Ebuyer Careers

Careers at Ebuyer

Welcome to Ebuyer

We are located in state of the art facilities in Howden, a small market town in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Situated 1 mile from Junction 37 off the M62, we are within commuting range for Selby, Doncaster, Hull, York, Leeds and Sheffield. Howden train station is approximately 1 mile from the town square and is served by First TransPennine Express, GNER and Hull Trains ensuring excellent transport links with the rest of the UK.

Recent Developments

Ebuyer has introduced a number of new services, making it easier than ever for customers to make online purchases. Our customers can now order on Saturday and Sunday for Monday deliveries, as well as order up to 11pm for next day deliveries (6pm on a Sunday for Monday delivery).

Keeping Fit

Fancy a body workout to match the brain training involved in being part of Ebuyer? All employees are offered free membership to the company's onsite gym and fitness centre. Containing up-to-date cardio and weights equipment, the gym has extended evening and weekend opening times meaning employees can benefit from personal fitness during or after office hours.

Ebuyer Canteen

The Ebuyer canteen offers a wide selection of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks to all Ebuyer staff including meal of the day ‘specials'. Open throughout your working day, the Ebuyer staff canteen caters to all your lunchtime and break needs.

If you wish to be part of a successful team and have the opportunity to progress in a rewarding environment please refer to our job vacancies listed below. To apply for any of these positions please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to careers@ebuyer.com, stating which position you are applying for.

Please note: Ebuyer do not accept introductions/CVs from headhunters, agencies or suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement. Therefore, any CV received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and the company will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.

careers@ebuyer.com

Current Vacancies

We do our best to respond to all applications, however due to the volume we receive, it is not always possible for us to reply to every application.

Gaming Blog Writer

Location: Howden, East Yorkshire

Department: Marketing

Job Summary

Are you a gamer? Love playing games on a PC? Can you write about gaming? Can you talk about gaming? Do you live and breathe gaming? Want a career at one of the biggest tech companies in the UK? If you can answer yes to all those questions, we’ve got the perfect job for you.

Ebuyer are looking for a gamer to join their Content Team as a blog writer. The role could develop to include video presenting.

Your must:

  • Have a love of gaming.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of PCs and components.
  • Be up to date with the latest games.
  • Be aware of current trends in gaming.
  • Enjoy writing about gaming and products related to gaming and PC building.

It would be great if you:

  • Are comfortable talking to a camera about gaming.
  • Want to explore presenting gaming content on YouTube and other video channels.
  • Are familiar with WordPress CMS.
  • Have an ambition to make gaming your career.

Benefits

  • Free onsite gym
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Staff discount on products

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to craig.ellyard@ebuyer.com, explaining why this role is made for you.

PHP Developer

Location: Howden, East Yorkshire

Reports to: Head of Development

Department: IT

Job Summary

Ebuyer.com are seeking experienced PHP developers to grow their development team in Howden, East Yorkshire. The company is refining and expanding its web capability and needs enthusiastic developers to take the online business to another level.


 The successful candidates will be required to learn and contribute to a wide range of business-critical systems which run on Linux based frameworks. In addition to the list of skills below the ideal candidates should have some experience working with large scale, highly transactional systems using recognised development procedures such as test-driven development, documentation techniques and version control.

The successful candidates will also have the opportunity to grow into a Senior Developer or Team Leader role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside other developers, business analysts, project managers, UX designers and testers to create and maintain high-quality features and systems
  • Conduct and receive peer reviews on code written, to maintain good coding standards
  • Offer technical input and expertise on new projects and code improvements
  • Ensure smooth testing and deployment of solutions developed
  • React to and fix any issues introduced by their work in a safe and timely manner

Essential skills and experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in a computer related subject preferred (but not essential)
  • Normally 1-3 years’ experience, but graduates are considered
  • Experience of working with third-party integrations is desirable

Technical Skills / Knowledge:

  • Strong Object-Oriented Programming knowledge (essential)
  • Good experience in backend web development with PHP 4/5 (essential)
  • MySQL 4/5 or another RDBMS (essential)
  • Good knowledge of version control systems (essential)
  • Experience designing APIs (desirable)
  • Experience developing in MVC frameworks (desirable)
  • Experience with the any of the following technologies: Puppet, Vagrant, Jenkins, RabbitMQ, Varnish, and/or Elasticsearch is also desirable

Core Skills / Knowledge:

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as part of a team and individually
  • An excellent communicator both within the team and the wider business
  • Effective time management
  • Experience of working with agile processes would be an advantage

Benefits

  • Free onsite gym
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Staff discount on products

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to careers@ebuyer.com stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

Network Engineer

Location: Howden, East Yorkshire

Reports to: Head of IT

Department: IT Operations

Job Summary

The Network Engineer is the person responsible for day-to-day management of the Ebuyer network. This includes defining and implementing new technological solutions driven by business needs, and working as part of the wider IT team to build and maintain reliable, configurable services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert for all network issues, training and advising other team members to help grow and enhance their skills
  • Conduct the design and implementation of new solutions and improve resilience of the current environment
  • Plan, install and maintain network components and services, ensuring uniformity across the estate and compliance with the relevant standards
  • Maximise network performance by monitoring, troubleshooting problems and outages
  • Ensure network equipment is patched and upgraded to the latest stable versions in a timely manner
  • Secure network firewalls by establishing cohesive rules and policies, and defining and monitoring access
  • Continuously review and improve our technology solution and update IT documentation, allowing issues to be fixed on first-touch and minimising customer downtime
  • Work closely with other members of the IT department and security partners to ensure that any vulnerabilities or other key issues are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Adhere to the IT change management process
  • Work professionally and constructively with colleagues offering help and assistance with incidents, user requests, problems and projects
  • Ensure Ebuyer's computing facilities are kept secure to reduce the risk of breaches of confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Ensure IT projects are progressed professionally and in a timely manner, ensuring projects are delivered on time and to budget
  • Work out-of-hours to conduct changes and emergency support as required

Essential skills and experience:

  • Strong experience setting up and debugging VPNs with third parties
  • Management of Cisco security services
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent network and service troubleshooting skills
  • Good level of understanding of Linux and Windows
  • Excellent communication skills working with other team members and third-party support
  • Excellent time management and self-organisation
  • Experience of large and small technology change projects within a fast-paced environment

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience of scripting (Python, PowerShell, Bash)
  • Experience of working with APIs
  • Experience of working with on-prem, cloud and hybrid environments
  • Experience of working in an eCommerce / Warehouse environment
  • Any of the following IT qualifications; Cisco CCNA, ITIL, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Good project management skills

Benefits

  • Free onsite gym
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Staff discount on products

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to careers@ebuyer.com stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

Front End Developer

Location: Howden, East Yorkshire

Reports to: Head of Development

Department: IT Development

Job Summary

Produce consistent, usable components / UIs for the Ebuyer Website and other business areas.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Stakeholders, Customers and Business Analysts on new project and change requests
  • Design / wireframe bespoke user interfaces based on a given brief or set of requirements
  • Build consistent, reusable and scalable components for all of Ebuyer’s business areas
  • Adhere to accessibility and SEO best practices
  • Optimise all website areas for improved page load / performance speeds
  • Mentoring more junior members of the team as required

Competencies and Skills:

  • Demonstratable experience of hand-coding HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent
  • Demonstratable experience of JavaScript and JS libraries/frameworks (jQuery/React)
  • Knowledge of page speed/performance optimisation
  • Knowledge of CSS pre-processors and other FE build tools
  • Knowledge of SEO and accessibility best practices
  • Experience of setting up, monitoring and advising on the results of Multi-Variant/AB Testing
  • A good understanding of version control using Git
  • A good understanding of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager
  • A good understanding of website cookies and data protection principles
  • Experience of conducting code reviews for team members

Desirable skills:

