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At Rapid we have been helping people to create great careers for themselves since 1979. We are a growing company with the opportunity for you to make a difference,  and we are ready to reward you for your achievements.  New opportunities are available across our business for talented, motivated, customer-focused individuals in roles spread throughout  Product Management, Procurement, Sales and Digital Marketing.

Our working environment rewards people who bring innovation and creativity to their roles, work well with others inside and outside of the organisation and are committed to delivering the highest quality service to our customers. We expect you to embrace our Core Values - having a great attitude, being successful, acting in a professional way and adopting a ‘be better’ mindset. You will benefit from a culture of ongoing professional development with all the advantages of a dynamic, successful organisation. Hear some of our staff’s views on what they enjoy about working for Rapid.

Rapid is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Browse our current vacancies below.

How to find us

Latest Vacancies

To find out more click on a vacancy listing:

Continuous Improvement Manager

Technical Manager

Order Works Team Leader

Senior Web Developer

Digital Marketing Executive

Customer Experience Advisor



You can apply either by downloading an application form here, or by emailing your C.V to: recruitment@rapidonline.com


Vacancies


Continuous Improvement Manager

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Technology & Process Manager

To lead a planned and structured approach to Continuous Improvement of all Warehouse teams’ methods, processes and standards. Create a Continuous Improvement (CI) culture and foster ideas between the Goods Preparation Team Leader and Order Works Team Leader to improve the overall performance and standards of our Operation.

Role-Specific Attributes

  • Strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills
  • Capable of leading multiple teams and agendas or projects in addition to day to day activity
  • The ability to influence and deliver successfully through others
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritise tasks with strict deadlines
  • Understanding the needs of the business along with the flexibility to change according to requirements
  • Ideally from the manufacturing/engineering industry, your skills will ideally encompass ‘hands-on’ experience at shop floor level through to business system level.
  • Demonstrable experience of how to engage staff to drive improvements in a structured way.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent training essential.
  • Yellow/Green or Black Belt certification
  • PDSA cycles, Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • DMAIC, Gemba Walks, Hoshin Kanri
  • NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health and Safety


Technical Manager

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Managing Director

To create a technical strategy and deliver planned changes to create commercial benefi t from technical competence, introduce new services, testing capability and improved adherence to new quality standards.

Role-Specific Attributes

  • Strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills.
  • Broad electronics technical experience working across any product types and standards.
  • Capable of leading teams, agendas and or projects in addition to day to day activity.
  • The ability to influence and deliver successfully through others.
  • Ability to create clear plans, with demonstrable commercial success.
  • Ideally from the Electronics manufacturing industry, your skills will ideally encompass ‘hands-on’ experience at shop floor level through to business system level.
  • Demonstrable experience of how to engage staff to drive improvements in a structured way.
  • Experience of product verification testing.
  • Demonstrable experience of working to and up


Order Works Team Leader

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Technology & Process Manager

To recruit, train and motivate the Picking, Packing and Export teams. To plan, prioritise and deliver our planned and reactive production requirements whilst complying to processes and achieving extemely high standards of work. To be responsible for the warehouse H&S risk assessments and warehouse training.

Role-Specific Attributes

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills and Emotional Intelligence
  • Demonstrable experience of leading small teams and communications
  • Ability to work at pace with a high attention to detail
  • Experience in delivering training both on the job and in a formal team setting.
  • Experience of Manufacturing Process, Production, Distribution or other quality-controlled environments.


Senior Web Developer

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Technology & Process Manager

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Web Developer to lead our busy inhouse web development team. The Senior Web Developer will be a key team leader, leading a programme of continuous development, mentoring the junior web developers and responding to day-today user experience issues identified by customers and colleagues.

The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude will have experience in leading a team. An eagerness to learn new technologies is a must for this role. They will also be happy to liaise with other departments in order to understand their requirements. Ideally the potential candidate will have 2-3 years e-commerce web experience in a senior capacity using the technologies mentioned below.

Essential Skills
C#; .net; ASP.net core; Javascript; jQuery (Vuejs);Basic SQL; HTML;CSS (foundation - responsive – mobile first); a basic understanding of Git; system testing; SQL Server & Mongo DB.

Desirable Skills
Nodejs;

The successful candidate will also have an interest in gaining experience with the following:
Elastic search; ELK Stack; AWS infrastructure; Docker Message Queues; Rabbit MQ; Linux web servers; Selenium Automation testing.

Essential Tools
Visual Studio 2017; Visual Studio Code; SQL server management Studio; IIS; nginx; Jira; Docker.


