group future – our success lies in our individualism and in our team spirit.

We are currently recruiting!

ROLE: Mechatronic/Mechanical Engineer

DETAILS: Full Time - Dublin West
Reporting to: RD&I Director

 

ROLE:
To efficiently carry out and deliver all mechanical engineering design requirements at the Dublin operations of LED Group; to carry out value engineering of existing products under price pressure; and to contribute to electrical/electronics subprojects in lighting design, in order to contribute to the delivery of successful R&D-originated products and which will deliver on or above target gross profit to LED Group.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are seeking a full time mechatronic engineer to join our R&D department, working in concert with our new product introductions and quality departments, our prototyping subcontractors, and our Asian operations.

Reporting to the RD&I Director, the appointee will drive a licence of the company's SolidWorks and/or AutoDesk Inventor computer-aided design software to generate 3D model designs and reduce these to full sets of engineering drawings for new prototype and production products developed in the company's R&D laboratories at its global headquarters in Dublin, or in collaboration with our Chinese suppliers. The appointee will be expected to work closely with the RD&I Director, the New Product Development team, and the Quality Control team, as well as with the company's quality control, engineering and manufacturing teams in China. The appointee will also be expected to work closely with suppliers and subcontractors in the early stages of product development and introduction. Flexibility with duties is an essential.

Our company and industry culture is fast-paced, dynamic, customer-focussed and with a high degree of accountability. This is a superb opportunity for an engineer with some established experience and track record to build an innovation engineering career in an exciting and growing sector, backed by a strong sales organisation.

Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, and a 1-2 page application letter explaining how they meet the desired skills and expertise for this post, before close of business October 31st 2017. It is envisaged that interviews will be held during early November, in Dublin, with a view to the applicant taking up the post as soon as possible thereafter.

 

DESIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

The successful candidate should have:

  • A professionally approved degree in mechatronic engineering, or in mechanical engineering or product design or similar. We are also interested to hear from electrical engineers as part of our wider recruitment plans.
  • At least 1-2 years experience in industry is preferred; we are prepared to review CVs from engineering graduates of 2017 class or earlier who have good grades; we will also review CVs from more experienced engineers.
  • Experience in designing components or products of any of the following types is an advantage:
    • Lighting products / luminaires, or other optical / optoelectronics
    • Electrical devices/appliances (consumer or professional/industrial)
    • Solar (thermal or photovoltaic) installations
    • Thermal loading / cooling / heatsink requirements
    • Control units
  • Proficiency and sustained industrial experience in SolidWorks or Autodesk Inventor is essential for this appointment (preferable if that includes thermal modules, but training can be provided on this). Candidates will be expected to show evidence of having successfully designed product and components using SolidWorks or Autodesk, at least by reference.
  • Good understanding of engineering for manufacture, tolerances, bills of materials, costings
  • Experience managing subcontract precision mechanical engineering and tooling shops
  • Be able to multi-task, on multiple new product developments, and meet project deadlines
  • Good understanding of heat flow, thermal management, and strain an advantage
  • Good understanding of material properties (thermal, mechanical, optical, curing, fracture mechanisms, fire and chemical resistance) an advantage
  • Helpful to have understanding of 3D printing
  • Good understanding of reliability and quality assurance/control
  • Be customer focussed
  • Willing to travel as required to Chinese factories or other subcontractors. There will be a requirement to travel to China several times per year for 7-10 days at a time.
  • This is a job requiring an organised, methodical engineer with practical experience, who is self-starting, confident, responsive, and practical, and willing to engage in the broader product research and development process including electrical, optical, design, thermal and materials engineering.
  • Applicants must have fluency in English, the operational language of the Company, including technical English, and should currently have the right to work in Ireland including any necessary work permits or visas.

 

ABOUT LED GROUP:

LED Group is a well-established electrical equipment manufacturing and sales company with operations on three continents. The company is pursuing an innovation strategy of higher value-added R&D and engineering at its global headquarters in Dublin, working in concert with its Chinese factory and other suppliers, preparing for expected market growth opportunities in the second half of this decade. Our products are developed in an exciting, fast moving, highly competitive industry context, in which quarterly technological advances are the norm. The engineering challenges in LED lighting are mechanical, electrical, thermal and optical, constrained by an increasing body of legislative standards, safety/approvals compliance, and regulations on the end-user of our products, on a background of downward price pressure and upward performance pressure.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE, PLEASE SEND A CV AND COVER LETTER TO PAT KELLY: PKELLY@LED.IE .

