Current Opportunities

Role Name: Marketing Communications Specialist

Level: IC3

Location: Cambridge

Xaar Values:

Xaar has defined 3 values which are vital to our business; each represents an area of essential importance to us. Their existence is intended to guide difficult decisions and shape behaviour. They are applicable to all of us in what we do.

Trust – We trust each other to deliver on our commitment and do our best for Xaar.

Collaboration – We all work together, and with our partners, to achieve success

Drive – We are excited about our potential and put energy into everything we do

 

Purpose of Role:

To provide marketing communications support to Xaar’s customers and end user markets. This is a broad role but the job holder will have specific responsibility for managing Xaar’s presence at tradeshows, conferences and other events as well as managing the sales and marketing collaterals.  In addition, the job holder will have marcomms responsibility for Xaar’s ‘bulk’ products as well as driving the marcomms plans for the following market sectors: ceramics, glass, décor, functional fluid deposition, 3D printing, using a variety of marcomms tools and tactics.

As this is a broad role in a busy team, additional responsibilities will include other marcomms activities as required to support Marcomms team deliverables including social media updates, managing relevant sections of the website, identifying speaking opportunities for product managers in relevant sectors, managing translations of collaterals, delivering content including videos.

The job holder will need to:

  • work closely with product and segment managers on specific printheads and other related products and specific target market segments to build up Xaar’s profile in those segments
  • work closely with Communications Manager and two other Marcomms specialists to deliver the team objectives in line with the company’s commercial strategy.

Reporting Relationships: This role will report to the Communications Manager 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Use a commercial and technical understanding of Xaar’s products, markets and applications to develop and drive marcomms plans for specific market sectors to meet the needs of Xaar’s customers and end user markets
  • Develop and roll out sales and marketing collaterals for Xaar’s ‘bulk’ products
  • Manage Xaar’s sales and marketing collaterals (translations, updating document library, rolling out to commercial team via regular updates)
  • Manage and deliver Xaar’s presence at specific tradeshows, conferences and events throughout the year
  • For relevant products and market sectors: manage web updates, social media posts, translations
  • Deliver metrics and activity reports each month
  • Work closely with product managers and sales managers to refine positioning and messaging
  • Work closely with sales teams to ensure they are fully equipped with relevant sales tools to sell Xaar’s products
  • Maintain a calendar of events that might be of interest for future Xaar participation
  • Collaborate with Xaar Asia

Person Specification:

  • Excellent communicator
  • Must be a team worker
  • A strong commercial orientation and good understanding of customer/ end user pain points and requirements
  • Develop an ability to translate technical features into tangible customer and end user benefits
  • Aptitude for copying writing and editing with attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical information to multiple audiences
  • Remains calm under pressure
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent proof reading skills
  • Must have excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines, and comfortable managing a varied and heavy workload
  • Can adapt to changing priorities
  • Process driven and structured approach to work.
  • CIM Professional or Post Graduate Diploma
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Experienced in copy writing
  • Experienced in international B2B marketing, with proven experience of organising participation in B2B events

 

 

Location:

Huntingdon

Xaar Values:

Xaar has defined 3 values which are vital to our business; each represents an area of essential importance to us. Their existence is intended to guide difficult decisions and shape behaviour. They are applicable to all of us in what we do.

Trust – We trust each other to deliver on our commitment and do our best for Xaar.

Collaboration – We all work together, and with our partners, to achieve success

Drive – We are excited about our potential and put energy into everything we do

Purpose of Role:

The Equipment Engineering Team’s key responsibility is the upkeep of Operations production assets. You will assist the Equipment Engineering team in delivering a planned and responsive support service to Equipment.

Reporting Relationships:

Equipment Engineering Manager

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure that effective preventative maintenance and breakdown assistance is performed on all process equipment so that it runs to maximum efficiency with minimal downtime
  • Contributes to sourcing and purchasing spare parts for equipment, gathering data and costings where appropriate to ensure the shortest possible machine outages
  • Writes reports and completes log books for all equipment modified to ensure traceability, on a what, where and when basis, and contributes to new and updated SOPs. Ensures All reports delivered in a timely manner and SOPs kept relevant and up to date
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to Quality, Health, Safety and the Environment
  • Provide back up for the Facilities Management team where necessary to ensure minimum downtime
  • Contribute to the generation of TPM standards and documentation within the Xaar production system

Key challenges:

  • Integrating into a fast paced, high technology manufacturing environment
  • Prioritising the workload to have minimal impact on production schedules
  • Gaining an understanding of a large number of different processing machinery to include chemical handling, ablation systems, bespoke automation cells
  • Embracing a changing working methodology within department, moving to mobile work order processing

Person Specification:

  • Technically competent and comfortable with being hands on
  • Confident working autonomously and using own initiative
  • Able to make decisions accordingly, plan own workload and prioritise appropriately
  • Ability to produce high quality work under pressure.
  • Clean driving licence
  • Possibly will be required to travel to attend specialist training courses to maintain and develop technical knowledge
  • Committed to an environment of continuous improvement.

Experience of:

 

  • A background as a Service / Maintenance Engineer. Multi-skilled with an electrical bias
  • Electronics qualified to HNC or HND or equivalent experience
  • Prior working knowledge of Optical equipment (working with industrial lasers would be an advantage)
  • Electrical/mechanical and PLC fault finding experience
  • PC Controlled automated equipment experience essential
  • Some facilities/production process background advantageous
  • Microsoft Office (Excel) experience
  • Computer Literate
  • Experience using CMMS and PPM of production equipment
  • TPM and OEE understanding
  • Vacuum Deposition systems equipment experience would be an advantage
  • Automated assembly and vision recognition systems would be an advantage
  • 6 axis robotic handling systems is desirable
  • Experience of working in a cleanroom and a Continuous Improvement environment.
  • Understanding of mobile work order processing and handling using tablet based system, is an advantage.

How to apply

If you think you're a good fit for one of our vacancies, we would love to hear from you. Please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@xaar.com

Please note, we are only able to accept applications from people who are already eligible to work in the UK.

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