Current Vacancies

Category Lead Buyer - Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Closing Date: Friday, 14 July 2017

Full Time

To effectively manage and control the given spend categories, including both raw materials, resale goods and services, working with the internal customers of Purchasing across all functions to develop and implement category strategies that deliver total cost benefits and operational efficiency.


To effectively manage and control the given spend categories, including both raw materials, resale goods and services, working with the internal customers of Purchasing across all functions to develop and implement category strategies that deliver total cost benefits and operational efficiency.


Engage with internal customers to identify current and upcoming requirements to support the CTS business strategy.
Where necessary define the requirements according to expected demand and seek suppliers to fulfil orders.
React quickly to potential requirements and provide estimated prices to support tenders.
Review existing supply chain and seek innovative solutions to support the evolution of the business strategy including logistic requirements.
Carry out detailed spend analysis and produce category reviews together with recommended category strategies in conjunction with the Head of Purchasing.
Responsible for all spend in given categories.
Look at all methods of reducing spend, including specifications, usage, lifecycles, price and working capital requirements.
Issue, analyse and award tenders.
Negotiate with suppliers to deliver cost savings.
Work with existing suppliers to look at new products & methods of working.
Investigate new sources of supply and alternative products / services.
Input purchase orders and approve purchase requisitions as necessary.
Work to group purchasing rules.
Where necessary develop local methods and procedures of working and keep records of these up to date.
Liaise with production, planning and other teams to provide assistance where supply issues cannot be directly solved.
Review supplier performance and develop action plans with the supplier to improve performance where necessary.
Work with departments such as Quality to review and audit supplier performance.
Develop a cost saving program for own area and input data in the Budget process.
Liaise and share best practice with other Group companies.
Review contract documentation and negotiate amendments where necessary.
Provide information to Central Purchasing in support of shared categories.
Ensure contracts are up to date, pricings correct and resolve invoice queries.
Be involved in small value Capital Purchase projects (CAPEX)
Manage and develop Buyer


To comply with all Heath, Safety and Environmental legislation together with all Company policies and procedures.
Ensure availability of realistic costs for tenders to be submitted to customers.
Develop plans with suppliers to maximise OTIF (on time in full).
Improve working capital requirements by introducing stock at supplier/consignment stock/VMI, as appropriate.
Improve working capital requirements by negotiating payment terms.
Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with critical suppliers and ensure regular reviews to ensure performance.
Identify, develop and promote high performing suppliers and work to improve or eliminate poor performing suppliers.
Migrate ad hoc spot purchase supplier relationships to strategic partnerships where possible.
Implement longer term pricing agreements that give commercial colleagues pricing stability and utilise pricing mechanisms which track commodity/raw material prices to ensure price increases are fair/decreases are always captured.
Support other functions with the introduction of new products and ensure that Purchasing are fully involved in new development projects from the outset.
Monitor OTIF and non-conformance reports and take the lead in dealing with issues/implementing improvement plans.
Take responsibility for price increases, negotiate and neutralise where possible.
Report new pricing agreements (increases or decreases) to key stakeholders, e.g. Sales & Finance.
Manage requests from colleagues to introduce new suppliers. Where possible identify existing suppliers who could fulfil the need.
Develop a supplier base that is sufficiently robust to meet the continuously changing needs of the business.
Manage excellent relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that all activities/projects are delivered on time, within budget through a solid understanding of the wider business aims, objectives and day to day operational issues.


Central Purchasing
Senior Management Team


GCSEs or equivalent in Mathematics and English at Grade C or above
MCIPS or working towards preferred
Experience of pulling together various requirements to issue enquiries to tight deadlines
Experience of Category Management Approaches
Analytical ability, with attention to detail
Excellent negotiation skills
Experienced at persuading and influencing at all levels
Capable of building category plans and implementing a strategy
Demonstrable track record of delivering extensive bottom line benefits
Ability to understand complex business issues
Ability to network and build strong relationships both internally and externally.
Strong IT skills especially Excel, but also Word, Outlook and PowerPoint or equivalents
MRP system experience
Able to travel according to job demands, both nationally and internationally
Experience in managing own workload


Results focused
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Works effectively under pressure
Customer service focused
Forms own opinion
Completer / Finisher
Strives for continuous improvement
Ability to deal with multiple demands
Ability to prioritise
Comfortable challenging the status quo

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Quality Technician - Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Closing Date: Friday, 21st July 2017

Full Time

A temporary 12 month opportunity has arisen for a motivated, focused, high achieving individual within our dedicated quality function. A key role, founded on the testing and release of components and products, working positively with on-site groups to resolve quality issues, ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.

