Employment opportunities

Current vacant positions at Gill Sensors & Controls are listed below. Please note, direct applicants only – agency applications will not be accepted.

To apply for a listed job opportunity please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@gillsc.com

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Key Account Manager

Position summary

The position is responsible to the Sales Director for the commercial performance of, and relationship with, identified key accounts. The key responsibilities include:
• Managing the relationship with existing customers to provide clear visibility, and delivery, of current year commercial targets.
• . Working with the customers and the Sales Director to build robust, multi-year account plans to revenue growth and account loyalty
• Working with the Gill processes and systems (including CRM) to ensure effective communication of customer information across the Gill group.
• Providing sales and product information and training to the customer to maximise their use, or sales, of Gill products.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Gill commercial team to identify and develop opportunities, including providing market and competitor insight, acquiring new customers and supporting the transition of accounts within the Gill team.
  • Working with the Gill commercial team to identify and implement opportunities to improve customer satisfaction and commercial results.
  • Attending industry events to build on existing customer relationships, support the acquisition of new accounts, and to gain insight into relevant markets.

Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrable previous experience of managing and growing key accounts.
  • Experience of acquiring and developing new commercially valuable, long term customer accounts.
  • Experience of using CRM systems to manage and communicate account activity.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Clean driving license and willingness to travel.

Additional Advantageous Experience:

  • Experience of managing technically knowledgeable accounts.
  • Experience of managing a range of European or global accounts.
  • Experience of working in a medium sized, privately owned business.
  • Key Account Manager - Sales Director 

Reporting Structure

  • Key Account Manager - Sales Director 

Company

Gill Sensors & Controls Limited is an ambitious and growing privately owned manufacturer of specialist sensors. Gill products are used in demanding and advanced technology industries around the world, including construction, motorsport, marine, aeronautical, defence, and material handling. 

The company sells its products directly to specialist vehicle manufacturers, system integrators, and targeted distributors around the world. As part of the current growth plan an opportunity exists for an experienced key account manager to join the company to develop selected new and existing accounts.

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by the Managing Director.

 

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Product Manager

Position summary

Over recent years the business has developed a wide range of products around a number of core product areas. To continue and accelerate its success the business wishes to review the product range and gain agreement to a medium term road map. It is anticipated that this may lead to a clearer product focus, the consolidation of the product lines and/or migration to product platforms to ensure continued high quality performance and efficient development.
In addition the business has decided to increase the focus on product management and to adopt a more structured approach to product development and in life management.
The Product Manager will be part of the management team responsible for the delivering the annual company development and financial plan. The Product Manager will be responsible for working to review and consolidate the product information held within the business and develop a medium term product strategy and short term development plan.
In addition, the Product Manager will be responsible for introducing core Product Management principles and processes into the business, as agreed.

Specific Deliverables:

  • Review and understand the current product ranges, their functionality, performance and market position
  • Produce and agree a medium term road map and short term development plan
  • Prepare and gain agreement to appropriate business cases and development requirement specifications
  • Manage the introduction of agreed developments into the product range
  • Actively manage the in-life performance of existing products, including sales and marketing support, reviewing product technical and commercial performance, and production support.
  • Introduce formal product management at a level that is appropriate for the business and product range, and continually review the need for additional structure as the business grows and processes become embedded

Position Requirements:

  • A proven background in product management in an electronics/technology business
  • Experience of collecting and making sense of diversely held product information
  • Experience of developing and gaining agreement to a product roadmap that balances  short and medium terms demands, and addresses the diverse opportunities presented by the market, the development team and technology
  • Experience of preparing requirement specifications and business cases
  • Experience of working in a small or fast growing business
  • A relevant degree or equivalent

Reporting Structure

Product Manager - Director

Company

The company is a leading manufacturer of high quality sensors used by some of the world’s most demanding customers in motorsport, marine and defence.The business has a turnover of £5m, is based in Hampshire, is ambitious and privately owned. It has been investing in a growing product range, and has a reputation as a world leader in its field.

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their line manager or a Company Director.

