Jobs at FT Technologies

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The wind energy industry is growing significantly, and we are growing with it supplying to many of the top international wind turbine manufacturers. In the last decade, we have tripled in size and are always looking for more high-quality engineers.

We think and operate globally, but with all the benefits of a small company and our success means that we are now based in beautiful open plan offices, laboratories and workshops with state of the art research and development facilities.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Marketing Executive

Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful British technology company and a top tier supplier to the global renewable energy sector, specifically in the wind power market. As part of an ongoing effort to grow the business in other sectors, while maintaining a leading position in wind power, the company is now seeking a Marketing Executive.

This is a key role within the Sales and Marketing department to support the team in the development of the business. Based in Sunbury-on-Thames, the role requires a creative, IT literate person to help develop and execute marketing programs. Working with our team of external agencies, you will assist with the creation of marketing materials, graphics, videos, digital marketing, website content, social media posts and trade show booths.

  • Responsible to the Senior Digital Marketing Manager
  • Key contacts include marketing suppliers, customers and the international Sales and Marketing team
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Liaise with external agencies to produce graphics, promotional materials, print and digital marketing
  • Organise the company’s attendance at exhibitions and trade shows:
    • Work with external agencies to arrange booth, graphics, furniture, electrics
    • Arrange hotel accommodation for attendees
    • Arrange shipping and returning of marketing material, sensors, stationery, a/v equipment etc.
    • Attend trade shows when required
  • Manage the production and distribution of marketing material including datasheets, promotional items and business cards
  • Maintain the company’s image and video library including distribution and policing of copyright
  • Work with the Sales team to manage the CRM system and the opportunity pipeline
    • Maintain and update customer database (SAP B1)
  • Assist with the updating of website content and social media posts
  • Manage the company’s brand assets including document templates (Word and PPT), email signatures, stationery, business cards and logos
  • Manage the content on internal TV information screens
  • Produce some creative content including video, images, web content and social media posts

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written English
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to deal directly with customers
  • Attention to detail
  • Fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience of using Photoshop or similar editing/design packages
  • Analytical skills to evaluate marketing campaigns
  • Teamwork and the ability to foster good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Numeracy skills and the ability to manage a budget
  • Ability to work to deadlines and juggle various projects at the same time
  • Basic video and image editing skills – e.g. altering file size and format for use in different locations.

Desirable:

  • Degree/professional qualification in marketing, communications, graphics or business-related subject
  • Experience in a Marketing role
  • Exposure to working with foreign languages
  • Copywriting skills
  • Experience of exhibitions and trade shows
  • Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) skills
  • Experience of WordPress or similar CMS
  • Understanding of SEO principles
  • Skilled in updating social media to enhance audience engagement
  • Experience of SAP B1 CRM
  • Ability to shoot and edit an in-house video

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Senior Automation Engineer

Role Summary

To assist in the design, building and commissioning of automated production/test machinery.

  • Responsible to the Automation Manager
  • Key contacts include the Engineering team members, Production, and Quality Assurance
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Project manage automation projects or sub-systems of larger projects
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to other automation engineers
  • Generate design ideas for discussion in design reviews
  • Design of machines including electromechanical systems such as robots, actuators, conveyors, and electrical test apparatus
  • Design electrical and pneumatic control systems and produce schematics and drawings
  • Design and develop complex machine control systems and software using Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLCs in Ladder, SFC and Structured Text languages
  • Robotic system design and programming using Fanuc and Mitsubishi 6-axis and SCARA robots
  • Design and develop vision systems for automated measurement, inspection and control
  • Carry out risk assessment on automated equipment and processes
  • Design and implement machine safety systems to comply with CE marking requirements including associated documentation for technical files
  • Develop designs to produce 3D engineering models and detailed engineering drawings
  • Liaise with suppliers and sub-contractors to source equipment and components
  • Assemble and commission automated machines and subsystems
  • Develop and produce automated manufacturing processes
  • Produce related process documentation including Standard Operating Procedures, D/PFMEA, BOMs, ‘Technical File’, SPC, Process Flows and Control Plans

Person Specification

Essential:

