Head Office Northampton

  • Head Office Northampton
  • Monday – Friday
  • 40 hours per week guaranteed
  • 20 days
  • Closes: 31.05.24

As a furniture fitter at Frem Group your primary responsibility will be to deliver and install office or library furniture to various locations in the UK.  

You will also need to provide technical and specification details in regards to snagging works ensuring both photographs and detailed reports are provided to the Logistics Co-ordinator and or Sales Support team.

About you

To be successful in this role, we require applicants to meet the below:

  • Hold a valid UK Manual Driving Licence
  • Previous experience in fitting furniture desirable
  • Strong Communication skill when dealing with customers and internal team
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills

40 hours per week guaranteed.

Northampton

Salary
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Full Time – Permanent

We currently have several exciting opportunities for both semi-skilled and experienced furniture makers.

Based
Pineham/Northamptonshire

The successful candidate will be responsible for producing bespoke furniture to the highest standards.

This is an engaging role working to drawings from which you will produce your own cutting lists, through the complete manufacturing process to final finish. This is also a fantastic opportunity to join a growing organisation and comes with genuine opportunities for career progression.

West Midlands, South West & Central Southern England

Job Code: ASC2024

Competitive salary and uncapped commission

Full Time – Permanent

As a result of our continued success and in line with our growth plans, we are looking for another member to join our industry leading sales team. This exciting role will involve travelling to many project, customer, and site meetings. With an office based in Northampton, a group showroom based in Clerkenwell (London) and multiple manufacturing sites around the UK, this is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Sales Consultant to join the FG team.

The key to this role is having the communication and presentation skills necessary to assess customer requirements, interpret these as a design brief for our in-house design team, then present and close the sale.

The successful candidate will be responsible for expanding and maintaining sales in the West Midlands, South-West, and Central Southern England with potential for overlap into some neighbouring regions.

This role can be based from your home or from one of our Group office / showroom locations.

Duties

  • Selling library and education furniture to the public sector, schools, colleges, universities, and hospitals.
  • Identify sales & marketing strategies to support and maximise sales opportunities.
  • Proactive sales activity with live and dormant local authority accounts
  • Responding to new sales leads and enquiries
  • Site visits & site surveys
  • Sales presentations and workshops
  • Write accurate creative briefs for the design team to work from
  • Represent the company at trade shows and exhibitions.
  • Maintenance of sales pipeline and accurate sales forecasting
  • Prospecting
  • Account management

Personal Attributes

  • Professional yet friendly manner
  • Proactive approach
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic
  • Competitive streak
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to listen and interpret information accurately.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commercially driven and excited by new opportunities

Skills

  • Face to face sales experience (Essential)
  • Strong Word, Excel & Powerpoint skills (Essential)
  • Good sound knowledge of Outlook 365 and Microsoft Teams (Essential)
  • Full UK driving licence. (Essential)
  • Knowledge and experience of working within the educational, commercial or library furniture and interiors industry (Desired)
  • Previous experience managing / working within a sales territory (Desired)

Working hours

  • Monday to Friday, 9am – 5:30pm (Some flexibility will be required to meet the demands of the role)
  • 1 hour for lunch

Package

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Competitive salary and uncapped commission
  • 22 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays.
  • Company car or car allowance

We’re on a roll…

Another fantastic project awarded to FG Library & Learning recently by Caerphilly County Borough Council.

The newly awarded project will be to fully refurbish the Rhymney Library in 2023.

We can’t wait to share our installation with you once it is completed later this year.

The new library design includes a new entrance area, reception desks, self-service station, laptop lounge, library shelving, adult public library, children’s library, teenage area, private meeting rooms, community lounge, ICT training suite and staff room. 

Northampton or London (Hybrid)

Job code: FGLL/BM24

Full Time – Permanent
Dependent On Experience

Main Purpose / Objectives Of The Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Bid Manager to join our growing business. As Bid Manager, you will be responsible for leading all commercial activity relating to tenders, bids and frameworks. You will maintain the high standards we set in relation to coordinating and producing responses to RFI, ITT, RFQ, PQQs and Mini Competitions.

As Bid Manager, you will also have the opportunity to work alongside our sales and marketing teams where you will identify future opportunities and ensure the collateral you have is on brand, up to date, accurate and relevant.

About FG Library & Learning
FGLL are the UK’s leading  specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of library furniture and interiors. We have a rich history in delivering outstanding solutions for projects of all complexities and sizes, in the UK and all over the world.

As part of Frem Group, we are a proud multi-faceted manufacturer of library shelving and furniture with the ability to offer turnkey solutions to our clients. Because of our capabilities, we also work directly within the education and public sector on other projects outside of just libraries.

Main Duties
– Log and track all tender activity and progress including the downloading of all documentation for review when opportunities are published.
– Ensure all tender portal logins are kept up to date and registrations are created on new portals to obtain new tender opportunities.
– Proactively research opportunities alongside the sales team with both existing and new customers.
– Continue to develop and update our in-house ‘Library of Information’ used to support our bids including policies, accreditations and key tender information.
– Assist the sales and sales support teams in the generation and collation of tender pricing and product specification sheets.
– Create and coordinate all company tender / bid submissions. Ensuring our submissions are of the highest quality, maintaining and growing the company’s tender success rate.
– Communicate with the sales, design and administration teams and assign tasks to colleagues who need to provide information for submissions, ensuring the appropriate deadline dates are met.
– Attend internal and external meetings including sales meetings, tender presentations, tender portal or social value workshops.

