Job Vacancy – Production Department Team Member

The Sussex Sign Company has a fantastic opportunity for two new members of staff to join its Production & Installation team.

Celebrating 20 years of creating branding and signage solutions for a wide and varied portfolio of clients, The Sussex Sign Company is busier than ever, if you think you have the skills and the right attitude to join our winning team we’ll be delighted to hear from you.

Please email & explain your interest and why you are right person for The Sussex Sign Company to linda@sussexsigns.com

JOB DESCRIPTION & SPECIFICATION:

Job Title: Production Team Member

Reports to: Production Manager

Forming part of the Production Department, essentially responsible for performing all aspects of signage preparation, fabrication and installation and maintenance of a diverse portfolio of signage solutions; which includes but is not limited to sign vinyl and large format digital print preparation and application; roll to roll laminating; sign vinyl installations such as window manifestations, large format prints, window frosting and vehicle livery; including vehicle wraps. In accordance to written and/or verbal instructions, established by company procedures, safety whilst performing quality control.
Flexibility is an imperative as duties for this position will change frequently.

You will be able to demonstrate an enthusiastic, team-oriented work ethic with the flexibility and willingness to take on any task. You should display a forward-thinking, positive outlook and offer strategic productive solutions. You need to have exceptional multi-tasking skills, high attention to detail, and ability to take ownership of projects from start to finish.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working offsite maybe required throughout the United Kingdom which may require stay aways.
  • Be able to work overtime if required.
  • Ability to read floor plans, construction and schematic documentation.
  • Working within the Production Department, to keep the external client, internal client and any third parties up to date with any issues at all times and to appropriately escalate issues to the Senior Management team as required.
  • Working in a supportive role within the Production Department to deal with any issues / problems that arise from the fabrication/production and manage external client appropriately.
  • To be able to weed and tack vinyl accurately and at a commercially viable pace.
  • Application of vinyl graphics to various surfaces (including vehicle livery and wraps) at a commercially viable pace whilst maintaining quality using a variety of methods including weed borders and both dry and wet application.
  • To measure and cut substrates and media with a clean edge ready for making into signs, banners and graphics using various powered saws, scalpels and other cutting tools.
  • To use the hot and cold laminator correctly using the standard safety procedures.
  • To use the vinyl applicator machinery correctly using the standard safety procedures.
  • Must actively inspect own work for quality control in particular to watch incorrectly cut substrates & vinyl, bubbles and marks, spelling mistakes, typographical errors, misalignment of graphics and so forth; remembering that you may well be the last person to closely examine a sign prior to delivery to the client or installation.
  • Working in a supportive role within the Production Department, work closely with all internal departments including, but not limited to Design and, Production Teams in preparation and execution of confirmed proposals.
  • Contribute resourceful ideas and suggestions in a team setting.
  • Working in a supportive role within the Production Department, provide and facilitate a Production Consultation Service on behalf of The Sussex Sign Company with new and potential external clients.
  • Operate a wide variety of hand held equipment and machinery in the installation and application of signage.
  • Assist in finding efficiencies for the department.
  • To help maintain a clean and tidy working environment – including company vehicles.
  • Delivering completed signage orders to clients
  • Additional support, when required within the Installation Department.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle many issues, items and functions at one time and deal rapidly with multiple items in prioritized sequence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set and prioritise goals and achieve them as scheduled.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adjust to rapidly changing requirements and schedules.
  • Demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to act on own initiative.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn, willingness to do both menial tasks and take on more complex challenges
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to work with the design team to achieve their best.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to take direction from management.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to seek suggestions from peers and associates.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to show leadership by consistent example.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to build and maintain positive relationships. Possess the ability to work with management to achieve Company goals including customer satisfaction and company profitability.
  • Demonstrate willingness to accept direction from management to improve quality and performance.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work together with peers and other departments to improve quality and performance.

KEY SUCCESS CRITERIA:
Working within the Production Department for the achievement of client satisfaction, revenue generation, and long-term Production Departmental goals in line with company vision and values.

