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Feridax is the UK’s largest independent motorcycle clothing and accessories wholesaler, based in Halesowen, West Midlands.

As well as designing in-house and distributing its own brand, Spada Motorcycle Clothing, the Company’s exclusive portfolio boasts some of the industry’s most sought after brands, such as SHOEI helmets, SIDI boots, SPIDI clothing, CABERG helmets, SENA intercoms and AIROH helmets.

Feridax also stocks a huge range of technical parts, from YUASA and LUCAS batteries, to RK and JT Chain, PETRONAS lubricants, EBC, NGK, HIFLO and WD40.

The Company services more than 1,200 motorcycle dealers across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, and has recently launched plans to expand its distribution of its Spada brand worldwide.

A list of our current vacancies can be found below. If you are interested in applying for a role, please send your cv with a cover letter to recruitment@feridax.com – please include the job title in the subject header.

Join The Team!

Please note: We do not use employment agencies and do not accept unsolicited CVs or business approaches from agencies. Feridax retains the right to pursue and hire any such speculative candidates without obligation to third-party terms and conditions or fees.

Position Available: Immediately

Salary: Apprentice salary + benefits + pension scheme

Job description:

Reporting to the Product Development Manager, a new position has been created to provide proactive assistance in the development of Spada Motorcycle Clothing garments and the process of obtaining CE certification for all new Spada garments.

Key responsibilities:

  • Organisation and monitoring of the CE certification process for all Spada garments
  • Creating and editing technical packs for all Spada garments for use by suppliers and in CE certification
  • Creating graphics and branding for Spada clothing
  • Collation of bill of materials for each garment
  • Updating all relevant documentation on the Spada website
  • Timely receipt and recording of all samples
  • Involvement in QC of products upon arrival
  • General assistance of the Product Development Manager
  • Work closely communicating with suppliers keeping up to date with processes and updating critical paths.
  • Input on developing new ranges including co presenting to internal stakeholders with the Product development manager.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Show a passion/ understanding of apparel construction.
  • Organised and confident with excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Proactive and motivated approach to work
  • Experience/interest in the fashion or motorcycle industries is desirable.

Hours: 8:45am – 5pm Monday – Friday

Please note, as this role develops, there may be scope for travel abroad.

Position Available: Immediately

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Digital Marketing Executive to join our Marketing Department. You will be working closely with and reporting directly to the Marketing Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and creation of content and content strategies for a range of traditional platforms and social media and analysis of the output.

Duties include:

  • Devise an external communications content plan for all key channels in conjunction with the Marketing Manager, Sales Director and wider business managers
  • Create content that engages and inspires audiences to interact with our brands for all online and offline channels (e.g. email, social, landing pages, case studies, newsletters, blogs, press materials, press releases, bylined articles, white papers, webinars, corporate videos and marketing collateral)
  • Create and source new content for communications
  • Re-purpose and tailor content for distribution across all media and all key target audiences
  • Track competitor communications and content with a view to ensuring we differentiate our brand and gain stand out in the market
  • Ensure content is consistently on message and adheres to the brand guidelines across all channels
  • Ensure that tone-of-voice and brand character is reflected in all projects
  • Work with Marketing Manager to ensure the integrity of the brand is maintained and reflected in all elements of our presence at events
  • Provide communications support at key events in UK
  • Work with the Marketing Manager and IT Manager to ensure website content remains accurate
  • Grow positive social advocacy through our social influencer outreach
  • Monitor and optimise our social channel performance
  • Social media and website data analysis
  • Collaboration with the graphic designer to create visual content

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Editorial or content experience – either from a pure editorial background or in a communications function, e g. PR, writing editorial content for online and media channels, employee communications
  • Excellent command (fluency) of the English language with traditional writing skills and expertise in new media
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience of using appropriate tools to manage an analyse data (e.g. Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Google Search Console, SEMrush etc)
  • Experience of implementing Social Media campaigns
  • Experience of running and devising Content Marketing campaigns
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in Digital/Social Media
  • Experience using Photoshop (or equivalent) is advantageous

Benefits:

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata), increasing by one day per year of service up to 5 years
  • Healthshield cash plan and Perks discount scheme
  • Pension and Life Assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Staff discount
  • Annual Christmas party (pandemic permitting)

 Hours:

  • 8:45am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Position Available: Immediately 

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Warehouse Operative to join our busy Warehouse department.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking a variety of warehouse activities to receive, store and despatch motorcycle and cycle clothing, accessories and hard parts to our large customer base.  

This is an ideal role for someone that enjoys undertaking mixed duties in a fast paced, friendly working environment.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Goods inwards 
  • Stock replenishment 
  • Picking 
  • Scanning 
  • Packing/despatch 
  • Stock checking 
  • Maintaining the presentation of the site 
  • Some driving may be required 

Skills and Experience required: 

  • Experience working in a busy warehouse 
  • Ability to carry out physical work such as assisting the loading and unloading of lorries, and being on your feet or the majority of the day 
  • A current FLT flexi-bendi license would be advantageous but not essential 
  • Self-motivated and pro-active attitude 
  • Positive mindset 
  • Must have a driving license 

Benefits: 

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata), increasing by one day per year of service up to 5 years 
  • Healthshield cash plan and Perks discount scheme 
  • Pension and Life Assurance 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Staff discount 
  • Annual Christmas party (pandemic permitting) 

 Hours: 

  • 8:45am – 5pm, Monday – Friday 

Assistant Garment Technologist

Position Available: Immediately

Job description:

Feridax (1957) Ltd is the UKs largest wholesale distributor of motorcycle and cycle clothing and accessories. Our in-house brand, Spada, has been going since 1994. All research and development is carried out from our headquarters in Halesowen. Spada is a well know brand in the motorcycle industry; following the success of the brand we have recently branched out into the development of mountain bike (MTB) clothing and dog apparel.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Garment Technologist to provide proactive assistance to the Product Development Manager. This is a thrilling time to join the Spada brand on our journey into new markets, with the opportunity to become part of a vibrant team, offering scope for development of yourself and your role.

Due to the PPE requirements of motorcycle garments the candidate will be required to participate in the process of obtaining CE/CA certification for all new Spada motorcycle garments. All training will be provided.

Key responsibilities:

  • Organisation and monitoring of the CE/CA certification process for all Spada motorcycle garments
  • Creating and editing technical packs for use by suppliers and, where applicable, in CE/CA certification
  • Approving lab dips and samples
  • Collation of bill of materials (BOM) for each garment
  • Uploading CE/CA certifications to the Spada website
  • Good knowledge of fabrics, technical components and sewing techniques
  • An understanding of complex garment construction
  • Timely receipt and recording of all samples
  • Attending fittings sessions, recording fitting comments and instructing factories overseas
  • Completion of Quality Control (QC) processes for newly received products
  • Close communication with suppliers
  • Keeping up to date with processes and updating critical paths.
  • Input designing and developing new ranges including co-presenting to internal stakeholders with the Product Development Manager
  • General assistance to the Product Development Manager

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA or equivalent qualification in a fashion related subject
  • Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel

Skills:

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Show a passion/understanding of apparel construction
  • Organised and confident with excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Proactive and motivated approach to work
  • Experience/interest in the fashion or motorcycle industries is desirable
  • Time management of assigned tasks and ability to prioritise

Pandemic permitting, there may be a requirement for international travel to carry out business with existing and prospective suppliers.

Benefits:

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata), increasing by one day per year of service up to 5 years
  • Healthshield cash plan and Perks discount scheme
  • Pension and Life Assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Staff discount
  • Annual Christmas party (pandemic permitting)

Hours:

  • 8:45am – 5pm, Monday – Friday

Sales Administrator

Position Available: Immediately

Job description:

Feridax (1957) Ltd is the largest wholesale importer and exporter of motorcycle and cycle clothing and accessories brands in the UK.

Reporting to the Sales Director, we currently have an opportunity for a Sales Administrator to join the Internal Sales department. On a day-to-day basis you will be making proactive sales enquiries to customers while working closely with colleagues in the Internal Sales team and external Account Managers.

This is an excellent position for someone looking to embed themselves in a successful and growing organisation and play a key role in the continuing prosperity of the business.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Making proactive sales calls to customers (B2B)
  • Tracking despatched consignments against previous day’s manifest
  • Assisting with Customer Service enquiries (B2C)
  • Answering sales calls
  • Receiving orders and entering orders on to the system
  • Assisting with the returns system
  • Answering queries via the web chat system
  • Physical archive storage
  • Upselling where appropriate
  • Maintaining process manuals

Knowledge, skills, and experience required:

  • Proactive telesales experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Microsoft Office packages (intermediate knowledge of Excel is essential)
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Fast learner
  • Communication
  • Team player
  • Calm when under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of motorcycle or cycle apparel and accessories is advantageous but not essential

Benefits:

  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Healthshield cash plan and Perks discount scheme
  • Pension and Life Assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Staff discount
  • Annual Christmas party (pandemic permitting)

Hours:

  • 8:45am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • 10min morning break, 30min lunch break, 10min afternoon break