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Options Management Ltd - ‘The Greenest Vending Company in the UK’
Winners of Auto Vending Industry Award 2012

Double Accolade for Options.
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Recent endorsements of Options' Recycling in schools.
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Coffee often suffers from bad press - Is this true?
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'On the Go' Recycling for Ofsted
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Myths about coffee challenged by TV Doctor
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New Year – New Coffee Deal for You!
Whatever your business, Options the coffee people has a solution to suit, from ingredients supply to the complete package. The aroma and flavour of our coffees are what we are passionate about. Let us pass that to your customers and increase sales.
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Welsh School Success with Recycling
Monmouth Comprehensive School should congratulate itself.
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Stockport schools lead on recycling
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Co-operative Pharmacy – Open all hours

To provide a state of the art catering service for a three shift workforce, working in a prestige clean environment carries with it a real cost and investment.
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Free on loan concept set to pioneer real progress in industry recycling
It may be that any fool can recycle, but will they?

 

Auto Vending

For recycling to become universal it is essential that there is an established commercially viable infrastructure and recycling is rewarded beyond the 'feel good' feeling.
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Options Recycling Partnership

Options Management have taken a positive step by introducing new services for one of its major customers….. read more

 

 
Auto Vending

Auto Vending Innovation Awards 2008
Options Win New Vending Concept Award
Sponsored by Vendman... read more

 
 
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Options Management nominated for Michelin Tyre plc sponsored Environmental Business Award. Reverse vending machines don’t dispense drinks and snacks – they take back the empties... read more

 

 

 

Job Vacancies

From time to time Options Management require staff to fill full time permanent posts.

Vacancies will appear here, however we are always ready to consider any applicant, at any time, who wishes to forward his or her CV with a covering letter that clearly identifies the job of interest.

 

Outline job descriptions are shown below for information.

 

Mobile* Vending Merchandiser/ Operator – Job Description

This jobs entails more responsibility than a simple delivery service

With a smart, professional appearance, operators will be flexible, conscientious and co-operative. They will ideally possess customer service experience will be self-motivated and able to manage your own workload, as well as being able to work as part of a team. Experience of rotating and managing stock would be useful but not essential.

With good written and verbal communication skills, operators will be able to accurately complete the paperwork associated with the position.

They will possess a full UK driving licence and be able to work a 5 out of 7 day working pattern or rota which may include weekends.  

Merchandisers/Operators will be given routes that may vary from time to time to accommodate customer requirements and response time limitations.  A degree of flexibility will be required.

 

Duties

  • To fill, clean and sanitise all equipment i.e. drinks, cans, snack (crisps & confectionery) and fresh food machines.
  • To be responsible for handling cash
  • Fill in paperwork, stock, vend readings etc., and to work with the latest technology.
  • Identify basic faults with machines.
  • Be able to carry and store goods to ensure maximum vends from Machines.
  • Be able to drive in busy cities and on motorways, with a sound knowledge of the UK motorway network.
  • Be able to drive and handle large vehicles.

Qualities

Candidates must have the following qualities:

  • Be self motivated, with an outgoing personality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Energetic and motivated team player
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Vending experience desirable but not essential
  • Good standard of personal hygiene

General

Whilst all major decisions are made at Service Control or by the management, many of the daily decisions may come from the Merchandiser/Operators using their initiative to ensure customers needs are met in the most efficient manner.

The company reserve the right to carry out random alcoholic or drugs tests. 

Pre-employment checks with regards to working in schools or with/near children along with criminal record checks may be carried out in accordance with current employment regulations.

You will be provided with a company vehicle and uniform.

From time to time ‘static‘ non-driving merchandiser/operator jobs become vacant. If this is of interest kindly include the words ‘static merchandiser/operator’ in your application

 

 

Service Engineer – Job Description

To complete service calls, installations, customer training and preventative maintenance schedules, as notified by the Service Controller, to the standards of quality and timing specified by the appropriate Service Manager.  
Strive to always provide the best possible service and first time fault find.

