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:

Widnes Branch

Sales Advisor x 2 – Widnes – £21,000 per annum – Vacancy No: SALES0401/MAY

Silva is an importer and manufacturer of speciality 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 two dynamic office based Sales Advisors to join the successful and expanding 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.

 

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