  • BSc Honours or equivalent in Engineering (minimum 2:2)
  • In depth, practical, post-graduate industry experience
  • Experience in machine design and assembly
  • Experience of using 3D CAD software
  • Ability to produce detailed engineering drawings to BS8888
  • Good PLC knowledge including ladder diagram design
  • Knowledge of robotic automation
  • Good knowledge of pneumatic systems
  • Understanding of safety systems and perform health and safety assessments
  • Competency with Microsoft Office tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team or to work independently, as required
  • Demonstrated initiative & good problem solving skills
  • Professional approach & thorough, with good attention for detail
  • Organised, with the ability to prioritise conflicting demands
  • Results driven, able to meet tight timescales

Desirable:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Integrated Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in/knowledge of:
    • Fanuc 6 axis robot arm or Mitsubishi SCARA robot control and programme design
    • Advanced PLC program design using Rockwell Studio 5000 (ladder diagrams, structured text, function block diagrams and SFC’s)
    • Machine vision systems and lighting
    • SolidWorks (currently 2016)
    • Electrical schematic design
    • Industrial machine safety principles
    • Complex electro-pneumatic systems
    • Industrial communication systems (Ethernet/IP, Serial, Modbus)
    • Conveyor design
    • Finite Element Analysis
  • Experience in PDM and PLM, and ideally Windchill
  • Experience in an electronics manufacturing environment

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Embedded Software Engineer

Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of electronic, mechanical, aerodynamics and automation engineers, you will be responsible for the software development lifecycle and quality of embedded software for a range of products and programmes for business systems. Your role will be to ensure the quality and reliability of products is maintained through the integrity of embedded software and systems.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, members of the Engineering team, Production, Test, Sales Application Engineers and customers.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Design

  • Design, development, test, maintenance and documentation of software embedded in FT products.
  • Write requirements, system, design and technical specifications from inputs received from Engineering, Sales/customers or Operations.
  • Specify, develop and test algorithms and software for circuit boards.
  • Develop applications and support programs in high-level programming language (for instance Visual Basic, VB.net or C#) for in-house production, calibration and test of products and software and/or for customers.
  • Within remit of product history knowledge, investigate and resolve faults on returned products that are provided to Engineering for troubleshooting.

Project Management

  • Project manage own projects (or sub-projects) led by software design (embedded and systems).
  • Provide estimates and progress reports on work breakdown structures, tasks and timelines for own work.

Quality Control

  • Ensure quality control of the software development cycle through version control, documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management.
  • Support the quality control and continuous improvement of released software and products to meet customer requirements and deadlines.
  • Seek to continuously improve the development guidelines and design control of software development.
  • Manage development software environment, maintenance and licensing.

Person Specification

  • In-depth knowledge of embedded C
  • Experience in design and test of high reliability code
  • Experience with software research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Experience in TI MSP Micro controllers and/or ARM micro controllers
  • In-depth knowledge of RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial communications and I2C and SPI protocols
  • In-depth knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software Q.A. control including Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change and Configuration management
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high-level .NET Visual Studio programming language
  • Working knowledge of electronic hardware, firmware and software

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • Project management skills

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Electronics Engineer (Digital)

Role Summary

Electronic circuit design and development - to contribute at every stage of design, development and testing of new and enhanced products.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, members of the Engineering team, Production, Sales and Marketing
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design, development and test of digital electronic circuits including microcontrollers and FPGAs and embedded firmware (VHDL)
  • Support product design, integration, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Support management and other departments in contacts with customers
  • Manage Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management
  • Use experience, knowledge and understanding of integrated circuit interfacing and digital communication systems processor interfacing

Person Specification

  • Minimum of a BSC/MSc in electronics or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of modern digital electronic circuit design including: FPGA, EPLD, microcontrollers, HDL and VHDL, Mix-signal & Data converters, PCB Design, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Digital Filters
  • In-depth knowledge of modern design, simulation and verification tools & FPGA-HDL design / development tools
  • Working knowledge of processor and integrated circuit interfacing, e.g. I2C, SPI and asynchronous buses and protocols (RS485, RS422 etc)
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Experience of processor interfacing e.g. I²C, SPI and asynchronous protocols
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Knowledge of Q.A. including: Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change, Configuration management

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Conscientious and focussed
  • Capacity to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Electronics Engineer (Analogue)

