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Jobs at Aria / Gladiator Computers

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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

Customer Services  (1 vacancies)

CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR (FULL TRAINING PROVIDED)

Your new role

You will be providing high quality Customer Service to our customers and potential customers. This will predominantly be via telephone, email and Facebook.

As a Technology company, it is paramount that you have an understanding of components and the industry as a whole, you will also be hungry to learn more in this fast moving environment. 

You must be empathic and listen to the customer to gauge their needs. You will have the ability to communicate orally and written in a manner that allows for ease of understanding by people of all abilities.

What you'll need to succeed

To successfully secure this job, you will need to have some knowledge of computer components and be able to highlight your hunger to progress.

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.

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 at least GSCE grade C/Level 5 or higher
  • 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 targets
  • Engage with customers to develop a full understanding of their needs and provide the necessary support to ensure a pleasurable customer experience 
  • Previous experience is not essential as full training will be provided

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary (dependant on experience)
  • 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

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, then send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]




Senior Executive  (1 vacancies)

GLADIATOR PC - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

To be qualified for this exciting opportunity, you will be aware of latest technological trends and be proficient in knowing how to adopt the most appropriate technology for the solution you are helping to build. You will be working in a cross-functional team who are equally passionate about computers and technology..

With the sole focus on winning national account business, you will be the Business Development Manager within our organisation responsible for generating and managing new business prospects to increase company volume, revenue and profit in line with agreed budgets. As such you will represent the entire product portfolio and will be responsible for managing and maintaining current relationships to ensure accounts are retained and grown further.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Generating new leads through networking events and referrals
  • Developing new relationships with corporate clients
  • Field based role
  • Understanding and experience of the bid and tender process
  • Proven track record of leading and delivering sales pitches, presentations and sales conversions
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Prioritising workstreams to meet deadlines

Person Specification:

  • Adept relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication and 'people skills'
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • A thorough understanding of computers and components
  • A commutable distance from Manchester
  • Immaculate personal presentation
  • Experience in preparing creative, bespoke tender documents
  • Presenting to panels and Board level prospective clients
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills to successfully "close the deal"
  • IT skills to support budget and report writing skills
  • A self-starter who constantly motivates themselves to ensure a busy pipeline and workload

What's in it for me

  • Be valued, respected, supported, challenged and empowered
  • To work in an ambitious and transforming environment
  • Salary up to £40k (dependant on experience) plus performance based bonuses


Purchasing  (1 vacancies)

PURCHASING ASSISTANT (FULL TRAINING PROVIDED)

Your new role

Experience in purchasing is not necessary for this role as full training will be provided, however you must have knowledge of computer components and a passion for working within the IT industry. Your desire to succeed must also shine.

This role while primarily focused on purchasing is extremely varied. You will be expected to build up relationships with key suppliers and manufacturers and will be proposing new products/marketing activities to the Senior Products Manager.

There will also be the opportunity for the right individual to move up the career ladder within the company.

What you'll need to succeed

To secure this position you will need to be highly motivated with a good work ethic. You must possess excellent communication skills both orally and written and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

You will need to have a passion for computer technology and understand how the fast moving industry would affect buying habits so that you can ensure adequate stock levels of your products. You will need to demonstrate a sound logical mindset.  Training will be provided.

Ideally you will:

  • Be passionate about a career within the IT industry and have a knowledge of  technology, components and computers
  • Be driven by performance guidelines
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment and with a high degree of attention to detail
  • 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

  • Competitive salary (dependant on experience) £18k - £20k plus bonus
  • Full training will be provided 
  • 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
  • Company Bonuses
  • Experience a highly varied role in a demanding industry

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, then send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]



Marketing & Sales  (1 vacancies)

ASSISTANT SALES MANAGER (FULL TRAINING PROVIDED)

Your new role

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

As a Technology company, it is paramount that you have an understanding of components and the industry as a whole, you will also be hungry to learn more in this fast moving environment. 

You must have the ability to communicate orally and written in a manner that allows for ease of understanding by people of all 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.

What you'll need to succeed

To successfully secure this job, you will need to have knowledge of computer components 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 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 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 
  • 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 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 is not essential as full training will be provided

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

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, then send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]



Warehouse / Logistics  (1 vacancies)

Mixed Role (Warehouse, System Builder) - £8.20 per hour

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.

Your new role

This job is designed for a candidate with previous warehouse and/or building PC 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

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 KPI's in order to assist the company in meetings its objectives and SLA's.

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

  • Competitive salary £8.00 per hour increased to £8:20 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 a exciting industry

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, then send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]



 

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!