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Electronic Assembly Operator

Position summary

Working within the Production Department, kit picking, building production units, recording build information, testing sub-assemblies / finished product and maintenance of localised stock items.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Building product to designated work instructions
  • Testing to specified test parameters
  • Recording build / test information on works orders / lot cards
  • Rejecting and recording nonconforming product
  • Inspection of work in progress
  • Maintenance of Kanban stock items
  • Use of in-house PC systems
  • Conformance to ISO9001 including, but not limited to, ATEX and CSA procedures

Position Requirements

  • Experience of light electromechanical assembly work including soldering and wiring
  • General numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Working to standard times
  • Ability to use basic test equipment i.e. Oscilloscopes, DVM and ATE
  • Ensuring good product traceability of both Work in Progress and Finished Goods items
  • Ability to read and understand work instructions and engineering drawings.

Additional Advantageous Experience

  • Previous soldering experience to IPC standards
  • Manual handling experience
  • PC literate

Person Specification

  • Organised and self-motivated individual with initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Common sense
  • Methodical

Reporting Structure

Electronic Assembly Operator - Supervisor – Manufacturing Manager 

The Company

Working within the Production Department, kit picking, building production units, recording build information, testing sub-assemblies / finished product and maintenance of localised stock items.

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their line manager or a Company Director.

 

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Despatcher / Stores Person

Position summary

Working within the Despatch and Stores Department responsible for despatching finished goods to our world-wide customers and assisting with general stores duties.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Packing and labelling finished goods
  • Ensuring finished goods are despatched in a timely manner
  • Production of all export documentation
  • Updating shipping log
  • Liaison with Courier companies
  • Liaison with Sales, Production and Finance departments

Position Requirements

  • Previous Despatch experience
  • Previous export documentation experience
  • Manual handling experience
  • Ability to prioritise
  • PC literate – Word, Excel, MRP systems, etc

Additional Advantageous Experience

  • Pedestrian fork lift licence
  • Driving licence

Person Specification

  • Organised and self-motivated individual with initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility

Reporting Structure

Despatcher – Manufacturing Manager – Director

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their manager or a company director.

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Head of Sales

Position summary

The company is an ambitious and growing, privately owned manufacturer of specialist sensors used in demanding and advanced technology industries around the world, including motorsport, defence, marine and heavy industry. The product portfolio includes standard products together with product variants developed for individual customers.

To support and accelerate the company’s growth, the shareholders have invested in new products and business development. An opportunity now exists for an experienced Head of Sales/ Head of Sales to assume leadership of the existing sales function, to develop the capabilities and devise and implement a sales plan to double sales within 3 years. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience in a leadership role where results were achieved by developing, motivating and managing a sales team and process, as well as the ability to lead by example when appropriate.

Position Summary

The Head of Sales reports to the Director and is responsible for delivering current year sales and building the capabilities to meet the planned sales growth. Key responsibilities include:

 

  • Develop, coach and manage the sales team
  • Develop, agree and implement a multi-year sales plan
  • Review, agree and implement changes to the current sales process and systems
  • Review, agree and implement changes to commercial guidelines, including price, distribution plan, and contractual terms
  • Propose, agree and report on appropriate KPIs

 

Specific Deliverables

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the current sales team to ensure delivery of the short-term sales targets and improved accuracy of sales forecasting.
  • Report on sales performance, highlighting future risks and opportunities, identifying sales and market trends, and propose 
  • Analyse current sales performance and current and future market opportunities, devise a sales plan to include direct and indirect sales, departmental budget, and a KPI plan.  Gain agreement to the plan, and take ownership for delivery and reporting.
  • Review the current team’s capability to deliver the agreed sales plan, identify gaps and implement appropriate coaching, training, and performance management to develop the required capability.
  • Review the current commercial structures, including the approach to pricing, distribution, and contract terms. Identify, prioritise and gain agreement for necessary changes and implement as agreed.
  • Work with the Director to review the business strategy including product vs. market focus, direct vs, indirect distribution, account management vs. customer acquisition, standard product vs. customised product

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in the measurement sensor & controls sector, and able to represent the company at senior levels with customers, and at conferences and tradeshow events.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading a successful sales team to retain and grow existing customer accounts and, target, acquire and grow new accounts.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to recognise capabilities within a team, and develop and deploy the necessary skills to achieve business goals.
  • Excellent leadership skills, able to gain respect from the team, effectively implement change, and ensure adherence to agreed way of working.
  • Demonstrable experience in identifying and implementing change in a SME sales environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills (numeric and organisational), combined with the ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of an organisation.
  • Well-developed business skills and experience including commercial, contractual and negotiating skills.
  • Relevant degree or advanced professional qualification.