Duties include:

  • Inspection of Raw Materials – Polyethylene resins (Melt Flow Rate, Oxygen Induction, Density)
  • Batch Release Testing of Product (Impact, Crush, Tensile, Friction, Pressure Testing)
  • Dimensional Inspection using Pi Tapes, Verniers, Micrometers, Depth Gauges
  • Visual Inspection using Microscopes.
  • Non Conforming Materials control including disposition of product which is quarantined or on hold.
  • Additional Product Type Approval Testing
  • Calibration of Measuring Equipment
  • Technical awareness and development of Product
  • Occasional customer interfaces
  • Use of Syspro Planning System, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
  • Recording of Product Conformity Data onto spreadsheets and Databases
  • Control, compliance and management of resin deliveries

The successful candidate must be:-

  • Capable and/or willing to use cutting tools such as jigsaws, bandsaws, drills, stamping tools for sample preparation
  • Ideally experienced in use of measuring equipment ie., use of Pi Tapes, Verniers, Micrometers, Depth Gauges, however training will be given.
  • Possess an analytical , cautious and interrogating in approach
  • Able to show decisiveness in making judgements based on facts re. product release. Know how to assess the risk of product non conformity to its application, the scope of risk to product stock and to customer, and to understand all cost impacts.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of attentiveness to detail, thoroughness, conscientiousness and personal integrity.
  • Computer literate – good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Access
  • Adaptable and flexible in responding to urgent production requirements and in dealing with system changes.
  • Capable of reading technical documents such as quality standards, customer specification and drawings and quality plans and understand measurement tolerances and acceptance standards
  • Alert and technically minded in understanding the implications of incidents of non-conforming product to other departments or to stock
  • Organised and able to prioritise workload.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. Good numeracy skills.
  • Customer focused and strong customer awareness
  • Educated to A Level standard, or equivalent, or have 3 years’ experience in a similar role within a manufacturing industry
  • Ideally the candidate would also have worked in a team environment
  • Be flexible and willing to cover leave for other shift personnel

Desirable Criteria

  • Possess a science or engineering degree or have 5 years’ experience in a similar role within a manufacturing industry
  • Willingness to be "hands on" and knowledge of the extrusion process would be an advantage.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Maintenance Manager - Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Closing Date: Friday, 21st July 2017

Full Time

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day to day maintenance operations and directing resources to maximise the engineering effort. Together with ensuring all mechanical & electrical infrastructure, machinery, lifting equipment, CHC gas systems, buildings, and site intruder / fire security systems are maintained in accordance to local statutory requirements, and ensuring Company legal compliance is maintained at all times.

Good leadership and support is essential to maximise the engineering effort to ensure Company targets and objectives are achieved. Maintaining a safe working systems and reduce environmental impacts, as well as assisting in the execution of CI programmes, rollout and culture.

Position Summary:

Maintain all factory MV and LV infrastructure to ensure legal and statutory compliance.
Monitor utilities costs and offer solutions to minimise waste.
Maintain insurance records and ensure Electrical and LOLER inspections are carried out in accordance to the CMMS.
Continually develop and maintain planned preventative maintenance schedule using CMMS system.
Develop proactive PM strategy and discourage reactive culture.
Deliver comprehensive weekly engineering plan ensuring all equipment, materials and resources are available.
Manage engineering resources including contractors, and to ensure all works are carried out in accordance to Company OSHQEMS.
Continually develop and implement safe systems of work.
Review, analyse and report on departmental KPI and offer solutions for continual improvement based on those results.
Deputise for Engineering Manager as and when required.
Prioritise maintenance activities and maximise the engineering effort to ensure production targets are met.
Oversee the maintenance and control of the engineering stores to ensure critical spares and minimum stock requirements are maintained.
Offer engineering cost saving initiatives and solutions.
Proactively encourage and demonstrate positive safety initiatives, OPIP Standards and Pre task planning.
Report all incidents and unsafe acts into the company electronic safety management system.

Essential Competencies:
Time served Electrical/Mechanical apprenticeship.
JIB / NVQ qualified or equivalent.
Electrically bios.
Minimum 5 years' experience in factory premises and machinery maintenance.
Experience with CMMS system.
Interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively within a team.
Proven ability to fault find and problem solve.
MS word, project and excel experience.
Hydraulic / pneumatic systems.
Experience / knowledge of engineering safe systems of work.
Sound knowledge of local statutory regulations.

Desirable Competencies:
Formal Health and Safety qualification/s.
PLC systems problem solving.
HNC/D certificate or equivalent.
17th Edition Certified.
Experience with ERP and MMS systems
MV switching AP

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Regional Sales Manager - South East England

Closing Date: Friday, 28th July 2017

Full Time

Operating as part of a small flexible team within the fast moving CTS Business the post holder will be a focussed and driven sales professional with experience in dealing with utility companies, distributors and contractors. This is a new field based appointment designed to enhance our UK presence by delivering new business, and hence drive our growth strategy.

Working closely with the CTS Director and Sales Manager you will deliver enhanced sales levels through various existing and new routes to market. You will work closely with the management team to formulate sales strategies. This is an opportunity to join a business that is financially stable, forward thinking and developing strategies for growth.

Proven ability to seek out and convert new opportunities to quality sales – increase sales with both current and new customers in the UK.

Ensure sales targets and profitability are met or exceeded.

Accustomed to working from a home or remote office location you will be disciplined, consistent and effective in your professional application. You will be able to communicate effectively with the high quality support team located in the manufacturing base.