Role Summary

Electronic circuit design and development - to contribute at every stage of design, development and testing of new and enhanced products.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, members of the Engineering team, Production, Sales and Marketing
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design, development and test of electronic circuits
  • Support product design, integration, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Support management and other departments in contacts with customers
  • Manage Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management
  • Use experience, knowledge and understanding of integrated circuit interfacing and digital communication systems processor interfacing

Person Specification

  • Minimum of a BSC/MSc in electronics or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of modern analogue electronic circuit design
  • Experience of electronic circuit design in a sensor and/or instrumentation environment
  • Robust knowledge of analogue, mixed-signal, power management, interface circuit design and circuit design theory
  • Experience of working on: Op-amp, Data converters, Signal Conditioning, Analogue Filters, Sensors & passive components, Linear regulators, Switching regulators, Discrete semiconductors, PCB design
  • Experience of processor interfacing e.g. I²C, SPI and asynchronous protocols
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Knowledge of Q.A. including: Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change, Configuration management

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Conscientious and focussed
  • Capacity to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Mechanical Design Engineer (Climatic Wind Tunnel)

Role Summary

As part of the Engineering design team, to deliver the design of a climatic wind tunnel and to oversee the contraction.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, Automation Manager, Engineering team members, Production, Suppliers
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Mechanical Design

  • Contribute to the conceptual stage of design, research and development
  • Develop designs with colleagues from other engineering disciplines
  • Perform thermal modelling, stress & fatigue modelling and FEA
  • Consider corrosion, weathering and material degradation and deploy defensive measures
  • Develop and carry out qualification tests and evaluate theoretical designs
  • Recommend modifications in the light of simulation and test results
  • Consider manufacturability, cost and commercial issues
  • Select materials including engineering plastics, ceramic, metals and composites
  • Ensure designs meet stringent quality, safety and environmental standards
  • Ensure optimal design of seals and sealed vacuum enclosures and fasteners
  • Liaise with manufacturing and supply chain departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers to resolve problems

CAD & Engineering Drawings

  • Develop CAD files based on notes, sketches, engineering schematics, technical guides, vendor information
  • Build and maintain 3D mechanical CAD models and produce drawings to BS8888
  • Follow the quality control of drawings through documentation, review, approval and release of drawings in line with the engineering development cycle and change control

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Honours degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline
  • Solid and practical experience of mechanical design engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • Evidence of an innovative approach and ability to engender ideas
  • Proven ability to contribute substantively on every stage of a project, from the initial brief through to testing of design
  • Ability to create reasonable quality freehand drawings to convey ideas
  • Knowledge of 2D drawing conventions
  • In-depth knowledge of 3D mechanical CAD technology
  • Knowledge of Solid Works
  • Ability to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competency with Microsoft Office tools including Excel and Word
  • Project management skills
  • Critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Inventive mind set for all mechanical creations and solutions
  • Flexibility to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, or to work independently, as required
  • Comfortable with working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

Desirable:

  • BSc, 2i or higher/MSc in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of wind tunnel aerodynamics and flow conditions
  • Knowledge of pressure vessel design
  • Knowledge of structural steel-work design
  • Experience of a multi-disciplinary manufacturing environment
  • Project management skills
  • Experience of PTC WindChill, or similar product life cycle and configuration management software
  • Evidence of creative flair in a mechanical environment
  • Able to work outside normal office hours if the operation requires it (infrequent)

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Acoustics Engineer

Role Summary

To conduct theoretical and experimental research on the fundamental acoustic behaviour and properties of the wind sensor products and their constituent parts. To develop computer and experimental models in order to better understand and enhance the operation of the wind sensor products and their constituent parts.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer and members of the Engineering team
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • PAFEC modelling, design and optimisation of electro-acoustic transducers and acoustic resonators
  • PAFEC modelling of acoustic transfer function in still air
  • Optimise the operation of transducers used in the wind sensor, in order to deliver extended operating performance and reduced number of electronic components
  • Validate concepts and computer models using the results of experiments
  • Establish and improve measurement systems for transducers
  • Help broaden the company’s intellectual property portfolio (patents)

Other Duties:

  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently
  • Comply with company’s equal opportunities and health and safety policies
  • Other duties may be requested on occasion in line with the remit of the role