Person Specification

  • A result focused leader able to balance short term goals with medium term development needs.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information.
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead the sales team. Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM or equivalent CRM system.
  • Current driving license/passport and willingness to travel frequently.

Reporting Structure

  • Head of Sales – Director

 A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their line manager or a Company Director.

 

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Internal Sales Support

Position summary

The Internal Sales Support person provides proactive support to the Business Development Managers and customers to enable the most efficient sales process and high levels of customer service. Internal sales support take responsibility for entering leads onto CRM and processing orders in a timely manner whilst ensuring information is accurate and up to date.

Position Summary

To support sales and enable high levels of customer service

  • Working with the Gill commercial team to identify and implement opportunities to improve customer satisfaction and commercial results
  • Supporting the Business Development Managers with customer enquiries
  • Entering sales leads and orders onto the relevant system
  • Keeping customer information up to date
  • Answering telephones
  • Ensuring conference rooms and refreshments are prepared for external and internal meetings
  • Organising travel and accommodation for customers and sales staff
  • Overseeing stationery/refreshment stock
  • Completing Export Licence applications

Position Requirements

  • The ability to focus, prioritise and work to a high standard
  • Previous sales support or administration experience
  • Fluent in Microsoft packages 

Person Specification

  • Highly organised and self-motivated individual with initiative
  • Collaborative and able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Flexible, diligent, with a high degree integrity 

Reporting Structure

Internal Sales Support – Sales Manager/ Director

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Sales Technical Application Support

Position summary

Based in Lymington, UK, the territory covered will be worldwide, with a focus on UK, Europe and North America.

The Sales Technical Application Support is responsible helping customers understand the most appropriate products to meet their needs and the best way to use those products in their application.

The Sales Technical Application Support will support the customer directly, and by creating application notes and case studies that can be used by the customer without direct support.

The Sales Technical Application Support will identify and record common customer issues and potential feature development opportunities. The Sales Technical Application Support will feed these common issues and opportunities to the Product Manager for consideration.

Applicants should have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and be able to work successfully within a team. It is also important to have a high level of commercial experience.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Understanding the capabilities of, and the applications of, the range of Gill products
  • Providing technical support to Gill sensing products to current and targeted distributors
  • Working with the Gill processes and systems (including CRM) to ensure effective communication of customer information and opportunity/issue progress
  • Support existing distributors and key resellers with information about products and their compatibility with a wide range of applications
  • Provide customer feedback in respect of product performance/quality
  • Keep up-to-date with technical developments and changes to customer requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with customers and stakeholders
  • Create general technical/application documentation and support the sales team in producing responses to requests for information and proposals.
  • Actively participate in periodic sales reviews

Position Requirements

  • Relevant degree or equivalent
  • OEM and distributor technical support experience
  • Experience of using CRM systems to manage support activity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent listening, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Clean driving license and willingness to travel as the business requires
  • Demonstrable project management abilities
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Skills to collaborate across interdisciplinary teams

Additional Advantageous Experience

  • Prior experience with applications using custom engineered electronics sensing solutions for both OEM and distributors
  • Prior experience in position sensing and liquid level
  • Experience of working in a medium sized, privately owned business
  • Language skills

Reporting Structure

Sales Technical Application Support – Head of Sales

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their line manager or a Company Director.

 

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Business Development Manager

Position summary

Gill Sensors & Controls Limited is an ambitious and growing privately owned manufacturer of specialist sensors. Gill products are used in demanding and advanced technology industries around the world, including construction, motorsport, marine, aeronautical, defence, and material handling.