  • User research – ability to analyse and understand user behaviours and requirements through observation techniques, task analysis and other feedback methodologies
  • Design consultancy – ability to influence business decisions and designs based on UX best-practice and market trends
  • Experience of working with Privacy-by-Design and other data security-related principles
  • Experience of producing mobile designs and working with mobile applications
  • Experience of working with Agile / Scrum
  • Experience of producing knowledge-share documentation and user guides

Education and experience:

  • Level of formal education: Degree or equivalent
  • Area of study: Web Design / Web Technologies
  • Years of industry experience: 3+

Personal attributes:

  • Ability to carry out instructions effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise own workload with strong communication skills
  • Has a passion for their field and looks to constantly develop their skills
  • Takes pride in the work delivered by themselves and the wider team, and is able to take and provide constructive criticism

Benefits

  • Free onsite gym
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Staff discount on products

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to careers@ebuyer.com stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

Imports Assistant

Location: Howden, East Yorkshire

Reports to: QC Manager

Department: Product Management

Job Summary

To maintain stock availability and assist the imports team in delivering their targets & KPIs to the business, whilst helping to ensure products meet strict quality control requirements including CE marking.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure stock availability is maintained at 100% on all live import lines (factoring in Chinese New Year)
  • Arrange and deal with shipping issues to ensure the above parameter is met
  • Ensure factories are audited and passed before PO’s are placed
  • Ensure pre-shipment inspection reports are carried out in China or equivalent
  • Creation & maintenance of products listings on Ebuyer.com website in accordance with category and brand strategy
  • Creation & maintenance of appropriate facets to facilitate best shopping experience
  • To support the QC Manager in development and maintenance of own brand pricing and range strategy
  • Front line support for Customer Service, Business Sales on own brand lines
  • Liaising with manufacturers for shipping / audits or under direction of imports product managers for product selection
  • Supporting the QC Manager in the planning & co-ordination of own brand marketing activity in conjunction with our marketing department
  • Coordination of re-order reporting, purchase order raising and management of stock queries
  • Ensure payments for import manufacturers are arranged via accounts
  • All samples are logged on the sample database
  • Liaising with marketing on packaging briefs

Competencies/skills and experiences for the role:

  • High standard of organisational and time management skills (essential)
  • High standard of communication skills to enable effective liaising with other areas of the business including Marketing, Sales, Finance & Warehouse (essential)
  • Ability to work alone and as part of the wider product management team to hit multiple deadlines (essential)
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks, problems and issues to ensure they are either resolved, or highlighted to the Product Manager / wider company as appropriate (essential)
  • Basic knowledge of electronics (desirable)
  • A great opportunity for graduates
  • Knowledge of IT market, sales channel and products (desirable)

Key Performance Indicators

  • Maintenance of green status for images & descriptions on scorecard
  • Deadlines for work delivered as requested by QC Manager
  • Customer issues dealt with promptly and to the highest standards
  • Maintenance of a maximum 9 month stock term on lines arriving in the business
  • Shipping, payment and factory auditing are arranged to the highest level
  • Ensuring compliance with CE marking and associated Directives
  • Ensuring the quality of samples is checked appropriately

Benefits

  • Free onsite gym
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Staff discount on products

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to careers@ebuyer.com stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

Product Manager

Reports to: General Manager

Department: Product Management

Job Purpose:

To drive revenue and margin growth in a given area in line with company-defined targets, develop senior relationships with suppliers and support the General Manager in delivering the agreed category and brand strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Significant contribution to development of strategy for brands / categories, including consumer and business planning to address markets in both areas. To include a high degree of interaction with marketing & sales departments to deliver
  • Defining & managing the range of products listings on Ebuyer.com website in conjunction with the Assistant Product Manager, and in accordance with category and brand strategy
  • Definition of appropriate facets to facilitate best shopping experience
  • Contribution to the development and maintenance of pricing strategy & promotional content
  • High level support for Customer Service and Business Sales (including coverage of Solutions inbox where appropriate)
  • Developing & maintaining relationships with distributors and manufacturers for day-to-day, short and medium term strategy, including representing the company at appropriate events
  • Developing, planning & co-ordination of marketing activity in conjunction with manufacturers, distributors and the marketing department
  • Direction of re-order reporting, purchase order raising and management of stock queries, in conjunction with the Assistant Product Manager
  • Direction of raising of rebate and marketing invoices, in conjunction with the Assistant Product Manager
  • Undertaking of manufacturer accreditations to an appropriate level where applicable, in order to contribute to overall company partner status
  • Support development of own-brand products & strategy in conjunction with Imports department

