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Velo Systems Limited (Trading as Aria Technology and Gladiator Computers) is a major supplier of PC compatible computer components and peripherals across the UK. We supply thousands of end users, students, public and private sector companies, central government offices and education providers each year with quality products and services, all at highly competitive prices.

The company was established in Manchester in 1993 by our current managing director, Aria Taheri. Aria was awarded an engineering degree with honours in Electronics from the University of Bath in 1991; and then worked for a period in the electronics industry before attending the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST), where he gained his postgraduate MSc.

Based upon his experience in the electronics and computer world, Aria established Aria Technology Limited with the aim of making computer products and services more accessible for individuals and businesses by ensuring quality products were sourced and distributed to the marketplace at affordable prices.

Aria recently featured on the popular Channel 4 reality show The Secret Millionaire, during which he went undercover in Sparbrook in Birmingham; spent time volunteering with several charitable organisations; and eventually revealed his identity, surprising several of the charities concerned with donations. You can see the episode on 4oD, or watch a trailer on YouTube.

We have has traded successfully for 20 years, and are now established as a leader in the market place with a forecasted turnover of £20m for the coming year.

The company employs over 35 individuals who together have a vast array of knowledge and expertise within the Information Technology sector. As the business continues to grow and develop, we constantly strengthen the team through in-house training and product knowledge updates as new technology is launched. Aria Technology Ltd also has a comprehensive staff development programme and the new personnel are recruited after thorough analysis to identify the skills that are of key importance to the expansion of our business activities.



 

Vacancies

Administration  (1 vacancies)

PA to Dynamic and Energetic MD

Gladiator Computers have been a respected source for high performance PC hardware since 1999. Today we are operating in a custom built state of the art business premises in Bellevue, Manchester, and we regularly feature award winning systems reviewed in leading IT magazines and trade journals. Our new website, launched in 2013 for selling Gladiator PC Systems, provides a configurator which allows customers to choose their components, peripherals and other options so that they can build a PC tailored to their needs.

Role overview

Reporting to the Managing Director you will assist with the day to day organisation of his diary and schedule. In this role you will be working closely with the management team with the aim of facilitating the smooth running of the business and helping it to fulfil it's strategic objectives. We are looking for a highly motivated professional to be the go to person for all Managing Director related queries. With extensive planning and organisational skills, you will ensure the smooth running of the Managing Director's day to day activities in order for them to be able to concentrate on the stategic direction of the business.

Remuneration

Excellent salary depending on experience & performance based bonus

Key Responsibilities

  • To assist the MD in all day to day activities - https://twitter.com/ariataheri
  • Supporting our Product Managers to ensure our growing portfolio of products is presented in the best possible way
  • To ensure our shop display is current and well presented with products and prices
  • To take over responsibility for functionality and uploading content to the external projectors
  • To monitor efficiency of promotion activities and to identify slow sales
  • To liaise with external partners, contractors etc.

Person Specification

  • 'Can do' attitude
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience with PA skills
  • Excellent IT and literacy skills
  • Top end diary management skills
  • First class listening and organisation skills
  • Energetic with excellent communication skills
  • Hands on work ethos and a flexible nature
  • Ability to work proactively and with minimal supervision
  • To be comfortable working under pressure & to target
  • Strong commercial awareness

When applying, please answer these questions (important):

  • Why do you want to work for Gladiator Computers? (200 words) 
  • Do you have 2 years experience as a PA?
  • Do you live within commutable distance?



Marketing  (1 vacancies)

Social Media Co-ordinator - Gladiator Computers

As a Social Media Co-ordinator for Aria PC and Gladiator Computers you will manage the social media accounts across both brands via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google +. You will work closely with the [Head of Marketing/Marketing Manager] and the team to create and promote organic content, deliver engaging customer content and continually promote the brands.

As a Social Media Co-ordinator, the ultimate aim is to create our digital profiles across both our brands, increasing engagement and creating integrated campaigns. It is key to work to commercial goals and ensure that all activity is measured.

What you'll be responsible for as a Social Media Executive:

  • Daily maintenance, implementation and management of our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+)
  • Ensuring all content is delivered in the appropriate brand tone of voice
  • Developing data and CRM opportunities across our social platforms by working closely with the Marketing Manager to start to understand ROI
  • Working closely with the key stakeholders from across the business and external agencies to expand reach and engagement
  • Create, manage and develop the Social Media content plan, aligning with the purchasing and commercial team and plans to develop content schedule.
  • Working cross-functionally with other key stakeholders in the business such as Purchasing, Operations and Commercial.
  • Monitoring and reporting of social statistics using web analytics software
  • Identifying trends and patterns in data to facilitate and guide future social activities
  • Working with creative in-house expertise and external agencies to develop content & assets for digital campaigns

What you will need to succeed as a Social Media Coordinator:

  • Proven experience of successfully managing multiple social media accounts, ideally in a retail context.
  • A passion for social media across all channels.
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player.
  • A driven and motivated creative thinker, with a passion for creating engaging content.
  • An understanding of retail businesses, and ideally computers and gaming.

In return for your hard work, you'll receive a competitive salary, great development opportunities and benefits.

When applying, please answer these questions (important):

  • Why do you want to work for Gladiator Computers? (200 words) 
  • Do you have 2 years experience working with Social Media in a commercial context?
  • Do you live within commutable distance?


Warehouse / Logistics  (1 vacancies)

Mixed Role Warehouse Operative & PC Repair Specialist

With hands-on attitude you are willing to work across all operations based departments. You will be flexibly allocated in the warehouse, repairs and technical teams. Excellent career opportunities are available to the right candidates.

Key duties include:
  • Ensuring all items go to the correct warehouse location
  • Picking and packing computer parts from stock for system assembly and customer orders
  • Building bespoke systems from the award winning Gladiator range
  • To effectively communicate the products and services offered by the company
  • To advise customers about the best suitable products, quoting correct pricing, delivery date and stock requirements.
  • To process RMAs To test and repair systems down to component level
Person Specification:
  • To be able to work with minimal supervision and use own initiative Comfortable working to target and paying attention to details
  • Highly motivated technology enthusiast
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Effective communicator

When applying, please answer these questions (important):

  • Why do you want to work for Gladiator Computers? (200 words) 
  • Do you have 2 years of relevant experience?
  • Do you live within commutable distance?


 

How to Apply:

Send your CVs to:
Attn: Personnel Department
Aria House, Belle Vue Avenue, Pottery Lane, Manchester M12 4AS

Sorry strictly no agencies

Email to: [email protected]
Be sure to include the name of the position you are applying for!