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Accountant

Accountant

Job Title:                  Accountant

Department:            Finance

Reporting to:           Finance Manager


Job Purpose:

To support the Finance Manager in the planning and production of monthly financial and management information. Responsible for ensuring high levels of accuracy, quality and integrity in the recording and reporting of financial data and to produce robust and timely financial information to all stakeholders.

Investigate financial issues, analyze root causes and provide resolutions.


Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Undertake month end closing activities including balance sheet reconciliations, accruals, provisions and prepayment calculations
  • Responsibility for the completion of the monthly management accounts; reviewing variances to budget and prior year as well as providing commentary to the Executive Team
  • Completion of the monthly departmental cost reports; recognizing and correcting for reporting errors, analyzing variances and undertaking review meetings with Cost Centre Managers to understand variances to budget and challenge any areas of overspend
  • Processing of monthly payroll journals and preparation of monthly payroll reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation of employee benefit reporting; P11D, P46 and PSA forms
  • Support the Finance Manager during the interim and year end external audits
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the preparation of the annual statutory accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and rolling forecasts
  • Management of the fixed asset approval process; ensuring the correct and timely capitalisation of assets and undertaking reviews to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the Fixed Asset Register
  • Assist in the preparation of information and analysis required for the Corporation Tax Return
  • Preparation and submission of governmental returns; VAT, EC Sales List, Payment, Practices and Performance submissions and National Statistics surveys
  • Act as a point of contact with an overseas Shared Service Centre
  • To provide support and assistance to the Finance department with ad-hoc requests as directed


Essential Skills:

  • ACCA or ACA qualified with post qualification experience within a commercial role
  • Experience of reporting under UK GAAP (FRS 102)
  • Experience of working with SAP
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office; specifically Excel
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to explain financial information to non-financial personnel.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise deadlines, be flexible and adapt to the needs of the business


Desirable Skills:

  • An understanding of employee taxable benefits and consolidated accounts would be advantageous but not essential
  • Experience of reporting to an overseas parent company


This is a full time, permanent contract position. If you would like a full job description or to apply with your CV and covering letter, email us at careers@schueco.com


Application deadline: 15/10/2021 - We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.


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IT Technical Support Engineer

IT Technical Support Engineer

Job Purpose:

To assist the IT Manager in the support of hardware and software internally and externally to staff and customers. Working in a small team, the ideal candidate will diagnose and troubleshoot IT issues and implement the appropriate solutions.

The role is extremely hands on and will suit a candidate that is a natural helper and enjoys assisting people, explaining technical details simply.  It is also a very wide varied role with IT involved in all areas of the business, providing great opportunities to learn and progress skills. 


Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide desktop support to all users for all IT systems, hardware and software, being first line of contact (this may be in person or over the phone to remote workers) in a timely manner.
  • Setup of new devices, including imaging and bespoke software installation.
  • Manage network security and work on threat prevention, maintain the network infrastructure including cabling and the replacement of hardware.
  • Maintain company in-house systems and applications across the business including but not exclusive to core management, reference databases, HR and time & attendance.
  • Keep software up to date and ensure latest versions are used and updates are installed for programs such as Microsoft Office 365, Adobe, AutoCAD, Chrome, Cisco Jabber, Webex
  • Manage and control hardware returns of leased equipment.
  • Research options for future IT projects, and plan and manage any projects which are authorised.


Essential Skills:

  • Proven knowledge and understanding of PC hardware, MS Windows and Office applications to include experience of repairing desktops/laptops, diagnosing software errors and being competent with Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Demonstrable experience as Technical Support Engineer or similar role. 
  • Taking ownership of issues reported and see the problem through to resolution.
  • Ability to research complex issues and offer workable solutions.
  • Credibility and be able to be trusted with confidential information


Desirable Skills:

  • Capacity to cope under pressure.
  • Friendly, outgoing disposition.
  • Keen to challenge status quo and make suggestions
  • Willingness/flexible approach to others.
  • Experience working in a head office/branch environment
  • Experience of working in an office environment.


Supporting information

  • Lives within daily commuting distance of Milton Keynes
  • Clean, UK driving licence as some travel to other business locations as and when required


To apply for this position or for the full job description please send your CV along with a covering letter to careers@schueco.com

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

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Customer Training / L&D Manager

Customer Training / L&D Manager

Job Title:           Customer Training / L&D Manager

Department:      Training

Reporting To:    Technical Director


Job Purpose                                                                                    

Schüco works with a network of fabricators who are trained by Schüco to support clients on projects through advice, design and in the fabrication and installation of Schüco systems.

This opportunity will see the individual define and deliver a learning and development strategy that meets our external partners (investors, architects and fabricators) needs and organisational needs. Working in conjunction with internal department managers, this individual will deliver and monitor the training prospectus using most effective interventions driven by our external partners and our Company requirements.