Person Specification

Essential:

  • MSc in Acoustics , Physics or relevant engineering degree
  • At least 5 years practical post graduate experience in similar industry
  • Experience in PAFEC suite for engineering analysis
  • Experience in working from theoretical principles to develop computer models
  • Creative approach to analysis, problem solving and solutions
  • Self-motivated, comfortable in working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and flexibility to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can work under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

Desirable:

  • PhD in related subject
  • Experience of working with piezo-electric transducers
  • Experience with Clio measurement systems
  • Good knowledge of Linux

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time 
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Quality Engineer

Role Summary

To ensure that products are fit for purpose and meet the defined specifications. To drive continuous improvement activity to improve yields and to drive process improvement using APQP / FMEA methodology. To support Integrated Management Systems development in-line with ISO9001 accreditation.

  • Responsible to the Quality Improvement Manager
  • Key contacts include members of the Engineering, Production, Test, Procurement, Design, Automation and Sales teams, key suppliers and external auditors.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Product Quality Improvement

  • Lead cross functional teams to improve process yields using pFMEA / structured problem solving.
  • Manage the reject process. Ensure all quality issues are correctly logged, monitored and escalated where appropriate. Assist in identifying root causes and support Production to overcome problems.
  • Support production & test processes with improvements to product quality and / or efficiency e.g. identify areas for improvement, expansion of process controls, and development of working instructions & set up / review of relevant process KPIs, Lean / Sigma methodologies, process simplification, 5S configured areas, waste removal.
  • Play a leading role in the development of a Continuous Improvement programme, including Gemba.
  • Play a leading role in manufacturing process design & development using the company’s new product development process. Help define and execute validation programmes for new automated processes.
  • Evaluate customer quality issues and ensure an effective feedback into Design & Manufacturing.
  • With Engineering & Automation, manage production and design changes and ensure agreement by appropriate authority levels.
  • Support the training and qualification of Assembly, Test and Calibration operatives.

Quality Systems, Frameworks and Processes – including Audits

  • Drive APQP roll out from design through to manufacturing.
  • Customer requirements – support as required with customer audits, documentation.
  • Approvals - develop PPAP / FAI approvals for new products.
  • Help to develop the Integrated Management System in-line with ISO9001 accreditation.
  • Ensure process compliance using internal audits.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent in technical/ engineering subjects
  • Lean Six Sigma Green belt with good working knowledge of SPC
  • Trained auditor
  • Quality / Manufacturing Engineering background working in a high volume manufacturing environment, e.g. automotive
  • Practical experience with APQP, PFMEAs, PPAPS, SOPs, 5S and Visual Management
  • Experience with delivering improvements using the tools (RCA/Fishbone/FMEA)
  • KPI driven with good analytical skills
  • Strong background in Continuous Improvement including use of Rapid Improvement Workshops
  • Cost/Benefit analysis in the CI context
  • Use of VA (value add) / Non-VA studies to support productivity improvement
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership ability and good influencing skills
  • Able to create simple SOPs & audit to instructions
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – especially Excel
  • Strong problem solving skills & resilience 
  • Team player, flexible and adaptable to change
  • Methodical and well organised approach
  • Positive approach, demonstrated initiative

Desirable:

  • Business improvement qualification
  • Automotive background
  • Good facilitator
  • Experience of modern SMT processes
  • Ability to lead and develop a team

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Director of Sales and Marketing

Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful UK high-tech, export driven, manufacturing business. The company is now seeking a Sales and Marketing professional to lead its global commercial team. FT is the market leader in its chosen market segment and now seeks to develop and expand its market presence in related segments and geographies.

Based in Sunbury-on-Thames, the role covers the full sales and marketing spectrum and gives the successful candidate the opportunity to shape the future growth path of the business. This is a busy role and involves 20% travel, largely overseas.

The successful candidate will be a key part of the senior management team and will work with the Executive Chairman and Strategy Manager to shape the future direction of the business to deliver long term sustainable business growth, customer satisfaction and an effective team.