  • Be able to communicate successfully in both written and verbal format.
  • Be cordial and amenable.
  • Be confident, be tactful and have a persuasive manner.
  • Good organisational and time management skills with the flexibility to prioritise as necessary.
  • Demonstrates the ability to carry on a business conversation with business representatives and decision makers. Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good ‘people skills’, for working with a range of team members and clients.
  • A professional manner.
  • Disseminating messages to team members efficiently and promptly.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Knowledge of technical solutions and troubleshooting techniques.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Hexis Vehicle Wrapping (or recognised industry brand) accreditation.
  • UK Driving Licence.
  • Valid Police/local authority vetting completion.
  • The assessment and completion of RAMS certification.
  • NVQ Level Two Sign Making.
  • Methodical, well organised approach to work
  • Must be able to work independently and or part of a professional team.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and “Can Do” attitude.
  • Multitasking ability.
  • Objection handling.
  • Listening skills.
  • Desire to continue education through trade shows, seminars, special courses, etc.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform well and remain organised under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Confidence, to present and explain ideas to clients and team members.
  • The ability to grasp client needs and consider practical solutions.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Have knowledge and experience of working within the sign industry.

PREFERABLE SKILLS:

  • Operate a wide variety of hand held equipment and machinery in the installation of signage.
  • Working in a supportive role to the Senior Installer, liaise on behalf of The Sussex Sign Company with various trade professionals.
  • Construction Skill Certification Scheme – Skilled Worker (Illuminated/non illuminated Signage)
  • Valid PASMA accreditation.
  • Valid IPAF accreditation.
  • Working knowledge of electrics.
  • Familiar with LED installation.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY:

  • None.

This job description is subject to review to ensure that it reflects the strategic direction requirements of The Sussex Sign Company.

Job Vacancy – Installation Department Team Member

The Sussex Sign Company has a fantastic opportunity for two new members of staff to join its Production & Installation team.

Celebrating 20 years of creating branding and signage solutions for a wide and varied portfolio of clients, The Sussex Sign Company is busier than ever, if you think you have the skills and the right attitude to join our winning team we’ll be delighted to hear from you.

Please email & explain your interest and why you are right person for The Sussex Sign Company to linda@sussexsigns.com

JOB DESCRIPTION & SPECIFICATION

Job Title: Installer

Reports to: Production Manager

Forming part of the external installation crew, essentially responsible for performing all aspects of installation and maintenance of a diverse portfolio of signage solution; which includes but is not limited to Illuminated/Non – Illuminated signage such as lightboxes, sign trays, panel signs, flex faces; free standing signage, sign vinyl installations such as window manifestations, large format prints, window frosting and vehicle livery; In accordance to written and/or verbal instructions, established by company procedures, safety whilst performing quality control.

You will be able to demonstrate an enthusiastic, team-oriented work ethic with the flexibility and willingness to take on any task. You should display a forward-thinking, positive outlook and offer strategic productive solutions. You need to have exceptional multi-tasking skills, high attention to detail, and ability to take ownership of projects from start to finish.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working offsite the majority of the time throughout the United Kingdom which may require stay aways.
  • Be able to work overtime if required.
  • Working in conjunction with the Senior Installer, coordinating with the Production Manager for hiring of equipment and or transportation (which includes but is not limited to cherry pickers, boom lifts, and digging equipment).
  • Loading of vehicle including signage, tools, scaffold, access equipment.
  • Working in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to read floor plans and construction documentation.
  • Working in a supportive role to the Senior Installer, to keep the external client, internal client and any third parties up to date with these issues at all times and to appropriately escalate issues to the development team as required.
  • Working in a supportive role to the Senior Installer, to deal with an issues / problems that arise from the installation and manage external client appropriately.
  • Working in a supportive role to the Senior Installer, to complete detailed and accurate site surveys for quoting/fabrication and installation.
  • Operate a wide variety of hand held equipment and machinery in the installation of signage.
  • You will be required to work at heights using ladders, scaffolding towers and cherry pickers.
  • The installation of vinyl graphics.
  • Working in a supportive role to the Senior Installer, work closely with all internal departments including, but not limited to Design and, Production Teams in preparation and execution of confirmed proposals.
  • Contribute creative ideas and suggestions in a team setting.
  • Working in a supportive role to the Senior Installer, liaise on behalf of The Sussex Sign Company with various trade professionals.
  • Working in a supportive role to the Senior Installer, provide and facilitate a Installation Consultation Service on behalf of The Sussex Sign Company with new and potential external clients.
  • Assist in finding efficiencies for the department.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle many issues, items and functions at one time and deal rapidly with multiple items in prioritized sequence.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set and prioritise goals and achieve them as scheduled.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to adjust to rapidly changing requirements and schedules.
  • Demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to act on own initiative.
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn, willingness to do both menial tasks and take on more complex challenges
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to work with the design team to achieve their best.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to take direction from management.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to seek suggestions from peers and associates.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to show leadership by consistent example.
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to build and maintain positive relationships. Possess the ability to work with management to achieve Company goals including customer satisfaction and company profitability.
  • Demonstrate willingness to accept direction from management to improve quality and performance.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work together with peers and other departments to improve quality and performance.