APPLICATIONS CLOSE OCTOBER 31ST 2017.

ROLE: Internal Sales Representative

DETAILS: Full Time - Dublin West

 

ROLE:
To provide world class customer care to all ROBUS customers, internal & external. To maximise every opportunity to create additional value via sales & business analysis


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Taking all calls and sales enquiries, UK & Ireland
  • Answer calls promptly (within 10 seconds)
  • Entering Sales Orders onto our SAP Business One system
  • Make Pro-Active Sales Calls to increase PQ & order value
  • Tracking of field & internal promotional activity
  • Managing ‘fasttrackmyorder’ & ‘fax-to-email’ mailbox and filing system
  • Generating Sales from special offers and keeping track of same
  • Replying to info@led.ie emails
  • Dealing with Technical Queries
  • Releasing Back Orders
  • Working as part of a Team
  • Creation & communication of quotations
  • Dealing with, following through of all enquires and any complaints
  • Support to External Sales Teams. i.e. Assist with budgets, promote special offers to all customers, daily & monthly reporting assistance
  • Checking figures and reports daily for Reps and reacting to same
  • Chairing/Taking part in Daily Team Kick-Start meetings
  • Helping out with communication of promotional material
  • Misc. matters/reports relating to sales

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Exceptional level of attention to detail!
  • Excellent Telephone manner - voice clarity
  • Proficient in Microsoft office programmes
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment!
  • Self-Motivated
  • Target Driven
  • Can work well within a team / Good team player
  • Positive and upbeat manner

 

DESIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Good at building Strong, Productive relationships
  • Some knowledge of the Lighting Distribution Industry
  • SAP Business One Experience
  • Telesales Experience
  • Ability to think outside the box

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE, PLEASE SEND A CV AND COVER LETTER TO LAURA LAWLOR: LLAWLOR@LEDGROUPROBUS.COM

ROLE: Project Account Sales Manager

DETAILS: Full Time

 

DESCRIPTION:
This is a superb opportunity for an experienced Project Account Sales Manager to work on a new role and lead the pull strategy for the business by driving new project sales across the country, which will enhance the current excellent push sales strategy that has been in place for some years.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To develop a project pipeline and convert this into GP sales
  • To visit facility management companies, medium sized electrical contractors, design and build contractors, local council, architects and consultants
  • To undertake site visits and produce lighting schemes to the highest level
  • To provide constant product market information to the business to aid and support new product development and research departments

 

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High levels of energy and the ability to work alone
  • Be committed to always do what you say you will do
  • To have excellent local and regional customer relationships in the Electrical Market
  • To have Project experience with a track record
  • Proficient in Relux or Dialux lighting designs

 

BENEFITS:

  • A competitive salary
  • An excellent open ended bonus scheme
  • Fully maintained company car
  • Laptop, phone and tablet, credit card, fuel card & expenses

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE, PLEASE SEND A CV AND COVER LETTER TO SHARON SWEENEY, IRISH SALES MANAGER: SSWEENEY@LEDGROUPROBUS.COM

ROLE: Senior Marketing Executive

DETAILS: Full Time - Dublin West 

 

DESCRIPTION:
The LED GROUP is an Irish company established in 1984 with a highly successful branded worldwide lighting business (ROBUS). 

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Marketing team to handle a wide remit of marketing and sales support duties– this is an ideal opportunity for a Marketing professional with approx. 4 years’ experience to gain exposure to working in a fast-paced marketing environment.  We are looking for a detail oriented individual to support our marketing activities. 

The LED GROUP marketing team drive the commercial reality of the ROBUS brand by developing tailored customer marketing strategies for visibility in-store and on-line.  Reporting to the Group Marketing Manager, this role covers responsibilities with both creative and media agencies, customer research, marketing analysis and supporting the delivery of campaigns across print and digital.