The role will be actively involved in defining training from driving knowledge improvement and competence of Schüco products, thereby raising external customers engagement, through to delivering internal training to increase our employee's capability.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Design, create and promote training programmes for external partners which captures industry and organisational requirements
  • Create and deliver learning content across multiple media with a focus on digital training solutions
  • Collaborate with relevant Schüco teams (both UK and abroad) to create appropriate subject matter material to upskill internal customer facing teams
  • Identify and liaise with external training providers and third parties to provide educational programmes of benefit to the organisation and/or assessment schemes that deliver value for customers.
  • Influence and support line managers with creation of individual learning and development programmes
  • Recruit, train and manage the training team to ensure current and future organisational needs are met.
  • Actively seek verifiable external and internal customer feedback on training measures implementing improvements and changes continuously


About You

We are looking for candidates that can create and execute a L&D strategy that drives our Company forward. Someone who also has experience in delivering technical training and development programmes, both on-site, as well as remotely through innovative digital options. So you…..

  • Have already got proven experience in a training role and will have a recognised professional training qualification

  • Are competent with technical material eg from working in manufacturing/construction or
  • Have an ability to understand and disseminate complex technical information, with a background in personal development training
  • Are experienced in digital training tools, e-learning techniques and delivery methods
  • You will have up to date knowledge and experience of training and L&D best practice
  • You are an experienced facilitator able to flex style to operate at all levels with external and internal customers
  • You will have strong data analysis skills including using data to improve L&D interventions
  • You have experience of managing and developing a team

You might also, although it’s not essential, be:

  • Experienced and/or have working knowledge of the fenestration industry
  • Qualified assessor for recognised training provider
  • Forward thinking with an ability to act creatively and disrupt conventional views

Does this role excite you? Does this sound like a company you want to join? Then we look forward to hearing from you!

If you would like a full job description or to apply with your CV and covering letter, email us careers@schueco.com


STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE


Covid-19 precautions in place: face masks to be worn at all times in communal areas, sanitizer stations across site

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Product Manager

Product Manager

Job Title:            Product Manager

Department:       Product Management

Reporting To:      Head of Product Management


Job Purpose

Responsible for effective management of Schüco Jansen Steel systems, including Security & Fire products across our Steel and Aluminium portfolio. Managing these throughout the product lifecycle, including positioning and prioritising product development opportunities in-line with market requirements to maximise sales opportunities.


Communicating these requirements effectively to centralised Product Development teams to maintain the market leading, innovative Schüco product portfolio.  Ensure Schüco UK market requisites are properly represented and effective product solutions are delivered in-line with UK strategic plans.


Responsible for the effective management of our Product Testing & Certification across our full product offer keeping all information up to date with the latest legislations, ensuring the documentation is complete, clear and easily accessible to all stake holders, working closely with the Marketing, Technical, Operational, Commercial and customer service teams to ensure each sales division has the best opportunity to maximise market share and drive customer satisfaction.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes for products
  • Facilitate market research and provide UK market insight and product briefings to centralised teams for new and existing products in line with UK strategic plans
  • Collaborate with all relevant stake holders across the business to develop and drive the UK product testing and certification process and ensure our products meet all legislation requirements
  • Provide regular reports and analysis with a clear view on market trends and benchmarking of product range and price points against competitors
  • Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates Schüco and its features across primary market segments
  • Work alongside and support the marketing department to define the audiences and customer segments to target and develop product marketing literature, ensuring accurate information is detailed and features and benefits communicated correctly.
  • Own new product introductions and plan, manage and communicate across the UK organisation and sales divisions
  • Provide internal product support and regular communications and product updates to organisation and customers
  • Act as the primary communication channel between Schüco UK and Central Product Development to ensure all stakeholders are kept fully informed of product related matters, changes or modifications and products achieve planned profit contribution.


Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of construction product environment or aligned sector
  • A good understanding of EN and UK product testing standards and the processes undertaken through certification
  • Strong analytical skills including experience of market insight, competitor analysis, product life cycle mapping and product delivery
  • Working knowledge of relevant design principles including safety and technical standards and regulations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including report writing, presenting to a variety of audience types
  • Proficient IT and with common software skills to include MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to create spreadsheets and presentations
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to agreed deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build close relationships with customers and colleagues at all levels


Desirable Skills:

  • A relevant professional engineering, architectural or technical qualification
  • Relevant industry experience at a senior level including; specification, design, fabrication and installation of aluminium or steel window, door and façade products
  • SAP experience
  • Ability to speak German

This is a full time, permanent contract position. If you would like a full job description or to apply with your CV and covering letter, email us at careers@schueco.com


