Careers at Silva Timber

Silva Timber is a fast growing and innovative importer and supplier of speciality timber products. Formed in 2000, the company has gone from strength to strength and is now established as one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of exterior cladding and decking to the design and build sector.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Harmondsworth Branch

Sales Advisor – Harmondsworth – £24,000 per annum – Vacancy No: SALES0320/1

Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products. The company’s core product range is wood cladding and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders. We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London. 

Silva was established in 2000 and our company has grown significantly to become one of the leaders in our field. The company currently employs 35 people across the two locations.

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic office based Sales Advisor to join our successful team based at our Harmondsworth branch.  In this key role you will be involved in identifying new opportunities, building and maintaining relationships and generating new business.  You will be predominantly based in our showroom. 

Supporting and working closely with Trade Counter Manager and other sales advisors this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on and flexible approach. You must hold a wealth of experience as a sales advisor and be able to maintain working standards. This is an additional role within our current team, so you will have the opportunity to make your mark.

Candidates with excellent communication skills and a 'can do' attitude need only apply.

You must be highly motivated and possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to demonstrate a successful track record in account management.

Key duties:

· Be the first point of contact for all customers to the showroom

· Assist showroom customers with enquiries

· Prepare and submit written quotations

· Process sales orders

· Provide technical information

· Follow up sales leads

· Assist showroom customers

· Customer Service

Skills:

· High level of attention to detail

· Excellent telephone manner

· Ability to identify and act on customer requirements

· High level of Customer Facing experience

· Excellent standard of verbal and numerical literacy including letter writing

· Proficient in Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook

· At least three years sales (not telesales) and customer service experience in an office environment

We are located at the Unit 7, Skyport Drive, Skyport Trade Park, Harmondsworth, West London, UB7 0LB

Must be able to provide work history for references.                                    

Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Vac No: SALES0320/1                                                                          Closing Date: 10th May 2019

 

Widnes Branch

Admin Assistant – Stock Management - £18,750 per annum – Vacancy No : ADMIN0321/APR

Silva Timber is recruiting for an Admin Assistant – Stock Management to join our team in Widnes. 

Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality timber products.  The company’s core product range is wood cladding and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders.  We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London. 

Supporting the Stock Controller and working together closely, this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on, efficient and professional approach. This is a new position in the business and you will have the opportunity to make your mark as we increase our sales/stock admin team and the service provided. 

You must have experience in a similar stock management admin role and be able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment.    

Silva has an upbeat work ethic and a friendly team of dedicated staff.  We will ensure that the successful candidate is well supported in their role.

Main Duties:

Admin Assistant provide an efficient and professional stock management administration service. 

These will include:

  • Processing purchase orders
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Reconciling delivery notes with purchase orders
  • Processing stock adjustments
  • Entering stock items in the system
  • Monthly stock take and reconciliation of stock
  • To place orders with suppliers and ensure the maintenance of sufficient stock levels of products within the company to meet ongoing customer needs
  • Ensure effective monitoring of reported stock levels by completing regular stock counts
  • Resolve customer and supplier queries regarding pricing, deliveries, shortages and invoices
  • Assist with maintaining stock information, i.e. pack size changes and bin location changes
  • Liaise with other departments with regard to collections and deliveries
  • Taking part in stock checks
  • Upkeep of racking schedules
  • Spot checking picked orders
  • Arrange stock transfers from one location to another
  • Liaise with forwarding agent regarding stock arriving from overseas
  • Liaise with suppliers
  • Ability to carry out stock administration and clerical tasks to excellent standards, with limited or no supervision
  • Additional duties as required by senior management and directors

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent PC literacy, especially proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Present/previous experience in a similar role a distinct advantage
  • Touch typist with proven track record and experience preferable
  • Ability to maintain files and records accurately
  • Experience in organising own workload efficiently
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Understand and execute detailed instructions
  • Good communication skills, oral and written
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A “can do” attitude

We are located at the bottom of the M57 between Liverpool Airport and Runcorn Bridge.  Due to our proximity to the motorway network, public transport services are not available.  You must therefore have access to your own transport.

Please quote Vacancy No: ADMIN0321/APR                         Closing Date: 10th May 2019



Sales Advisor – Widnes – £21,000 per annum – Vacancy No: SALES0401

Silva is an importer and manufacturer of specialty timber products. The company’s core product range is wood cladding and decking and our main target markets are architects, building contractors and self-builders. We cover the whole of the UK from two locations – Widnes in the North West and Harmondsworth in West London. 

Silva was established in 2000 and our company has grown significantly to become one of the leaders in our field. The company currently employs 35 people across the two locations.

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic office based Sales Advisor to join our successful team based at our Widnes branch.  In this key role you will be involved in identifying new opportunities, building and maintaining relationships and generating new business. 

Supporting and working closely with the Sales Office Manager and other sales advisors this exciting opportunity requires a hands-on and flexible approach. You must hold a wealth of experience as a sales advisor and be able to maintain working standards. This is an additional role within our current team, so you will have the opportunity to make your mark.

Candidates with excellent communication skills and a 'can do' attitude need only apply.

You must be highly motivated and possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to demonstrate a successful track record in account management.

Key duties:

· Assist showroom customers

· Prepare and submit written quotations

· Process sales orders

· Provide technical information

· Follow up sales leads

· Customer Service

Skills:

· High level of attention to detail

· Excellent telephone manner

· Ability to identify and act on customer requirements

· High level of customer facing experience

· Excellent standard of verbal and numerical literacy including letter writing

· Proficient in Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook

· At least three years sales (not telesales) and customer service experience in an office environment

We are located at the bottom of the M57 between Liverpool Airport and Runcorn Bridge.  Due to our proximity to the motorway network, public transport services are not available.  You must therefore have access to your own transport.

Must be able to provide work history for references.

Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Vac No: SALES0401                                                      Closing Date:                    10th May 2019



Wood Machinist Weinig Moulder - Salary: £9.27 /hour

Silva Timber supplies speciality timber products, wood finishes and fixings to the build and design industry. During the last 15 years the company has gone from strength to strength and is now established as one of the UK’s experts on timber cladding, decking and roof shingles.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a machinist to join the Silva Timber team. In this role the successful candidate should be flexible, highly organised and be capable of performing tasks to a high standard whilst maintaining excellent standards of accuracy and health & safety awareness.

You will be responsible for the moulding production line where high end timber is profiled. Therefore, you must understand the importance of quality control. You must have experience of operating moulders and a very good understanding of timber.

Experience of operating cross cut, radial arm and band re-saws is also required. As paperwork processes are in place you must be able to show a capability of following written instructions.

Main duties:

  • Operate Weinig moulder
  • Operate cross cut saw
  • Operate Band re-saw
  • Skills:
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Multitasking
  • Communication

We are located at the bottom of the M57 between Liverpool Airport and Runcorn Bridge. Due to our proximity to the motorway network public transport services are not available. You must therefore have access to your own transport.

Must be able to provide work history for references

Must be eligible to work in the UK

Job Type: Full-time