KEY DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Supporting the management of marketing campaigns (print, direct mail, customer communications) to deliver positive return-on-investment.
  • Formulate data for annual catalogue (& supplementary additions) and information sheets.
  • Support and attend various industry events and conferences.
  • Developing / sourcing customer specific displays and marketing materials (corporate gifts etc.,) and gaining buy-in from key internal and external customers to guarantee excellent execution at store.  Monitoring distribution and stocks of same.
  • Work alongside NPD team in bringing new products to launch – mainly on packaging design and catalogue documentation.  Filling packaging briefs for China office on in-house and customer requirements.  Liaison with customers sometimes required.  Give final approval.
  • Brief and oversee Product and Project Photography for catalogue, brochure and websites.  Set location / agenda for photographer to maximise value.  Push sales teams for locations.  Update photo archives.
  • Regular promotional monitoring / reviews.
  • Support Sales teams globally with Trade fair execution (international to local level), through the development of a range of marketing tools and bespoke stands; Co-ordination of trade fairs from booking space through to construction / dismantling and product placement etc., Organizing portable stand when required and ensuring there is no damage.
  • Time in the field gaining customer insights and an in-depth understanding of their needs and marketing opportunities.
  • Admin duties such as purchase order placement, allocating invoices and recording of spend.

 

SKILLS:
This is a demanding position and requires someone diligent with creative skills as well as a pragmatic decision-making ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Minimum of four years’ experience working in a marketing role.  Lighting or electrical industry experience advantageous but not necessary.
  • Ability to work to own initiative and taking full responsibility for aspects of a project.   Demonstrate ability to turn projects around with tight timeframes and deadlines.  Excellent planning and organisation skills, budgeting and project management skills.
  • Achievement orientated and has a real passion for quality, demonstrating this in your working practices. 
  • Creative thinking and design skills, while keeping an eye on budgets and business guidelines/policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills & ability to work across a range of teams.
  • Strong reporting skills.
  • Strong evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with a photographer preferable but not necessary.
  • 3rd level degree in Marketing/Business or a similar discipline.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint

 

TO MAKE AN APPLICATION OR ENQUIRY, CONTACT DEIRDRE HOWARD ON 01-7099000 OR EMAIL YOUR CV TO DHOWARD@LED.IE.

ROLE: NPD Executive

DETAILS: Full Time - Dublin West 

 

DESCRIPTION:
The LED GROUP is an Irish company established in 1984 with a highly successful worldwide lighting business. We have our own factory in China, with our most significant markets being Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and European markets.

Due to expansion, we are now seeking to recruit a New Product Development Executive. Based in Dublin and dealing daily with our office in China, you will proactively manage the NPD function alongside the team to support the company’s new product development targets.

Reporting to the New Product Development Manager, you will work in partnership with the Quality Control, Technical, Marketing, Sales and Purchasing teams to ensure new products launched under the ROBUS brand meet the required specification and are launched within agreed deadlines.

KEY DUTIES INCLUDE:

ROLE:To assist in the management of all new and existing product development projects, ensuring the NPD Gross Profit Annual Targets are delivered.

Your responsibilities will be met through

  • Managing own projects from start to completion, constantly striving to push projects through the development process within agreed deadlines
  • Daily communication with the relevant parties in China to update and follow up actions
  • Monitoring and recording all new product activity through updating the main NPD databases
    • NPD master database of ongoing projects
    • New product sample tracking
    • Potential supplier master sheet
    • Payment log
    • NPD project by number folders
    • Supplier quotation folders
    • New Product specification forms (065)
  • Complete the NPD monthly reports
  • Lead the monitoring and recording all samples ordered, received and allocating costs appropriately
  • Lead the preparation work for weekly NPD samples review meetings
  • Collate and cross reference new product information supplied by QC and NPD China. Complete comparison sheets and make suggestions based on evaluation of data
  • Upload and maintain product info on ROBUSdirect ensuring information available is up to date, correct and consistent
  • Advise relevant parties when new product arrives into stock, circulating all relevant product launch documents
  • Monitor sales of new products against forecasts 3 months after launch date and provide progress report
  • Lead the preparation for quarterly research meeting by ensuring samples and product information is available; record all actions arising from these meetings
  • Support the NPD manager with preparation of materials in advance of visits to China
  • Co-operate and liaise with other departments to ensure sales of new products are supported by responding to enquiries within satisfactory time frames