Possess gravitas and the ability to communicate and leverage relationships within a wide array of market sectors and broad customer base.

Build strong relationships with customers in the target market sectors to sell and develop the Company's offering.

Proven ability to be able to understand market dynamics at various points of sale and sell to margin.

Develop new business opportunities through research, meetings and appropriate marketing activities.

Tenacious approach to following up and developing leads generated.

Ensure continuous growth of the UK sales market.

Strong technical ability and product knowledge selling a broad range of products into the civils, cable, telecoms and utility markets.

Prompt response to emails and sales calls, with a pro-active approach.

Preparation of detailed quotations.

Follow up, and tracking of, leads and quotations to secure the closure of deals.

Customer support, including liaison with the Engineering Department in response to resolution of technical issues.

Managing orders including liaison with Production / Supply Chain to ensure excellent customer service levels.

Maintain customer records ensuring pricelists are accurate and customer visits recorded.

Compile/analyse sales data, and produce weekly and monthly meeting reports.

Work with Marketing to organise and despatch marketing material for both prospective and existing customers, shows and special events. Any other duties reasonably assigned.

A naturally good account manager, with an aptitude for customer service, and sales administration, combined with strong telephone skills to develop good relationships with key customers and the sales team.

You are likely to be educated to a minimum of degree standard with sciences (or 5 years’ experience in a similar role), and have experience selling standard products and bespoke technical solutions to the cable, telecom utility industries (or similar).

Self-motivated autonomous worker, but have a real team ethos and belief in supporting colleagues to drive the products and company forward.

Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise a wide variety of tasks

Strong personality – confident and outgoing with good communication skills.

Excellent IT and keyboard skills with a sound working knowledge of all MS Office applications.

Ability to plan ahead and anticipate requirements, communicating effectively at each stage.

Good commercial acumen with an understanding of financials and product profitability.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential with the flexibility to deal with individuals at all levels – good customer facing skills.

Ability to problem solve when challenges or concerns arise.

A flexible attitude towards travel and working hours is essential, as is a full driving licence.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Production Operators

Closing Date: Friday, 28th July 2017

Full Time

Joining a committed team within the extrusion area you will have responsibility for the manufacture of a range of pipe products within a 24 hour/7 day week manufacturing operation.

The Role:
Working to high standards of safety and quality, your remit will be the achievement of agreed target levels of productivity, the visual checking and packing of product off the line and the effective use of raw materials.

You will also be expected to use proven fault finding techniques and to contribute to the continuous improvement of the manufacturing process in order to maintain and improve standards.

The Candidate:
With experience gained in a manufacturing process or production line environment you will be able to demonstrate evidence of working and contributing to safety and quality standards.

You will have an organised approach with good interpersonal skills to make a positive contribution to a team.

Basic engineering, maintenance or fault diagnosis skills would be an advantage along with the initiative to identify and act on problems appropriately

Please note, this role will be required to work continental shifts during a 24 hour period.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Stockyard Operator, Hilcote Derbyshire

Closing Date: Friday, 28th July 2017

Full Time

Working in the Supply Chain team, your responsibilities will span Goods In and Out, Dispatch and Stockyard Operations, all focussed on the timely and accurate flow of materials to our customers.

The Role:
You will be responsible for ensuring all loading and unloading activities operate to Company standards including ensuring regular checks are carried out on equipment.

Providing a responsive service you will be required to deal with stockyard associated administration such as producing despatch dockets, processing delivery notes and undertaking paperwork for internal customers.

The Candidate:
With experience gained in a busy warehouse or stockyard environment you will have experience of safe working, loading and unloading vehicles.

A current FLT licence (counter-balance, reach and Telehandler) is essential, together with working experience of administrative procedures .

With good numerical ability you will also be familiar with a computer system used for stock control.

You will have high attention to detail with good interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of internal and external contacts.

Please note, this role will be required to work 12 hour shifts on a rotating day shift pattern.

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to:

Internal Sales Co-ordinator - Hilcote - Derbys

Closing Date: Friday, 28th July 2017

Full Time

We are looking for a confident self-starter to work as an Internal Sales Coordinator supporting the Sales function. You will provide a link between external and internal customers, creating an efficient and reliable service.

The Role: 

You will be responsible for the calculating and submission of written quotations against enquiries received via fax, e-mail, post or telephone from established and potential customers. Working within strict guidelines your aim would be to secure extra business for Radius Systems from the highly competitive, non-contract market place. You will be required to support the Area Sales Managers with leads received through the office and ensuring quotations are followed through from start to order won stage.

The Candidate: 
You will need to be confident, outgoing and a team player. You must have the ability to solve problems and have a good eye for detail. You will have a good understanding of the products Radius Systems offer to enable you to provide an efficient service. Ideally you will have Sales experience within the plastics industry. The team will be expected to fulfil budgetary targets set by Senior Management and as a team member you will be expected to make a contribution to this. You will be IT literate and will have a good standard of Literacy and Numeracy (GCSE grade A-C or equivalent in English & Maths).

If you are interested in working for a dynamic, fast paced and expanding organisation, then please email your CV together with covering letter to: