Sales Executive - Hammersmith

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May/June 2015 - issue 157

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Sales Executive

FASTSIGNS Hammersmith is an award winning Signage Company based in West London. We are looking for an ambitious and pro-active Sales Executive to join our team on a Full time basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing new and existing client portfolio's across all market sectors including Construction, Retail, Leisure and Public Sector.

    The successful candidate should possess the following key attributes:
  • A proven track record of achieving and surpassing sales targets.
  • A signage industry background of selling into the public and private sector.
  • Ability to absorb technical information and communicate customer requirements.
  • Ability to track and manage projects/opportunities with key decision makers.

The candidate must have a full driving license.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established sign company, with an excellent customer service reputation built over the past 10 years.

SALARY: An excellent financial and benefits package shall be the reward for the successful candidate.

To apply please send your CV and contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Graphics / Production Coordinator - Watford

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Issue 157 - May 2015

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Graphics Production Coordinator

Job Description: Graphics/ Production Coordinator

Location: Fastsigns Watford near London

Contact: Charan S. via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under general direction, the Graphics /Poduction Specialist has a dual role working in the computer room and production room.

As an Artworker this position is responsible for creating computer generated vinyl and/or full colour graphics output that can be weeded, cut and applied or printed and mounted to a substrate. This may involve various levels of artistic creativity and will ultimately lead to the complete or modified design from customer drawings, files, or exact output of customer-provided design for output to media.

In the production room, this position is responsible for all aspects of the physical construction and assembling of signs from computer cut vinyl and wide format full colour printouts. Sign assembly includes preparing substrates and applying vinyl or other media according to written instructions. Also, mounting and/or laminating prints and operating and setting up the laminator for over-laminating, encapsulation, or mounting of digital imaged products is required. Proofreading signs and conducting quality assurance to ensure the accuracy of signs is required.

COMPUTER ROOM RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Prioritize each day to efficiently and cost-effectively schedule the workflow.
  2. Determine the best output method based on the customer’s need.
  3. Read and interpret a Work Order.
  4. Work with co-workers and customers with file transfers, FTP access, photo library options, online proofs, etc.
  5. Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, select style and size of type, and arrange layout based upon available space, aesthetic design, and production requirements.
  6. Prepare comprehensive illustrations, sketches, layouts, and copy for print reproduction according to instructions of client or supervisor.
  7. Allocate appropriate amount of time to each work order.
  8. Inspect jobs for accuracy before sending them to the plotter or printer. Ensure correct material is used for each job and output devise settings are accurate.
  9. Customer logo maintenance and sourcing: scanning, editing, using the FASTSIGNS Digital Asset Library, etc.; convert graphic files.
  10. Image Sourcing: locate photos, understand copyright laws and release/usage requirements, knowledge of resources to buy stock images, work with service bureaus to create output beyond store capability, and understand resolution options and optimal enlargement specifications from image vendors and image originals.
  11. Provide proofs as necessary, using the FASTSIGNS online proofing system, for customer approval.
  12. Perform daily/weekly computer back-ups; archive files as necessary.
  13. Maintain all equipment including computers, plotters and printers (water-soluble printers, thermal transfer printers, solvent ink printers, etc.).
  14. Maintain accurate electronic and paper record of File Storage and Disks (logs, saving by invoice number, dating) as specified in the FASTSIGNS Operations Manual.
  15. Minimize waste by efficiently using ink, media, laminates, foils and vinyl; notify manager/owner of low inventory.
  16. Communicate with other employees, Sales/Service members on job requirements, timing, and special needs; Sign Maker(s) on job input and output; Production Manager/Center Manager on inventory needs for computer supplies.
PRODUCTION ROOM RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Follow a layout to place computer-generated vinyl or full color graphic image(s) on a pre-determined substrate or medium.
  2. Prepare substrates for application. This may include cutting, painting, laminating, cleaning and maintaining the substrates for application.
  3. Feed UV flatbed printer with substrate for printing purposes when necessary.
  4. Weed excess vinyl from computer cut images. Weeding techniques vary with size, type of vinyl and complexity of image. Know how and when to use each technique.
  5. Perform quality assurance measures pre- and post-construction by accurately reading and interpreting a Work Order and then proofing for errors or unacceptable standards (bubbles, rough edges, loose seams).
  6. Perform finishing operations such as laminating, encapsulating, and/or mounting of printed pieces.
  7. Install signs when necessary.
  8. Operate the laminator while maintaining proper fit and settings. Thread laminating or encapsulating material onto the machine, set temperature, pressure, and side guides for proper feeding of material.
  9. Help unload raw materials; clean and maintain storage areas.
  10. Maintain production rate consistency; meet or exceed established minimum rates per hour.
  11. Work on different projects simultaneously.
  12. Run proof sheet and secure approval for production run from supervisor.
  13. Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Communicate with other employees in a calm and professional manner; express self verbally and listen well.
  2. Report inventory levels and stock to be reordered to the franchise partner.
  3. Increase knowledge of computer graphic design and sign making through reading trade publications and independent study.
  4. Keep the areas neat, clean and organized.

Participate in and practice the FASTSIGNS sales mentality of “Everybody Sells”. Constantly be looking for sales opportunities for the center. Serve as a backup for answering the phone if the franchise partner, manager and sales/service employees are busy assisting other customers. Assist at the front counter as needed. Understand the sales process enough to consult with customers to determine project needs and solutions.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  1. Ability to sit for long periods.
  2. Ability to view a computer screen for long periods.
  3. Ability to work under pressure to output high volume, high quality work.
  4. Ability to lift 50 or more pounds.
  5. Flexibility to lean over a waist-high table and use back forth hand motion to apply vinyl letters and graphics to a substrate.
  6. Ability to use light power equipment.
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Customer Sales Representatives - Surbiton / Kingston

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February 2015 issue

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Customer Sales Representatives

Surbiton

Looking for a diverse role in sales within a sign and graphic business?

FASTSIGNS has been established in Surbiton for over 10 years and is part of an international network of over 540 Centres. We are looking to expand the sales and customer support team and are looking for Customer Sales Representatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate to join the growing sign and graphic industry and to work within a local signage company. The initial role will be full time maternity cover to up to a year as an Internal Sales Representative with full training given. The role will then progress to an External Sales Representative.

Both roles will be required to assist in developing the stores profitable sales growth, through quality customer care and service. The role will require the successful applicant to respond to incoming inquiries, prospecting for new customers, compile quotations, process works orders and to closely liaise with production. Good communication skills and ability to work accurately under pressure are essential. Knowledge of print/signage and materials would be beneficial but not crucial.

The positions will require:
  • professional and friendly manner
  • a positive 'can do' attitude
  • the ability to "grow" with the business
  • excellent attention to detail

This is a full time position based in Surbiton, Surrey.
The working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-5.30pm.
The position is available to start in the New Year with hand-over training provided.
Salary is based on experience.

If you are interested in this position and would like to apply please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV.

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Fast Signs enjoy costs savings with Triangle inks

Richard Towers, Production Manager and co-owner of Fast Signs in Peterborough and Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero in front of a printer on site at Fast Signs.Fast Signs in Peterborough teamed up with Josero in July this year to use Triangle™ inks and have been saving money ever since. They have converted their Mimaki JV3 from the OEM ink to the world renowned Triangle ink.

Fast Signs focus on providing top quality and excellent service on digital printing, whether it's banners, building signs, vehicle graphics, or signs for windows, walls, doors or floors.

Richard Towers, Production Manager and co-owner of Fast Signs in Peterborough said "We initially changed to Triangle inks because of the cost savings we would make, however, the print quality is fantastic. We even get slightly better colours than the OEM inks. Our customers, who include Peterborough United Football Club, Burley House, Peterborough Hospital, and various Colleges and Universities in the area, expect high quality and consistency from us, and that is exactly what they are getting."

Fast Signs premises in Peterborough.Richard continued "The conversion to Triangle inks couldn't have been easier. We could have done it ourselves, however, Josero made a point of sending their qualified engineer to carry out the conversion. It only took one hour and we were printing again. We were really impressed. Our machine has always been reliable and is running perfectly with Triangle inks. We are now saving nearly 25% compared to the OEM ink and still have superb print quality."

Richard believes Triangle inks have given Fast Signs a competitive edge by providing them with a solution that saves them money without losing anything on quality and reliability.

Loic Delor, Managing Director of Josero said, "Our partnership with Fast Signs is excellent. We want to provide customers with a high quality alternative to OEM inks, which saves them money and offers them the reassurance and reliability they need. We believe Triangle inks achieve this. Josero are continuing to make huge inroads into the UK digital ink market with new customers coming on board every day."

Triangle inks continue to lead the way with new, advanced inks to match virtually every OEM printer and print head type; available in bulk or cartridges. With an unsurpassed Global Dealer Network offering full technical training and local technical support to all customers, Triangle redefines "value added." The combination of experience and complete solutions with Triangle provide excellent opportunities for those printing companies looking to reduce production costs as well as improve their overall print quality.

Josero was formed in 2005 and is the sole distributor of Triangle inks in the UK and Ireland. It comprises of a team of highly skilled inkjet specialists who have many years of experience and knowledge of the digital ink market. Josero also supply a range of spare parts, print heads and machines via their dealer network. Technical support and stock are managed from Josero's Head Office in Cambridge.

For further information visit the Triangle website at www.triangleinx.co.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1223 870 260.

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