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Buyer/Estimator required

 

Buyer/Estimator Retail Display Equipment and Shopfitting

The Role:

Accountability for the cost effective and efficient operation of the estimating and procurement functions. To provide accurate cost estimates with a focus on winning business and controlling /reducing costs through the procurement process. To develop, manage and performance measure suppliers in the UK and globally and meet the needs required to satisfy all supply demands, influencing cost efficiencies, quality and deadlines.

The Person :

  • Has excellent communication skills and a high level of competency in commercial purchasing & supply and contract management. • Great team player, trustworthy, self-motivated and passionate.

Skills and background :

  • Proven negotiation skills with accountability for profit contribution. • Has a strong mathematical grounding and an analytical mind-set. • Creative and lateral thinking capability to contribute to the design and technical development process. • Microsoft Office (Outlook/Excel/Word), proven organisational skills. • Background in Shopfitting / Manufacturing industry would be an advantage.

If you feel you meet the essential skills, then please send us a copy of your current CV to info@ripple.co.uk

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Dulux Decorator Centre Derby

 

Ripple recently completed the new Dulux Colour Studio in Derby, one of the largest showrooms in the Dulux Decorating Centre estate.

This project included all creative and technical design, manufacture and installation; Starting with the creative design, Ripple developed an inspiring customer journey through the showroom using sample chips to create colour walls and collections of co-ordinated paints, wallpapers and fabrics to guide the customer through the colour selection and purchasing process.

The concept then evolved through the technical design stage, using modular displays to ensure the design was scalable for future store formats and ease of installation.

Manufacturing predominantly  included wood work and powder coating along with some bespoke metalwork items by our specialist team.

The project was completed & installed within 4 weeks, and extremely well received by the client, they are now looking at using this new format for their larger showrooms in the future.

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Ripple’s Heritage Story

 

With a heritage spanning more than three decades, Ripple Group is a true retail interior and display specialist, with market-leading creative and technical design combined with full in-house manufacturing facilities.

Ripple’s offices, factory and main warehouse are situated in premises in Oldham, Greater Manchester, known as Hope Mill, which played a significant part at the height of the industrial revolution. The property was part of the largest cotton and weaving business in Lancashire named Soho Works; in what was previously an open moorland area known as Greenacres Moor, which rapidly changed with the onset of urbanisation due to the bustling industrial expansion.

The factory was originally set up in 1816 by wealthy industrialist Samuel Lees, then producing rollers for the cotton trade, it was taken over by his sons Eli, Asa and Job in 1846. Eli, the entrepreneurial and most successful of the three started his spinning and weaving business in 1849, he made his fortune by importing from cotton fields in the USA, manufacturing in Oldham and selling to a world market with an insatiable appetite for his textiles.

Many of the old cotton mills have been repurposed, retaining some of the pioneering spirit of the Georgian and Victorian eras, numerous have now gone from our landscape as have most of Oldham’s 365, 19th century chimneys.

Ripple is proud to have its offices and extensive manufacturing facilities in what many assume is a relatively modern single story building, yet only 30 years ago, before Ripple Group acquired the property in 1990 it was still operating as a weaving business (alas by then an unsustainable one) and in the name of Eli Lees.

Take a look at the fascinating original deeds that date back as far as 1816!

 

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Ripple Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations to our Employee of the Quarter Veronika Durcova !

Our Operations Director Matthew Wolfenden commented ‘’Veronika has been part of the Ripple team for 2 ½  years and has recently been promoted to Packaging Cell Leader. Veronika excels in all tasks presented to her, always showing great commitment and enthusiasm. Well done Veronika, it is well deserved’’

“Nika” was delighted when she heard of the result and said “I would like to thank all my colleagues for their votes. I very much appreciate this award, and thank you also to Ripple for giving me the chance to be a member of this great team.”

In her spare time Nika enjoys reading and listening to music.