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Company Profile

Ancon is a market leading business, specialising in the design and manufacture of high integrity steel products for the construction industry. Our products are supplied to major structures worldwide, predominantly for use in masonry and concrete construction.

The company employs 600 people at three advanced manufacturing facilities in the UK and overseas operations in Mainland Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. As part of CRH, the second largest building materials group in the world with 85,000 employees in 32 countries, Ancon offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive benefits package with international career opportunities.

Current Job Opportunities:

Please supply both a CV and a covering letter on application.

Logistics & Sales Support Coordinator

Closing date: 07/02/2020

Location: Sheffield

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a Logistics & Sales Support Coordinator to join our team!


The purpose of this role is to arrange all export shipping and prepare all necessary documentation in support of each consignment. To process orders for our Products for Structural Concrete department and complete Certificates of Conformity.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Print WIP lists and review ex-works dates therein.  Liaise with Sales and Production to confirm despatch dates.  Notify appropriate carriers to arrange collection of goods
  • Produce clear and accurate documentation to accompany the goods.  This must satisfy the requirements of the relevant legal authorities, the customer and company policy
  • Issue clear and timely collection details to the Despatch and Production departments
  • Use the transportation services from approved suppliers in line with company policy
  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, compare prices and services offered by existing carriers with those of potential carriers, on an ongoing basis
  • Conduct Contract Review and advise customers of any errors in, or omissions from the order. Agree any variations to customer requirements prior to processing the order
  • Process orders using Movex software
  • Provide Production with check sheet at earliest opportunity
  • Maintain accurate records of batch numbers for Products for Structural Concrete (PSC) despatches to enable PSC team members to produce Certificates of Conformity


  • Abide by site H&S policies and procedures, with special consideration for safe systems of work and practices
  • Report any incident or any unsafe situation immediately to the first line supervisor or site manager
  • Maintain a clean and tidy workplace
  • Where you posses the relevant skills and knowledge, or following suitable training, be flexible enough to perform any other reasonable duties in order to support the business



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EHSQ Manager (Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality)

Closing date: 07/02/2020

Location: Deeside, North Wales

The purpose of this role is to manage the SHE and QA functions in the Deeside factory and associated offices maintaining approvals via external audits. To actively lead and promote best practice at all times related to HS&E matters, maintain our accreditations to ISO45001  and 14001, driving cultural change and aiming for zero accidents.

In respect of Quality Assurance, maintain our accreditation to ISO9001.  Ensure that our quality systems support and align with our products and services so that they meet the expectations of our customers at all times. Where relevant ensure that we maintain individual product approvals.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • Manage your team ensuring that they have clear stretch objectives, are motivated and developed.
  • Liaise with all other teams, managers and Front Line Leaders to ensure our SHE/QA systems are up to date, relevant, complied with and developed in line with business needs.
  • Ensure cooperation and coordination with other SHE managers in Ancon Group and CRH
  • Report monthly on team KPI, conduct performance appraisals, manage performance issues, give monthly team briefings etc.

     Health, Safety & Environmental

  • Ensure our internal systems and teams fully comply with the CRH Life Saving Rules and we maintain our ISO 45001/18001/14001 accreditation.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of all monthly KPI’s and statistics.
  • Ensure regular and effective communications via safety briefs, safety reps and engagement meetings etc
  • Prepare and distribute regular Health and Safety team briefings
  • Ensure we have an effective system for monitoring near misses and hazards etc., closing them out quickly and effectively
  • Carry out accident investigations identifying and resolving RCFA
  • Attend group meetings (UK and EU) representing Ancon as required
  • Ensure we comply with all environmental legislation including waste transfer, energy reduction and reporting requirements.
  • Run the company H&S representatives meetings and action any points raised
  • Ensure we have a robust system for logging SHE issues, allocating responsibility and closing out the actions
  • Ensure our SHE systems comply fully with all UK legislation and best practice.
  • Preparing and delivering training programs


  • Liaise with all operational departments to ensure technical guidance is communicated, maintained and  controlled within the quality standards and procedures.
  • Ensure all teams, production processes and products adhere to the appropriate QA standards and systems, by regular auditing
  • Develop QA/ manufacturing plans as required for specific products or special projects


  • Abide by all company polices relating to compliance and competition law
  • Contribute to inter-Co CRH projects as required
  • Carry out other reasonable tasks for which you have been trained and are capable.
  • Visit customer sites as required to investigate and resolve quality or SHE related issues
  • Support other Ancon sites as and when required
  • Collect and submit Ancon group SHE data monthly as required
  • Implement any new future  standards as deemed appropriate by our customers/market
  • Liaise with our insurers on any claims received


  • Abide by all company polices relating to compliance and competition law
  • Contribute to inter-Company CRH projects as required
  • Carry out other reasonable tasks for which you have been trained and are capable
  • Visit customer sites as required to investigate and resolve quality or SHE related issues
  • Support other Ancon sites as and when required
  • Collect and submit Ancon group SHE data monthly as required
  • Implement any new future  standards as deemed appropriate by our customers/market
  • Liaise with our insurers on any claims received


