About SM UK

Established in 2000 as a small family business, SM UK, an auto-engineering company specializing in commercial vehicle safety systems has gone from strength to strength.  Now operating nationwide and dealing with some of the largest fleets in the country, providing optimum solutions and a seamless service tailored to meet the exact requirements of our clients.

Due to our continued progressive growth, diversification and planned further expansion, SM UK currently have fantastic opportunities for the right people to further enhance our existing team.

SM UK are recognised as the preferred suppliers for the UK’s biggest manufacturers of vehicle safety systems and van conversions.

We are looking to recruit skilled and motivated individuals who are ambitious and want to expand their skills and experience to develop their future career with us. Ideally you will have motor industry experience and may have worked in a variety of roles, including mechanic, technician, body repair, etc., we would like to hear from you as your skills will be transferable and we provide full in-house cross training on all our installation products.

Marketing Manager

Management Team

Location: Leeds Head Office, covering the UK

Job Type: Full Time 40hrs, Permanent, 08:30 – 17:00, Monday – Friday

Salary: £35,000pa dependent on experience

Due to our continued progressive growth and diversification, SM UK currently has a fantastic and exciting opportunity for an established Marketing Manager to take on this vital role in the Company’s further expansion to help take SM UK to the next level, by developing our marketing strategy, building on our existing brand and driving forward the Company’s growth and competitive edge.

We are looking for a commercially focused, creative and driven marketing professional that can thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment . Working as part of the Management Team you will be expected to have an active role in driving the business forward, whist keeping the Company values in mind.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about marketing, PR and social media. You will need to be a confident communicator with a great imagination and creative mind to be able to suggest, share and implement ideas.

You will be a well organised, motivated, and ambitious individual who will be integral to our growing Management Team. Joining at a very exciting time you will have a desire to expand your knowledge and experience, with the opportunity to further develop your career with us.

Your duties will include but not limited to the following:

  • Working as part of the Management Team to develop strategic growth plans
  • Developing and implementing marketing plans and strategy to produce key objectives to achieve projected plans
  • Sales Division support – lead generation, creating brochures and sales documentation, helping design sales presentations, marketing material and merchandise
  • Carrying out market research into existing and new markets, products and services and maintaining a database of contacts
  • Building and developing our existing brand, ensuring consistency throughout all platforms
  • Manage and monitor the marketing budget
  • Develop, and monitor the marketing calendar
  • Produce regular reports and analysis to help inform decisions to aid in planning, management and focus of the function and its support for the entire Company
  • Create engaging content including writing and scheduling media posts, photography, videography, graphic and advert design
  • Building our social media following and engagement on Linked In, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Find, connect and communicate with target markets
  • Managing email campaign’s, newsletters, maintaining and developing database
  • Website Management and maintenance including blog writing, updating, content creation, SEO
  • Producing customer case studies and testimonials
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Research, plan, organise and promote Company events, networking opportunities and exhibitions
  • Liaising with external PR companies for press release opportunities
  • Manage and promote Company sponsorships
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Full Van Edstrom Fitout by SM UK

Business Development Manager

Van Conversions

Location: Leeds Head Office, covering the UK

Job Type: Full Time 40hrs, Permanent, Monday – Friday

Salary: £30,000 – £35,000pa dependent on experience, plus uncapped commission

Due to our continued progressive growth, diversification and planned further expansion, SM UK currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Business Development Manager for our Van Conversion Division to further enhance our existing team.

We are looking to recruit a highly proactive, enthusiastic and target driven Business Development Manager who can confidently communicate at all levels. You will be motivated and ambitious and want to be part of our Team with a desire to expand your knowledge and experience to further develop your future career with us.

Ideally you will have previous van conversion sales experience within the automotive industry or similar background working within a dealership or vehicle sales setting.

The ideal candidate will be confident and be able to work to a high standard on their own initiative and as part of a Team. Drawing on your sales experience you will be responsible for developing and identifying your contacts to build a database of leads and a pipeline of potential business throughout the UK. You will possess excellent communication and customer service skills and stive to provide the best possible customer solution for every opportunity, generating and building long standing working relationships with new and existing clients and strategic partners.

You will have strong communication and presentation skills to deliver potential and existing customers with targeted, relevant optimum solutions using leading edge products, supported by our in-house Design Engineer.

