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Kingston Technology is now looking for qualified individuals to fill the following positions:

 

Inside Sales Account Manager – Middle East

Job Description
Job Title: Inside Sales Account Manager – Middle East
Reporting to: Inside Sales Team Leader
(MEA, DACH, Pan Europe, Greece & Israel)
Effective date: December 2014
Department: Inside Sales
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames
Working hours: 40 hours per week (8am – 5pm)
Position Summary: To provide sales support to, and to manage relationships and maintain customer satisfaction at all times with, distribution and assembler customers in specified territories.

 

Also to develop business with existing customers through supporting Business Development Manager (BDM) efforts, conduct customer business reviews, make recommendations to management for business, process and procedure development, and to ensure Kingston is providing both correct and competitive pricing, while maintaining customer satisfaction at all times.
Essential Functions:
  1. To pro-actively manage and develop Kingston business in specified territories, and backup for other countries may be required, through account management from the office in Sunbury.
  2. To manage customer accounts by quoting and negotiating prices, processing orders, and estimating and managing deliveries based on knowledge of stock, production and delivery schedules.
  3. To coordinate where necessary with other Kingston departments such as Logistics, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Warehouse, and Marketing.
  4. To communicate with customers on a frequent and professional basis to secure orders and to provide product information and general customer service.
  5. To anticipate and develop plans, which reflect the future needs of the customer.
  6. To support the relevant Business Development Managers in the field at all times.
  7. To manage inventory levels based on customer and inventory forecasts and ROPs.
  8. To work with the RMA department to resolve returns

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. To occasionally travel to customer sites and trade shows.
  2. To perform other duties as assigned.
Person Specification
Minimum Criteria Desirable
Education / Qualifications: Good general standard of education Degree level educated (or equivalent)
Experience / Knowledge:

Fluent English, spoken and written to business level.

 

Experience in sales / account management.


Additional language would be an advantage

 

Previous IT product-related knowledge is desirable but not essential.


Skills / Behaviours:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Pro-active
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to use independent judgment
  • Ability to learn memory and the industry quickly, and gain a sound understanding of the key factors that affect the industry
Personal Circumstances:
  • Lives within commutable distance of Sunbury-on-Thames

The job description may be varied in consultation with the post holder to reflect evolving needs of the company.

To apply for this vacancy, please send a copy of your CV (written in English), salary expectations and a covering letter to:

Nina Edwards / Natalie Crafts
Inside Sales Account Manager – Middle East
Human Resources
Kingston Technology Europe Ltd
Kingston Court
Brooklands Close
Sunbury-on-Thames
MIDDX TW16 7EP
United Kingdom

E-mail: eu_jobs@kingston.eu
Tel: (+44) 1932 738888

 

 

PR & Social Media Executive (Maternity Cover)

Job Description
Job Title: PR & Social Media Executive (Maternity Cover)
Reporting to: Manager – Product Marketing, PR & Creative
Effective date: December 2014
Department: EMEA Marketing
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames
Working hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm (one hour lunch) 40 hours per week
Position Summary: To be responsible for the direct day-to-day planning, execution and results of all PR activities for a number of nominated countries and to be responsible for the day-to-day planning, execution and results of all Social Media activity related to the EMEA region.
Essential Functions: Public Relations
  1. Day-to-day management and primary contact for a number of agencies in nominated countries. Be responsible for developing coverage (both in terms of quality and quantity) ensuring Kingston and its products are properly represented in all relevant media.
  2. Be responsible and accountable for your regional PR budget.
  3. Be responsible for the preparation, coordination and use of spokespeople in your region. To include management of official statements and interviews.
  4. Work closely with a wide range of internal stakeholders, including EMEA R&D, PMM, Planning and Support teams as well as EMEA PR team colleagues to ensure your agency needs are effectively supported.
  5. Work closely with your agency network to resolve issues related to product reviews including any crisis management if needed.
  6. Coordinate monthly catch up calls with your agencies to understand their productivity and effectiveness. Ensuring reporting templates are completed and awards, notable achievements or key coverage are logged and repurposed.
  7. Be responsible for the development of relevant editorial content to support agreed PR launches and releases. To include liaison with relevant external & internal stakeholders where needed.
  8. Foster direct relationships with key reviewers, journalists and influencers for Kingston in EMEA and record their details in the PR KCRM contact database.
  9. Work closely with the PR Manager EMEA and your PR agencies to arrange official statements and responses when needed.
  10. Work closely with the PR Manager EMEA and your PR agencies to arrange relevant and effective press events as agreed.
  11. Support the needs of the EMEA PR team in producing engaging and relevant content for the EMEA press, website and the PR Intranet
  12. Support the needs of the EMEA PR team as necessary with communications to relevant internal & external stakeholders.
  13. Support the EMEA PR Manager in the creation of a clear strategy for agency network engagement and development.
  14. Prepare for and execute key events related to overall EMEA PR activities as needed.
  15. Undertake any other reasonable activity to support the EMEA PR team and their stakeholders.

Social Media
  1. Be responsible for the creation and execution of an editorial calendar for Kingston social media engagement across all utilised platforms.
  2. Be responsible for social media platform development, ensuring effective use of new features and functions.
  3. Be responsible for the successful creation and execution of competitions on Kingston’s social media platforms. To include the creation of relevant graphics and content.
Person Specification
Minimum Criteria Desirable
Education / Qualifications:

Degree level educated or equivalent.

 

Excellent English language skills


Degree level educated in PR/Marketing related subject

 

Second European language


Experience / Knowledge: 2-3 years proven PR (or journalistic) experience gained either in an agency or in-house with experience of B2B or B2C traditional and/or digital campaigns (offline and online). An understanding of technology and experience of working with B2B and/or B2C tech is highly desirable.
Skills / Behaviours:
  • Must be organised and posses excellent time management, interpersonal, and communication skills. Candidate must be a team-worker, enthusiastic, pro-active, flexible, confident and hard working.
  • Attention to detail and excellent standard of spoken and written English is essential.
  • Willingness to travel both within EMEA and globally if needed.
  • MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills are essential.
  • Excellent writing skills and organisations skills
  • Social media skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, use independent judgment and be flexible at all times.
  • Ability to stay calm in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to co-operate with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to focus on multiple tasks.
  • Ability to manage a budget and provide basic analysis.
Personal Circumstances:
  • Lives within commutable distance of Sunbury-on-Thames

The job description may be varied in consultation with the post holder to reflect evolving needs of the company.

To apply for this vacancy, please send a copy of your CV (written in English), salary expectations and a covering letter to:

Nina Edwards / Natalie Crafts
PR & Social Media Executive (Maternity Cover)
Human Resources
Kingston Technology Europe Ltd
Kingston Court
Brooklands Close
Sunbury-on-Thames
MIDDX TW16 7EP
United Kingdom

E-mail: eu_jobs@kingston.eu
Tel: (+44) 1932 738888

 

 

Inside Sales Account Manager – Eastern Europe

Job Description
Job Title: Inside Sales Account Manager – Eastern Europe
Reporting to: Inside Sales Team Leader (UK, Ireland & Eastern Europe)
Effective date: December 2014
Department: Inside Sales
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames
Working hours: 40 hours per week (8am – 5pm)
Position Summary:

To provide sales support to, and to manage relationships and maintain customer satisfaction at all times with, distribution and assembler customers in specified territories.

Also to develop business with existing customers through supporting Business Development Manager (BDM) efforts, conduct customer business reviews, make recommendations to management for business, process and procedure development, and to ensure Kingston is providing both correct and competitive pricing, while maintaining customer satisfaction at all times.

Essential Functions:
  1. To pro-actively manage and develop Kingston business in specified territories, and backup for other countries may be required, through account management from the office in Sunbury.
  2. To manage customer accounts by quoting and negotiating prices, processing orders, and estimating and managing deliveries based on knowledge of stock, production and delivery schedules.
  3. To coordinate where necessary with other Kingston departments such as Logistics, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Warehouse, and Marketing.
  4. To communicate with customers on a frequent and professional basis to secure orders and to provide product information and general customer service.
  5. To anticipate and develop plans, which reflect the future needs of the customer.
  6. To support the relevant Business Development Managers in the field at all times.
  7. To manage inventory levels based on customer and inventory forecasts and ROPs.
  8. To work with the RMA department to resolve returns issues.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. To occasionally travel to customer sites and trade shows.
  2. To perform other duties as assigned.
Person Specification
Minimum Criteria Desirable
Education / Qualifications:

Good general standard of education

Degree level educated (or equivalent)

Experience / Knowledge: Fluent English, spokenand written to business level.

 

Experience in sales / account management.
East European language would be an advantage

 

Previous IT product-related knowledge is desirable but not essential.
Skills / Behaviours:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Pro-active
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to use independent judgment
  • Ability to learn memory and the industry quickly, and gain a sound understanding of the key factors that affect the industry
Personal Circumstances:
  • Lives within commutable distance of Sunbury-on-Thames

The job description may be varied in consultation with the post holder to reflect evolving needs of the company.

To apply for this vacancy, please send a copy of your CV (written in English), salary expectations and a covering letter to:

Nina Edwards / Natalie Crafts
Inside Sales Account Manager – Eastern Europe
Human Resources
Kingston Technology Europe Ltd
Kingston Court
Brooklands Close
Sunbury-on-Thames
MIDDX TW16 7EP
United Kingdom

E-mail: eu_jobs@kingston.eu
Tel: (+44) 1932 738888

 

 