 

Duties

  • To respond to service calls as directed
  • To complete a first time fix
  • To install and test new and re-furbished equipment supplied by the company, ensuring that all features and functions are operating correctly to the customer specification.
  • To supply training to customers and operating staff when required, showing the daily filling, cleaning, and basic maintenance and programming where required and obtain a signature on the worksheet to confirm this has been completed to an acceptable standard.
  • To carry out preventative maintenance routines, following the appropriate model guidelines, at the site designated by the service control.

Spare Parts

  • All vehicle stock of spare parts should be kept and stored in a clean and tidy manner in designated boxes so that stock takes may be carried out within 2 hours. No heavy items are to be placed on top of smaller delicate items.
  • All new deliveries must be checked against the enclosed delivery note / picking list and any errors in the spare parts delivery must be reported to Vehicle Stock Controller as soon as possible.

Dress Code

  • All technicians must dress in company uniform at all times whilst on company business (including stand by duty) which must be maintained in a clean and tidy manner.
  • All technicians must maintain an acceptable level of personal hygiene.

Reporting

Accurate and concise details of daily, weekly and expenditure records must be produced and submitted within the correct timeframes as stated below.

 

ACTION

FREQUENCY

Job Sheets

To be completed and submitted daily.

Time Sheets

To be posted no later than first post Monday after the week to which they apply.

Cash Expenses

To be submitted monthly.

Preventative Maintenance Checklist

To be attached to the relevant job sheet and posted on the day to which they apply.

Installation Report

As above.

Special Report Forms

As above.

 

Communications

As indicated below, all technicians must ensure regular contact with Service Control using the telephone, mobile or blackberry (provided):-

  • to clear down after each and every completed call on/at location
  • to report any type of hold up preventing completion of the work allocated for the day
  • to report an aborted call on/at location
  • to order spare parts from/at location
  • to inform the controller of the work load planned for that day

Other Responsibilities

All technicians will be required to:

  • attend training courses as directed by their Service Manager;
  • attend Cell meetings as directed by their Service Manager;
  • ensure strict adherence to customer rules and regulations whilst on the customer’s premises including wearing high visibility and safety wear if required;
  • abide by all general hygiene regulations as specific to any site visit;
  • keep all Company provided tools and equipment maintained in a clean,   tidy and rust free manner;
  • take full responsibility for returning their test equipment for re-calibration as directed by the Company (to be monitored by the Service Manager);
  • ensure all paper manuals are stored in a clean and tidy manner;
  • keep all technical updates stored and filed in a clean and tidy manner;
  • ensure the company vehicle is maintained and kept in a clean and tidy manner, with regular servicing as specified in the vehicle handbook. The oil level and tyre pressures should be checked once a week at least and any problems reported and rectified immediately.

Knowledge and skills

  • An ideal candidate would have a sound background of electro-mechanical experience.
  • An electrical qualification is desirable (C & G Radio & TV / Electronic servicing, Electrical engineering / Installation), or 3 years experience in a  similar style working environment.
  • 3 Phase experience would be an asset as some of our customers utilise the power supply on their equipment.
  • A fundamental part of the job is fault finding to component level,therefore a logical and methodical approach is required. 
  • A good standard of numeracy and literacy is essential.
  • Engineers  will possess a clean, full UK driving licence, be able to drive in busy cities and on motorways, with a sound knowledge of the UK motorway network.
  • Be able to work a 5 out of 7 day working pattern or rota which may include weekends and various geographical areas/regions subject call out to and response requirements.

General

Whilst all major decisions are made at Service Control or by the management, many of the daily decisions must come from the Technician using their initiative to ensure customers needs are met in the most efficient manner.

The company reserve the right to carry out random alcoholic or drugs tests.

Pre-employment checks with regards to working in schools or with/near children along with criminal record checks may be carried out in accordance with current employment regulations.

 

You will be provided with a company vehicle and uniform.

 
 
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Options Management Ltd, Options House, Maries Way, Silverdale Business Park, Silverdale, Newcastle, Staffs. ST5 6PA.
Tel: 01782 629888  Fax: 01782 629333  Web: www.options-management.co.uk  Email: mail@options-management.co.uk