CAN YOU INSPIRE A BILLION PEOPLE?

If the answer is yes, then we want you to join our team!

Calling all innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. We want you to join our exciting brand for global SBC and IoT products, software and services. You’ll help us grow and nurture a worldwide audience of makers – a demanding market that expects imagination, creativity, and technical expertise in abundance.

PERKS OF THE JOB

WELLNESS FOR EVERYONE

We offer private medical cover for those unexpected moments

ANNUAL BONUS SCHEME

We show our appreciation for your hard work and efforts

SAVE FOR THE FUTURE

We have an industry-leading pension scheme, as it’s never too early to prepare for your future

DISCOUNTS

We partner with 1000s of high street brands to bring you discounts and cashback off your shopping

FLEXIBLE WORKING

We trust our employees to get the work done

DO YOUR BIT

We give all of our employees two days per year to volunteer at a charity of their choice

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

We ensure that all colleagues have the opportunity to develop professionally through a range of courses and personal development plans 

GENEROUS ANNUAL LEAVE

We also offer you the opportunity to buy up to 5 additional days as we want you rested and able to do your best

FAMILY FIRST

We offer above and beyond the statutory requirements for either parent or carer. 

CURRENT VACANCIES

Global Category Manager – Education

Offices in London and Corby / Remote work considered

OKdo is a unique global tech company owned by Electrocomponents Group that’s currently 100% focused on Single Board Computing products and Internet of Things, but with big plans to expand this into associated product categories and services. We work with some of the best technology companies on the planet to bring people the latest products, innovations and services, wherever they are on their SBC and IoT journey, from hobbyists and entrepreneurs to industrial designers and resellers.

The purpose of the category manager is to build the product portfolio, partnerships and agree on the global go to market strategy across all channels.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?

What You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Developing the global education strategy and working with regional markets across all channels to execute activities
  • Delivering the sales and margin expectations in line with the OKdo budget and strategy.
  • Co-ordination of all ‘in classroom’ education-related activities for OKdo working with the wider marketing teams to deliver activities e.g. exhibitions and events, STEM content creation, product development
  • Identifying and developing relationships with key partners to support the OKdo education strategy e.g. STEM authorities, Government bodies, Suppliers and Corporate customers
  • Driving recruitment of OKdo STEM ambassadors across the group to support the delivery of activities
  • Working with regional sales leads to provide sales training and support and launching activity to drive sales opportunities within education channels
  • Collaborating with the OKdo and group eCommerce team to develop the education product offer and maximise exposure across all digital platforms including OKdo, marketplace, RS, Allied and Designspark
  • Working with supply chain and operations to optimise inventory globally and can support volume globally

What’s Great About The Role?

A Global role reports directly to the Global VP Technology

The development of a Global Education strategy will enable OKdo to:

  • Offer a world-class product portfolio globally
  • Deliver exceptional sales revenue at strong (25%+) margins
  • Support the delivery of the OKdo go-forward strategy in Education
  • Position OKdo as an industry thought leader by addressing the current global skills shortage, specifically in engineering
  • Grow OKdo brand awareness to a wider engaged, education sector
  • Build and grow on external partnerships and relationships surrounding STEM education to drive mutually beneficial activities

Requirements

Essential

  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Ability to design, build and launch a world-class product portfolio
  • Must be enthusiastic and passionate about working within the education sector
  • Strong organisational and project management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills are required to communicate across the global business and with strategic partners/customers externally
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence key stakeholders

Desirable

  • Experience building education strategy and marketing campaigns
  • Previous experience of working within the education sector or developing STEM related activities
  • Educated to HNC/Degree level in an engineering or technically relevant discipline.
  • Experience of working in an education setting outside of the UK

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Global Category Manager – Smart Home & IoT

The Global Category Manager is responsible for developing a product category strategy/business plan aligned with the wider OKdo strategy and key stakeholders enabling continued diversification of the OKdo product range, profitable growth, customer acquisition and ROI in addition to effective supplier management through delivery of the best in class global offer for our customers.

The Smart Home & IoT product category strategy and business plan are developed collaboratively with key stakeholders across the OKdo business. Most importantly this incorporates a focus on specific industry verticals and brands. It defines and details the global supplier portfolio, product range and growth initiatives. It is also the foundation for plans and execution of other related functions such as supply chain investments and planning.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?