 

SKILLS
This is a demanding position and requires someone diligent with the following traits:

  • Ability to work to own initiative and take responsibility
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Strong evidence of excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Good people skills with proven ability to develop relationships
  • Preferably have an understanding and experience in new product development
  • Honours result in a relevant business third level qualification
  • This role will involve some travel to UK, Europe and possibly to China

 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a CV and cover letter to Claire Mahony, New Product Development Manager: cmahony@ledgrouprobus.com

ROLE: Buyer/Senior Buyer

DETAILS: Full Time

LOCATION: Dublin West

 

DESCRIPTION:

LED Group is an Irish company established in 1984 with a highly successful branded worldwide lighting business (ROBUS). We manufacture in China, with our most significant markets being Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France and developing European markets.

Due to company expansion and business growth, we are now seeking to recruit a Buyer based in Dublin and dealing daily with our office in China, you will proactively manage the purchasing operations function.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, you will work in partnership with the Quality Control, Accounts, Marketing, Sales and New Product Development teams as well as LED Group in China.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Products Availability, Inventory and Cost Management
• Identify, report and escalate out-of-stock risk, inventory levels and logistical challenges which will impact on customer service levels and sales revenue
• Expedite or de-expedite product as required, ensuring material availability at all times, whilst meeting agreed inventory targets
• Deal with enquiries from the sales teams with regards to large orders and stock availability dates
• Understand and maintain the agreed target of inventory and report on the status of inventory levels against inventory targets
• Pricing/cost management and conduct cost analysis
• Maintain accurate item master data e.g. lead times, batch size, safety stock target, etc to ensure 100% system data accuracy at all times

2) Purchase Order and Supplier Management
• Forecast sales requirements and place purchase orders accordingly
• Manage open orders with suppliers to ensure there is sufficient stock on hand at all times to satisfy customer demand
• Ensure and maintain realistic dates or supplier promise dates on open orders for accuracy of information to Sales team
• Request shipment tracking information from suppliers as needed
• Follow up with suppliers for past due orders
• Monitor supplier lead-times and performance and take corrective action where necessary
• Support/lead supplier management activities
• Maintain excellent supplier relationships
• Resolve receiving, invoicing and payment issues

3) Continuous Process Improvement and Results through Teamwork
• Identify/execute process improvements within Purchasing
• Support purchasing team as required in achieving Purchasing metrics/goals
• Provides procurement support, focusing on multiple simple-to-complex products, as well as specific products to develop expertise
• Contribute to Purchasing procedures and audit compliance
• Collaborates with internal partners to meet business objectives, ensure control and compliance requirements across businesses
• Collaborate with teams to maintain and enhance the current operations and processes
• Perform tasks as assigned and applies experience to align individual work with overall strategy using discretion and judgment
• Generate specific reports, e.g. excess inventory, out-of-stock, cost savings, total spending reports and administrative tasks outlined by the Purchasing Manager


QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED:

• 3rd level qualification in Business/Purchasing/Materials/Supply Chain/Logistics Management or equivalent APICS Certification or IIPMM Diploma
• MRP experience (3 years+) in a purchasing/supply chain environment (preferably with SAP Business One experience)
• Excellent forecasting and planning as well as analytical skills
• Impeccable attention to detail and a strong sense of urgency
• Strong knowledge of Excel, good knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint and basic knowledge of Visio
• Ability to exercise independent judgement as appropriate
• Ability to manage high pressure, short timelines and willingness to be flexible
• Responsive to sudden request, changing priorities, new workloads
• Ability to conduct reasonably complex data analysis and provide clear, accurate conclusions with appropriate level of details
• Ability to makes timely and sound decisions, through effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions
• Ability to effectively communicate ideas and influence department decisions by providing accurate, relevant data to support recommendations
• Ability to use various problem-solving tools to identify/resolve potential Purchasing issues and drive improvements in existing processes
• Preferably proven project management experience with ability to lead projects


SALARY & BENEFITS:

• Salary competitive
• Subsidised canteen
• Subsidised gym membership
• Employee discount scheme
• Pension
• Parking

If this role sounds like the challenge you've been looking for, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Aisling Byrne at ABYRNE@LEDGROUPROBUS.COM Applications close August 31st 2017

ROLE: Area Sales Representative

DETAILS: Full Time

LOCATION: UK - Greater London North

 

DESCRIPTION:

In order to keep up with people development, we are looking for an Area Sales Representative to join our experienced sales team with an immediate start.