Experience & Skills
Experience:
Of managing  or working on contracts, bids or tender submissions (Essential)
Within the library, education or commercial furniture industry (Desirable)

Skills:
High level of attention to detail
Ability to multi-task without feeling or displaying pressure
Efficient use and sound knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Teams.
Ability to work alone and as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to listen and interpret verbal and written information accurately
Good organisation skills

Working Hours & Package
– Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5:30PM (Some flexibility will be required to meet the demands of the role)
– Full time permanent position
– Competitive salary with bonus
– 30 days (Inclusive of 8 bank holidays)
-This role is a hybrid role, based at our Head Office or in our London showroom with some flexibility to work remotely 

The Brief

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research chose FG Library & Learning to design, manufacture and install their library. 

The Library is at the heart of CERN and plays a key role in supporting scientific research in the Organisation. It offers a range of services, including a quiet space to study and think. 

This case study outlines the successful transformation of The Library at CERN into a vibrant, inclusive, and technologically advanced space that caters to a diverse range of needs.

The Solution

The library underwent a transformative upgrade with the installation of a premium Latitude library shelving system featuring an elegant oak finish, enhancing the overall aesthetic. 

In the bookshop, face-on display shelving was strategically implemented, providing a visually appealing showcase for books, while dedicated display and store shelves for periodicals were incorporated to highlight these items.  

To maintain a seamless and clean look, a bespoke solution seamlessly integrated a new HVAC system into the shelving infrastructure. Orangebox soft seating was used, driven by the brand’s reputation for quality and proven seating solutions in similar environments.  

The comprehensive approach to signage involved in-house design at CERN and printing by FG Library & Learning in the UK, resulting in tailored solutions such as bay headers, canopy signs, and magnetic shelf labels to meet the diverse needs of the space. 

The refurbished library has added significantly to the CERN site, giving a modern, flexible and motivating environment for students, staff members and professionals to study, work and collaborate within. 

The Brief

The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) selected FG Library & Learning to consult, design and install their new library. 

The school required a calm yet stimulating library with suitable spaces for both collaborative and individual study, and engaging teaching areas. GSAL outlined the need for flexible shelving enabling them to reconfigure the library for special events such as author visits.  

The school was looking to create a library where 1:1 devices coexist with books whilst reflecting on and connecting with the rich heritage of its two founding schools, Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls’ High School.  

This case study outlines the successful transformation of the Lawson Library at The Grammar School at Leeds into a sophisticated, inclusive, and technologically advanced space that caters to a diverse range of needs.

The Solution

The library is one the busiest places in school and they could not imagine closing it during term time. As a result, there was about six months from design planning in March 2023 to opening the library refurbished in September.  

FG Library & Learning created a design based on the school’s priorities which included modern, stylish, comfortable and durable furniture that was different to traditional classroom furniture. 

Students and staff alike have really appreciated the colour range with the splashes of yellow during the dark winter months. The GSAL community can now look forward to the warmer months with natural light coming into the space through the floor to ceiling windows. 

The Brief

The redesign process focused on modernising the look and feel of Rhymney Hub Library, providing spaces for events, activities, quiet study, group work, and children’s engagement, as well as a new accessible children’s library on the ground floor.

They also wanted to create private office spaces, enabling people to connect virtually or physically with council officers and external partners.

The Solution

A purpose-built community learning hub and training space
This included a state-of-the-art training suite, equipped with DDA compliant peripherals, facilitating inclusive access for all residents. The library’s office and meeting spaces were upgraded to provide modern, vibrant, facilities. This created an environment conducive to collaboration, community engagement, and problem-solving.

The Brief

The school recognised that their existing library space needed a transformation. It was described as messy and confusing for the students and lacked the capacity to accommodate various activities tailored to the students’ needs. The library required a complete makeover to create an inclusive, engaging, and calming environment.

The Solution

The library renovation project focused on creating a space that catered to the unique needs of Meadow High School’s students. Differing height bays were introduced to engage students of all ages. Muted tones and natural wood finishes, particularly the ‘Halifax Oak’ finish, were selected for their tactile nature. The use of such materials aimed to create a calming atmosphere, benefiting students with specific sensory conditions.

The Brief

Scarborough Library’s existing children’s section was constrained by space and lacked vitality, necessitating a comprehensive redesign.

The key objectives of the brief were to provide an enhanced children’s experience, deliver a digital transformation, create a space for partnership integration, be inclusive in its design and to create an exciting space for all visitors.

The Solution

FG Library & Learning executed a comprehensive re-design that addressed the library’s priorities. We included a vibrant children’s section, meeting pods and power points. Creating a successful transformation of Scarborough Library into a vibrant, inclusive, and technologically advanced space that caters to a diverse range of community needs.

Please download the full case study below to read about the extensive new design and installation at Scarborough Library by FG Library & Learning.

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