Field Application Engineer

Job Description
Job Title: Field Application Engineer
Reporting to: R&D/TRG Manager
Effective date: November 2014
Department: Research and Development/Technical Resources Group EMEA
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames
Working hours: 40 hours per week
Position Summary: Responsible for researching, testing and demonstrating new products. Reporting on all technical developments concerning all Kingston products. Training customers. Strong customer focus.
Essential Functions:
  1. Support product managers on all technical matters and approval of products with partner Hardware/ Software companies where necessary.
  2. Drive forward important technical projects and offer product/technology training when necessary.
  3. Provide Marketing and Field sales with support for trade shows, testing rigs, demonstration systems and technical questions. This will require frequent travel.
  4. Perform quality testing for PR gold stock, journalist support and spokesperson.
  5. Research and innovate testing methods to highlight Kingston products favourably for customer demonstrations.
  6. Research the latest benchmarking and testing software. Manage the technical Lab and maintain all testing equipment (motherboard, processors, drives, etc) and software.
  7. Setup testing rigs, perform quality and compatibility testing for Kingston beta products (memory and flash). Provide full testing reports.
  8. Provide 3rd level Tech support, attend customer sites for problem troubleshooting and manage technical support escalations for both memory and flash.
  9. Perform testing verification for high volume customers or industry partners where necessary.
  10. Provide testing service for Systems/ phones, etc… for release in Databank.
  11. Back up R&D’s core responsibilities, systems releases in databank and processing technical queries from internal and external customers.
  12. Provide a repair service for flash products and customer damaged systems where appropriate.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Performs other work-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  2. Backup colleagues where necessary.
  3. Liaise closely with our US/Taiwan counterparts & industry partners.
Person Specification
Minimum Criteria Desirable
Education / Qualifications:

Degree level educated (or equivalent) in a technical subject area

MCP, MCSE, Engineering qualification

Experience / Knowledge: An excellent working knowledge of PC, Notebook and especially Server architecture is essential. Good knowledge of Microsoft OS’s especially Server. A good knowledge of computer hardware/software and Networking is also necessary. Knowledge of Linux and OSX
Skills / Behaviours:
  • English and German language skills to full business fluency. Other European languages would also be an advantage.
  • Exceptional analytical, concise report writing with a strong customer focus.
  • Confident communicator with excellent presentation skills.
  • A self starter, prioritising a busy workload.
  • Proactive, flexible, with initiative and efficiency.
  • Having the ability to cooperate with others in a team environment is also essential.
Personal Circumstances:
  • Lives within commutable distance of Sunbury-on-Thames

The job description may be varied in consultation with the post holder to reflect evolving needs of the company.

To apply for this vacancy, please send a copy of your CV (written in English), salary expectations and a covering letter to:

Nina Edwards / Natalie Crafts
Field Application Engineer
Human Resources
Kingston Technology Europe Ltd
Kingston Court
Brooklands Close
Sunbury-on-Thames
MIDDX TW16 7EP
United Kingdom

E-mail: eu_jobs@kingston.eu
Tel: (+44) 1932 738888

 

 

Inside Sales Account Manager

Job Description
Job Title: Inside Sales Account Manager
Reporting to: DRAM or Flash Inside Sales Manager
Effective date: September 2014
Department: Inside Sales
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames
Working hours: 40 hours per week
Position Summary: To provide sales support to, and to manage relationships and maintain customer satisfaction at all times with, distribution and assembler customers in specified territories. Also to develop business with existing customers, support Field Sales efforts, conduct customer business reviews, make recommendations to management for business, process and procedure development, and to provide both correct and competitive pricing, while maintaining customer satisfaction at all times.
Essential Functions:
  1. To pro-actively manage and develop DRAM or Flash business in specified territories, and backup for other countries may be required, through account management from the office in Sunbury.
  2. To manage customer accounts by quoting and negotiating prices, processing orders, and estimating and managing deliveries based on knowledge of stock, production and delivery schedules.
  3. To coordinate where necessary with other departments such as Logistics, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Warehouse, and Marketing.
  4. To communicate with customers on a frequent and professional basis to secure orders and to provide product information and general customer service.
  5. To anticipate and develop plans, which reflect the future needs of the customer.
  6. To support the relevant Business Development Managers at all times.
  7. To manage inventory levels based on customer and DRAM forecasts and ROPs.
  8. To work with the RMA department to resolve returns issues.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. To occasionally travel to customer sites and trade shows
  2. To perform other duties as assigned.
Person Specification
Minimum Criteria Desirable
Education / Qualifications:

Good general standard of education

Degree level educated (or equivalent)

Experience / Knowledge:
  • Fluent English only, spoken and written to business level.
    OR
    Fluent English in addition to a fluent European language
  • Experience in sales / account management.
  • Previous IT product-related knowledge is desirable but not essential.
Skills / Behaviours:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Pro-active
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to use independent judgment
  • Ability to learn memory and the industry quickly, and gain a sound understanding of the key factors that affect the industry
Personal Circumstances:
  • Lives within commutable distance of Sunbury-on-Thames

The job description may be varied in consultation with the post holder to reflect evolving needs of the company.

To apply for this vacancy, please send a copy of your CV (written in English), salary expectations and a covering letter to:

Nina Edwards / Natalie Crafts
Inside Sales Account Manager
Human Resources
Kingston Technology Europe Ltd
Kingston Court
Brooklands Close
Sunbury-on-Thames
MIDDX TW16 7EP
United Kingdom

E-mail: eu_jobs@kingston.eu
Tel: (+44) 1932 738888