Digital Marketing Executive

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Marketing Manager

Working as part of the Marketing Team, the Digital Marketing Executive will be involved in planning, creating and implementing email marketing campaigns to drive brand awareness and sales. You will also be responsible for landing page design, web banner creation, customer facing web support and website testing.

Essential Skills
HTML; CSS (Foundation-Responsive-Mobile first); Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator; Microsoft Office Suite.

Desirable Skills
Experience with an email marketing platform, SQL, Visual Studio

Role-Specific Attributes

  • Degree educated with digital marketing experience
  • The ability to influence at all levels and create collaborations which lead to success
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Efficient, with excellent time management skills
  • Hard working and enthusiastic
  • Willingness to continue learning


Customer Experience Advisor

Salary range TBC – dependent upon experience
Full Time/Permanent
Location: Colchester
Reporting to: Customer Experience Manager

To effectively manage, oversee and organise interaction between a customer and the organisation throughout the customer lifecycle. The Customer Experience Advisor will optimise interactions from the customer’s perspective, and as a result, foster customer loyalty

Role-Specific Attribute

  • Strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills
  • Ability to make decisions independently
  • Flexibility and possess the ability to multi-task
  • The ability to influence and deliver successfully through others
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritise tasks with strict deadlines
  • Understanding the needs of the business along with the flexibility to change according to requirements
  • Ability to handle a wide range of activities


Why work for us?


What are our core values?

• Bring energy to the team every day

• Motivate and inspire others with a positive outlook

• Build meaningful relationships with colleagues and contacts

• Address problems in a positive way

• Listen carefully, reflect and think broadly, with agility

• Prioritise own workload and be proactive in the pursuit of goals

• Accountable for own performance delivering business goals over personal gain

• Always set expectations and dependencies and deliver to them

• Diligent approach to the detail butr not losing sight of the objectives

• Maintain a work/life balance and not be easily distracted

• Always punctual with a professional approach

• Dependable due to reiability, flexibility and integrity

• Exceed both customer and colleagues expectations

• Proactively communicate internally to enhance the success of our own common goals

• Take pride in sharing your, or Rapid's success externally

• A high degree of learning ability and drive and ambition to succeed

• Confident and can articulate strengths and development areas

• Listen well to constructive feedback from line manager and give feedback with good intent

• Positive attitude towards shared goals and set challenging personal objectives

• Constantly look for innovative working practices and proccesses

• Belief in the ability for new technology to improve our environment and wellbeing

Here's what some of our team members have to say about working for Rapid...

“I've been working at Rapid for six months and enjoy my work very much. The environment is fast paced, friendly and supportive with opportunities to progress in both the warehouse and sales/support departments” – Steve Short, Warehouse

“Defining Rapid in one word is Teamwork. If it wasn't for the hardworking and efficient colleagues around me then working at Rapid wouldn't be such the pleasure it is! With the determination and support from all employees Rapid wouldn't function at its best.

Having worked at Rapid for nearly 10 years I have seen many changes, but there's one thing for sure, Rapid will continue to strive to do its best!” - Amie Davies, Inbound Sales

Getting to know Rapid's "Core Values"


Core Values

Core Values

Teamwork. Enjoyment. Motivation. Positivity. Just some of the feedback from Rapid's staff who took part in a series of Core Values workshops during the autumn.

The workshops were organised to give employees a greater understanding and appreciation of the company's Core Values - "Great attitude", "Be successful", "In a professional way" and "With a 'Be Better' Mindset" - which were launched earlier in 2017. Each session saw around 12 members of staff from different departments participating in a series of collaborative exercises, with the emphasis very much on fun, teamwork and getting to know each other more.

Staff explored the ideas underlying each of the Core Values, how the attitudes and behaviours could be incorporated into their everyday working lives and how the values shape company culture. Staff were asked to leave feedback on the sessions and their comments reveal how enjoyable and beneficial they found them to be. Aside from a polite 'hello' or 'goodbye', many employees may never have previously spoken to the colleagues they worked with during their session. But they left saying things like "We are not little teams but one big team", "Now I understand what core values mean."

If there were sweets and biscuits involved then they played a useful role!

Denise Bird, Rapid's HR manager and Core Values co-ordinator, said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed these workshops over the past four weeks. It was great to see people from different areas interacting together and getting to know each other better, sharing ideas and discussing what Core Values mean to them."

The Core Values programme will be developed further in 2019. For more information about Rapid's Core Values see the section above.