Your duties will include but not limited to the following:

  • Meeting & exceeding sales targets, with uncapped commission potential
  • UK wide lead generation & networking
  • Building a database of quality leads/pipeline throughout the UK
  • Quotation creation & proactive follow-ups
  • Account/customer relationship management
  • Providing an exceptional customer experience
  • Following internal procedures when processing orders
  • Liaising effectively with internal departments to provide seamless customer service

Installation Engineers

Mobile & Workshop

Location: Leeds Workshop, Tamworth Workshop, Mobile – UK

Job Type: Full Time 45hrs, Permanent, Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:30 plus overtime

Salary: £30,115 basic per annum, plus overtime after 45hrs at time and a half, potential to earn in excess of £40,000pa

Due to our continued progressive growth, diversification and planned further expansion, SM UK currently have fantastic opportunities for Installation Engineers to further enhance our existing team of Specialist Engineers.

The positions require confident Engineers who can work to a high standard and on their own initiative and also work as part of a Team.  Ideally qualified to a minimum level 2 City and Guilds/NVQ, with a full UK Driving License, you will possess excellent communication and customer service skills, with a polite and professional manner.

Your duties will include the installation of the following on commercial vehicles:

  • Reverse Camera & Vehicle CCTV installations
  • Vehicle Safety Equipment
  • Visual Warning Equipment
  • Sensors and Radar installations
  • Specialist Vehicle installations
  • Lighting and Beacons
Auto-electrician installating DVS Allow List Safe System
SM UK Engineer working on HGV

Service Engineers

Warranty & Service team

Location: Leeds, Midlands, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge & UK

Job Type: Full Time 45hrs, Permanent, Monday – Friday, 06:00 – 18:00, Saturdays as and when required

Salary: £30,115 basic per annum, plus overtime after 45hrs at time and a half, potential to earn in excess of £40,000pa

Due to our continued progressive growth, diversification and planned further expansion, SM UK currently have fantastic opportunities for Service Engineers to further enhance our existing team of Specialist Engineers to attend service and warranty calls.

The position requires confident Engineers who can work to a high standard on their own initiative or as part of a Team.  You will possess excellent communication and customer service skills, with a polite and professional manner.  A full UK Driving License is required.

Your duties will include, but not limited to, attending service and warranty calls in relation to our installations of the following products on commercial vehicles:

  • Reverse Camera & Vehicle CCTV installations
  • Vehicle Safety Equipment
  • Visual Warning Equipment
  • Sensors and Radar installations
  • Specialist Vehicle installations
  • Lighting and Beacons
  • Attending service calls within our agreed Service Level Agreements
  • Supporting field and workshop engineers
  • Providing information and feedback to the Service Manager

Coachbuilders

Welfare & Van Conversions Team

Location: Leeds Workshop & Tamworth Workshop

Job Type: Full Time 45hrs, Permanent, Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:30 plus overtime

Salary: £30,115 basic per annum, plus overtime after 45hrs at time and a half, potential to earn in excess of £40,000pa

We are looking to recruit a skilled and motivated individual who is ambitious and wants to expand their skills and experience to develop their future career with us. Ideally you will have coachbuilding/bodybuilding experience and may have worked in a variety of roles.  Tasks will include working on many different welfare van and conversion projects, including installation of safety racking systems.  Good general wood/metal and fabrication skills required.  We provide full in-house training.

Working to a high standard on your own initiative or as part of a Team.  Alongside hands-on practical skills, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, dealing with a variety of tasks in a polite and professional manner, with an awareness of Health and Safety within a workshop environment. A full UK Driving License would be an advantage but not essential.

SM UK Welfare unit van rear view

Benefits

If you would like to be part of a well respected, successful team of skilled Nationwide Engineers, working to the highest standard, backed by a dedicated management and administrative team, with training and progression opportunities then look no further, contact us for more information.

In return we offer the following:

  • Private Health Care
  • Overtime at time and a half
  • NEST Pension Scheme in line with government standards
  • Full uniform, including safety boots and tools
  • 28 days Holiday (Including Bank Holidays)
  • Full in-house training
  • Parking

Dedicated & Professional

Why work with SM UK?

With over 20 years in the auto-electrical industry, we have built a solid team around us, many who have been with us for years.

There’s many reasons why people stay with us so long; exciting opportunities, flexible & collaborative company culture and rewarding job roles.

We pride ourselves on finding the best candidates around, be it for our office team or engineers out on the road.

As industry leaders, we’re always looking for people that can help us pave the way in the future.

SM UK have become one of the country’s leading specialists in commercial vehicle safety, and it wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic team.

That’s why we take great pleasure in nurturing our talent, offering:

  • Great benefits
  • Opportunities to learn & develop
  • Growth of your role with the company
  • Rewarding forward thinkers and target breakers
  • Company wide parties to celebrate achievements