The company sells its products directly to specialist manufacturers, system integrators, and distributors around the world. As part of the current growth plan an opportunity exists for an experienced business development manager to join the company to acquire new customers for current and new products.

Position Summary

The position is responsible to the Head of Sales for acquiring new customers who will use or distribute current and new Gill products. The key responsibilities include:

  • Understanding the specific channels and customers appropriate for the range of Gill products.
  • Working with the Sales Director, the Gill commercial team, and external organisations (such as UK TI) to identify and select target customers.
  • Developing and implementing appropriate customer acquisition plans, including working with potential customers, closing sales, and creating the foundation for commercially valuable multi-year relationships.
  • Working with the Gill processes and systems (including CRM) to ensure effective communication of customer information and opportunity progress.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Working with the Gill commercial team to identify and develop opportunities, including providing market and competitor insight, acquiring new customers and supporting the transition of accounts within the Gill team.
  • Working with the Gill commercial team to identify and implement opportunities to improve customer satisfaction and commercial results.
  • Attending industry events to build on existing customer relationships support the acquisition of new accounts, and to gain insight into relevant markets.

Position Requirements

  • Experience of acquiring new commercially valuable, long term accounts.
  • Experience of using CRM systems to manage and communicate sales activity.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Clean driving license and willingness to travel.

Additional Advantageous Experience:

  • Experience of acquiring technically knowledgeable accounts.
  • Experience of acquiring a range of European or global accounts.
  • Experience of working in a medium sized, privately owned business.

Reporting Structure

Business Development Manager – Head of Sales

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their line manager or a Company Director.

 

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Marketing Manager

Position summary

The Marketing Manager will report to the Business Unit Director, work with the product and sales teams and be responsible for all activities within the marketing department. The key responsibilities of the role include:

• Support the growth plans of the group by communicating the qualities and benefits of the group’s products and generating appropriate leads for the sales team
• Manage all the group’s marketing including the web sites, email campaigns, exhibitions, advertising and marketing collateral
• Develop, coach and manage the marketing team
• Develop, agree and implement marketing plans, including appropriate KPIs and budget
• Work with the product managers and sales teams to generate the leads needed to meet the group’s commercial targets.

Specific Deliverables

 

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the current marketing team to ensure delivery of the short-term marketing targets

  • Report on, and provide insight regarding, the performance of the current marketing approach, and highlight areas for quick wins

  • Review the current team’s capability, identify gaps and implement appropriate coaching, training, and performance management to develop the required capability

  • Review and report on the current marketing approach, its relevance to key markets (current and future), and its effectiveness

  • Develop, gain approval for, and take ownership of, a medium-term improvement plan to increase the effectiveness of the marketing team and the marketing budget

  • Take ownership of the annual planning and budgeting activity for the marketing team

  • Work with the Director to review the alignment between the business strategy and the marketing approach, and work to implement any changes agreed with the Director across the group.

Position Requirements

  • Experience in leading an SME marketing team in a technology focused business to achieve agreed KPIs, and developing their capabilities to support the broader business strategy

  • Experience in creating marketing campaigns across multiple channels that educate, motivate, and cause customers to engage with the company

  • Experience in supporting direct sales and distributors to sell multiple product lines to a global customer base

  • Experience of using website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics) to analyse and improve on-line marketing results

  • Experience in setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns

  • Experience in creating product collateral

  • Experience in managing events (e.g. exhibitions and distributor conferences)

  • Excellent analytical and planning skills, able to identify opportunities, set realistic short and medium-term targets, monitor progress and effectively deal with issues to achieve agreed goals.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to effectively communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of an organisation.

  • Experience of representing a company at senior levels with customers, and at conferences and tradeshow events.

Person Specification

  • Degree in Marketing or a closely related field

  • Results focused, comfortable owning KPIs and presenting and explaining performance

  • A hands-on leader, able to motivate and coach their team, and lead by example

  • Strong analytical skills, able to identify and work with key metrics, draw conclusions and communicate insights

  • Good project management skills, able to balance short and medium-term goals

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to effectively work with team members, peers, directors

  • Numerically literate, comfortable working with numbers, making sense of metrics and processing figures with spreadsheets

  • Interested in learning about products and markets, and in keeping up to date with latest marketing trends and best practice

Reporting Structure

  • The Marketing Manager reports to the Business Unit Director

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their line manager or a Company Director.

