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Velo Systems Limited (Trading as Aria Retail 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

Accounts & Finance  (1 vacancies)

Accounts Assistant

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.

The organisation employs a team of individuals who together have a vast array of knowledge and expertise within the Information Technology sector. As an Investor In People Company we are dedicated to constantly promote working culture, strengthen employee engagement and to encourage our staff's ambitions.

Role overview

We are looking for a well-organised Accounts Assistant with the ability to communicate efficiently with peers and suppliers while ensuring that all accounts and administration duties are dealt with accurately. You will be working closely together with other areas of the business, in particular our Purchasing and Supplier Returns.

You will also be happy to take over other accounting duties to support the team. A motivated individual with a bright mind will have the opportunity for career progression.

Competitive salary depending on experience

Key duties include:

  • To prepare payment runs and send remittance advices
  • Supplier, bank and sales reconciliation
  • Maintaining spreadsheets
  • Purchase Ledger invoicing
  • To keep Supplier Returns up to date and follow up credit notes for items returned to supplier
  • Scanning and filing of documents
  • To ensure stock invoices are addressed correctly and are authorised

Skills Required:

Essential Characteristics of the successful candidate include:

  • Strong administration and bookkeeping competence
  • Working knowledge of relevant procedures including matching and coding high volume invoices
  • Proficient user of MS Excel, ideally to macro level
  • Ability to focus on the job at hand paying attention to details
  • Analytical mind with affinity for numbers
  • Good professional communication capability
  • Able to work with minimal supervision


Senior Executive  (1 vacancies)

MIXED ROLE (Picker, Packer, System Builder)

Your new role

This job is designed for a candidate with previous warehouse, Picker, Packer and/or building PCs experience. The Mixed Role will suit somebody who wants variety in their career and have a real influence in how the department and wider company moves forward.

Working closely with the Operations Supervisor and the Systems Supervisor, you will be given great exposure to whole workings of the Company.

What you'll need to succeed as a Picker, Packer, System Builder

To successfully secure this job, you will need to have some warehouse and/or building PC experience. This is a busy company, in a fast paced market and you will be expected to work to KPIs in order to assist the company in meetings its objectives and SLAs.

The successful candidate will be someone who is hardworking, enthusiastic and reliable. You must be presentable, a good communicator, willing to learn and able to use your own initiative. Attention to detail and high level of accuracy is a must for this position.

Ideally you will
  • Be passionate about a career within the IT industry and have a knowledge of technology, components and computers
  • Have previous warehouse experience
  • Have knowledge of Building/Repairing PC's (not essential)
  • Feel comfortable with performance guidelines
  • Whilst experience is not necessary to apply for this position, good communication skills and the desire to achieve are essential.
What you'll get in return as the Picker, Packer, System Builder
  • Competitive salary that may increase after a successful probation period
  • You'll enjoy working in a friendly environment
  • Opportunity to grow and progress within the company
  • Work in our modern, newly renovated offices
  • Offices close to excellent commuter links and with free parking on-site
  • Free refreshments
  • Company Bonuses
  • Experience a highly varied role in an exciting industry
What you need to do now

If you're interested in the Picker, Packer, System Builder role, then send your CV and covering letter by clicking Apply.


Marketing  (1 vacancies)

Part time social media coordinator

Candidate will be required to work with graphic designers, influencers and external companies to implement a multichannel marketing campaign for our custom gaming computer company.

Core responsibilities:

  • Design a uniform and targeted multi channel marketing campaign
  • Design/commission where necessary graphical assets for landing pages, banners, mailshots etc.
  • Implement campaign to completion
  • Use statistics to measure the impact of the campaign
  • Communicate progress of campaign with management
  • Create new content from inception that is creative and engaging
  • Experience with social media management and understanding of the gaming/computer industry desired

Skills required:

  • Expertise in digital media
  • Driven and enthusiastic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience of providing interesting digital content


Marketing & Sales  (1 vacancies)

Sales Executive

Your new role as a Sales Executive

You will be providing telephone based account management and other support activities for new business to grow your portfolio of Key Accounts (this will involve an element of cold calling). As a Sales Executive You will have to ensure that they get the high level of service they have come to expect from us. 

As a Technology company it is paramount that you have a thorough understanding of components and the industry as a whole, you will also be hungry to learn more in this fast moving environment. As a Sales Executive you will also have the ability to communicate this in a way that allows for ease of understanding by people of all technical abilities. 

We pride ourselves on the fact that we cater to all of our customers needs making sure that they always get best value for money, we do not condone pressure sales of any form. 

Working closely with the Operations Supervisor and the Systems Supervisor, as a Sales Executive you will be given great exposure to whole workings of the Company. 

What you'll need to succeed as a Sales Executive 

To successfully secure this job, you will need to have 12 months+ of proven sales experience and be able to highlight your hunger to progress. This is a busy company, in a fast paced market and you will be expected to work to targets in order to assist the company in meetings its objectives and SLA's. 

The successful Sales Executive candidate will be someone who is hardworking, enthusiastic and reliable. You must be presentable, a good communicator, willing to learn and able to use your own initiative. Attention to detail and high level of accuracy is a must for this position. 

You will be expected to build strategic relationships with senior members of the companies key accounts in order to maximise contract and future growth. 

You will also need to be motivated with a good work ethic to play a part in the growth of the business. 

Ideally you will

  • Have a good standard of education and proven sales experience 
  • Ensure the Corporate Values of the Company are actively promoted and implemented at all times and act in accordance with your confidentiality agreement with the Company at all times. 
  • Be passionate about a career within the IT industry and have a knowledge of technology, components, computers, compatibility and upcoming tech 
  • Possess excellent communication skills and a good telephone manner. You will have to deal with other departments 
  • Be driven by set targets 
  • Engage with customers to develop a full understanding of their needs and provide the necessary support to ensure a pleasurable customer experience, and have the flare to upsell related products 
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment and with a high degree of accuracy and sound attention to detail 
  • Previous experience and a proven track record is a must for this position 

What you'll get in return 

  • Competitive salary (dependant on experience) 
  • Commissions and company bonuses 
  • You'll enjoy working in a friendly driven environment 
  • Opportunity to grow and progress within the company 
  • Work in our modern, newly renovated offices 
  • Offices close to excellent commuter links and with free parking on-site 
  • Free refreshments 
  • Your new company 

We are growing! Do you want to be part of this exciting journey? You will be working for a leading IT business based on the outskirts of Manchester. Growing into various exciting new areas, we are going through huge amount of growth. 


 

How to Apply:

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

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