KEY SUCCESS CRITERIA:
Working within the Installation Department for the achievement of client satisfaction, revenue generation, and long-term Design Departmental goals in line with company vision and values.

  • Be able to communicate successfully in both written and verbal format.
  • Be cordial and amenable.
  • Be confident, be tactful and have a persuasive manner.
  • Good organisational and time management skills with the flexibility to prioritise as necessary.
  • Demonstrates the ability to carry on a business conversation with business representatives and decision makers. Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good ‘people skills’, for working with a range of team members and clients.
  • A professional manner.
  • Disseminating messages to team members efficiently and promptly.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Knowledge of technical solutions and troubleshooting techniques.
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Have knowledge and experience of working within the sign industry.
  • UK Driving Licence.
  • Construction Skill Certification Scheme – Skilled Worker (Illuminated/non illuminated Signage)
  • Valid PASMA accreditation.
  • Valid IPAF accreditation.
  • Valid Police/local authority vetting completion.
  • The assessment and completion of RAMS certification.
  • NVQ Level Two Sign Making.
  • Methodical, well organised approach to work
  • Must be able to work independently and or part of a professional team.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and “Can Do” attitude.
  • Multitasking ability.
  • Objection handling.
  • Listening skills.
  • Desire to continue education through trade shows, seminars, special courses, etc.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform well and remain organised under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Confidence, to present and explain ideas to clients and colleagues.
  • The ability to grasp client needs and consider practical solutions.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs.
  • Working knowledge of electrics.
  • Familiar with LED installation.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Have knowledge and experience of working within the sign industry.
  • Proven experience in a similar working environment and team setting.
  • Must have 2+ years of experience in installing all types’ signs indoor and outdoor.

PREFERABLE SKILLS:

  • Operate a wide variety of hand held equipment and machinery in the installation of signage.
  • Working in a supportive role to the Senior Installer, liaise on behalf of The Sussex Sign Company with various trade professionals.
  • Construction Skill Certification Scheme – Skilled Worker (Illuminated/non illuminated Signage)
  • Valid PASMA accreditation.
  • Valid IPAF accreditation.
  • Working knowledge of electrics.
  • Familiar with LED installation.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY:

  • None.

This job description is subject to review to ensure that it reflects the strategic direction requirements of The Sussex Sign Company.

How to select the best soft signage

Soft signage is now appearing more frequently across the country and can be found hanging from a range of structures, including lampposts and buildings. Most people are familiar with flags and banners and their potential uses. However, they don’t always know what’s best to use in individual situations. This can lead to issues when you’re briefing a signage company and can affect the overall end result.

Before you approach your signage company you need to be clear in your own mind about exactly what you require. You should understand whether the sign is to be used outdoors or indoors, what it will be attached to and how often you’ll need it changing. You will also need to ensure that you have the right permission to fix your signage in position.

It’s important that all these details are considered in the beginning, as some materials are more suited to temporary or outdoors signage than others. If you get this all right in the beginning, it will reduce the need to make amendments once the signage is installed.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we work closely with all our customers to produce exactly the right signage for them, whether they’re looking for a permanent installation or a temporary solution.

Sales Person

JOB DESCRIPTION & SPECIFICATION

Job Title:

Sales Person for The Sussex Sign Company.

