Careers with The Encore Group

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Production Planner – based in Dewsbury


  • To provide support to both the Production Manager and the Warehouse & Distribution Manager to improve efficiency, organisation and communication


  • Reporting directly to the Production Manager
  • Working closely with the Warehouse & Distribution Manager
  • Regular contact with production and warehouse staff


  • Collation of time sheets on a daily basis
  • Checking for completed jobs on the system
  • Collection and distributing of job bags
  • Stock management and responsibility of relevant counts including consumables
  • Issuing and returning ink
  • Planning of jobs on a bespoke production planning system whilst understanding how and why we plan jobs on specific machines
  • To plan transport on a daily basis, booking in with customer where required
  • To book transport vehicles in the most cost effective way whilst ensuring all deliveries hit all targets and timings agreed with the business and customers
  • Any other reasonable management support task as required


  • Educated to GCSE level, with a minimum of Grade C (or equivalent) in Maths & English



  • A basic level of Microsoft Office and IT skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to all tasks undertaken
  • Effective communication skills with a variety of different levels of colleagues
  • Organisational and time management skills


  • Good problem-solving skills whilst working under pressure
  • Working to tight deadlines


  • We do not expect you to have print or envelope knowledge but we do expect you to have the ability and eagerness to learn about our product and environment


  • Calm, approachable and professional manner
  • Ability to be flexible and understanding (of the print industry demands)
  • Show consideration and respect to all colleagues


  • Permanent, full time position
  • Working hours: Initially 40 hours per week Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00 with a 1 hour lunch break, progressing to 45 hours once fully trained (07:00 to 17:00)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme Available
  • Non-contributory Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private Healthcare Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

This position is based at Shawcross Business Park in Dewsbury; please ensure that you are able to get to this site before applying.


Trainee Printer

 Job Purpose:

  • To learn how to operate and run small fed litho overprinting machines
  • To work with the Overprint Team to ensure production figures are hit and increased as set by the Overprint Manager
  • To communicate all issues to Management as they arise for quick resolution

 Key Contacts/Working Relationships:

  • Report directly to the Overprint Manager
  • Daily communications with the Overprinters on shift
  • Liaison with the Manager for mechanical issues

 Job Holder Responsibilities:

  • To learn how to make the machines ready for production
  • To learn how to print litho work
  • To learn the ISO 9001 Quality procedures
  • To learn how to comply with all areas of ISO 14001 environmental accreditation
  • To learn how to minimise wastage
  • To learn how to maintain a high standard of housekeeping on and around the machines
  • To learn all the relevant aspects of Health & Safety, including guarding on the machines

Qualifications / Work Experience:


  • Excellent communication skills


  • Knowledge of ISO 14001 & ISO 9001

 Job Specific Skills:

  • Multi-tasking and organisation of tasks
  • Communication (as stated above)
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Trouble-shooting / problem solving

Major Challenges:

  • To learn the language of print in order to progress within the business

Behavioural Competencies and Personal Qualities:

  • This role would suit a driven individual who is looking to start training for a career in a skilled manual role who would also commit to and undertake the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) qualification
  • The company expects all employees to be courteous and respectful at all times and will not tolerate any prejudice or discrimination

 Job Details:

  • Permanent, fulltime position
  • Working hours during training period; 5 x 9 hour days Mon-Fri 08:00 to 17:00
  • Rotating shifts once fully trained; 4 x 12 hour nights Mon-Thurs, 4 x 10 hours days Mon-Thurs 1 x 8 hours days Fri working 48 hours per week
  • Starting wage is current National Living Wage
  • Contributory Pension Scheme Available
  • Non-contributory life insurance scheme
  • Employee Assistant Programme

This position is based at Shawcross Business Park in Dewsbury; please ensure that you are able to get to this site before applying.


Junior Sales Account Manager

Washington (NE37)

(national minimum wage)


Encore Envelopes Limited, based in Washington, Tyne and Wear is the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of printed envelopes, supplying many of the country’s top businesses. Together with our sister company, Encore Packaging Solutions, we produce nearly four billion of the 15 billion envelopes and packaging items delivered by Royal Mail.

Encore Envelopes have a requirement for a Junior Sales Account Manager based out of our Washington site working Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm or 8.30am to 6pm.


The position involves assisting in the management of key accounts and developing new clients. Providing the team with support and in turn their clients with exceptional levels of service throughout the sales cycle.

We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking candidate who with time and experience will progress within the business. The candidate must demonstrate a high level of motivation and competence whilst working to tight deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Estimating and the preparation of client quotations
  • Stock management and delivery call off
  • Goods receipting and client samples
  • MI Reporting and the collation of data
  • Generate sales among client accounts
  • Manage projects co-ordinating with staff members and suppliers
  • Sourcing stock and alternative pricing from multiple sources

 Skills and attributes

Client focused, good interpersonal and communication skills. Team player who is a self-starter with a willingness to learn and develop. The ability to think on your feet and demonstrate innovation. Good organisation, planning and the ability to work to deadlines.

National minimum wage, pension scheme, EAP programme and life insurance.


Accounts Assistant

 Packaging – North East England

Having taken over an established corrugated packaging business Encore relocated to a 70,000 square feet site in Peterlee and invested in the latest state of the art technology and an experienced team to achieve a managed expansion plan, whilst diversifying into the manufacture of high quality printed folding box-board.

To further broaden its offering, Encore has achieved an AA rating with the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and now supplies into a broad range of customers across the UK.

Exciting opportunities therefore exist, including as follows:

Accounts Assistant

This will initially be a part time position (25 hrs per week) but the hours are expected to increase as the business and indeed the position develops and will encompass a broad spectrum of the day to day accounting function, including:

  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Nominal Ledger (preferably)

Personal Specification:

  • Purchase and sales ledger experience essential
  • Very good attention to detail
  • Confident computer user who is comfortable using multiple programs throughout their work
  • Must be a competent using Sage Accounts, Excel & Outlook as an absolute minimum
  • Hard working and able to prioritise own workload
  • Team player with good communication skills

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive package including pension contributions, life assurance, employee assistance programme and private medical insurance.



















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