JOIN BROMPTON BICYCLE IN CREATING URBAN FREEDOM FOR HAPPIER LIVES!
Our purpose is to change the way people live in cities. By providing the means to commute or explore with a bike that you can take anywhere and store anywhere, we can make cities happier places to live. We want to increase people’s freedom, improve their health and reduce society’s impact on the environment. We make more than just a bicycle, and we are more than just a bicycle company.
We continue to make the Brompton in West London, where we started in 1975. Brompton now offers 16.5 million combinations on the bike, every one of which is still made by hand in London. It is now estimated that there are over 80,000 Brompton bikes in London. Three-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the company sells over 45,000 bikes in 44 countries around the world every year. Sales have been growing at a fast rate with the help of Brompton Junction retail stores in London, Barcelona, Munich, Beijing, Milan, Hamburg, Shanghai, Chengdu, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Kobe and we don’t plan on stopping there.
This role will manage a growing team of design engineers. The team will sit within the Tooling and Equipment department and will be responsible for the design, manufacture and sourcing of tooling and equipment for use in production. As the company grows, we are splitting departments and separating the responsibilities for the current products and new products, of which we have several in the pipeline. This role will be responsible for the tooling and equipment relating to current products where the focus is more on continuous improvement and engineering refinement.
Main Responsibilities Technical duties – you and your team
Job requirements Skills and requirements
The Person The person in this role will be able to provide the best possible solutions to problem solving by examining facts and trying different alternatives and thinking things through. They will be able to identify and develop practical solutions, communicate the findings and implement action to achieve their objectives. The successful candidate will create monitoring systems that identify whether the team are achieving the organizational objectives within the given timescales.
The ideal candidate will be systematic and logical in their approach to decision making and ensuring all necessary facts and information are available for review. They will be able to motivate people to work to the highest standards and produce the best results and providing recognition for a job well done and providing them with areas for improvement. The successful person will be expected to mentor, coach and support those in need of assistance and direction while building morale and encouraging others.
The individual will continually seek out opportunities to drive a culture of strategic excellence and continuous improvement. They must be alerted to changing situations, show flexibility in approach when difficult circumstances arise and still strive to achieve a result.
The person in this role will take a perfectionist approach to situations and enjoy researching facts and information. They will able to communicate with others in an analytical manner within a technical area of expertise. The achievement of results and the need to be involved in a variety of tasks call for accuracy and the attention to detail are vital aspects of this role. Standard operating procedures and adhering to policy and processes and maintain quality and standards are also important. The successful person should be precise, adaptable, alert, self-starting, inquisitive, friendly and confident within a specific area of expertise.
Brompton uses a Thomas Personality Profile Assessment (PPA) as part of the recruitment process. You will be invited to undertake a test as part of the second stage interview. The following sections give an indication to the type of personality profile we believe fits the role, in terms of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance.
Compliance (High C)
Influence (High I)