Reports to:

To plan and carry out all sales activities on assigned accounts or areas. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction and managing quality of product and service delivery.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with external clients.
  • Negotiating with external clients, solving any problems and making sure deadlines are met.
  • Provide sales/after sales support to external clients and monitor and resolve client specific concerns.
  • Providing technical support to external clients.
  • Maintain accurate contact information on external clients.
  • Providing price quotes to external clients when needed.
  • Assist external clients by suggesting products appropriate to their needs.
  • Communicate special requests by external clients to Design, Production and Installation Departments and Management.
  • Schedule sales activity.
  • Develop and maintain a customer database.
  • Make sales calls to new and existing clients.
  • Develop sales proposals.
  • Source and develop client referrals.
  • Suggesting price reviews based on feedback from external clients
  • Attending team meeting and sharing best practice with colleagues.
  • Checking and reporting on the external clients account’s progress.
  • Keeping in contact with the external client at all stages of the order.
  • Respond to sales inquiries and concerns by phone, electronically or in person.
  • Monitor and report on sales activities and follow up for management.
  • The ability to network professionally and obtain proactive leads and opportunities.
  • Ensure customer service satisfaction and good client relationships
  • Follow up on sales activity.
  • Liaising with suppliers to check the progress of existing orders.
  • Reviewing your own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets.

KEY SUCCESS CRITERIA:
Working within the Sales Department for the achievement of client satisfaction, revenue generation, and long-term account goals in line with company vision and values.

  • Be able to communicate successfully in both written and verbal format.
  • Be cordial and amenable.
  • Be confident, be tactful and have a persuasive manner.
  • Have complete understanding of company pricing and proposal models.
  • Demonstrates the ability to carry on a business conversation with business representatives and decision makers. Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Good ‘people skills’, for working with a range of colleagues and clients.
  • A professional manner.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision whilst also being a team player.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Deliver personal and team sales targets.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and “Can Do” attitude.
  • Computer literate.
  • Multitasking ability.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Objection handling.
  • Listening skills.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in sales.
  • Ability to demonstrate business financial awareness.
  • Knowledge of basic business and customer service principles.
  • Proven ability to achieve sales targets.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of sales.
  • Must be able to work independently and or part of a professional team.

PREFERABLE SKILLS:

  • Have knowledge and experience of working within the sign industry.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY:

  • None.

New guide to Antalis UK products

Antalis UK has published a new guide highlighting its extensive range of display and signage products. At 120 pages long, this is a comprehensive guide that will be useful for both printers and customers.

It provides an easy to use reference point, where they can see all the various materials the company supplies and the applications they are best suited to. This includes PVC, plotter vinyl and large format paper and the guide showcases brands such as 3A, Orafol and Drytac.

The guide is quick and simple to use and features visual imagery to show how each item can be used. This will help printers to get the best results from each product and is especially important for those who might not be as familiar as others with the different options available.

Antalis UK believes that this guide will be particularly helpful for printers who are now expanding their portfolios to encompass a wider range of services. It can be used by both small and more established businesses and it is hoped it will become a one stop reference for all their signage needs.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we work with a number of different suppliers to provide our customers with an extensive range of products and services

Press release

Sponsorship for The South Coast Jazz Festival

The Sussex Sign Company is delighted to support the first ever, Jazz Festival on the South Coast, to be held at the vibrant Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham from January 23 – 25 2015.

Curated by the internationally, award winning renowned vocalist Claire Martin OBE and virtuoso saxophonist Julian Nicholas, this festival will showcase the best of jazz in the southeast.

The launch was held on 26 November and was a massive success, with many of the artists supporting the event.

This 3 day event will celebrate the world class talent from our region with exclusive appearances by both established and up-and-coming artists alike. There will also be adult and junior jazz improvisation workshops, an award-winning photography exhibition, and a guide to ‘essential jazz tracks’ from a top jazz broadcaster.

It is our aim to support the brightest stars in our community and help contribute to the arts.

 

Friday 23
Jazz Vocal Celebration featuring Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw & Joe Stilgoe.

Saturday 24
Jazz For Absolute Beginners with  Kevin Le Gendre.

