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Our Story So Far
Rewind to 12th December 2012. Out of a freezing cold office (because we couldn’t afford heating back then!), our founders huddled round a couple of computer screens. This was the moment. After a year of working round the clock and a lifetime of tempering the thirst to create a world-class brand, we pressed LAUNCH. That was the moment Protein Works website went live to the globe.
It’s not an overly fancy story, we know. There’re no garages worked out of, no office in the Bay Area to talk up. But fancy isn’t in our DNA, innovation is. With the idea to rock the very foundations of a sports nutrition industry that had become complacent, we set out to create an online sports nutrition brand that put pure quality & wow service before lowest possible price. With that vision and all it entails; we knew we’d be the underdogs from the very beginning. But you know what? We love that.
Fast forward almost 8 years and the journey from humble Cheshire beginnings, to over 1 million orders shipped globally may be in the bag, but our future is just beginning…
Get On Board The Rocket Ship
At our Cheshire based HQ we handle the full business mix. On one side of our HQ you’ll find our Operations Department, including Finance & Planning all the way to Fulfilment, Warehousing and our very own Production facilities, pumping out the finest fit foods on the market. Step a couple of yards across, and you’ll open the doors to where we plot, plan and perform! In our central Sales & Marketing Team we handle the full Performance Marketing mix, Brand Management, Design, Customer Experience, Content Creation, SEO and CRO and Trading. We also have an inhouse Tech Team & International Trade working alongside us… all in the one place. Is it a squeeze? Sure. But only when it comes to knowledge base! We do this on purpose because we believe that our business is best when it collaborates and moves as one. It’s super charges personal and business growth.
Innovation Is In Our Bones
At our very core we believe in innovation in everything we touch. It’s engrained in our product range, in our people and in our proposition.
So of course, it follows naturally that we believe in an in-house approach to everything. We purposely put the talent and expertise that our business thrives on in the sole care of ourselves and our team. In short, we don’t ‘do’ agencies and we categorically believe that if there’s a solution to be had – our team are the best ones to devise and deliver it. As such, Protein Works is an entrepreneurial place that values those people who want to make a dent, don’t want to be held back & don’t do politics. Our people are bored with ‘corporate’, are positively impatient & passionate self-learners. The culture is fast paced, supportive, and audacious.
The way our business is built and what we’re capable of, reflects that mindset.
Opportunities Like This Aren’t Normal
This is your chance get on board! Joining a team of talent in the next fast growth phase of the business as we deliver to an ambitious 5-year plan which sees Marketing & Tech investment as key to our success. Work with like-minded, passionate people, deliver to ambitious monthly targets internationally, have the autonomy normal people would be scared of, whilst enjoying flexible working, in a market that is buzzing, in offices purposely located out of the jammed city centre, in the suburbs of the northern digital hub.
We're Searching For...
Senior E-Commerce Trading Manager
This role is responsible for creating a best in class customer experience that delivers against our brand values and the needs of our current and new customers. You will solely manage the creation and execution of our merchandising strategy, working closely with the rest of the digital marketing team to bring product and campaigns to life and to drive our website performance through persistently and consistently optimizing our customer journey.
A key part of your role will be working with the wider marketing team to bring product campaigns from concept through to launch and manage the customer journey throughout those moments from a trading point of view. This includes working with our in-house language experts and managing these relationships to ensure all activity is translated on time and to a very high standard, both for the product launches and campaign deliveries and on an ongoing basis.
German Trading Executive
Reporting into the Head of Trading and German Growth Hacker, this role is responsible for creating a best in class customer experience that delivers against our brand values and the needs of our current and new customers. You will work alongside our Trading & Merchandising team, managing the PPC and Trading functions of one of our key stores - Germany.
A key part of your role will be delivering a synergistic trading strategy, bringing together our key acquisition channel and aligning this with projects to help drive conversion rate, gross profit and ultimately revenue across our product range.
This role requires a strong entrepreneurial flair, a really great understanding of ecommerce trading techniques, a passion for data and a real ability to think outside of the box when it comes to user experience and what creates a world class, unbeatable, unique customer experience.
Strong analytical experience and mathematically minded and able to think logically
Fantastic Excel skills and able to manipulate data easily and present it clearly
Excellent organisational skills and experience of working to deadlines
This is a newly created role within our Design Team, giving the right candidate the opportunity to make an instant impact and learn from the very best...
Reporting to our Creative Lead you will also working with the wider marketing team to bring product campaigns from concept through to launch. This includes working with our in-house language experts and managing these relationships to ensure all activity is translated on time and to a very high standard, both for the product launches and campaign deliveries and on an ongoing basis.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the efforts and the results of the finance department and is supporting the business effectively. You will be required to undertake all aspects of financial management, including accounting functions and operations, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation as well as development of internal control policies and procedures.
Analyse market research, sales data, competitor products, consumer trends and insights. New product formulation with a view on commercialisation, nutritional benefits and approved claims.
Warehouse Operative (Weekend Shifts)
We have various openings currently for Warehouse Operatives to work in our facility. You will be involved in picking, packing, and handling of goods and help to deliver a seamless service and experience to our customers.
We are looking for staff who can work school hours 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday, we are really flexible and offer hours to suit most requirements.
- Sports Nutrition Advisors - If you love helping people achieve their goals and are qualified to do so then let us know. Friendly, passionate, helpful. Get in touch!
- Website Technology - Whatever your area of online technical expertise - developer, project manager, analyst, tester, engineer, we want to hear from you. Get in touch!
- Digital Graphic Designers - If you're an online designer looking for a new challenge, whatever your level. Creative, talented, mobile friendly. Get in touch!
- Digital Marketers - The team here have won several digital awards so they're a talented bunch, but we're always interested in adding to the crew. Get in touch!
- Warehouse & Production Team - We have a wide range of opportunities in our operational teams, whatever your level, we'd like to hear from you. Get in touch!
- New Product Developers - If you're exceptional at product development and innovating at pace in sports nutrition, then throw your hat in the ring. Get in touch!
- Newly Graduated? - Just out of uni and looking to get your foot on the career ladder? Fire over your CV and we may just have an opportunity for you. Get in touch!
Email us (ideally with your CV) via the email address below and we'll be in touch if we'd like to find out more about you.