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.
Brompton Bicycle Ltd has a small but expanding satellite site in Sheffield (‘BFL’) with eight operators responsible for welding titanium bicycle frame components as found on our lightweight bicycle models. The Sheffield operation is a Joint Venture with a local aerospace company.
This role will be the primary operations support for the entire Sheffield outfit. The work will be mainly manufacturing engineering based and will include short-term production support and longer-term continuous improvement projects, but there will also be incidental tasks which cover material supply, logistics and quality. This role will have no immediate managerial duties, it will work alongside the Production Manager who is responsible for the welding operators.
Brompton’s main factory is in Greenford, West London and this is where the Manufacturing Engineering team is based. The position will report to the London team; they will likely spend half their time on site in Sheffield and the other half in London, sometimes with long periods at either site (accommodation will be provided). For this reason, we will consider candidates based in Sheffield or London.
Brompton utilises Personal Profile Analysis and Psychometric Assessment during the recruitment process. This allows to identify the ideal behavioural requirements for each job function in terms of Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. The ideal behavioural profile for this role is set out below:
Influence (High I)
Compliance (High C)
Dominance (High D)
Steadiness (Low S)
Skills and Requirements