What You will need to be successful in this role

  • Track record in product/category management or related functional discipline
  • Business planning and execution capability across Smart Home or IoT product category
  • Ability to function effectively across cultures, to think and act appropriately, and to communicate and work with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Business planning and execution capability across a product category
  • Detailed knowledge around product certification and compliance
  • Detailed knowledge around the microcontroller and processor market and products.
  • Experience in end to end management of design cycle from product design, prototype, production to Go to market.
  • Experience in RMA procedures and returns/failure analysis
  • A collaborative team player across a business with fast moving, customer driven markets
  • High change agility with a growth mindset
  • Successful supplier relationship management
  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding of, and the ability to articulate, the OKdo Value Proposition
  • Coaching and motivational skillset
  • Change Management
  • Positive can do attitude, takes ownership and very results oriented
  • Good influencing skills
  • Marketing, purchasing and inventory control knowledge
  • Technology experience
  • Operational problem solver and good process management capability

What’s Great About The Role

The role is responsible for the following processes:

  • SBC & IoT Product category strategy planning, governance and execution.
  • Responsible for the development and execution of supplier strategies and business plans
  • Execution and governance of supplier business plans and value extraction as part of product category strategy.
  • Coordinate and optimise commercial performance across all relevant functions (e.g. inventory, pricing, digital, content and marketing).
  • Successful NPI delivery for products within category strategy.
  • Communication and collaboration across relevant OKdo and group stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Detailed knowledge on the product requirements of SBC ecosystem products
  • Experience in product development and manufacturing setup
  • Experience electrical design; IoT; ML; AI
  • Expected B.EE with 15+ years of experience or Ms.EE 10+ years of experience.
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment
  • Understands the needs of engineers and buyers (our target customers)
  • Experience of living and working globally
  • Ability to operate in a second language

Export Sales & Logistics Co-ordinator

Remote – with occasional travel

OKdo aims to become the first choice provider of SBC and IOT products, software and services to the global market.  It will deliver across multiple customer segments and is technology agnostic, focusing on the Maker/Pro; IoT; and Industrial.  The business is agile, with a start-up mentality that is at the leading edge of the changing market and will move quickly to meet evolving customer needs.

Role Purpose

To provide a best in class customer service experience to OKdo customers by demonstrating and driving a high-performance culture managing a portfolio of global customer accounts. To process export customer orders paying close attention promptly and efficiently to compliance regulatory requirements that will ensure goods can be shipped in a timely and efficient manner to a global customer base. To manage our 3PL in all aspects of continuous improvement, being the link between OKdo & 3PL for both supply chain and export/domestic logistics. The right person must be comfortable in a fast pace, global and dynamic environment, energetic and be experienced in handling and processing customer export orders, as well as some experience managing a 3PL and awareness of continuous improvement methodologies.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?

What You Will Need to Be Successful in This Role

Demonstrable ability to work under pressure; self-motivated, Entrepreneurial, and a good team player

Solutions focused with the ability to identify improvement areas

Demonstrable success of delivering best in class Export customer service experience

Experience of coaching others through change, directly or indirectly

Experience of creating documentation and evaluating the need for change.

A collaborative team player across a business with fast-moving, customer-driven markets

Positive can-do attitude, takes ownership and accountability and results-oriented

Operational problem solver and good process management capability

Experience managing a 3rd party partnerships warehouse (3PL)

Export order processing experience

Highly numerical & analytical

Understands the needs of our target customers

Strong commercial acumen and broad communication skills

What’s Great About The Role

Export and sales co-ordination

  • Establish and build strong relationships with OKdo export customers across multiple global territories
  • Work with customers in all relevant global markets to understand local export compliance, regulatory and customs requirements
  • Process all customer OKdo export orders promptly, accurately and efficiently running trade compliance checks through Amber Road where appropriate.
  • Checking stock availability in ERP system, informing customer of expected shipment date, maintaining close contact with the customer at all stages of order processing
  • Resolve customer enquiries on export order delivery status
  • Build knowledge by attending appropriate Export awareness courses

3PL + Logistics Management

  • Work closely with 3PL distribution partner to ensure shipments to all export customers have customs and import documentation appropriate to the country of ultimate destination (sales invoice, certificate of origin etc.)
  • Establish and maintain close working relationship with OKdo Supply Chain, Sales, Finance and Customer Services teams
  • Work with 3PL partner and freight forwarding companies to resolve any documentation queries on delayed/held shipments/short shipments and incorrect allocation of stock

Continuous Improvement

  • Drive a program of prioritised, continuous process improvement internally and externally with our 3PL, with customer experience, and operating costs in mind, for our B2B customer set in particular
  • Identify inconsistencies where processes are impacting customer experience.
  • Standardise documentation for function consistency and brand goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Trade Compliance knowledge (Amber Road)
  • Experience of working in a matrix environment
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge of Net Suite ERP system
  • Ability to operate in a second language
  • Previous experience of working in an operations environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of Single Board Computing and IoT and a passion for electronics.

What We Offer

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at OKdo. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • 24 hour access to virtual GP
  • On top of your 24 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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We will always need people with zeal, passion and a love of hard work, so if that’s you, we’d love to hear from you, register your interest in working with us by sending your cv to lavanya.Peri@rs-components.com

Now is the time to grow in our high-performace culture. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possiblities?

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