Design Technician

Kitchens International – Dundas Street

Competitive salary

Flexible working patterns

30 days’ holiday with additional days linked to service

Kitchens International, part of the Donaldson Group, established in 1860, is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 17 businesses and brands, ranging from B2B, retail and ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,500+ colleagues across the UK.

As a 6th generation family-owned business, Donaldson Group is committed to providing colleague benefits that are truly valuable. Our benefits package includes: 30 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays, Length of service awards, Company sick pay, Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line). We provide an additional catalogue of optional benefits including and not limited to, cycle to work schemes, holiday buy and sell and private medical insurance.

This Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Design Technician to join our dynamic team, on a full-time basis, based in our Dundas Street Showroom.

We are looking for people with a passion and natural flair for interior design who are self-driven and enthusiastic with high standards and exceptional attention to detail. You will take great pride in your work and in your position within our team.

Working closely with our team of designers and project managers to bring our kitchen designs to life, you will be a natural organiser, a great communicator and be able to build relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • To assist kitchen sales designer with kitchen design and presentations.
  • Use of Winner design CAD package.
  • Accuracy of information when completing kitchen specification.
  • Awareness of current Interior Design trends and finishes.
  • Experience in kitchen design would be preferable but full training will be provided if not.
  • General Admin duties Inc. ordering goods and inputting information into business management system.
  • Meet and greet clients when required.
  • Answering telephones in a professional manor.

Our Perfect Candidate

Our perfect candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload.
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt, change, prioritise and still deliver on the things that matter most is crucial.
  • Tact, discretion, and good judgment.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Skilled at providing pragmatic and commercial advice.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative.
  • A strong desire to learn and develop
  • Team player – collaborative and supportive of colleagues.
  • Experience in Interior Design/Architecture is a must.

Working 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 rota. You will also be required to provide cover for the Martin & Frost store in Fort Kinnaird, which is also on a rota basis and attend networking events which can be out with showroom hours.

Sales Office Manager – James Donaldson Insulation, Uddingston.

Competitive salary

Company Car

Discretionary bonus scheme

Flexible working patterns

30 days’ holiday with additional days linked to service

JDI, part of the Donaldson Group , established in 1860, is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 17 businesses and brands, ranging from B2B, retail, ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision, driven by the desire to always do good. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,500+ colleagues across the UK.

As a 6th generation family-owned business, Donaldson Group is committed to providing colleague benefits that are truly valuable. Our benefits package includes: 30 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays, Length of service awards, Company sick pay, Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line). We provide an additional catalogue of optional benefits including and not limited to, cycle to work schemes, holiday buy and sell and private medical insurance.

This Role

As the Sales Office Manager, you will be the hands-on leader of our branch sales function with the primary objective of achieving sales targets. You will focus on increasing trading accounts by selling the full breadth of our products, ensuring customer satisfaction, and driving business growth.

Duties & Key Responsibilities

Sales

  • Implement innovative pricing strategies with a work-winning mindset to drive sales.
  • Maintain a consistent and proactive approach to sales activities, ensuring targets are met.
  • Utilise Biztrak to raise quotes and process sales efficiently.
  • Use Phocas to analyse trends and act on data insights to optimise sales strategies.
  • Expand the customer base and re-engage with existing customers to drive repeat business.
  • Explore new product opportunities and lead projects for new product launches, ensuring successful market introduction.

Account Management

  • Proactively maintain and grow designated accounts through regular communication and tailored sales strategies.
  • Identify potential new customers, open accounts, and develop these into significant revenue streams.
  • Foster strong relationships with both customers and suppliers to ensure ongoing business development.
  • Engage with customers through email, telephone, and arrange customer visits to understand their needs and promote our products.

Leadership

  • Set and review the sales plan to ensure alignment with business objectives.
  • Deliver the sales plan with regular updates to the team, ensuring everyone is aligned with the goals.

Deputising for Business Manager

  • Ensure the sales function operates effectively and progressively in the absence of the Business Manager, maintaining momentum and achieving targets.