Competencies/skills and experiences for the role

  • High standard of planning, organisational and time management skills (essential)
  • High standard of communication skills to enable effective liaising with other areas of the business including Marketing, Sales, Finance, Warehouse & Directors (essential)
  • High standard of presentation skills in order to host & lead supplier meetings, including quarterly / annual reviews with the General Manager / Directors, and external senior management
  • High standard of negotiation skills in order to influence suppliers & other parts of the business to deliver positive outcomes within their area (essential)
  • Ability to coordinate own and others workload to deliver to multiple deadlines (essential)
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks, problems and issues, and delegate where appropriate to ensure they are either resolved, or highlighted to the General Manager / wider company (essential)
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of the market, competitive landscape and their product range in order to make well-informed decisions (essential)

Key Performance Indicators

  • Sales targets & activity deadlines delivered as agreed
  • Control of stock inventory within agreed levels
  • Customer escalations dealt with promptly and to the highest standards
  • Development of relationships to senior level
  • Identify areas for development based on BI reporting
  • Level of aged debt outstanding within agreed parameters

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to careers@ebuyer.com stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

Assistant Product Manager (Full-time)

Location: Howden, East Yorkshire

Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Job Summary

We are looking for an Assistant Product Manager that will be able to provide help and support to their Product Manager in order to maximise the revenue and profit within their categories.

We are looking for someone with excellent time management and administration skills that they have gained in previous roles or developed in their time at university.

The role will allow the right candidate to build upon their skill set including negotiation, buying, pricing, promotion, merchandising, and stock management.

The right candidate will even be supported to progress within Ebuyer to eventually take on categories of their own and to eventually become a Product Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create products on the Ebuyer systems, including taking responsibility for full product merchandising including images/videos, descriptions and specification
  • Making sure that our best pricing and bundle deals are updated on the site to ensure we are always competitive.
  • Ensure that store, category and sub-category pages are populated with correct products as specified by the buyer
  • Raising stock orders with suppliers to ensure we are maintaining suitable levels of stock.
  • Being the first port of call for all Goods In and Account queries
  • Creation of reports to assist the buyer as required including slow sellers, overstocks etc.
  • Liaise with returns department and suppliers to create RMA for faulty products
  • Price management and maintenance
  • Overview of marketing activity and ensure all activity is actioned in line with supplier agreements
  • Raising of marketing invoices with supporting proof of activity
  • Take responsibility for your chosen category in the absence of the Product Manager.

Technical

  • The ability to communicate and convey information by relevant methods both internally and externally to aid and enable group connection and organisational operation.
  • The ability to navigate external systems and websites.
  • Understanding of technical specifications and general product knowledge for chosen product categories.

Professional

  • Excellent communication skills in order to deal with a variety of individuals and issues from internal departments or Account Managers and Marketing executives from our Suppliers.
  • Initiative – the ability to make decisions and follow them through to achieve a perceivable objective.
  • First-class range of negotiation skills honed in a variety of trading environments from one-off deals to managing strategic partnerships.
  • Good time management and team-working skills.
  • Results orientated.

Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Responsibility
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-sufficiency.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Dedication to see projects through to completion.
  • "Can Do" attitude.
  • Strong Organisational Skills

Credentials and Experience

  • Any previous experience is value, however full on the job training is provided.

