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Kempston Controls is a leading component distributor based in Rushden Northamptonshire and Huddersfield. With sister companies based in the UK and Dubai, Kempston Controls is a continually expanding company with a worldwide reach.
Why would I want to work at Kempston Controls?
We're glad you asked. Kempston Controls is a continually expanding business with a diverse and motivated workforce. We're proud at Kempston Controls to break through the stereotypes of the industry with our forward approach both to staffing and business focus.
We also have a wide-ranging number of job roles, spread across multiple locations in the UK and abroad as a company with a truly global reach. Yet we still maintain a sociable, open-office atmosphere to make sure the workplace is one you're happy to come to in the morning.
Our customers range from independant electricians to the military, from London to Africa. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet our customers needs wherever they may be and whatever their budget. Our experienced technical team are always on hand to support our customers in finding the products they need, at a price they can afford.
At Kempston Controls, you would be working in a company with a friendly yet focussed atmosphere. A company where there is always room to grow. A company where the directors know everyone by name. A company where you are more than just a number.
Hear from some of our employees!
Kempston controls is not just a company or an office it is a second home to me. At Kempston there is no strong hierarchy system as all work as one big team or rather one big family. Employers are very approachable and supportive and they try to address and remedy individual problems flexibly. A home like office environment with friendly bosses and latest IT facilities is exactly the kind of work life I have always envisioned.
Sensor Technical | Joined in 2013
I FFEL YOUR PAIN, after working as an electrical maintenance engineer for over 30 years, I was normally the person on the other end of the phone looking for the obsolete part, after working at Kempstons for 6 months as part of the technical support sales team, I wish I knew then what I know now, working life would be so much easier.
Control Gear Technical | Joined in 2017
I joined the company in December 2016. Straight from Secondary School I was looking to climb the ladder in my confidence and my qualifications. Being able to earn whilst gaining a qualification at the same time sounded great for me. Having no experience in this industry I struggled at the start but with the help and training from Kempton Controls I was able to do the work I’m currently doing. Kempston Controls has a fantastic office environment with the family friendly staff.Working together....
Quotes | Joined in 2016
I have worked at Kempston Controls for just over 10 years now, I was originally employed as part time, 4 hours a day, However when my circumstances at home changed management didn’t hesitate in offering me full time employment. I work in internal sales, which has doubled in size since I started and have seen the company go from strength to strength. We are a very family oriented business and you will find that we have many members of staff that also have family members working here. Together we make a great team.
Sales | Joined in 2008
I started at Kempston’s nearly 6 months ago and everyone is so friendly and always willing to help as best as they can. They encouraged me to ask questions if I was unsure, if I made a mistake they would show me what I had done wrong and how to do it for future reference. All of the Employees whilst doing our work to the best of our abilities will find a way to have some fun with some banter and will include everyone. No-one is ever left out or made to feel like the odd person, no matter whether you are just starting out at the company or have been working here for many years.
Sales Order Entry | Joined in 2017
I’ve been at Kempston Controls for over 7 years now, I started in the warehouse, before moving to the IT team and now the Marketing team. The ability to progress and learn new things at Kempston’s is unlike anywhere else.
Marketing | Joined in 2010
I joined the company in June 2015, as after working in the Civil service for nearly 20 years needed a new challenge!! I had no experience in this field, so was given excellent training and encouragement to help me in my day to day work. Kempston controls is a very family friendly company and from day one I have always felt comfortable in my surroundings.
Quotes | Joined in 2015
When I started at Kempston I did not have any real job experience, I was taken on as an apprentice for the quotes team with a 6 months’ probation period training in business administration. It was in this role I was able to expand my skill set and build confidence in my own ability with the help of other members of staff, as a result I passed my probation and I was contracted into a position as a member of the quotes team full time. In this position I progressed my skill set further and became the quotes team leader. The company has a strong motto of “do not be afraid to ask the same questions” which is great as it helped me to start and then progress in my role and be fortunate enough to work with people who make the job enjoyable.
Quotes Team Leader | Joined in 2012
I joined the company in December 2016. I started in this company as an apprentice. I was able to improve my skills in an encouraging environment. In gaining a qualification in level 2 customer service I also gained experience in the office industry. I had no experience within this field but with the frequent training opportunities I have been able to attend, I have been able to improve my knowledge in the field.Kempston controls is an understanding, encouraging company who I feel proud to work for.
Quotes | Joined in 2016
Please take a look at the current career opportunities below.
Product Information Engineer
At Kempston’s we have a desire to stand out above our peers.
With Changing buying trends and the adoption on online ordering it is our goal to offer a leading portal that provides superior information to potential customers. Our aims are to offer complimentary technical information, alternate and related products, whilst providing a product selection tool, guiding user’s to the most appropriate products.
We have created a newly formed Product Information Management (PIM) department to enable us to be at the forefront of information we provide to our customers. This team is responsible for the collection, identification and accuracy of technical data used by the portal.
MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB
The newly formed Product Information Management team are responsible for the strategic focus in Kempston Controls main lines, from a product data perspective. Also maintaining product pricing information.
Reports To: Product Information Manager
DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintain product data across the internal business systems. Both technical data and pricing information.
- Enhance customer experience by selecting core products and range extensions for maximum focus on the company website
- Obtain ETIM information from suppliers to ensure that core products are searchable by attribute and extended range are further enhanced technically. Data is typically obtained in XML format.
- Review and query any inconsistent ETIM data with suppliers to ensure that search by attribute filters work logically.
- Attach consistent images, descriptions, ETIM classes, features & values, datasheets and resources to SKU’s within the core products.
Relationships and Team work
- Liaise with both Marketing and technical to provide:
- Core products to promote within each portfolio.
- Key features & benefits, technical USP’s and marketing material.
- Ensure that only preferred suppliers are available within core.
- Enhance Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Increasing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing visibility of the website.
- This role involves a significant amount of interdepartmental interaction as this is key to the success of the department and in turn the company.
- Maintain product pricing in line with maintained suppliers’ current pricelists. Ensuring that all new SKU’s are available. Review accuracy and quality of data received.
The above is an outline of the duties you are expected to perform in your role; it is not an exhaustive list. You may be required, from time to time, to undertake additional duties as determined by your Manager.
|Attainments / Educational Level / Qualifications||HNC Electrical Engineering|
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