Our Perfect Candidate

  • Proven experience in a sales leadership role within a similar industry.
  • Strong understanding of sales principles and customer service practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using sales and CRM software, such as Biztrak and Phocas is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.
  • Ability to analyse data, identify trends, and make informed decisions.
  • Leadership qualities with the ability to motivate and guide a sales team.
  • Innovative thinking and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills.

This full-time role requires 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday. This schedule ensures a stable work week with weekends free for your leisure.

We are also open to considering part-time hours through job sharing, shorter working days, or fewer days each week. Please mention any specific considerations you have when applying for this vacancy.

Branch Administrator, Edinburgh

Competitive salary

Discretionary bonus scheme

Flexible working patterns

30 days’ holiday with additional days linked to service

MGM Timber Ltd, part of the Donaldson Group, established in 1860, is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 16 businesses and brands, ranging from B2B, retail and ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,700+ colleagues across the UK.

As a 6th generation family-owned business, Donaldson Group is committed to providing colleague benefits that are truly valuable. Our benefits package includes: 30 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays, Length of service awards, Company sick pay, Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line). We provide an additional catalogue of optional benefits including and not limited to, cycle to work schemes, holiday buy and sell and private medical insurance.

This Role

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an effective and proactive individual to join our team in Edinburgh City.

Within this role you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive admin support to the branch.

Key Responsibilities

  • Processing delivery lines accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Answering the telephone and directing calls.
  • Daily banking duties.
  • Support branch staff with administrative tasks such as filing order/delivery paperwork, data entry and report generation.
  • Ensure compliance with company policy and procedures.
  • Provide backup for other administrative functions as needed.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management to support the overall operation of the branch.

Our Perfect Candidate

The successful candidate must be a team player with excellent organisation, communication, and time management skills. In addition, they will have a high degree of numeracy, competent in the use of computer systems and experience in a similar role would be desirable.

Our perfect candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload.
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt, change, prioritise and still deliver on the things that matter most is crucial.
  • Tact, discretion, and good judgment.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Skilled at providing pragmatic and commercial advice.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative.
  • A strong desire to learn and develop.
  • Team player – collaborative and supportive of colleagues.

Don’t worry if you don’t possess all the skills listed. We value potential and are committed to investing in the development of our team members. Training will be provided for the right candidate who demonstrates enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Hours for the role are 41.5 per week, Monday to Friday. You will also be required to take part in the Saturday morning work rota.

Yard Operative – MGM, St Andrews

Competitive salary

Discretionary bonus scheme

30 days’ holiday with additional days linked to service

MGM Timber, part of the Donaldson Group, established in 1860, is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 17 businesses and brands, ranging from B2B, retail and ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,500+ colleagues across the UK.

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We specifically encourage female candidates and those from minoritised ethnic groups to apply for this post as they are currently underrepresented in the manufacturing and construction sectors of our organisation.

As a 6th generation family-owned business, Donaldson Group is committed to providing colleague benefits that are truly valuable. Our benefits package includes: 30 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays, Length of service awards, Company sick pay, Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line). We provide an additional catalogue of optional benefits including and not limited to, cycle to work schemes, holiday buy and sell and private medical insurance.

The Role

  • Loading and unloading delivery vehicles
  • Serving and checking customer collections
  • Moving stock to storage areas, picking and packing orders, keeping work areas clean and tidy – complying with health and safety policy and procedure at all times
  • Any other duties deemed as reasonable within the scope of the job role

Our Successful Candidate

 Our successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Experience of working within a Timber/Builder’s Merchant is an advantage, although full training can be provided for the right applicant.
  • Warehouse and customer service experience.
  • A clean driving licence.
  • Forklift Truck experience. (desirable)

Within this key customer facing role you will be responsible for providing a quality service to customers and helping to maintain the yard’s high standards and efficiency.

Hours for the role are 44 hours per week, Monday to Friday. There is also a Saturday rota that the successful candidate would the expected to participate in.