Benefits

  • Free onsite gym
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Staff discount on products

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to careers@ebuyer.com stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

AlphaSync Web Designer

Salary: Competitive

Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Reports to: Senior Web Designer

Department: Marketing

Location: Howden, East Yorkshire

Job Summary

The production of online marketing in the form of banners and landing pages from concept through to implementation on the AlphaSync website.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work under the guidance of the Web Design Team Leader and Head of Online Marketing.
  • Design bespoke marketing in the form of graphic banners and coded landing pages for the AlphaSync website.
  • The setup and design of email campaigns.
  • Ensure artwork adheres to AlphaSync brand guidelines.
  • Ensure landing pages meet Front-end coding standards and best practices.
  • Work as part of the Web Design Team achieving personal and company goals.
  • Rich media for AlphaSync and create social posts.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Strong core JavaScript (ES6) skills, HTML5 and CSS (SCSS)
  • Solid commercial experience creating front-end applications with React/GraphQL, utilising hooks and functional components
  • Strong accessibility, security and performance coding
  • Experience using package managers such as Yarn/npm
  • Experience with version control such as Git
  • Deep knowledge of Shopify and liquid templating language
  • An understanding of microservices

Education and Experience:

  • Level of formal education: Degree or equivalent
  • Area of study: Web Design/Web Technologies
  • Years of Experience 1-3

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to carry out instructions effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise workload.
  • Has a passion for their field and looks to constantly improve their skills

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a portfolio link to Rebecca.collins@ebuyer.com stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

B2B New Business Sales Executive

Salary: Competitive + monthly commission structure

Hours: 40 (Monday - Friday)

Reports to: Business Sales Manager

Location: Howden, East Yorkshire

Job Summary

To achieve the department objectives in line with the corporate strategy and vision for which the job-holder is directly responsible, and continuously improve performance.

The role of the B2B Sales Executive is to prospect and develop new and existing opportunities via outbound telesales activity, by targeting small, medium and large business customers, schools, universities and Hospitals. This can be accomplished through the use of outbound calls in order to build relationships with potential customers, securing their interest in the products Ebuyer has to offer and closing deals to produce revenue and profit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make outbound calls at a level agreed with the Sales Team Leader and/or Sales Manager.
  • Meet talk time levels as agreed with the Sales Team Leader and/or Sales Manager.
  • Offer quotations to potential business customers.
  • Maintain cooperative and productive inter-departmental relationships and procedures in order to deliver exceptional customer services at all times.
  • Identify and close opportunities for value added services sales e.g. configuration, installation and leasing.
  • Liaise with suppliers for product information and E.T.A.s.
  • Offer technical support for IT products whenever possible.
  • Take personal responsibility for and actively engage in product, system and skills training and development.
  • Take responsibility for determining and satisfying the needs of accounts, ensuring client satisfaction as the basis for further business.
  • Produce revenue and profit in line with company and individual targets.
  • Encourage clients to visit and use the website.
  • Order input to the Ebuyer sales order processing system within Ebuyer policy and procedure.
  • Project a positive image of Ebuyer and the department at all times.
  • Adhere to stated policies and procedures regarding health and safety in the workplace.
  • Adhere to procedures regarding the proper use and care of equipment and materials associated with the role.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge in order to effectively perform the role.
  • Adhere to Ebuyer’s customer due diligence process at all times.
  • Taking inbound call queries regarding quotations, Technical advice and product queries.

Skills and Experience:

Technical

  • The ability to type and word-process various documents and electronic information.
  • The adeptness to manage, organise and update relevant data using database applications.
  • Competence with Microsoft Office and its relevant functions.
  • The ability to communicate and convey information by relevant methods both internally and externally to aid and enable group connection and organisational operation.
  • The ability to navigate external systems and websites.

Professional

  • Excellent communication skills in order to deal with a variety of individuals and issues.
  • Initiative - the ability to make decisions and follow them through to achieve a perceivable objective.
  • Good time management.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Resilient and flexible team skills.
  • Results oriented.

Attitudes and Behaviours

  • Responsibility.
  • Adaptability.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-sufficiency.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Dedication to see projects through to completion.
  • "Can Do" attitude.

Credentials and Experience

Maths and English GCSE grade C or above, or equivalent.

Experience in a sales team or similar environment is desirable for the position.

Knowledge of reseller market and competitors is valued.

Apply for this position

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to careers@ebuyer.com stating which position you're applying for as shown above.

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