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Product Development Manager
£40000 - £50000 per annum

Product Development ManagerPermanent£40,000 - £50,000Milton Keynes The Product Development Manager will own the direction, development and delivery of new products and services across all areas of the business. Leading the ongoing reporting and client IT operational delivery to clients. The role is chiefly responsible for the development of the products and services sold; keeping the needs of the users in mind, analysing the market to develop an awareness of the affordability of their products and the strength of the competition and to spot the next generation technologies and solutions. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Be able to create passion and excitement in internal and external design, engineering and service delivery teams about solutions and the future roadmap.Chair the monthly produce development review meetings, using it as a vehicle to refine the product road-map and pipeline which the manager develops, owns and delivers.Consistently ensures relevant product development information is appropriately cascaded across the entire business, to equip teams and managers with the knowledge, documentation and materials to deliver the solutions as part of business as usual (BAU)Identify, manage and grown new and existing relationships with partners/suppliers. Encouraging a collaborative approach that is health for both organisations and one that meets the needs of the business and clients.Implementation of the latest product best practices and technologies to support consistently deliverable offerings, including integrating third party applications, services and solutions.Maintaining and retaining a high performing, client focused team living and breathing the company values and behaviours.Own product development trials and product launches with suitable launch material - arrange and ensure suitable supervision for all product trials and launches, brief out requirements to the operations team and to the production staff, via the relevant paperwork, training sessions, quality control, test certification etc. documents.Provide technical leadership for development, design and systems integration, from initiation to deployment, with a strong focus on performance, reliability and scalability.User Acceptance Testing - Completes system testing (black and white box) of new reporting system development and enhancements, ensuring systems are fit for purpose and aligned to project requirements. We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience: A proven track record of managing full product development life cycle, using both internal and external resource.Ability to lead a team providing a 24/7/365 service, in a reliable and robust way focused on continual improvement and service management.An aptitude for programming, system analysis and design preferable in the Microsoft technology stack. Able to document specifications and sign off user acceptance testing.An energetic and focused approach with a proven ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, dynamic business environment.An excellent understanding and awareness of Industry standards, trends and best practice.Comprehensive experience in architecting complex large-scale IT solutionsExcellent track record of delivering and maintaining insightful, data rich web reporting solutions.Experience of strong agile development experience in a dynamic, e-commerce industry.Track record of team management, and ongoing developmentWill have demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and wear many hats in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Receptionist - Part time & Full time
Up to £8 per hour

ReceptionistPermanent - FT & PT£7.83phMilton Keynes We have opportunities at a busy, local GP surgery working either on a part time or full time basis. Working hours can be between 6.45am and 7.00pm and will be on a rota basis. Your main duties will be assisting our patients by attending to them at the reception desk, managing incoming calls, managing the post and electronic communications, whilst also helping with our accounts and practice administration. You must be able to work in a very fast paced environment with a very high degree of accuracy, to help us ensure the safety of our patients. Please note that applications for this role will not be reviewed until the new year. We are looking for someone with: Extensive experience in dealing with members of the publicExcellent team-working and communication skillsAbility to work under pressure in a busy environmentAbility to ensure confidentiality is maintained at all timesFlexible approach to work and can demonstrate professionalismAbility to accept change as all our roles evolve, in context of a changing climate of the NHS The following is ideal, but not essential: Experience working within a medical or clinical environmentDBS CertificateExperience using System OneAble to demonstrate an ability to deal with challenging situations or individuals If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Logistics Controller
Up to £10 per hour plus bonus

Logistics ControllerPermanent£9.78 per hr plus bonusMilton Keynes We have an opportunity with a fantastic organisation in Milton Keynes that operates in a very dynamic, forward thinking environment. This position offers a bonus of around £350/£400 per month in addition to the hourly rate. To accurately stock control and safely handle materials, consumables and products from goods in throughout the manufacturing process. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Efficient organisation and control of allocated logistics tasks and operationsTraining of new staff membersWorking to ISO and company standardsMaintaining accurate information on the databaseMonitor, control and requisition the range of consumablesStock takes and cycle checks to be performed in line with company procedures, highlighting anomaliesImplement measures to stop errors reoccurringMaintain a high standard of maintenance and housekeeping throughoutAttending and actioning requirements from daily team meetingsContinuous improvement through lean manufacturing implementation We are looking for someone with: Excellent IT Skills/SAP systems/MS officeFamiliarity with stock control systemsMust be well organised with good time managementWorks accurately and methodicallyA believer in maintaining high standardsProblem solving and process improvement skillsFlexible in working hours If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Senior Account Manager
Up to £23000 per annum OTE £30k

Senior Account ManagerPermanent£21,500 basic (OTE £30k)Milton Keynes As a Senior Account Manager, you will be required to generate revenue through account management of large client accounts as well as generation of new business accounts. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Effectively manage, maintain and grow revenues for an established portfolio of existing large customersIdentify new business opportunities through lead generation, prospect calling, research and business developmentEfficiently and effectively manage and resolve customer queriesProspect and where needed visit new potential businessReactivate lapsed accountsReview customer expenditure on ongoing basis to ensure product orders are maintained and grownSetting up of appropriate pricing schedules in line with company objectivesAchievement of sales targets as set by the companyDelivery of agreed KPI'sAgreed new business revenue generation We are looking for someone with: Strong telephone sales and customer service skillsProfessional, target driven, flexible in approach and confidentA good team playerStrong analytical capability - confident working with commercial sales data to make recommendations and decisionsProficient written and oral communication skillsHigh computer literacy skills, to include word and excelStrong planning and organising skill with the ability to effectively manage workload If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Outbound Sales Advisor
Up to £23000 per annum OTE £30k

Outbound Sales AdvisorPermanent£23,000 (OTE circa £30k)MK43 The Outbound Sales Advisor will focus on contacting key customers with the objective to generate addition orders. You will also provide detailed feedback of customer service, price and product issues to enable the Sales and Marketing teams to develop their customer's strategies. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Outbound telephone calls to potential customers identifiedQualify new customers potential for future businessDeal with incoming queries via emailIdentify and Qualify leads for the Internal Teams and arrange visits for the Field Sales Team.Convert Customer Leads generated by the Lead Generation CompanyProcess of all web ordersMaintain product knowledge We are looking for someone with: Proven experience in a similar roleTarget driven and motivatedExcellent written and spoken communication skillsAbility to professionally influence key stakeholdersStrong interpersonal /communications skills and action orientatedComputer literate - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OutlookConfident in approach to get things doneAbility to well document activity status If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Outbound Sales Advisor
Up to £23000 per annum OTE £30k

Outbound Sales AdvisorPermanent£23,000 (OTE circa £30k)MK43 The Outbound Sales Advisor will focus on contacting key customers with the objective to generate addition orders. You will also provide detailed feedback of customer service, price and product issues to enable the Sales and Marketing teams to develop their customer's strategies. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Outbound telephone calls to potential customers identifiedQualify new customers potential for future businessDeal with incoming queries via emailIdentify and Qualify leads for the Internal Teams and arrange visits for the Field Sales Team.Convert Customer Leads generated by the Lead Generation CompanyProcess of all web ordersMaintain product knowledge We are looking for someone with: Proven experience in a similar roleTarget driven and motivatedExcellent written and spoken communication skillsAbility to professionally influence key stakeholdersStrong interpersonal /communications skills and action orientatedComputer literate - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OutlookConfident in approach to get things doneAbility to well document activity status If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

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