29/08/2013 10:35:00

Words by Adam

Careers at Rutland Cycling

Rutland Cycling is one of the UK's leading independent cycle retailers.

We're much more than your average bike shop, and our people play a key role in making our company stand out from the crowd. We are incredibly proud of our team, who deliver excellent service to our customers every day of the week.

We currently operate four stores in the heart of England: two at Rutland Water (Whitwell and Giant-Rutland at Normanton), one at Grafham Water, and one at Fineshade Wood. We also operate a thriving e-commerce business. Our head office, warehouse and distribution centre are based in Manton, Rutland.

Send us your CV

If you feel you have the skills and attitude to further improve our award-winning team, please send us your CV:

hr@rutlandcycling.com

Current Vacancies

Women’s Cycling Ambassador, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Competitive salary

A brand new, high-profile Rutland Cycling centre located in a beautiful country park requires an Ambassador for women’s cycling. Reporting to the Store Manager as part of the management team you will be responsible for sales of women-specific cycling products and lead an exciting portfolio of female events and services, from bike fit to product evenings and rides. The role also requires work across all departments in store as part of a highly skilled, industry-leading team in a company proud to have been recognised as ‘Best Independent Retailer’ by Total Womens Cycling in 2014.

You want progression in this exciting sector of the bike industry. Therefore, you can expect training for bike fit, custom-build and the latest product both in-house and in conjunction with the world’s best cycling brands, enabling you to deliver exceptional customer service.

To fulfil this role, you will have a strong sales background, ideally gained within the cycle industry, with the ability to deliver on store KPIs. You will be passionate about cycling, actively engaged in the sport in one or more of its many disciplines. Excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of self motivation are essential requirements. The role provides the ideal stepping stone for those seeking to further their career in an expanding Company that has been voted Bike Biz ‘Best Independent Retailer’ in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

For a recruitment pack, please contact our HR team at hr@rutlandcycling.com or call 01572 737624 ext.36.

Closing date: Monday 2nd March.


MTB Ambassador, Ferry Meadows, Peterborough

Competitive salary

A brand new, high-profile Rutland Cycling centre located in a beautiful country park requires an Ambassador for Mountain Bike. Reporting to the Store Manager as part of the management team you will be responsible for sales of mountain bikes and all related clothing, parts, accessories and services. You will lead our MTB pro-shop area, as well giving great service to newcomers to the discipline. The role also requires work across all departments in store as part of a highly skilled, industry-leading cycling team. We want to work with a genuine MTB enthusiast who can transfer that passion into exceptional customer service in a new look retail environment.

You want progression in this exciting sector of the bike industry. Therefore, you can expect training for bike fit, custom-build and the latest product both in-house and in conjunction with the world’s best cycling brands. The role benefits from a need to demo product and continually learn, so investment in your development in MTB and the wider cycling industry is a given.

To fulfil this role, you will have a strong sales background, ideally gained within the cycle industry, with the ability to deliver on store KPIs. You will be passionate about cycling, actively engaged in MTB and well-versed in all other cycling disciplines. A high level of technical competence and interest is a requirement. Excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of self motivation are essential requirements. The role provides the ideal stepping stone for those seeking to further their career in an expanding Company that has been voted Bike Biz ‘Best Independent Retailer’ in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

For a recruitment pack, please contact our HR team at hr@rutlandcycling.com or call 01572 737624 ext.36.

Closing date: Monday 2nd March.


Road Cycling Ambassador, Rutland Cycling, East Midlands

Competitive salary

A high-profile Rutland Cycling store located in a beautiful country park requires an Ambassador for all things Road Cycling. BG Fit studio, Retul Muve service, S-Works and Project One custom build, full Pro Shop – these will be your products to lead and develop. You will be responsible for sales of road bikes and all related clothing, parts, accessories and services. You will lead our Road Pro Shop area, and arrange and lead rides and events as part of the day-job! The role also requires work across all departments in store as part of a highly skilled, industry-leading cycling team. We want to work with a genuine road enthusiast who can transfer that passion into exceptional customer service in a new look retail environment.

We will provide training for Body Geometry Fit, custom-build across multiple brands and the latest product - both in-house and in conjunction with the world’s best cycling brands. You will also be sent to product launches and demos at home and overseas with our buying team. The role benefits from a need to demo product and continually learn, so investment in your development in road cycling and the wider cycling industry is a given.

To fulfil this role, you will have a strong sales background, ideally gained within the cycle industry, with the ability to deliver on store KPIs. You will be passionate about cycling, actively engaged in road cycling and well-versed in all other disciplines. A high level of technical competence and interest is a requirement. Excellent interpersonal skills and a high level of self motivation are essential requirements. Experience in bike fit is an advantage. The role provides the ideal stepping stone for those seeking to further their career in an expanding Company that has been voted Bike Biz ‘Best Independent Retailer’ in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

For a recruitment pack, please contact our HR team at hr@rutlandcycling.com or call 01572 737624 ext.36.

Closing date: Monday 9th March.


Online Content Assistant - Head Office, Manton, Rutland

Competitive Salary - Dependent on Experience

The Online Content Assistant (OCA) will join our close-knit eCommerce team based at our headquarters at Manton, Rutland. You will assist the Online Content team to produce accurate, high-quality online product listings, landing pages, blog posts and other online content. An ability to write well, and to work efficiently and accurately with systems is key. The OCA will deliver timely, accurate and high-quality product listings, in line with our data standards and to agreed output and quality levels.

There will also be scope for involvement in other areas of eCommerce operations, including phone- and email-based customer service; creating simple promotional banners; and social media.

Is this role right for you?

This role suits an ambitious individual – a quick learner with good IT skills, a flair for persuasive copywriting and excellent attention to detail. A genuine passion for cycling is a distinct advantage!

Key Skills

  • Able to quickly produce original content, and to spell and punctuate.
  • Able to learn quickly and work with various IT systems.
  • Excellent data handling capabilities; conversant with Microsoft Excel.
  • Dedication and attention to detail, with particular regard to data handling.
  • Familiarity with image editing software e.g. Photoshop an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable working within a close-knit team.
  • Self motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Interest in online retail and digital marketing.
  • High standards of professionalism and respect.
  • An understanding of, and interest in, bikes and cycling products is an advantage.

About Rutland Cycling

Rutland Cycling is a forward-looking company with a clear strategic vision, and eCommerce is a significant driver of growth for our business. More than just an online bike retailer, we aspire to create stand-out digital experiences for our customers, sharing our passion for cycling and making it easy and engaging for them to visit and shop with us.

To apply, please send your CV with a supporting statement to hr@rutlandcycling.com

Closing Date: Monday 16th March 2015.

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