The role is field based with the objective of taking a set of trading accounts and growing their GP turnover with us. This will be achieved through: 

  • Establishing a regular call cycle
  • Account reviews
  • Product demonstrations
  • Promotional activity
  • Relationship building 
  • Acting autonomously
  • Creating personal success through using your initiative

 

SALARY:

£25,000 + bonus (OTE first year £27,000 - £30,000) Car (VW Golf or equivalent), Laptop, Blackberry, Phone, Company Credit Card, Fuel Card and Expenses.

A superb opportunity for an ambitious sales person to join a fast growing, privately owned, entrepreneurial company.

 

WHY CHOOOSE US:

• Opportunity to learn to be a sales professional as part of an experienced regional team

• One to one coaching in sales skills, area management, planning, relationship building, business plan setting and sale target achievement

• A mentor to guide and develop you

• A package commensurate with the best in the industry

• Opportunities to progress for those who want it enough

 

PERSON REQUIREMENTS:

Only apply if you are passionate about becoming a sales professional, have determination and tenacity and are up for working hard and reaping the rewards this brings. Our sales motto is “always do what you say you will do” and this sums up the type of individual we need.

If you possess a “can do” attitude and bags of enthusiasm, we will provide mentoring and sales skills to enable you to achieve “Jedi Knight” status as a sales professional.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

All we ask is you can demonstrate the above!

 

If this role sounds like the challenge you've been looking for, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Roger Harold at rharold@ledgrouprobus.com

 

ROLE: Graduate Programme with a view to take a full time Sales Role in Australia

DETAILS: Full Time - Dublin West 

 

DESCRIPTION:

LED Group is an Irish company established in 1984 with a highly successful branded worldwide lighting business (ROBUS). We manufacture in China, with our most significant markets being Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand, France and developing European markets.

Due to growing market share in all areas, we are now seeking to recruit another person to join our Graduate Programme, which involves a wide remit of training across most company departments, including time spent in the field. At the end of the 12 month training programme, this person is eligible to be offered a position in an area that suits their competencies and the business’ requirements; however, for this particular recruit we are highlighting an opportunity to join our sales team in Australia.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate to join our business and receive hands-on training and a general overview of how an international business operates. Based in Dublin, you will receive 12 months full training in Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, Research and New Product Development, Purchasing, IT, Accounts and Operations Management. Post 12 months training and upon successful appraisal it is our hope to move the successful graduate to a sales role in Australia.


KEY DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • 12 months training across departments, which will be outlined by department, timeline and areas covered during your induction period.
  • In particular, time in the field with Irish, UK and European Sales Teams.
  • Examples of key duties during this time include:
    • Time in the field gaining customer insights and an in-depth understanding of their needs and market opportunities. This may involve organizing surveys, analyzing statistics or meeting with customers.
    • Review current range portfolio and participate in product training, building product knowledge.
    • Researching competitor websites / catalogues and marketing activities.
    • Assisting with the preparation of customer trips and events.
    • Responding to and delivering ad hoc requests from the business as they arise


SKILLS

This is a demanding position and requires someone diligent with the following traits:

  • An interest in a long-term sales career.
  • Ability to work to own initiative and take responsibility.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • Good people skills with proven ability to develop relationships.
  • Preferably have an understanding and interest/experience in broad business concerns.
  • Strong evidence of excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Honours result in a relevant business / engineering third level qualification. 


WHAT THIS ROLE OFFERS

  • First class induction and training in all matter of business discipline.
  • International experience.
  • Lighting / electrical wholesale industry experience.
  • A career in sales and an opportunity to live and work in Australia.

If this role sounds like the challenge you've been looking for, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Deirdre Howard at dhoward@ledgrouprobus.com. Applications close September 30th. 

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