  • Responsible to the Executive Chairman
  • Key contacts include customers, marketing suppliers, and the FT management team
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week
  • 20% travel, largely overseas

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • The delivery of the sales and marketing objectives as agreed with the Executive Chairman as part of the business strategy process.
  • Recruitment and management of the Sales and Marketing team (6 UK employees, 4 overseas employees)
  • Delivery of growth targets both in volume and value creation of new product development plans with Engineering and Operations.
  • Overall responsibility for relationships with customers and distributors.
  • Management of contracts and minimisation of commercial risk.
  • Creation and delivery of sales budget and market forecasts.
  • Creation and delivery of marketing programme and budget (exhibitions, website, digital marketing).
  • Overall efficiency and effectiveness of commercial processes – order processing, opportunity management, marketing communications, returns processing, new product development and launch.
  • Contribute to the overall management of the business through membership of the senior management team.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Educated to at least BSc/BA level
  • Proven track record in a leadership role in an international sales and marketing function
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Experience of developing and implementing successful growth-oriented sales and marketing strategies
  • Significant experience in sales or marketing in a high technology environment
  • Track record of leading growth in new product development and launch and/or new geographical market entry
  • Evidence of strong leadership capability
  • Demonstrated strong delivery focus
  • Excellent customer awareness
  • Proven ability to influence people at all levels
  • Natural communicator

Desirable:

  • ​A higher degree in a STEM subject or an MBA
  • Experience gained in a high-tech manufacturing environment
  • Experience in the wind energy or meteorology business
  • Experience of distributor management
  • Experience in the use of digital marketing in a B2B environment
  • Significant business experience in markets outside of Europe or North America
  • Experience of working in Asia (ideally China)
  • Fluency in one or more of business German, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi or Japanese.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

Analyst

Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful British technology company and a top tier supplier to the global renewable energy sector, specifically in the wind power market. As part of an ongoing effort to grow the business in other sectors, while maintaining a leading position in wind power, the company is now seeking a high calibre Strategy Analyst to work closely with the Strategy Manager.

The Analyst will be a key part of the Strategy Department, gaining invaluable exposure to the global renewable energy industry, plus others that are strategically important to the UK economy. Tasked with providing high quality and detailed analysis, the Strategy Analyst will act as a catalyst that allows the FT Management Team to understand and shape the future direction of the business. This is a challenging opportunity that will allow the successful candidate to access the next level of their career.

  • Responsible to the Strategy Manager
  • Key contacts include the Executive Chairman and the FT Management Team.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Through collaborative and supportive working relationships with the Strategy Manager, produce regular strategic analysis to inform departmental decision making, including sales demand, capability and capacity assessments.
  • Analyse data from a range of internal and external sources, to produce strategic papers in support of organisational situational awareness; identify strategic threats and assist the Strategy Manager in developing strategies to manage and mitigate them.
  • Produce material to be used in the annual Strategy Analysis Report and Interim Strategy Analysis updates, to inform the annual strategic planning cycle, including the ongoing development of the corporate strategic vision and organisational priorities.
  • Produce as-needed thematic research and analysis on behalf of the Strategy Manager and Executive Chairman; analyse and interpret results, drawing inferences and making recommendations when required.
  • Construct detailed business cases to be used by the Strategy Manager, Executive Chairman and FT Management Team to assess the investment worthiness of New Product Developments, Fundamental Research Opportunities and Sustaining Product Developments.

Person Specification

  • Educated to bachelor’s degree level in either Business Management or Science/Engineering. 
  • Proven ability to think strategically and work across professional boundaries in a multidiscipline and complex environment, including knowledge and experience in the production of strategic analysis, the ability to problem solve and analyse large quantities of data and/or information.
  • Confidence and ability to develop strategic insights to influence key stakeholders across the organisation, and effectively deliver strategic analysis to inform decision-making and the setting of organisational priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, adaptable to all levels of the organisation with the experience, confidence and credibility to communicate complex or specialist information to a non-specialist audience.
  • Knowledge and experience of using common office software to a high standard, with an ability to get the most benefit from the innovative application of existing and new IT software.
  • Experience in a corporate environment or with a strategy consulting firm will be viewed positively.
  • Excellent literacy, numeracy and research skills.
  • Self-motivated with a proven ability to use initiative and proactively develop professional skills, ensuring knowledge, techniques and skills are up-to-date.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy on 020 8943 0801 or email us.