Bobby Wellins & Geoff Simkins with The Gareth Williams Trio and Mark Edwards’ ‘Cloggz’ featuring Julian Nicholas & Ben Sarfas.

Sunday 25
Peter Long’s Echoes Of Ellington Orchestra Duke’s First 30 Years and The Mingus Underground Octet featuring Mark Bassey

The Sussex Sign Company has been established for 20 years in 2015 and we are celebrating this by supporting community events throughout the year.

Watch this space – we not only makes signs –
We Make It Happen!

Ropetackle Arts Centre

Group photo

Group photo-2

Jazz Festival 2015

Jazz Festival 2015-2

Click here to visit the Jazz Festival website.

Increased Use Of Soft Signage

Flags and banners have long been a popular choice, especially amongst retailers and the events sector. However, other areas are now starting to see the benefits, increasing their spread across the industry. This type of soft signage is extremely versatile and cost effective, making it easy to transport and install. The number of applications they are used for has seen considerable growth over the past few years. The public sector and local authorities are increasingly using flags and banners for their temporary or short-term signage needs. They can be used on lamp posts to publicise local festivals and initiatives. Businesses and council departments are seeing the advantages that using a wider range of temporary signage can offer them. They are an excellent way of attracting attention, as consumers are more likely to notice something that?s new and different. This increase in the use of soft signage has largely been made possible due to improvements in the manufacturing process. They can now be produced from a range of different materials, meaning their use isn?t restricted to indoor signage. Here at The Sussex Sign Company we work closely with all our customers to create the right signage for their requirements, whether they require a long-term solution or something temporary.

Signage made easy with Snap and Fix

A new product launched by Eurobond Adhesives has been designed to make attaching signage to surfaces, either on a temporary or permanent basis, much easier.

Snap and Fix can be used with a range of different materials to attach two items together. The product uses a system of mushroom heads that interlock with one another. This creates a secure connection when the two sides are pushed together. One of the main benefits of the Snap and Fix system is that it can be used again and again without impacting on the strength of the connection. The heads can be unfastened and then reattached as and when required, both crossways and lengthways.

The product has an acrylic self-adhesive back that is pressure sensitive, making it quick and easy to attach or remove. It can be used to mount signage to walls and other hard surfaces. It works with a number of different types of signage, without having an impact on the quality of the design.

Here at The Sussex Sign Company we are constantly looking at new products on the market. This enables us to come up with the most appropriate signage solutions for our customers.

Create new effects with blackboard film

If you want to have the effect of a blackboard, without having to install one, then the new product from ASLAN is perfect for you. Their ASLAN CR 62 is a blackboard film that can be used with chalk in the same way as a traditional board. The writing or designs used on the blackboard film can easily be removed by using a damp cloth, making it perfect for applications where information needs to be changed on a regular basis. The surface is scratch-resistant and there will be no damage to the surface, even when used over a long period. This new film is an ideal solution for menu boards in cafes and restaurants or for use within offices and schools ASLAN is a specialist manufacturer, which already supplies a range of self-adhesive films that are designed for different applications. This new blackboard film has been designed to complement its existing memo board film range. It makes it simple to turn any type of flat surface into an instant blackboard. Here at The Sussex Sign Company we are constantly monitoring the signage market for new and interesting product launches that we can use to enhance the work we do for all our customers.

SignClip sees increase in sales

SignClip, the fixing solution for temporary signage, has seen a significant increase in sales since it was first launched almost two years ago. The company behind the innovative product will now have the ability to increase production speeds, which will reduce the overall cost to their customers.

SignClip was manufactured specifically for use with temporary signs, which had previously been difficult to attach to poles and railings. The only other viable alternative was the use of cable-ties, which were not ideal. The clip is used to attach signs produced from corrugated plastic, making them much easier to put up and take down.

The product was first shown to the market at the Sign and Digital UK event in 2012 and, since then, it has gone from strength to strength. The company is looking to increase its reach further, showcasing it as the perfect choice for customers and sign-makers involved in the temporary or disposable signage market. As sales continue to increase, the company aims to keep unit prices as low as they can.

Here at Sussex SignsThe Sussex Sign Company, we can produce a wide range of different signage options for our customers. We can work around your individual requirements, to create a style and design that?s just right.