Employment Opportunities

Metal Supermarkets® is expanding rapidly and is always looking for experienced metals people! The ability to work in a small, resourceful team-based environment focused on delivering world-class customer service is critical in all roles. Perhaps you don’t have any metal experience? Well we are always looking for enthusiastic, hardworking people, sales and customer service focused people wanting to grow with us, so you are welcome to get in touch. Perhaps Metal Supermarkets is the opportunity you are looking for!

UK Corporate Office (Rugby)

This position focuses on supporting MSF’s corporate and franchised stores and the UK management. The Assistant conducts him/herself in a professional manner conducive to a team dedicated to superior service and relationships with franchisees, corporate store staff, suppliers and customers. The position will be housed short term in Rugby but will be moved to Leicester in the near future. This is a six-month contract position.

Key Relationships
Reports to: Director, Franchise Development and Operations, UK Operations
Dotted Line Report: Finance and Administration Manager, UK
Relationships: Store managers and franchisees, national accounts and other major customers, landlords, suppliers and Canadian financial staff.

Responsibilities
The Assistant is responsible for delivering a wide variety of administrative services required by the Group’s United Kingdom companies.

  • Gathers, assesses, delegates and/or reports on exceptions, compliance and internal controls related to items such as:
    • vacations
    • employee time off, hours worked (time and attendance)
    • training assignment and completion
    • vehicle and equipment registration and licensing
    • vehicle and equipment maintenance
    • first aid, fire, safety and general health and safety administration
    • fuel cards, vehicle mileage and route review
    • uniforms
    • marketing and promotional materials
    • inventory cycle counts
    • pricing policies and proper system utilization
    • customer returns
    • product receiving
    • inventory corrections and scrap management
    • telephone and cellular utilization
    • customer complaints and resolution
  • Manages travel and accommodations for Director, expense management, telephone and certain government reporting.
  • Assists in ISO review and annual renewal.
  • Oversees administration of company cars and vehicles, equipment, telephones, utilities, store costs and negotiates best prices.
  • Manages and/or oversees selected store level purchasing and related activities as well as various preferred provider relationships.
  • Attend and assist in selected corporate store annual stock takes.
  • Oversees the management of the corporate office including maintenance, cleaning, security, floor plan and organization.
  • Manages administrative activities for national accounts.
  • Complies with all Policies and Procedures and recommends amendments and enhancements thereto.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of administrative experience preferably in a busy office environment
  • Payroll and banking exposure
  • Good communications skills both verbal and written; solid organizational skills and a customer oriented and proactive attitude
  • Analytical skills and an inquiring mind
  • Motivated and enthusiastic team contributor
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Competent and experienced with ERP systems
  • Proficient computer skills – Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills

Application Information
All interested applicants can apply by sending their resume and cover letter to Lana Murphy at lana.murphy@sullivansearch.com

Leeds

Warehouse / Driver
Our established Leeds store situated on the Overland Trading Estate in Gildersome, Leeds LS27 7JN is looking for an experienced Warehouse / Driver operative for the expanding operation.

The position involves delivery and pickup of orders and stock using a 3.5 tonne drop-side truck. Also assisting in the warehouse, cutting metal and on the trade counter when needed. Delivery driver and trade counter experience would be an advantage.

Competitive hourly rates paid for up to 44 hours per week. Some weekend work required on a rota system. There may be a need for additional hours to cover other staff holidays and overtime for stock takes.

Generous store attendance bonus and performance Incentive also in place on a discretionary basis. Experience in the steel and metals industry would also be an advantage as would a forklift licence. Drivers licence required.

Job Type: Full-time

Email CV to cineson@metalsupermerkets.com

Park Royal (London)

Customer Service Representative
Are you ready to close the deal on some amazing possibilities? Metal Supermarkets is seeking an experienced and sales oriented Customer Service Representative to join our expanding Park Royal trade counter and warehouse. By becoming part of our international network, you’ll learn all about our customers’ wants, needs and interests before connecting them to products and solutions that make it all possible.

Objectives
The Customer Service Representative’s main objective is to service the needs of the customer base that contact us by telephone, email/fax or as walk-in business. This individual is expected to be aware of and support all goals relating to sales plans and costs and to conduct him/herself in a professional manner conducive to generating a team attitude toward maintaining effective customer relationships.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide consistent, superior service by ensuring that all customer needs are recognized, serviced, and high customer satisfaction is maintained at all times
  • Achieve sales/budget targets which include attention to maintaining stock control; gross margins and managing cost budget
  • contribute to all aspects of running the branch including selling, purchasing, quoting, telesales and material handling
  • Prepare customer orders based on material and size specifications
  • Receive, identify and stock incoming materials as per receiving procedures when required
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Achieve sales targets

Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable adjustments may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Positive interactive skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Sales acumen
  • Courteousness
  • Exceptional phone techniques and etiquette
  • Exceptional active listening, communication and customer services skills
  • Must hold one year of customer service experience
  • Metal and metal related product knowledge a definite asset but not required
  • Generous hourly rate
  • Up to 44 hours per week
  • Shifts are typically 8:00 – 5:00, with some coverage of the 7:00 – 4:00 shifts
  • Incumbent will be required to work every second Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 20 days holiday plus statutory holidays
  • Overtime for stock takes may be required
  • Uniform provided

Please email lana.murphy@sullivansearch.com

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