Application deadline: 29/10/2021 - We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

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Technical Translator

Technical Translator

Job Title:                  Technical Translator

Department:            Translation

Reporting to:           Translation Manager


Job Purpose

This is a fixed term, temporary contract for 12 months. The role is to translate technical documentation and other texts from German into English, ensuring that the target text reads like original English, using computer-assisted translation tools where directed to optimise the translation process.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • To translate technical documentation (e.g. order & fabrication manuals, operating instructions, computer applications and test reports) accurately into English to a standard fit for global publication.
  • To translate marketing / advertising / corporate material (e.g. exhibition literature, product brochures, press releases and magazines) into English appropriately and with sufficient flair as to accurately reflect the source text and maximise promotion of the Schüco brand and products worldwide.
  • To undertake terminology mining for all translation work as required and participate in the collection of company-specific terminology, consulting appropriate sources and attaining the requisite level of technical knowledge.
  • To participate at all levels of the translation project lifecycle, sharing responsibility for processing enquiries, logging incoming translation work, file management, pricing, scheduling and outsourcing as required.
  • To be proactive in developing workflows, procedures, tools and guidelines for maximising efficiency within the team.


Essential Skills:

  • English mother tongue with excellent language skills and writing style
  • Graduate of German with near-native fluency and excellent knowledge of grammar
  • A very keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure with constantly changing priorities
  • High level of IT literacy
  • A strong team focus


Desirable Skills:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Translation (e.g. MA, Dip. Trans.)
  • Previous translation experience and knowledge of CAT tools
  • Knowledge of engineering, architecture or environmental issues


This is a full time, temporary contract position. If you would like a full job description or to apply with your CV and covering letter, email us at careers@schueco.com


STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE

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Warehouse Operative

Warehouse Operative

Job Purpose

Order picking and stock replenishment in the warehouse and dispatch areas to ensure that customer deadlines and company regulations for stock control are adhered to; and using mechanical handling equipment and automatic warehouse equipment, as required.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Using SAP generated information to accurately and carefully pick, pack and load materials for delivery and check/report any damage.
  • Safe storage of materials, recording information on SAP and reporting any discrepancies.
  • Handling machinery according to training and completing the safety check sheets, reporting any issues.
  • Using correct lifting equipment at all times and operating the overhead cranes, correcting any minor faults (following relevant training).
  • Operating forklift trucks (counterbalance, reach, four-way and aisle), ensuring all checks are carried out prior to use.
  • Safely loading/unloading supplier/customer vehicles, in teams or, on occasion, under own direction.
  • Inspect, record and store incoming materials (using hand-scanner/PC) and complete documentation and SAP information.
  • Ensure housekeeping is to the highest standard.
  • Stock checks.
  • Being flexible in approach to: working in all trained areas of the warehouse; working hours and the ‘banked hours’ scheme; and working in a team environment.


Essential Skills:

  • Proven warehouse experience
  • The ability to work in a team environment and share work appropriately, with an excellent attitude to peers and management alike
  • Flexible approach to working hours and to working in all areas of the warehouse
  • Heavy lifting
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure


Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Forklift license
  • Conversant with health and safety legislation
  • First aid and/or health and safety training
  • Crane experience


This is a full time, permanent position. To apply for this position please send your CV along with a covering letter to careers@schueco.com


STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE


COVID-19 considerations:
Covid-19 precautions in place; face masks to be worn at all times, sanitizer stations across site, social distancing in place

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Covid-19 precautions

The health of our applicants, employees, customers and partners is our top priority. For this reason, we are currently taking additional precautions as per below and also offer video interviews instead of personal interviews for some positions. Stay safe!

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place
  • Initial interview via telephone or WebEx

Are you ready for a new challenge?

Welcome to the career page of Schüco - one of the leading suppliers of pioneering building envelopes.

3 GOOD REASONS FOR CHOOSING SCHÜCO
Asking yourself why Schüco is the right company for you? Here are 3 good reasons why you should choose to work for Schüco:
At Schüco, you will be working for the market and technology leader.
Regardless of whether you're in our Technical or Finance & Accounting departments, at Schüco you will always be at the forefront.
UK based - market leading global company.
As an international company we work in a wide variety of regions and develop connections throughout the world - global teamwork is part of our day-to-day business.
We operate responsibly - committed to people and the environment.
Our team thrives to develop the windows, doors and facades of the future, which are amongst the most beautiful, most user-friendly, energy efficient and safest on the market.

Does this sound like a company you want to join? Then we look forward to hearing from you!

HR Department

Schueco UK Limited
Whitehall Avenue
Kingston
Milton Keynes
MK10 0AL

+44 1908 282111 careers@schueco.com
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