Essential Candidate Requirements:

  • Recognized SHE and/or QA qualification (min NEBOSH diploma)
  • Can demonstrate extensive experience in implementing and maintaining SHE and QA systems in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, personal, written and oral
  • Competent in MS Office suite
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and work cross-functionally to identify issues and implement solutions and improvements


Desirable Candidate Requirements:

  • Recognised audit qualification
  • Experience of welding standards and approvals
  • Understanding of Lean processes
  • Experience in a fast moving customer focused manufacturing environment
  • Experience in leading multi-person teams
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Graduate Commercial Associate

Closing date: 07/02/2020

Location: Sheffield

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Graduate Associate to join our team.


An ambitious self-starter, you will work closely with the Commercial Manager to provide support on a wide variety of commercial tasks and across a range of our customer groups.


Working with a variety of people across both commercial and operational functions, tasks will include:

  • Market analysis.
  • Using relevant sources of information to assist with directing the activities of the sales teams.
  • Management of customer data requests.
  • Assist with the management of price lists.
  • Take an active part in Commercial Excellence Improvement projects.


Candidate Requirements:

  • 3 A Levels.
  • Degree qualified, ideally in a Business related degree.
  • High degree of commercial awareness and analytical thinker.
  • UK driving licence.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Accurate with good attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work effectively.
  • Customer focused but able to view situations/scenarios within a business perspective.
  • Able to work under pressure and be able to work on their own using their initiative.
  • Able to make quality informed decisions.

You will be working full time and in return we will provide you with a competitive salary and bonus scheme, the opportunity to spend time on secondment in other departments to gain an understanding of the wider business and support you with training and additional qualifications as required tailored to suit your individual needs.

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Marketing Executive

Closing date: 01/01/2021

Location: Sheffield

Do you want to work for a business with internationally-known and trusted brands?

Do you want to work as part of a proactive and supportive marketing team?

ANCON, a leading construction product manufacturer, is currently recruiting for an experienced Marketing Executive to join its established Sheffield-based marketing team.

Reporting to Ancon’s Marketing Manager, the role has an international remit and a focus on managing the market launch of new and improved products.

  • You will demonstrate marketing experience and be confident in delivering marketing communication plans, analysing marketing activity against agreed KPIs, and developing and refreshing written and visual advertising and communications.
  • With a track record in a fully integrated B2B marketing role, you will be comfortable working closely with sales and technical functions in an organisation with a focus on product development.
  • You will be a confident self-starter with excellent attention-to-detail and project-management skills, who enjoys the challenge of working with technical product information.
  • Personable and outgoing, you will relish opportunities to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, including colleagues from different organisational levels and business functions, customers and suppliers.

Job description

This is an exciting and varied role involving the delivery of Ancon’s brand and product marketing communications, from concept to execution and analysis, including sales/technical literature, web content, email newsletters, blogs, PR, social media, exhibitions, advertising including PPC, packaging, internal communications etc.

Duties include:

  • Working with subject matter experts, as required, to develop professional and engaging media rich content, supporting customer acquisition for lead generation and market positioning.
  • Maintaining and analysing the effectiveness of technically accurate, market-specific and integrated marketing communications and customer campaigns.
  • Production of regular marketing activity reports and trend analysis.
  • Developing and delivering a promotional schedule to drive product specifications and sales enquiries effectively, on time and on budget.
  • Work cross-functionally with relevant stakeholders to ensure consistent and relevant usage of internal communications platforms and manage content.
  • Investigating and implementing the use of new digital marketing technologies and platforms.
  • Agency and supplier management to deliver results within budget, including graphic design, copywriting, translations, print, SEO, web development, exhibition build etc.

Essential requirements

  • Marketing degree or similar equivalent higher education qualification
  • Must demonstrate experience in a B2B marketing communications role, co-ordinating both offline and online multi-channel marketing activities simultaneously, ideally in an international Marketing Communications role.
  • Understand the relative positioning of the brands within different product portfolios and markets.
  • A proven record of transforming complex technical details into tangible selling points and relatable marketing content.
  • High level IT skills, including proficiency in full MS Office suite and ideally online content management systems, email newsletter systems and web analysis tools, such as Google Analytics.
  • Ability to analyse marketing data and activities to translate into insight-based reports.
  • Strong project management, organisational, analytical and administrative skills.
  • Excellent proofreading abilities and an interest in the creative side of marketing that ensures a high standard of work is maintained.

Desirable requirements

  • CIM/CAM qualification or similar professional marketing qualification
  • Experience of marketing in the Construction/Engineering Industry
  • A flair for writing engaging marketing copy
  • Driving license
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Latest News

Proud Sponsors of 2019 Brick Awards

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Ancon to exhibit at London Build

Ancon will be exhibiting at London Build 2019 on the 27th - 28th November at Olympia, London. Ancon will be on stand C28.