 

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NPI Projects Team Leader

Position summary

Reporting to the Operations Director, the NPI Projects Team Leader has primary responsibility for managing the development and integration of new product introduction (including product improvements) within the Gill group. This includes working closely with Gill Research & Development to identify customer requirements and then to identify, co-ordinate and manage teams within both Gill Sensors & Controls and Gill Instruments to ensure that Projects are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and drive NPI projects for Gill Sensors & Controls and Gill Instruments through to completion
  • Identify key project requirements and provide appropriate direction and support to meet objectives
  • Deliver technical projects within budget and schedule constraints
  • Interface with the Engineering team at Gill R&D, customers and suppliers as required
  • Manage the NPI team to deliver the planned projects, including one direct report (Project Engineer)
  • Provide regular reporting to Management and Directors, as well as other project stakeholders
  • Promote new ideas and product innovation
  • Be pro-active in driving Continuous Improvement activities within the business

Education

  •  Minimum BSc/BEng in Engineering or Science related subject
  • A relevant Project Management qualification would be an advantage (e.g. PRINCE2, APMP)

Person Specification

  •  Minimum of five years proven Project Management experience in an electrical or mechanical engineering manufacturing environment
  • Able to lead, organise and motivate small teams to achieve objectives
  • Ability to use initiative and communicate effectively at all levels
  • Quick to learn in fast paced and challenging environment
  • Organised and self-motivated with the ability to prioritise effectively 
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • IT competency including MS Office and MS Project

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their line manager or a Company Director.

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NPI Project Engineer

Position summary

A key member of the NPI Projects team. In conjunction with the Projects Team Leader, be responsible for managing the development and integration of new products and product improvements from concept, through definition and to implementation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and drive project plans for Gill Sensors & Controls projects through to completion
  • Delivery of technical projects within budget and project schedule
  • Interface with development team at Gill R&D, customers and suppliers as required
  • Manage the NPI team to deliver the planned projects
  • Provide regular reporting to the Projects Team Leader
  • Promote new ideas and product innovation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Education
  • Minimum BSc in Engineering or Science related subject

Person Specification

  • Minimum of five years proven Project Management experience in an electrical or mechanical engineering manufacturing environment
  • Quick to learn in challenging environment
  • Organised and self-motivated
  • Ability to use initiative and communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • IT competency
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as requested by their line manager or a Company Director.

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Electronic Assembly Operator

Position summary

Working within the Production Department, kit picking, building production units, recording build information, testing sub-assemblies / finished product and maintenance of localised stock items.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Building product to designated work instructions
  • Testing to specified test parameters
  • Recording build / test information on works orders / lot cards
  • Rejecting and recording nonconforming product
  • Inspection of work in progress
  • Maintenance of Kanban stock items
  • Use of in-house PC systems
  • Conformance to ISO9001 including, but not limited to, ATEX and CSA procedures

Position Requirements

  • Experience of light electromechanical assembly work including soldering and wiring
  • General numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Working to standard times
  • Ability to use basic test equipment i.e. Oscilloscopes, DVM and ATE
  • Ensuring good product traceability of both Work in Progress and Finished Goods items
  • Ability to read and understand work instructions and engineering drawings.

Additional Advantageous Experience

  • Previous soldering experience to IPC standards
  • Manual handling experience
  • PC literate

Person Specification

  • Organised and self-motivated individual with initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Common sense
  • Methodical

Reporting Structure

Electronic Assembly Operator - Supervisor – Manufacturing Manager  

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OUR UK OFFICE

Gill Sensors & Controls Limited
Unit 600 Ampress Park,
Lymington,
Hampshire, UK
SO41 8LW

Tel: +44 (0) 1590 613900
Fax: +44 (0) 1590 613901
Email:
info@gillsc.com
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