Sawyer – DTE, Enstone

July 10, 2024
 

Join Our Team as a Sawyer in Enstone, Oxfordshire!

About Us:

Donaldson Timber Engineering, a division of Donaldson Group, specialises in the design and manufacturing of timber engineered products, including roof trusses and floor joists. Donaldson Group is a leading, family-owned timber industry company with a rich heritage spanning over 160 years with a range of 17 businesses and brands. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and environmental responsibility.

Diversity and Inclusion: We’re on a mission to champion diversity and inclusion within our organization. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to join us in shaping the future of manufacturing and construction. Female candidates and those from underrepresented ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply, as we strive for greater inclusivity in our workforce.

Position Overview:

We are currently seeking a motivated and skilled Sawyer to join our dynamic team at Donaldson Timber Engineering in Enstone.  As a Sawyer attention to detail, precision, and a strong commitment to health and safety are essential for success in this role.

Key Responsibilities:

Setting and producing sawn timber for further processing or to customer specification:
  • Operating a Hundegger automated saw (CNC)
  • Changing the saw blades as appropriate
  • Ensuring all products are manufactured to a high standard
  • Carrying out quality checks
Working to tight tolerances to produce a high-quality product:
  • Execute tasks with precision and attention to detail to meet strict quality requirements.
  • Contribute to the production of timber products that adhere to industry standards.
Health & Safety Knowledge & Awareness:
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of health and safety protocols.
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and promote a culture of safety within the workplace.
Flexible approach to required production tasks:
  • Adapt to changing production requirements and contribute to various tasks as needed.
  • Maintain a flexible mindset to support the overall production goals of the team
Skills and experience:
  • Previous experience in a similar role within a manufacturing or timber engineering environment preferred but not essential.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work to tight tolerances.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and tasks.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Positive can-do attitude.
  • Forklift license preferred but not essential.
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working patterns.
  • Discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Opportunities for career development within a reputable and growing organisation.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • A catalogue of additional benefits available to purchase such as critical illness cover, cycle to work scheme and additional holidays.

Work Hours: This full-time role entails 39.5 hours per week, providing a stable schedule with weekends free for your leisure. Work hours are Monday to Thursday from 7am to 3.30pm, and Friday from 7am to 3.00pm. We can also consider part-time hours via job share, shorter working days or fewer days each week. Please let us know any considerations when applying to this vacancy.

Production Operative, Aberdeen

Competitive salary

Discretionary bonus scheme

Flexible working patterns

31 days’ holiday with additional days linked to service

Nu Style Products, part of the Donaldson Group, established in 1860, is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies. We are a family of 17 businesses and brands, ranging from B2B, retail, ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision, driven by the desire to always do good. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,500+ colleagues across the UK

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We specifically encourage female candidates and those from minoritised ethnic groups to apply for this post as they are currently underrepresented in the manufacturing and construction sectors of our organisation.

As a 6th generation family-owned business, Donaldson Group is committed to providing colleague benefits that are truly valuable. Benefits include but are not limited to: 31 days’ holiday, inclusive of Statutory Bank Holidays, Length of service awards, Company sick pay, Employee Assistance Programme, (24/7 helpline, counselling sessions, legal, debt and life management advice line).

This role: Production Operative

  • Ensuring compliance to all health and safety procedures and processes.
  • Ensuring work output conforms to technical specifications.
  • Updating production paperwork.
  • Ensuring that all products are produced in time with the production schedules.
  • Ensuring that all products meet the required quality specifications.

Our Perfect Candidate

Our perfect candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Previous Production experience would be desirable along with forklift certificate.
  • Experience with operating machinery.
  • Ability to work on own initiative but understand level of responsibility within the team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good communications skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage a number of tasks concurrently.
  • Be highly motivated.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Hours of the role are 37 ½  per week, Monday to Friday, on a weekly shift pattern 6am – 2pm and 2pm – 10.00pm (this may change on occasions due to requirement to cover holidays)