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Employment Opportunities


Updated: 03/01/2017


Warehouse & Logistics Manager (Full Time)

The Canoe Shops (Group) Limited has a vacancy for a warehouse and logistics manager at our new distribution centre.  This is an unusual but rewarding position with several facets which make it more interesting.
The position is both physical and administrative encompassing a vertical slice of paddlesport import, assembly, distribution and retail. The successful candidate will need to be physically fit, practical with the ability to use some hand tools, reasonably computer literate, honest and reliable with a clean driving license. Teamwork is extremely important to ensure the smooth running of a logistics chain handling odd shaped products. The Group will then have three main stock holding business nodes one in Cheshire, one in Devon and this new centre opening in Totton.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Implement group logistics programmes safely and efficiently
  • have a clear understanding of the company's policies and vision and how the warehouse contributes to the group
  • plan, coordinate and monitor the receipt, order, assembly and dispatch of goods
  • use space efficiently, making sure quality, safety and environmental objectives are met
  • coordinate the use of automated and computerised stock control systems where necessary
  • liaise with customers and colleagues by email and telephone
  • keep stock control systems up to date and make sure inventories are accurate
  • produce regular reports and statistics as directed
  • maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment
  • oversee the planned maintenance of vehicles and equipment
  • assemble and trim Canadian canoes using hand tools
  • assist in some face to face sales functions at busy times
  • to have more than a passing interest in paddlesport

The Canoe Shops (Group) Limited is a family run business independent of all manufacturers or suppliers who’s staff are as motivated as the owners to be successful.

The warehouse position at the main centre is currently occupied by our semi retired MD. He is a time served engine fitter with good hand skills and a practical and logical brain. To quote him “boffins and scatter brains need not apply for this important position”.


To apply for this position please send your covering letter with CV to careers@canoe-shops.co.uk




Sales Assistant - Full Time / Part Time



Southampton Canoes

Job title

Sales Assistant


Paddlesport retail and distribution.



Job description

  • To assist the Manager with the daily running of the business as requested. 
  • Professional and knowledgeable presentation and advice on the company's product range. Process sales in the manner instructed. 
  • Maintain the business management accounting systems.
  • Assist in product purchasing, stock control and stock sharing.
  • Manage and process receipt and dispatch procedures.
  • Assist in web site updates.
  • Maintain product presentation.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the workplace to a high standard.
  • Delivery or collection of product from suppliers or other branches.
  • To understudy the Manager to maintain consistency of purpose

About You

  • You will understand and participate in paddlesport.
  • You must be numerate, literate and proficient with computer software programs including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Common sense and self motivation are more important than paper qualifications.
  • A full UK driving licence will be advantageous

To apply for this position please send your covering letter with CV to careers@canoe-shops.co.uk


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